Dr. Martens Unisex: Martel Black Creeper
The origin of the Creeper goes deep: first appearing after World War II, when soldiers rocked sturdy, crepe-soled military issue boots at London clubs—and did a dance called The Creep. In the 70s, the shoe’s distinctive look was adopted by various subcultures, including punk and goth.
Fast forward to today: the Martel Goth Creeper is based on an original from the archive dating back to the formative years of the Goth subculture. We took the look and refined it, with a subtly pointed toe, paisley embossed leather and silver buckle—and of course, classic Doc DNA in the form of the air-cushioned sole.
The Martel Goth Creeper is made with the iconic AirWair Bouncing Soles, that are oil-and-fat resistant with good abrasion and slip resistance—and have been since 1960. The boot is Goodyear welted, meaning the upper and sole are sewn together in the heat-sealed z-welt stitch for enhanced comfort. The Martel Creeper comes in Smooth, the classic durable Dr. Martens leather with a smooth finish, with blocks of Paisley Smooth, a high-shine, fully-pigmented leather embossed with a classic Paisley design.
This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued like many footwear constructions.