Holy Crepe!

A Guide to Crepe-Sole Shoes


Style By Photo by Yuketen

In recent years, crepe soles — commonly associated with Clarks Desert Boots — have proliferated into a wide range of shoe and boot styles. The soles, made from textured sheets of coagulated latex, are noticeably flexible, a feature that contributes to each wearer’s comfort. Stacked crepe sole are also in line with recent trends; they give shoes a slightly chunkier appearance, rebelling against the polished, sleek aesthetic of modern dress shoes. Crepe soles were originally employed in warm-weather footwear, making them an ideal choice for an upgrade to summer shoes.

Additional contribution by Grant Tillery.

P204 The Original by Padmore & Barnes $145

Burcott Field by Clarks $200

Hi-Top by Sanders $345

Sports Chukka by Yuketen $485

Cadet Suede Derby Shoes by Common Projects $530

Suede Derby Shoes by Dries Van Noten $660

Bernhard Boot by Viberg $670