I believe it was the year 2000. I was eight. Or about to turn eight. ‘Freestyler’ from the Bombfunk MC’s was my favorite song, I knew the first 151 Pokémons by heart and platform shoes were the bomb diggity. I remember that I had a pair. They were baby blue, buffalo-style and horrible, but I loved them. I went to high school in 2004 and quickly learned that platforms had become an absolute no-go when someone a few years older pointed at my shoes and laughed. A stupid and meaningless moment as I’m sure that she had already forgotten about me by the time she was a 100 meters away, but I swore to never ever wear platforms again.
Yeah… That failed.
My relationship with these silver creeper-brogues is much like my relation with the baby blue nineties platforms. I hate them, but I love them. They attract me in some way and repulse me in another. I’ve gotten compliments from some, but others just look at me like I came walking straight out the Fashion Police jail. Where uncertainty was the reason I threw away my buffalo’s 12 years ago, it is uncertainty that made me decided to buy these brogues today. I’ve grown up and realized that I quite like things that I don’t really like. I’m weird. That, and I saw a lady wearing creeper-brogues in March last year and she rocked them so good that I wanted a pair myself. The only problem was that I was still a student with no budget for shoes that I might end up never wearing. When Sacha Shoes asked me if I wanted to join their blogger program this March I knew it was my chance to go a little crazy. At first my eye fell on a pair of nude brogues (that’s what the lady was wearing), but my heart shouted to go for the silver ones. Having had a year’s time to think, I already had a few outfits in mind when my shiny (literally) new brogues came in the mail last week. This all-grey ensemble is the first of many looks to come and I am super happy with my choice.
wool sweater: Massimo Dutti
jeans: Massimo Dutti
brogues: Sacha shoes (c/o – meer dames schoenen)