The George Cox name has been synonymous with quality craftsmanship since its very beginnings. Based in Northampton, England since 1906, the family business started with just two great British styles under their belt: the Derby and the Oxford, crafting each one by hand with high-quality leather.
Fast-forward to the early ‘50s and George Cox junior starts to branch out into the world of fashion. Taking note of the Teddy Boy styling of the time, he used the family’s expert craftsmanship and high-quality materials to create a smart suede shoe. Its distinguishing feature: an excessively chunky sole in textured plantation crepe, awarded it the iconic nickname, ‘the brothel creeper.’ And so, in the early 1950s in Northampton, England, the first creeper was made.