When you think of well established footwear brands with a long heritage, it's likely Kickers may be among those that immediately spring to mind. Kickers as a brand was born in 1970 after its creator, Daniel Raufast, was exposed to the revolutionary student-scene of Paris in the late 1960's.
The idea behind the brand was to create a specific style of footwear designed especially to be worn with denim.
Rise to Fame
Kickers had enjoyed some success in the early '70s but their popularity really began to accelerate from 1975 onwards. 1975 saw the birth of their most famous style of footwear to date, the Kickers Kick Hi. Fuelled by exposure and endorsements from celebrities such as David Bowie and Roger Daltrey of 'The Who', the Kickers Kick Hi soon became a must have fashion item. Popular with many youths, the success of the Kickers Kick Hi prompted Kickers to open their first UK store in the very same year, 1975.
Kickers and Music
Kickers have enjoyed a long lasting popularity amongst musicians from all genres. As previously mentioned David Bowie and Roger Daltrey owned pairs of Kickers Kick Hi boots. The 1980s and 90s saw Kickers come to prevalence in the raving, acid house, and indie rock music scenes. Bands that often wore the brand included rockers such as The Stone Roses. With the birth of Brit-pop in Manchester in the 1990s, Kickers enjoyed further success. Artists such as Jarvis Cocker and Noel Gallagher used kickers to piece together and pull off their new Brit-pop image.
After the Brit-pop phenomenon subsided, Kickers has kept cropping up within the British music scene. Some notable appearances include its debut on the R&B arena when they appeared on the feet of artists such as So Solid Crew, and Ms Dynamite. In 2006 bands such as the Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs were also imcorporating Kickers footwear into their rocking style.
We have a fantastic selection of women's Kickers footwear styles available here at Peppermint. There is a range of boots and shoes on hand and include two of the most iconic Kickers styles. These two are the Kick Hi, which has changed very little since its inception in 1975, and the Kick Lo, a smart-casual shoe perfect for the office or school.