Drawing the line: INVEST IN THE CLASSICS

Drawing the line: INVEST IN THE CLASSICS


"Buy something you’ll wear more than once”, said every Nan ever, and we couldn't agree more. We think footwear should be an investment – no, not a strain on your wallet but a welcome addition to your wardrobe, an item you’ll happily wear again and again. We’re not in the business of one-hit-wonders at TOWER. With this in mind, we thought it would be wise to round up a few all-time classics, the shoes that look just as good old as they do brand-new. "A Beater", if you will.

Check out the definitive list of pairs we just. Keep. Wearing.

Dr. Martens 1460 Boot

We've been stocking DM's since we first opened in 1980, so maybe we're a little biased, but the 1460 boot (titled on the date the boot was first released) has become a hallmark of British style and attitude. Smooth leather uppers, a hint of yellow in the welt-stitching and signature branding on the heel tab all sitting atop a Goodyear Welted sole that's just the right amount of chunky, make a pair of 1460's a go-to boot time again.

Vans Old Skool, Vans Sk8-Hi, Vans Slip-On, Va-you get the picture

You'd be hard-pressed to find a Vans model that hasn't become iconic. From humble beginnings in the California skate and surf scene of the '60s through to present-day, Vans shoes are a staple in footwear collections across the globe. Comfortable, easy to style, understated - what's not to love?

Veja V-10 Trainers
The most recently released shoe on this list, Veja's V-10 style was first introduced in 2016 to celebrate the brands 10th anniversary. A pared-back silhouette that can suit most ages and be styled up or down means this relative new-comer gets a sought after spot on the TOWER must-haves list - well done, Veja. Aside from stylish, Veja shoes are crafted from sustainable materials, including wild rubber, organic cotton and recycled polyester.
Timberland 6 Inch Yellow Boot

Another shoe, another icon. What the Dr. Martens 1460 boot does for the UK, the Timberland 6 Inch does for the USA. For over 40 years, the yellow boot has become a signifier of North American style, a go-to product for those after an all-American look. Lauded for their comfort, durability and evergreen style, classic Timbs look good on anyone, from kids to adults.

Converse All Star Black Hi Trainers

99% of young people in the UK own a pair of Converse Chuck Taylors. Although we just made that up, there's a pretty strong chance it might well be true! Converse's world-famous high-top trainer has been a mainstay in the shoe collections of kids, tweens, teens, adults, OAPs and everyone in-between for the best part of 40 years. A simple no-fuss silhouette that's easy to style (a running theme on this list) alongside identifiable branding and a good price-point, mean these trainers continue to be a great option for anyone that wants to get the most out of their footwear.

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