INVEST IN THE CLASSICS
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.