DRAWING THE LINE: Vans, Vans and more Vans

DRAWING THE LINE: Vans, Vans and more Vans
Waffle-soles are all good and well, in fact, they're positively iconic - but, what sets each silhouette apart? Fortunately, if there's one thing that TOWER does well it's separate the yes from the no, the ying from the yang... the Old Skools, from the Slip Ons and Sk8 Hi! Found by Paul Van Doren and brother Jim alongside partners Gordon Lee and Serge Delia in 1966, Anaheim was the birthplace of California's revolutionary footwear brand. From here, they grew, grew, grew...

VANS Slip On

Just three years before TOWER opened its doors to London’s footwear family, VANS introduced the Style No.98 - a laceless, simple trainer that give wearers everything they needed beneath that iconic waffle sole.

Today, we know it as the VANS Slip-On, one of many core styles now available in-store and online at tower-london.com.

Vans Sk8 Hi

Having been introduced one year after its low-cut, laceless counterpart - the VANS Sk8-Hi took skate-shoe functionality and made it suitable for day-to-day wear, filling a market left by the classically styled Slip-On.

Now, you can rock your favourite hightop with a little more sole, by lacing-up VANS platformed Sk8-Hi - or, keep it simple when slipping into another pair of your all-time favourites.

VANS Old Skool

New school styling with Old Skool footwear, VANS’ vulcanised soles are a perfect example of timeless design.

Launched as VANS first skate shoe to feature leather panels, the Old Skool evolved into a canvas for founder, Paul Van Doren’s ‘jazz stripe’ - a doodle that later became the brand’s logo earmark.