This week’s family favourites – Vol. 40, thick soles, platforms and chunkiness

This week’s family favourites – Vol. 40, thick soles, platforms and chunkiness
Every week, the team at TOWER HQ takes a moment to chop-up everything that has appeared on our shelves over the past seven days. What's the catch? If it dropped and flew, it's already too late! Everything you'll find here is ready to be bagged, stacked and laced-up at a time that suits you. Oh, and guess what? We're pulling no punches today... it's the return of chunky footwear underfoot.

Good news, we’ve finally done it - we’ve pulled all of our favourite silhouettes into one blog just for you. The good, the great and the glorious, all in one place donning a particular focus on some of the most exciting pairs available at right now.

5. Hunter Play Chelsea boot

One for the explorers!

As fans of exploring mother-nature’s jungle on a concrete level and wildly overgrown too, we know how important a good pair of boots can be. Yes, London gets a little treacherous on the occasion!

So, here’s the Play Chelsea boot from Hunter - a handcrafted water-proof, Vegan style that keeps you strapped down with help from a soft neoprene liner for even more comfort.

4. Kickers Kade Lo

A fresh-faced silhouette from Kickers, the Kade Lo is new-age vegan icon inspired by vintage aesthetic, carved from premium materials to address your craving for dressed-down, smart-casual outfits. On the sustainability front, Kickers have integrated BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) laces whilst the upper is both PETA and Vegan approved - lasting four to five times longer than traditional PU based products. Nice.

3. Birkenstock Buckley Mule

Now, these are exciting.

Aptly named the Buckley because, well, they sport a sizeable buckle - Birkenstock's semi-open moccasin-style clog sits upon a thick, cork-latex sole.

Pieced together with tonal stitching, the naturally shaped design was bound using both suede and leather, welcoming further adjustments thanks to a solo strap setup.

2. Kickers Kick High Platform, Plant based!

Kick-Hi, or don’t kick at all!

Taking your classroom classics to the streets, Kickers DNA allows you to wear your favourite pair from dawn until dusk without so much as breaking stride. Levels on levels, add another layer of style to your rotation. This isn't the Kick Hi's first rodeo, however complete with a chunky EVA sole underfoot and tan nubuck up top, everything suddenly makes a lot more sense.

You don’t have to be an icon to join Kickers story - so what’s stopping you?

  1. Crocs Classic Mega Crush Clog

Yes, these are just as crazy as they look. Everyone, meet the Classic Mega Crush Clog from Crocs - a ready to wear, platform-bound cosy number that doesn't miss the mark, ever. Any colour, these are heavy.

Underfoot, that is in fact a 2.4 inch sole bearing an enhanced rubber tread without stepping away from 360 degree Crocs Comfort.