There are classic items that you come across in your life that just stick with you. Movies, books, and yes, shoes. What makes a classic shoe, you ask? Classic shoes are iconic—they’re easily recognizable, have withstood the test of time and are beloved no matter when they come back into your life.

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jewel Pump

This heel runs a tad small so consider ordering a half size up. These showstoppers are perfect for big events when you want to make a statement.  Available in other colors as well. Made in Italy.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi-Top Shoes

There are so many occasions when a pair of Chuck Taylors will come in handy which put these high on the list of must-have staples. Available in other colors. Canvas-lined.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Pointy Toe Pump

Their distinguishable red soles. Great shoe to wear with anything. You have to have this pair in your closet that are available in other colors as well. Made in Italy,.

Tod’s Gommini Driving Moccasin

They are not only extremely comfortable, they are also timelessly stylish.Comes in multiple colors in both suede and leather. Available in other colors too. Made in Italy.

Dr. Martens 1460 W Boots

Putting a stylish, cool-girl twist on a durable and sturdy shoe.They are just as comfortable and all purpose.Available in other colors. Air-cushioned outsole is slip, oil, and abrasion resistant.

Birkenstock Women’s Arizona Sandals

This easy, comfortable sandal is the perfect go-to shoe for running errands. Two buckled straps provide adjustable fit. Flexible, lightweight and shock absorbing EVA sole.  Available in full sizes only.

L.K. Bennett Florete Pump

This brand and style of nude pumps is Kate Middleton’s go-to. Footbed is nicely padded and the all-leather construction means they quickly mold to your feet for as comfortable a fit as is possible in heels of this height. Available in other colors. 3 1/2" heels with the pointed toe.

Keds Champion Canvas Sneaker

Being a timeless, versatile shoe that makes a fun addition to any casual outfit. This sneaker comes in a variety of colors. Available in other colors too.   Lightweight cotton construction. Supportive arch. Breathable twill lining.

Hunter Adjustable Calf Rain Boot

Order a size up if you’re typically a half size as this boot only comes in whole sizes. Stylishly protecting your feet from all types of weather conditions, whether rainy or snowy. Whole sizes only; for 1/2 sizes, order next size down.  Available in other colors too.

Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneaker

One of our favorite ways to wear these sneakers is by pairing them with a dress or statement skirt for a high-low look. Available in other colors as well.   Made up of Leather, nylon, rubber.

Whether it’s a sneaker, pump, or a sandal, you’ve probably owned at least one of these staple shoes at some point in your life and there’s a good chance you even have a pair in your current shoe rotation.

You can never go wrong with a classic, which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite pairs from across the Web to make the case for the iconic shoe. Click through to shop our picks and be reminded of the greatness these shoes possess.