For our latest Buyer’s Guide, we once again scoured the interwebs for the latest gear available now, this time focusing on the ever-popular Chukka Boot. The classic staple has come a long way since its initial inception in the early 20th century as a casual footwear option. By now, the chukka comes in a myriad of shapes, styles, colors and materials. In order to give you guys a quick overview, we rounded up 10 of our favorite boots. See all of them after the jump.
Sanders – Joel Chukka Boot
Made famous by silver-screen legend Steve McQueen, the Sanders Joel Chukka Boot is a classic footwear staple essential to every grown man’s wardrobe. A smooth suede upper and a chunky crepe sole make for both an understated and comfortable, yet undoubtedly smart, fashion statement. Get them now at Oi Polloi.
Cole Haan – Lunargrand Chukka
Mark McNairy – Chukka Boots
McNasty is the go-to guy when it comes to classic menswear staples with a contemporary twist – period. Just look at this fine pair of chukka boots. They are made of a rich dark navy suede and boast an attention-grabbing orange sole. You know you want them bad. So, head over to Opening Ceremony and cop a pair.
Vans – OG Chukka LX WTAPS
SoCal footwear mainstay Vans have collaborated with WTAPS on their popular Chukka silhouette. Keeping it low-key, the Japanese streetwear brand dressed the sneaker in a mix of black suede and canvas, and placed it on top of Vans’ tried and tested vulcanized rubber sole. Get yourself a pair now at Firmament.
Nike – Lunar Flyknit Chukka
While most sneakers turn your feet into well-aged Asiago cheese during the summer months, Nike‘s Flyknit Chukka keeps them cool and ventilated with a lightweight knitted upper. The sneaker comes equipped, of course, with the brand’s Lunar cushioning, providing unmatched wearing comfort. Snatch a pair from Overkill.
Del Toro – Classic Chukka
Del Toro have their game on lock when it comes to turning footwear into eye-snatching statements. The bold red chukkas pictured above will definitely assert their status as a purveyor of premium footwear. You can get them now at Farfetch.
KENZO – Chukka Boot
French fashion house KENZO sends their very own rendition of the classic chukka boot to the fashion forefront. According to the Fall/Winter 2013 collection’s underlying theme, they sport a distinct cloud dark blue and grey cloud pattern. Get them now from colette.
Horween x Clarks – Desert Boots
Common Projects – Washed Chukka
Hudson – Faust Chukka