Originally worn for casual occasions in the mid 1900’s, the chukka boot has evolved into any incredible fashion piece. It’s characterized by being an ankle-high boot composed of leather or suede with open lacing. The name chukka comes from the sport Polo in which a chukka is a period of play. These make excellent fall or winter boots that can be worn both casually or for formal events. They have a great resemblance to dress shoes when pants are worn over the top portion of the boot which makes them very versatile.

Chukka boots are a timeless piece of footwear that will never go out of style. With care these boots will last you for years and are meant to be worn often. This means in the end run you save money by not having to buy a new pair repeatedly. If you’re a man that moves around a lot and appreciates a durable boot, we know you will appreciate having chukka boots around. For the gentlemen interested a new pair of boots, check out one of these chukkas:

Clarks Men’s Bushacre 2 Desert Boot

Brown leather.
Imported.
Synthetic sole.
Shaft measures approximately 4.5″ from arch.
Heel measures approximately 1″.

Kenneth Cole Chukka Boot

High quality suede leather.
Made in USA or Imported.
Synthetic sole.
Shaft measures approximately 3″ from arch.
Heel measures approximately 1″.
Platform measures approximately .50″.
A low cut chukka boot that has three eyelets, a stripe midsole and will instantly improve your style.

Steve Madden Men’s Hestonn Chukka Boot

Leather.
Made in USA or Imported.
Synthetic sole.
Shaft measures approximately 3.75 from arch.
Heel measures approximately 1″.
Platform measures approximately 1.25″.
Leather chukka boot with three-eye lacing featuring blind eyelets.

Rockport Men’s Classic Break Chukka Boot

Leather.
Imported.
Durable and comfortable rubber sole.
Shaft measures approximately 4.5″ from arch.
Outsole provides a durable grip on a variety of surfaces.
Footbed has EVA cushioning that shapes to your feet with a heel cup for added support. This boot will get more comfortable the more you wear it. The lining is soft knitted fabric that feels great when you walk.

Florsheim Men’s Montinaro Plain Toe Chukka Boot

Leather.
Imported.
Synthetic sole.
Shaft measures approximately 4.5″ from arch
Lace-up chukka boot in glossy finish featuring blind eyelets and low-rise stacked heel
Breathable suedetec lining.
The cushioned footbed is composed of memory foam that will give you comfort like never before.

 

How to Wear Chukka Boots

Chukka boots are sturdy and classy at the same time so you’ll easily pair them with outfits you throw on. They look great with anything from jeans and a sweater to a nicely tailored suit, and accessories from hats to RayBan sunglasses. Here are some ideas on how you can pull them off:

– Wear brown chukka boots in leather or suede with blue denim jeans, a red sweater, and white dress shirt. This is attire you could wear to work on casual days or while grabbing coffee. It’s a perfect example of a business casual ensemble.

– For a rugged appearance in the fall, pair your chukka boots with chinos, a heavyknit sweater, and leather messenger bag.

– The simpler the chukka boot, the more it can be used for formal occasions and outfits. These chukka boots have thinner stitching, soles, and laces which makes them look less like a boot and more like a dress shoe. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how good these look with a suit.

– Avoid wearing chukka boots with shorts. They are constructed with a lower cut but are best suited to be worn with pants.

– If you own or purchase suede boots, take your time to clean them on occasion and use protective sprays. Suede leather is more vulnerable to rain, snow, and water damage than traditional leathers.

– Brown or tan is the most versatile colours you can choose from. They blend into practically any colour palette but black is also a wise choice for formal events.

When browsing chukka boots, choose a pair that suits your needs. If you want a sturdy fall or winter boot that will stand the test of time, you can’t go wrong with a leather pair in brown.  Suede is definitely more appropriate if you want boots that are more stylish and you’re okay with the increased maintenance. Assure it has a comfortable inner sole, good lining and a hard-wearing outer sole too. Follow these simple tips and you’ll get your hands on a pair of boots that will greatly improve your daily life.