You’ve probably seen them on a few guys at your office or around town - maybe you actually own a pair or two. The men’s chukka boot is a classic footwear choice for menswear, particularly for fall. Chukka’s are great, they come in a variety of materials including leather, suede, exotic animal skins - regardless chukka’s are necessity for any man looking to bump up their wardrobe without buying hard bottoms or wearing sneakers every day.
What is a Chukka boot?
A chukka boot really has 3 defining characteristics. Ankle height, a minimal sole and just 2 or 3 eyelets. With today’s trends, you will obviously find variations on these, but ultimately a chukka boot will feature these three qualities. Traditionally, the chukka boot has been made out of calfskin leather or suede giving it a more grown up and formal appeal.
Why the Chukka boot, though?
Some men may be intimidated wearing this type of shoe. Have no fear! The chukka boot is one of the easiest and flexible bit of men’s footwear you can own. If you go with a neutral colour you can wear chukka boots for at least 3 seasons and in some cities year round. They are the bridge between casual and formal footwear. Do you have a business engagement to attend? No problem, black and brown leather with a navy or gray suit gives an effortlessly refined look. Summer Wedding? Again, no problem, a light brown or gray suede will keep you breezy as you rip it up on the dance floor. It’s not just suits, chukka’s look great with slim or straight fit denim, chinos, khakis, and joggers.
How do I choose the right Chukka Boot?
Depending on the style you are looking for, you can go with a casual chukka boot which can feature a variety of colours, use of a sneaker sole, unique eyelets or a varied lacing systems. Or you can opt for a more traditional cut that features a slim leather silhouette, a low thick heel, and minimal lining. Designers today have pushed the boundaries of what this shoe can be by mixing the two styles to create innovative and imaginative silhouettes. Any way you slice it, there is a chukka boot out there that has a little bit of everything you may be looking for. NobleSole offers a perfect blend of casual wear and business attire with our suede chukka boot collection. Head over to our digital shop and check them out!