Men’s Chukka Boots
Men’s Chukka boots are statement-making shoes with sole---er, soul. They’re flexible in nature and can be adapted to fit a variety of functions, anywhere from the most casual errands to more formal affairs. Plus, you know that when you decide on a pair of Beckett Simonon Chukka boots, you’re purchasing a boot guaranteed with top-tier materials and careful craftsmanship that can’t be matched by any department store.
Why Choose Men’s Chukka Boots?
With all the different types of shoes and boots on the market, why should you consider the Chukka? The Chukka boot is for the modern man that likes multipurpose styles so he doesn’t get bogged down with specific styles for specific occasions. It’s a one-shoe-fits-all option to keep things simple without compromising on style, comfort, or quality.
Men’s Chukka boots don’t have as extensive a history as some other shoes on the market, but that doesn’t make them any less durable or desirable. The style started over the pond in the United Kingdom, where the fashionable Duke of Windsor wore the Chukka boot during a number of US appearances in the 1920s.
Design-wise, the basic form of the Chukka boot is typically crafted in leather, calfskin, or suede, and the other elements are as follows: ankle-high in height, unlined, open-laced, containing a few pairs of eyelets, interchangeable thin leather soles, and rounded toes. The quarters are often sewn on top of the vamp, and the two parts of the shoe are often made of a single piece of leather.
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The History of the Boot
We already mentioned that the Chukka boot isn’t as old as some other popular styles (think, Oxfords, Derbys, or Monkstraps) but their shorter legacy is equally intriguing. This shoe style stems from two places: military and sports.
The word, “chukka,” potentially stems from the game of polo. In polo, chukka is a seven-minute period of play in a game that consists of anywhere between four to eight chukkas (or chukkers, depending on what part of the world you’re in). The similarity between what is now known as the Chukka boot and the Jodhpur boot (the boot style worn by polo players) is one origin of how this name came to be attached to this style.
As for its potential military origins, we’ll go back to World War II. In desert campaigns during the war, the British army issued a certain type of Chukka boot as the standard, referring to them as “desert boots.” The material difference was a crepe rubber sole rather than the standard leather of the chukka.
The Beckett Simonon Chukka
Our hand-crafted, made-on-demand Chukka boots are the perfect fit for any man looking to exude his flexibility and laid-back nature. Our Chukka boots are crafted with supple full-grain Argentinan leather that improves with age, rather than the other way around. Plus, if you’re on your feet more than most and wear down that stitched sole, we’ve made it easy to replace when the time comes. Shoe sustainability in easily-replaceable soles is just one way Beckett Simonon is working to improve the shoe industry’s carbon footprint.
Why You Will Love Your Chukka Boots
Each Beckett Simonon Chukka boot is made to order with the finest care and craftsmanship. You can even opt to receive updates as we craft your boot, allowing you to be involved and aware during the production process. You don’t have to order something and worry about stock or waiting by the mailbox for the package to arrive.
You’ll have every opportunity to keep connected with your purchase and see your boot come to life while witnessing the best shoemakers in their element. Plus, our boots are produced with sustainability and environmental responsibility in mind, all while providing excellence in durability at an affordable price tag.
If you care about quality and longevity in your footwear, buy a pair of Beckett Simonon Chukka boots today.