These boots were made for walkin’, but you gotta buy them first. Before you go spending your hard-earned cash on just any boot, this Top Tuesday we oblige you to consider the almighty Chukka boot. And what exactly are Chukka boots? They’re fashionable variants on the “desert boots” worn by British soldiers in WWII and therefore one among many popular accessories (and garments) with origins in the military. Who knew that warfare could be so stylistically trendsetting?
More specifically, Chukka boots go ankle-high and are commonly made of leather or suede with rubber soles. The most well known examples of Chukka boots are typically open-laced with suede uppers and rounded toes. These boots are adaptive to both casual and professional settings so pair them with suits and jeans alike without missing a beat.