The Chukka Boot is defined by the high ankle uppers and lace construction above the tongue. Often the laces will be between 2-3. It’s the laces that distinguishes the Chukka Boot from the Chelsea Boot which has none.
For more information on how to style your Chukka Boots check out the article on the Base London Blog on How to Wear Chukka Boots.
In the meantime I’ve picked out my top five choices for SS18 covering the price range of £35 to £720.
Top 5 Mens Chukka Boots for SS18
The cheap as chips entry is this ASOS Chukka Boot in brown leather. A very everyday boot that can be easily styled with any kind of denim. Typically the Chukka boot will be styled with a turn up, even when styled with chinos.
I’ve picked these ASOS Chukkas because of the price point mainly. The sole looks terribly thin so I’ll doubt these will last longer than a season.
Now moving up a gear, these Base London Perry Chukka boots possess a rugged swagger, reminiscent of the Mod revolution.
Moving with this season’s trend, the Perry boot is available with vibrant new colourways (I’ve Googled, it is a word) including Olive, Taupe, Blue & Green.
It’s Crepe style, contrasting sole adds an extra eye catching detail to this model.
Complete with leather pull tab and slightly wider two lace structure.
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Never heard of these guys before now but what a find. I love the thick rubber crepe sole and adaptable tan hue that works with everything from light-wash denim to darker chinos.
Designed by Mr Brendon Babenzien, these Noah boots have been made in England by heritage shoemaker Sanders, so you can be sure they’ll stand up to years of wear.
SANDERS & SANDERS
‘Holborn’ chukka boots in brown suede, made in Britain.
The perfect boot for the modern day gentleman with an exceptionally supple brown suede finish and a Dainite rubber sole.
So what is a Dainite rubber sole?
Dainite soles typically wear much longer than leather and provide additional insulation during cold weather. Mixed reports about whether they provide better grip on wet and snow/ice but the general consensus is that they do.
This dark-brown pair by Berluti has been crafted in Italy from tactile suede that’s treated for a rugged, worn-in look.
I’d say one of the most handsome of all shops in London is the Berluti store down Conduit Street.
I mistakenly went in a couple of times believing it to be the original residence of Anthony Sinclair, the tailor of the first 4 Bond movies. Sadly, I got some wires crossed.
Need some Loafers as well for SS18?