They were a favorite of Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan, beatniks, mods, and hippies. The chukka boot, a popular footwear choice since the 1930s, doesn't ever seem to go out of style. Today, there are countless variations on the theme, from Columbia's sneaker-inspired version that was built for the trails to a more fashion-forward blue suede boot by Brooklyn brand Artola. Whether you dress them up or down, here are 10 to take a turn in.
Lottusse's Suede Chukkas
These boots are a splurge, but hear us out. Lottusse has been creating fine footwear in Mallorca for more than 130 years. And for their elegant chukka boot, the brand uses a contrast-stitched, velvety suede that is relatively unmatched. They're meticulously constructed with a leather lining and leather sole, and backed by four generations of traditional shoemakers. [Suede Chukka, $480, nordstrom.com]