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.
Oliberté's Adibo Boot
Oliberté manufactures all of its shoes in the world's first Fair Trade Certified footwear factory in Ethiopia. This boot, the Adibo, is made with a fine nubuck leather upper, a goat leather lining, and a slightly wedged rubber sole. The details are limited to mild distressing of the leather and unobtrusive outer stitching, and the laces are made of thick dark brown poly-blend that matches the body. [Adibo, $140, oliberte.com]