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.
Orvis' Pikolinos European Chukka
Made for Orvis and built for wear, the Pikolinos boot blends the structure of a classic chukka with that of an oxford, giving it a slightly dressier look. The supple, burnished leather tops a latex-rubber sole for cushion and traction. [Pikolinos Boot, $189, orvis.com]