Neuwertig – DELARENTIS, New York, Snakeskin Chukka Boot: US 10.5D (44D)
Size: 44-44.5 [US.10.5-11] [UK 9.5-10}
Styles: Boots/Stiefel, Chukka Boots, Exotic Leathers, Oxfords
Paris – New York
Snakeskin Chukka Boot
This is a very fancy, lace-up, dress boot in very nicely matched brown snakeskin, with the addition of a decorative brass buckle. Not to be confused with the heavily built chukkas for the outback, this is an elegant shoe for town or country. Of course tremendously eye-catching worn with everything from jeans or khakis to handsome slacks or tweeds and blazers.
Both the Chukka Boot and the Jodhpur Boot derive from the 19th century British presence in India, and the discovery of the game of Polo in the 1850s by British tea planters on the Burmese border with India. (A ‘chukker’ is a period of play in Polo). Both boots were readily adapted by the British at home and quickly became staples of the Gentleman’s wardrobe. The Chukka Boot is a casual, sporting boot to just above the ankle, plain toed, fastening with two (although sometimes up to five) lacings or strap (as in a Monk). The Chukka Boot is often called the ‘Desert Boot’ through being much adopted -in suede- by British forces.
Size Details:Continental 44D (UK 9.5E....US 10.5D), for the medium width foot.
Original soles and heels showing slight rubbing but no actiual wear. Trivial if any creasing to top. These shoes may have only been worn once or twice . Near new. Neuwertig. Sold without trees but ask if you require new, fitted Cedar trees.