*NEW – LOAKE 1880, 3-Eyelet Scotch Grain Chukka: 42D
Chisel-Toe, Double Sole, 3-Eyelet Chukka Boot
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 three or four) high 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.
This version of the Chukka Boot by Loake with its dynamic chisel toe takes this dispassionate sophistication of the military George Boot one step farther and in a most charming direction. The warm brown Scotch Grain Calfskin will take to polish like few other and, in time, reward the owner with the rich patina of heiroom furniture.
This boot is from Loake’s premium range, the “1880” series, and not to be confused with other Loake products.
Size: 8E UK…….US 9D…….42D Continental, for the medium width foot.
Condition; New and unused, with an additional thin rubber “Topy” sole protector added to the already massive double sole.