First worn by British soldiers in Africa during WWII the Chukka and its later variant, the Desert Boot is about as casual as it gets when it comes to mens boots. Both stylish and comfortable, these boots were originally made by Clark’s with other designers such as Astorflex, Oliver Sweeney & Red Wing only improving the formula over the years. Now a casual staple select a pair of Chukka and Desert Boots in a wide range of colours and materials.
Normally made from Calfskin or suede the Chukka Boot was first introduced by the British army in Africa during WWII. Its counterpart, the Desert Boot, was later introduced in 1949 by Clarks drawing inspiration from the “Crep Soled” rough suede boots made in Cairo's Khan el Khalili bazaar. Based upon the South African Veldskoen they typically have suede uppers consisting of a robust, yet simple, design both styles of boot have since become a turn to shoe for both adaptable style and comfort.
Stocking a wide range of Desert and Chukka boots season after season, you will always find a wide range of the world's most renowned makers of these wardrobe staples including the original maker, Clarks Originals. Also stocking other high quality designers including Astorflex, Oliver Sweeney and Red Wing to name a few, you can choose a Desert or Chukka boot in your preferred colours and material.