Desert and chukka boots are versatile, durable and work well with a range of different looks. As a footwear staple, there’s an excellent selection out there to discover and choose from. We’ve compiled some of our favourites here – our top picks for the best desert boots and chukkas…
Red Wing – 3140 Heritage Work Chukkas | $345 | Buy: End Clothing
The 3140 Heritage Work Chukkas are inspired by Red Wing’s rugged boot heritage. They’re a more casual offering, still featuring the signature white Vibram sole. The 3040’s are made from premium leather, complemented by contrast stitching and casual two-tone lacing.
Royal Republiq – Cast Creep Mid Leather Tan | $269 | Pre-Order: Someplace
Leather experts, Royal Republiq are renowned for their craftsmanship and the quality of their goods. The Cast Crep boots feature a crepe sole and A-grade leather that will age handsomely.
Timberland has teamed up with Urban Outfitters to produce these nice looking low-rise boots. Made from premium suede, these will mould to your feet and their rugged outsole is great for varied terrain. They also feature a padded heel and lace up design.
Vanishing Elephant offers a classic aesthetic that highlights the great subtleties of clothing with a modern take. Their desert boots are definitely in line with this philosophy – these ones coming in a vibrant brown suede.
Original Chippewa – 1955 Modern Suburban | $308 | Buy: Huckberry
Representing the authenticity and heritage of American craftsmanship, the Original Chippewa collection features timeless silhouettes. These handcrafted boots use only the best components, perfect for everyday wear, such as Vibram outsoles, full leather welts and comfort insert insoles.
Now time for the classics – made from authentic English suede, Clarks Originals Desert Boots feature a distinctive crepe sole and clean, simple lines. This heritage design has been around for 65 years and is instantly recognisable.
Sperry have teamed up with J.Crew to produce a new take on the original Top-Sider. Featuring the same level of craftsmanship as the classic boat shoes, the chukka design is a bit more versatile than its summery older brother.
H By Hudson – Houghton Leather Chukka Boots | $174 | Buy: Asos
As a more formal option, the H by Hudson Houghton Leather Chukkas feature a smooth leather upper. The understated colour scheme works well with jeans for a more casual vibe, as well as chinos/pants for a dressier look.
Dr Martns – Oscar Sawyer Desert Boots | $219 | Buy: The Iconic
Featuring a signature Goodyear-welted sole and pebbled leather upper, Dr Martens Oscar Sawyer Desert Boots are a hard-wearing take on the classic desert boot style.