The Chukka Boot or Desert Boot has both a military and sporting heritage. The lace-up ankle boots were once worn by British polo players in India, the name itself originates from the word “chukker” which signifies a period of a polo game.
Straight out of the box, the ﬁrst thing to do with your suede shoe is to apply a “suede protector” spray. The preemptive spray will partially water proof your shoes and keep a lot of the dirt and stains from sticking to them.
To maintain your suede shoe it is best to regularly brush them with a suede brush. Brush them while dry, do not press to hard and always in the same direction to keep the nap uniform. For more persistent stains that wont come off with the brush, use a suede eraser. Apply a light pressure.
To revive your suede shoe, use the steam from a kettle then brush the hairs with a rubber suede brush.
HOW TO STYLE
This Chukka is constructed using three piece of leather and finished with a lightweight bark tanned leather sole. Our leather soles are hand-stained and waxed to protect from the elements, they are endowed with a “gentleman’s corner” to prevent your heel from getting caught in your trousers cuffs.
The Puerto Madero II sports two eyelets as opposed to the three seen on the Puerto Madero.The boot is 100% Goodyear welted by expert craftsman, with an internal lining to ensure that it passes the test of time. The shoe is equipped with a pull tab at the back for added practicality.
This Chukka is offered in olive green suede, made from fine, soft suede from Italy. The leather is handpicked to only select un-split skins, ensuring the durability of the suede.
CONSTRUCTION & LEATHER
The vibrant patina sports an elegant shine that urges to be paired with a navy suit. The Mendoza, she wished to have a riding boot that would also be suitable for walking. The boot was designed to be easily slipped on and off, with elasticated side panels and a pull tab.