I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of suede chukka boots for some time. I have had my eye on the Alden unlined chukkas for some time, but wanted something with a rubber sole. Enter these Kempton boots from Loake. Without seeing them hands-on prior to purchasing, they met all of my criteria: chukka boots, narrow toe box, and rubber (Dianite) sole. What put them over the top was the fact that they had my size in snuff suede…and you all know my obsession with snuff suede. Done and done. They showed up on my doorstep from England about nine days after ordering, and have been immediately added to the rotation.
The best part about these boots is their versatility. They look outstanding with jeans, but they also work with khaki, navy, and medium gray trousers. I really couldn’t be happier for the price.