They definitely seem to be styled somewhat like a chukka at the top, but the opening on my pair isn't big enough to fit four fingers. I just tied the laces a bit tighter at the top, which doesn't look quite as nice, but closes the gap. If I leave the gap open, I can fit two fingers in there, but it's nothing crazy. Agreed. Just because they're not lasted doesn't mean they don't fit better; the difference is obvious on my pairs.