Get the suede Chukkas! Seriously, they were comfortable in the store, a very little slippage, but nothing bad. Have had them on all day and I swear they just get more and more comfortable. Granted it's only been a few hours, but any slippage in the store is long gone, and I can already feel my foot taking shape to the shoe.
For the guy who said he was between suff and brown. Yes, I'd go for both, but if you had to pick one I think the snuff color is pretty unique, and would go that route. I've already been complimented by 3 different people today on these boots
I ended up just getting a pair of J. Crew Macalister's to hold me off, as I'm going to London in a couple months for study abroad and can't afford even $300 chukkas. I think a pair of those Alden's will be a gift to myself when I get back
So...what's different between the suede chukka and the shell #8 chukka? Can I still get that chukka love with shell #8 or is suede the way to go...no much of a suede wearer.
The unlined suede chukkas are usually on the Leydon last with a single flex welt sole. It's a fairly lightweight shoe.
The #8 chukkas are usually on the Barrie with a double leather. It's not a lightweight shoe.
Of course there are plenty of exceptions to the above with special makeups and such.