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Any Goodyear welted Chukkas?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by sfgannon, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. sfgannon

    sfgannon Member

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    Can anyone recommend a quality desert/chukka boot with goodyear construction? Love the style, hate throwing a pair away every year and would prefer to resole if possible. Thank you.
     

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    What is your budget?
     

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    +1

    The Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank would be a good first start if your budget is between $150-300 imo.
     


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    Off the top of my head (and all Made in USA, if that matters)...

    Alden:
    http://www.aldenshoe.com/DrawProducts.aspx?Action=GetDetails&CategoryID=8&ProductID=106&PageID=8

    White's:
    https://whitesboots.com/#/shop/53
    https://www.bakershoe.com/product/kinney-chukka-whites-boots-style-r1401

    Oak Street:
    https://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear


    BTW, AFAIK, Goodyear Welt isn't the only type that can be resoled. Rancourt makes some Blake Stitched Chukkas worth checking out. I'm sure there are others.
     

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    I'd like to keep it south of $300 but am willing to pay more for the right pair of shoes. Thanks for weighing in.
     

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    I love AE, great suggestion and I will check it out. Thanks.
     

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    Fantastic shoes, thanks for the recommendations. I'm not familiar with White's but it looks like they make fine shoes. I had a nice pair of Blake stitched Oxfords but had a bad experience with the only cobbler near me with a Blake machine; the potential for $500 mistakes make me hesitant to go that route. Thanks for your thoughts, though.
     

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    Not sure what that means. They say elsewhere that all of their shoes are Goodyear welted.
     

  10. MrBorland

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    White's is one of a number (probably the original) of makers (e.g. Nicks, Wesco) who make high quality, no nonsense workboots, a number of which are geared those who fight forest fires. All three makers seem to have well-deserved and good reputations among those who use boots hard. Here's an enormous style forum thread on White's in case you're interested:

    https://www.styleforum.net/threads/custom-whites-boots-thoughts.219173/

    Alden makes a high quality shoe, and my bet is that White's version is at least as good in terms of quality. I have a pair of Alden Indy boots and a pair of White's Semi-dress boots - very different boots, but I'm very happy with both.

    The Alden and White chukka are both built on the Barrie last, but White offers the shoe in more configurations. The Barrie last also runs a bit big, so I'd get in touch with Kyle at Baker's Boots (see link) if you're interested. He's very helpful - in addition to having a better price than White's direct, he can steer you to the right size.
     

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    It was a mistake on my part; I confused your link with another. Thanks for pointing it out.
     

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