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In Sacramento CA Looking For First Pair of Chukka Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by TomAllyn, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. TomAllyn

    TomAllyn Member

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    Okay so I'm 52 years old and have never owned a pair of Chukka Boots and I figure its past about time. My budget is under $300. I want a welted sole that can be resoled once worn down. Sorry if I don't know any of the technical terms. I'm not much into fashion and I'm really casual most of the time wearing jeans in in blue or black and a casual button down shirt. I spend a lot of time in the outdoors.

    These would be for everyday wear, even though I won't wear them everyday, though depending on how much comfortable they are I may wear them all day on the weekends. I typically wear running shoes to work and take long walks on all my breaks.

    I do frequent San Francisco and Berkeley as I go to the bay area for fishing trips monthly so I'd like something I could wear all day around town all day while doing a lot of walking and then rather than carrying another pair of shoes wear them to dinner with a pair of black, grey, or khaki slacks and a sport coat.

    By the way I prefer black and if possible I'd like to purchase them at Nordstrom's since its about the best shoe store I know in the area.

    Your suggestions will be extremely appreciated.
     
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  2. TomAllyn

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    Those are pretty bad. I know you said chukka, but have you considered something like this from J Crew?

    https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/Kentonshoes/PRDOVR~C8870/C8870.jsp?color_name=acorn

    There is a J Crew at Arden Fair Mall, and I am sure they could order them in for you to try. Alternatively, there is always the Alden chukka, but you'll pay close to double your target. Good luck.
     


  4. TomAllyn

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    What about these Allen Edmonds in black? Would they be comfortable walking around all day?

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  5. Gauss17

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    Yes, those particular shoes are great.
     


  6. TomAllyn

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    Okay so after some conversations I've backed off buying Black Chukkas. I'm looking for Chukkas under $300 that are recraftable and will go well with grey, charcoal, indigo, khaki, brown.

    I don't mind ordering them from England, but I understand the English brands will be well over my budget. I don't want to buy used, because if I happen to have an issue I want to have recourse. They can be suede, but its got to be good quality suede.
     


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