Alden Shoe CompanyEstablished 1884
Chukka boots are open-laced, ankle-high suede boots. The essential chukka’s are unlined, with two to three pairs of eyelets, and have thin leather soles and rounded toes. The chukka boot possibly comes from the game of polo, where a chukker is a period of play, and became popular as casual wear in the late 1940s through the 1960s.
Founded in Massachusetts by Charles H. Alden in 1884, the Alden Shoe Company manufactures the most iconic chukka boot. Alden stands for traditional, custom shoemaking at its finest. Most of the company’s workers are second or third generation. Each pair of Alden shoes is handworked from the finest leathers sourced from small tanneries in Europe and the U.S.
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