The desert boot is one of those shoes that will never go out of style. But that doesn't mean it's not up for a reinterpretation now and again. This fall, instead of the usual crepe soles, the classic chukka underwent a sea change. Taking a cue from the suede buck, another footwear mainstay, we're seeing red brick soles and other unconventional takes on the familiar shoe. From Barneys' all-over camo versions to timeless Snuff Suede chukkas from Alden, here are some stellar shoes worth considering, in a range of prices.
A new take on their popular MacAllister boot, this is crafted from Italian leather with waxed cotton laces.
These Goodyear-welted chukkas are made in America and are as elegant as they are easy to wear.
Not exactly a brick sole, but the casual "flex-welt" means breaking in these American-made boots is a cinch.
Barneys Co-Op, $185
Camo canvas may be a bold choice, but it definitely adds a stylish punch of pattern to your everyday kit.
Mark McNairy, $385
Bench-made in England with his cheeky design in a full grain pebbled leather with a bright yellow sole.