UNIFORM | Desert Boots



From the British Military, to the polo sidelines (a "chukka" is a seven minute interval of outdoor polo), to Steve McQueen, desert boots have remained a classic in the men's footwear department. Now we're seeing them on women with shorts, jeans and dresses. Some favorites:

Clockwise from top left: Mark McNairy Denim Chukka ($350); The Dustbowl Boot ($99); TOMS 'Desert Botas' Chukka Boot ($68); Opening Ceremony m1 Classic Boot ($355); Mark McNairy Kelly Green Suede Chukka ($375) shown on Levi's Made & Crafted Women's SS12 Collection model; Golden Goose lined boots ($520).

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Clarks, baby, Clarks. One of my fondest moments-- the pride on my dad's face when he saw me wearing tan desert boots and AOs, just like him. Unfortunately, they don't make the hunter green ones anymore.

dana joy altman said...

Ditto. Love my vintage Clarks in brown, oiled leather.

I also really dig what Mark McNairy's been doing copying all these iconic brands like Walkover with the red crepe soles.

Thanks Lizzie for keeping me in the loupe!

Allison Young said...

oh! i have been wanting these for a while. i too have been going to clarks and i just stare at them because i want them so bad! too bad i have no dinero.

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ANC said...

i got these late in middle school and my mom was thrilled as she donned them as a teenager too. for a couple of weeks i had been debating on getting the classic ones again, but now that i see they have them in different textures, oh me oh my!...

thanks for this & all your posts-love 'em! xo

Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen said...

Can remember the curious look on the face of the woman helping me at the Clarks store when I said that I wanted the "men's" desert boots a few years back.

cakesandshakes said...

Can't wear these at all, the crepe soles give me electric shocks!!


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Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Love my dark brown Clarks too!

hiryer said...

Designed by Nathan Clark in 1950, this famous boot's 60th Anniversary edition carries the proud tradition forward with a suede-lined counter clarks shoes outlet for enhanced heel stability and a leather-covered EVA footbed that cushions each step and keeps your feet dry.

Men Desert Boots said...

Love it! Those shoes are seriously wow. I just can't take my eyes of them.

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