Why The Ankle Boot Is A Must-Have Shoe For Summer
Summer is here, time to put away those heavy, rugged boots and embrace the sunshine. We’re busting out the ankle boot. Yes, we said boot – emphasis on ankle – and to be more specific, the chukka ankle boot. They’re the perfect height for guys who spend more time cruising the city streets than wearing overalls, and offer just the right amount of support for a bunch of occasions – from a street party to a braai.
What’s A Chukka Boot?
A leather ankle boot with leather or suede uppers, the chukka boot is traditionally open lacing with leather or rubber soles and two or three pairs of eyelets. As for the name? A “chukka” is a period of play in a polo match (the game involving long-handled mallets and horses, not the brand) and the boot appears to have got the name because they look similar to the shoe worn by the polo players.
Why Are They Perfect For Summer?
Just as winter calls for waterproof and durable footwear, summer comes with its own list, like light fabrics and breatheability. That’s why we are fans of the latest chukka Warrant boot from Caterpillar. Why? Because the boot is lightweight, comfortable and durable. Which makes it perfect for those long, hot summer days. They can also be dressed up, or down, depending on where your day takes you.
Cat’s own comfort technology, known as EASE, is a formula for reducing fatigue of your feet and legs. 15% lighter, 30% more shock absorbent and 15% more durable. The full grain tan leather, subtle details, and lighter outsoles complete the modern look of the boot.
How Best To Wear This Boot In Summer
The Warrant is durable and stylish to boot. (See what we did there?) Try it with a crisp white t-shirt and tailored shorts by day (no-show socks required), and swop the shorts for chinos, and add a denim jacket and you’re ready for a big night out.
The Details Of The Warrant
- Lightweight, energising and flexible
- Breathable smooth lining
- Soft, fabric sock lining with NXT antibacterial layer to reduce odor
- EASE footbed for lightweight comfort
- EASE midsole for lightweight cushioning
- Durable rubber outsole for traction
At Cat®Footwear, we design, engineer and craft footwear for the earthmover in all of us. Cat® Footwear harnesses the strength and innovation of Caterpillar Inc., whose revolutionary technologies continue to transform the world around us. Inspired by the attitude of this equipment, our innovative and bold products defy limitations. With each pair of shoes, we power our Earthmovers with the strength of machines.
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