John Varvatos Hipster Chukka
Black Calfskin ,
Dark Brown ,
Dark Ghurka ,
12 D - Medium, 13 D - Medium, 7.5 D - Medium, 11 D - Medium, 9 D - Medium, 10.5 D - Medium, 10 D - Medium, 11.5 D - Medium, 8.5 D - Medium, 7 D - Medium, 9.5 D - Medium, 8 D - Medium
Hit the streets with old-school sensibility and make the Hipster Chukka the highlight of your style. Rounded toe. Rubbed calf leather or calf suede upper with stitched detailing and a worn look. Lace-up boot style. Leather lining. Leather insole. Synthetic sole. Imported. Measurements: ; Heel Height: 1 in ; Weight: 1 lb 2 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
John Varvatos calfskin boot. 1" flat heel; 7 1/4" overall height; 11" circum. Cap toe; lace-up front. Side zip for ease of dress. Looped pull tab at top of backstay. Rubber sole provides traction. "Strummer" is imported.
John Varvatos Strummer Lace-Up Boot, Mineral Black $275 $192.50
Calfskin with distressed accents. Lace-up vamp customizes fit. Curved side zip for slip-on ease. 1" stacked heel. Approx. 6 3/4" shaft with 12" top circumference. Padded leather insole; leather lining; leather sole. Made in Brazil.
John Varvatos brown distressed oiled suede calfskin Fleetwood Chelsea boots styled with wrinkled vamp. 1.25" (30mm) heel, approximately. Round toe, elasticized ankle gores, pull-tab at topline, stacked leather heel, dark brown leather piping, stitched welt. Pull on. Smooth leather lining. Leather sole. Available in Brown. Made in Italy.
Overall Product Rating
Al M - Review from Zappos
I love these shoes. They are made from super soft leather that feel like they are already worn in for you - but in a good way. I tend to just slip these on since I leave my laces loose. They are very easy to put on.
Anonymous - Review from Zappos
The JV Hipster Chukka is a great boot! They're incredibly comfortable and they look really good in jeans or with the right kind of khakis/slacks (not always though!). The tread on the bottom is fine for fall wear, but come winter time they might not be the best in snow or slippery conditions. All around, great boot!
Andrew - Review from Zappos
I bought these shoes because I thought they looked good, versatile for many different wardrobes. On the style front, I was mostly correct. It works with jeans and chinos, at the office and at happy hour. However, it is probably the least comfortable pair of shoes I've owned in recent memory. I almost hate wearing them because I know my feet will be hurting at the end of the day; it is "generic" enough in appearance so I can wear them regularly, but the only reason why I continue to wear them is because I paid $200 for them. There is almost no cushioning in the sole. "But barefoot walking! Return to the earth! Paleo living!" you may claim. Yes, I subscribe (mostly) to that philosophy as well, but these shoes have a rounded sole so your toes can't splay out like normal. Instead, it cups your foot so all of the pressure gets driven to a point in the ball of your foot. Extremely uncomfortable and doesn't provide a very stable walking platform. I walk a lot living in NYC and have actually been trying to wear them as much as possible so they'd just wear out so I could justify tossing them. Additionally, I thought the sole would look cool with the threads or whatever embedded in them. It just looks really sloppy, especially since you will wear through them to the rubber (at the heel and ball of foot) in about a week of regular wear. I've had multiple people tell me that I need new shoes because of it -- I had to explain that it is by design, while sheepishly avoiding the mention of how much I paid for them and that they are designer label shoes. I've since learned my lesson. No more designer label shoes. John Varvatos in general has a great style, but none of the items I have bought are designed to hold up (I own some shirts and other pieces). I'll be sticking to tried and true SHOE brands instead of designers cashing in on trends but not knowing anything about comfort or durability.
Anonymous - Review from Zappos
Great shoe. Extremely soft leather. Very comfortable. Easy to dress up or keep casual!
Jesus - Review from Zappos
After about 9 months daily wear I had to put some Superfeet insoles in them because the insoles in the shoe were just flattneed and shot and giving me blisters. I'm now at 18 months since purchasing them (9 months with the added insoles) and they are still running strong (nevermind the smell). Took them on a two week trip to Egypt where i was working doing photography and put tons of miles on them. They dress up or down which is great for me. Overall very impressed but you'll prob have to buy insole inserts if you want them to last long.
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