For the shoe enthusiast, combining those two timeless foot needs – comfort and casual style – is a vexing challenge. Slippers might be comfortable, but they don’t even make appropriate grocery store wear. Dress shoes look the best, but you wouldn’t wear them for comfort.
The Aalto Chukka shoe, named for its designer Alvar Aalto, is one of the best shoes you’ll find capable of meeting the two needs equally. The brown (optional) suede leather gives the entire hull a classic, casual, and rustic look while the inside is lined with an anti-microbial sockliner that is far more comfortable than a shoe like this should feel.
You should have no problem slipping on this Chukka in the morning for a variety of needs throughout the day – you’ll feel just as appropriate at the grocery store as you do at a casual work environment or even a late-evening soiree. Because the comfort is built to last all day, there’s no reason you can’t, either.
The beauty of the Aalto Chukka, however, is in the details – ranging from built-in heel support to an eco-friendly outsole. The outside, however, conceals all of the little things going on inside the shoe to make it look more stylish and less comfortable than it really is. The sockliner that comprises the shoe’s comfy interior is perhaps the best part of the product, customizing its fit to your foot and offering the support you’ll need in case you decide to take a walk without changing into athletic shoes. The overall effect is a shoe so versatile that you’ll start to wonder what you ever did before slipping it on.
Available in both Rust Brown and Sandstorm-Cub – both equally effective color schemes – the Aalto Chukka should be top on your list for a casual multi-seasonal shoe. At a price of around $110, it’s a solid investment –but one that will be well worth it on a day-to-day basis. Check out kurufootwear.com for more.