Unlined Chukka in Snuff Suede (1493)

The Story

The Chukka is a wonderfully designed boot balancing perfectly between classiness and casualness. It can be worn with a variety of outfits. It was designed around 1940s for polo players (time periods of a polo match are called "chukkas"). It is built on the Leydon last and is fully unlined and unstructured, providing great comfort around the foot for the wearer. This design has been copied countless of times by other brands while never achieving the level of craftsmanship from Alden. 

What is Suede? Suede leather is made from the inner part of an animal's hide (the corium). It is therefore less resilient compared to a full-grain leather, but is however really appreciated for its softness, pliability, comfort and patina. Suede develops very quickly the famous "rolls" on the toe box which gives the boots a "worn-in look".



  • Suede Calfskin Leather
  • Unlined
  • Natural Leather Insole (Vegetable Tanned)

Construction & Last

  • Leydon Last
  • E width
  • Unstructured Toe
  • Leather Outsole
  • Antique Prestitch Reverse Welt
  • Tempered Steel Shank
  • Two Eyelets design


  • Made at 1 Taunton Street, Massachusetts, USA in the Alden family factory. 

    Note: Imperfections on the leathers are normal and expected as the leathers used by Alden are not heavily finished but keeping their natural finishes as much as possible. (unlike leathers from luxury brands)

    Sizing recommendations


    Luca is 1m80, 78kg, wears size:

    Viberg 2030: 10 or EU44/US11/UK10.
    Shoes Like Pottery: EU44/US11/UK10.
    Alden Barrie: US10.5/UK9.5
    Alden Trubalance: US11/UK1
    Alden Leydon: US11/UK10
    Please note those are recommendations based on my personal feelings with my shoes. This is not a guarantee that the same mathematics will work for you.
    If you have more sizing questions, please email

    Washing Recommendations


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