The desert boot, also called chukka boots, were popular during the 1940's and 1950's. The name chukka actually comes from the game of polo, and these boots have become popular once again amongst the preppy crowd. We have seen them in J.Crew catalogs over the past few seasons and in many of the major department stores.
Desert boots are right on trend for spring 2013, in colorful suede to be exact.
I love these colors for spring wardrobes. These will be perfect paired with light denim or even white denim once summer approaches and an oxford. Shown above are options from Ralph Lauren, Del Toro, Closed, and Clea.
The desert boot is slowly becoming a staple in every preppy wardrobe...its giving the boat shoe a run for its money!