When compared to the Derby or Oxford boots, the history of Chukka boots can be traced as far back in time, but its history is equally captivating. It is not uncommon for modern day men’s fashion to originate from both military and sports, so the Chukka boot is no different. “Chukka” is actually a term that has been borrowed from the sport of polo, where a chukka or chukker is like a round that last for seven minutes. There is also a Hindi term “chukkar” that roughly translates to a “casual stroll.” It seems that Jordan Brand is planning to introduce its own Chukka boot version of the Jordan Eclipse.
Generally, Chukka boots fall somewhere between casual sneakers and formal leather shoes. Apparently, Chukka boots were given their name due to their resemblance to the Jodhpur boots, which polo players usually wear. Chukka boots also look similiar to the Chelsea boots. Despite drawing inspiration from polo, these boots were never designed to be worn while actually playing the sport. However, since Chukka boots tend to be very comfortable, polo players have often worn them after their matches. Nike’s Chukka boots have not exactly been traditional, such as featuring up to six eyelets instead of just three or four. Yet, Nike’s Flyknit Chukka Collection is quite popular.
For sneakerheads who do not know this, Jordan Brand had designed and introduced the Eclipse silhouette in order to be able to offer sneakerheads something similar to the Nike Roshe. With winter still underway, Jordan Brand seems to be ready to drop a variation of the Eclipse that will prove to be ideal for the cold season. The Jordan Eclipse has been transformed to feature a Chukka-like silhouette with mid-top cut, which makes it higher. Its uppers are made up of woven textile and this can be described as a “Triple Black” colorway since it is literally all-Black. Moreover, its soles feature Air-cushioned and foam tooling.
Both its color scheme and design make this boot-like Eclipse iteration quite suitable for the winter. Sneakerheads can expect this Jordan Eclipse Chukka “Triple Black” to eventually become available at Nike.com and select retailers.
Jordan Eclipse Chukka “Triple Black”
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