Alden Color #8 6-Eyelet Norwegian Split Toe Chukka Boot
This has got to be one of the coolest Aldens that I have seen in a while. Its a pretty unique combination of Alden designs. It is the marriage of the Norwegian Split Toe (NST), Chukka Boot, and a Blucher. This boot is the traditional ankle height that one would expect to find in a Chukka Boot, but that is about as normal as this Chukka gets. This special Chukka Boot has a NST front to add interest and a special level of custom feel to the boot. It also has the appearance of a Blucher, because it doesn’t just have 2 or 3 eyelets, this Chukka Boot has a full set of 6 eyelets to provide more support.
This special 6-eyelet NST Chukka was made specially for Brick + Mortar in Seattle from Alden’s Color #8 Shell Cordovan. It is made over the sleek and elegant Plaza Last, which is my favorite last for the NST pattern. The Chukka Boot has an Antique Edge and a Commando Sole.
More pictures after the break…
Comparison photo of the Whiskey NST Boot on the Barrie, Color #8 NST Boot on the Aberdeen, Color #8 NST Chukka on the Plaza.
Beautiful collection Sir! I love the NST boot. I wear 9.5D in the Barrie and it fits perfectly. I ordered a 10D in the Plaza last and while the width seemed fine, they seemed to run long and my foot would slide a bit. Especially with thinner socks. In your opinion, should I try a 9.5D in the Plaza, or maybe try the Aberdeen last in a 10D? I own the Tanker (9.5D Barrie last) in black shell cordovan, but it looks so much nicer in the Plaza last. My apologies for being long winded, I just wanted to pick your brain. Cheers!
Interesting, the traditional logic is to go 9.5D Barrie and then 10D Plaza or Aberdeen. You could try 10D Aberdeen, it should be just a pidge narrower than the Plaza as the Aberdeen is Alden’s narrowest last. You could alternatively seem out and try a 10C on Plaza to see how that feels. I personally feel like enough people don’t explore widths frequently enough.
Thank you Mike. I worried about going down in width though, as the boot fit well width-wise. It was the length that seemed to be the issue. My foot had more space in the toe box of the boot with the Plaza last. That’s why I was considering dropping to a 9.5D. The Aberdeen may solve that issue being the narrower last. But I do like the look of the Plaza last better… LOL! Thanks again.
Where in NYC can I buy this chukka .?
Thank you in advance
Unfortunately, to my knowledge, this boot has only been offered by Brick and Mortar in Seattle. To get a Chukka boot in general, you could try one of the major NYC stores including Alden Madison and Leffot.