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John Varvatos Hipster Chukka

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  • Hit the streets with old-school sensibility and make the Hipster Chukka the highlight of your style.
  • Rounded toe.
  • Rubbed calf leather or calf suede upper with stitched detailing and a worn look.
  • Lace-up boot style.
  • Leather lining.
  • Leather insole.
  • Synthetic sole.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 2 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

64% Felt true to size
  • 7% Full size too large
  • 19% Half size too Large
  • 64% True to size
  • 10% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
84% Felt true to width
  • 84% Felt true to width
  • 10% Felt narrower than marked
  • 6% Felt wider than marked
52% Moderate arch support
  • 6% Excellent arch support
  • 52% Moderate arch support
  • 42% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Hit the streets with old-school sensibility and make the Hipster Chukka the highlight of your style.
  • Rounded toe.
  • Rubbed calf leather or calf suede upper with stitched detailing and a worn look.
  • Lace-up boot style.
  • Leather lining.
  • Leather insole.
  • Synthetic sole.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 2 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

John Varvatos Hipster Chukka

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 92 reviews.

Top Positive Review

4 people found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

My third JV pair. As with the others, this didn't disappoint. Their sizing is weird. 9 on this shoe is perfect but I have an 8 on their Schooner boat shoe. Took a while to get used to the curved sole. Leather is great. You have to try it on. Go to a Nordstrom but buy from Zappos.

Read more » « Show less August 25, 2011 by Terpits M
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Top Critical Review

18 people found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

If you want comfort, don't ask a hipster. You can't go wrong asking a hipster about the latest fashion and music so it was with that eye toward trendiness that lead me to these shoes. But skinny leg jeans, Pabst bear, and itchy beards? No thank you. Hipsters eschew the comforts of this world. The problems all reside in the sole. It may not look like it, but that's a very thin sole. If you are spending your day in a coffee shop writing a blog, that may not be a problem but I bought these shoes for walking about 5 miles a day. I did my research, and the chukka evolved from WWII desert boots, so I thought they would be comfortable over long distances, but I was wrong. But that's not the worst part. The sole is rounded, so the full force of your step lands in the squishy part of the ball of your foot. Two months in, there's already a nice bald spot on my shoe from all the wear that crosses the very center of the shoe, instead of evenly distributing the weight across your foot like nature intended. It's entirely possible that this review is for the Chukka style and not specifically this shoe. Since I managed to buy this shoe without any low ratings, I had to be that guy. Enjoy your fixie, hipster; I'm going back to a real shoe.

Read more » « Show less December 27, 2011 by Anonymous
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18 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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If you want comfort, don't ask a hipster. You can't go wrong asking a hipster about the latest fashion and music so it was with that eye toward trendiness that lead me to these shoes. But skinny leg jeans, Pabst bear, and itchy beards? No thank you. Hipsters eschew the comforts of this world. The problems all reside in the sole. It may not look like it, but that's a very thin sole. If you are spending your day in a coffee shop writing a blog, that may not be a problem but I bought these shoes for walking about 5 miles a day. I did my research, and the chukka evolved from WWII desert boots, so I thought they would be comfortable over long distances, but I was wrong. But that's not the worst part. The sole is rounded, so the full force of your step lands in the squishy part of the ball of your foot. Two months in, there's already a nice bald spot on my shoe from all the wear that crosses the very center of the shoe, instead of evenly distributing the weight across your foot like nature intended. It's entirely possible that this review is for the Chukka style and not specifically this shoe. Since I managed to buy this shoe without any low ratings, I had to be that guy. Enjoy your fixie, hipster; I'm going back to a real shoe.

Fit Survey

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No arch support

6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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This was a great shoe while it lasted. However, after 4 months, the sole separated from the upper, it is simply glued on. I got it resoled thinking that it was worth the cost, since the shoe was pretty expensive. However, after another 3 months, holes gradually opened in the toe box in the inside of the upper - that is when I threw them away. For the price, I think the quality is pretty poor. However, while they lasted they were quite comfortable.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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My third JV pair. As with the others, this didn't disappoint. Their sizing is weird. 9 on this shoe is perfect but I have an 8 on their Schooner boat shoe. Took a while to get used to the curved sole. Leather is great. You have to try it on. Go to a Nordstrom but buy from Zappos.

I'd also recommend: To Boot

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from LA
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoes. Fit perfect and true to size. Look great with jeans.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are by far my favorite pair of shoes. It's a little hard to get on and off but other than that they look and feel great.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Los Angeles, California
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