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Shoe of the Week: Howzit Chukka Boot

Howzit Safari Boot

Named after the South African greeting, “Howzit,” short for how’s it going, Howzit boots start a warm conversation. The line honors the origins of the Chukka boot, also known as a Vellie, which comes from the South African word for “skin” and later, “field.” First introduced and made by the Dutch East India Co. in the 17th century by Dutch settlers in South Africa, the early boots were designed to make adventurous treks across the country.

The brand’s current safari boots reflect that rugged heritage, with leather uppers and comfort construction designed for both the outdoors and urban environments. Each boot is ethically sourced and meticulously handcrafted by longtime cobblers in South Africa. Colorful outsole and upper options add style factor in an array of hues.

Shoe of the Week: Howzit Chukka Boot Specs

  • Ethically sourced water-repellent full-grain suede and leather
  • Hand crafted in South Africa
  • Pure Natural Comfort insole
  • Thermal plastic rubber soles
  • Unisex, MSRP $165, W $77
  • Men’s sizes 7–13; Women’s sizes 6–11

The July 2024 Issue

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