What’s a “Chukka”?

The inspiration behind the Teva’s new Mush Atoll Chukka dates back to the Second World War and the British North Africa Campaign. British soldiers wore a form of chukka boot which were first fashioned by Cairo cobblers responding to a demand for lightweight and grippy footwear for rough desert terrain. The name “chukka” comes from the game of polo (popular with the British officer class) where it denotes a period of play.

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Teva has updated this classic design for cool weather. For comfortable cruising from coast to cabin, this Luxe edition Chukka chugs. The Mush® EVA insole comes straight from the Teva flip flop, so you get marshmallow-like cushioning that conforms to your foot shape. The soft leather upper flexes and moves when you move, and faux shearling on top provides a extra ankle warmth. D-ring lacing means quick cinch-and-go. The incredibly light EVA sole makes it feel just like you’re wearing a flip flop… just without all the flipping and flopping.

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