Folk ‘Joe’ chukka boot
The guys at Folk must be knackered, what with them knocking out so much cracking stuff at the moment. With both the release of new product and the constant evolution of existing pieces, it’s a wonder any of them are getting any rest.
And this constant evolution is once again seen in their footwear, which has a new sole design for Spring/Summer 2011. The unit is going to be used across a few different styles but is shown on here on their ‘Joe’ chukka boot. The sole is white rubber and features little squares cut into certain positions along the midsole section.
The other feature you notice is the leather rand that runs around the top of the sole, a bit like a welt but without the stitching. I think this is a great touch, it’s such a simple detail but one that makes a lot of visual difference to the whole shoe, especially on the charcoal where the extra contrast makes it more noticeable.
The shoe comes in a Pacific navy or charcoal colourways, both in a soft suede with tan leather detailing, flat waxed laces and a raised stitch detail on the heel. Both are great looking pieces of footwear although for me the brighter blue just edges it, especially for the summer. For more information on the brand, if you fancy a pair yourself from their online store, or want to find your local stockist, go here: Folk.