Originally used by Polo players in India. It was first introduced to USA by the Duke of Windsor in 1924. The British Army forces were also using a standard issue of chukkas in WWII in the desert campaign in Egypt and Lybia. They only became popular later through 1940’s and 1960’s. The original chukkas are open laced with two or three pairs of eyelets. The shoe is semi brogued on the toe and back quarters. It is worth comparing with the full brogue Wingtip Boots. The inner lining sock is full length as well as seamless. The flexible leather sole includes an anti-slide grip.