The Gustin Chukka reinvents the vintage sneaker. Built from the finest materials and made by the best craftsmen in the world, these suede lace-up sneakers will take you everywhere in style.
This Gustin chukka is made of suede from one of the finest tanneries in Tuscany, Italy. For those of you looking for this fun style in a slightly more muted tone, this is the version for you. It starts with the finest suede as a base. To produce suede of this quality, the skins are abraded 4 separate times allowing the artisans to get the thickness precise and the texture super plush. Suede gives this chukka a luxurious feel while the weight is substantial enough to give them sturdiness. The natural texture of the suede gives the surface of the shoe more interest - you just want to touch them. The color falls somewhere in between off-white and grey, we call it cement. The skins are dyed in drum rolls twice to create a color that is intense and completely saturated in the skin. A prominent Margom gum sole provides a bit of contrast to liven the shoe up. The natural leather lining peeks out of the inside of the shoe and feels great when you have them on.
Take one look at the shape of our chukka and you know it captures everything perfectly — from the low profile toe box, to the ultra clean stitch lines, to the absence of any extraneous materials. We stay true to the essential chukka boot with two pairs of eyelets, the mid-height cut and the unique shape of the uppers.
Our sneakers are constructed by hand in the Tuscany region of Italy by a group of craftsmen who have been making shoes since 1901. They have perfected their craft to the point where the industry's biggest and best names, including Lanvin, use them for production. All leather is die cut one hide at a time. Single needle stitching is used to construct the uppers. Binding clean finishes edges. Custom lasting creates the unique Gustin shape. An Italian-made Margom rubber sole is cemented internally and reinforced with 360° stitching to the upper. A leather-lined removable footbed is stamped with the Gustin logo. These are time honored techniques taken to the highest level.
Sneakers made in Italy to our quality level, that finally get the styling right and that use only the highest quality materials carry incredibly high price points. The Gustin model allows us to offer you a radically better value.
Gustin sneakers follow European sizing and run slightly larger than some US sizes. If you typically wear a US 9 in dress shoes or boots, we recommend ordering a US 9 in these as well. If you usually wear a half-size, we would recommend you order down to the nearest whole size. If you have tried on other Margom soled sneakers, you should order the same size.