The Seamless Chukka
The chukka’s already one of the more grit-resistant shoes out there (hence its affinity with the sandproof desert boot), but it can always get more impenetrable. Case in point: this seamless chukka from Band of Outsiders. It’s a long-lost cousin to the Chelsea boot, placing the emphasis on the handsome suede and away from anything so flashy as laces. You can also pick up a pair in raw wool if you’re feeling industrial; just try to keep it out of the rain.