July 14, 2010 BY John Kim
The beginning of the Fall signifies the start of the hiking season, which means outdoor apparel outfitters start getting busier and busier. Hiking – an ever-growing sport/hobby in America – requires particular footwear like any other sport specialty sport does, and choosing the wrong pair for your feet could result in serious injury. Hiking shoes/boots usually feature deeper traction and a wider outsole for better stability and balance as well as higher ankle cut for support. This sample of the Nike Air Chukka Boot features all the aforementioned design cues – a higher cut and an aggressive outsole design – as well a stabilizing in-step strap and a solid heel-cup to prevent slip. The overall silhouette is similar to the Nike ACG Chisulo Boot that released last year, but doesn’t feature visible Air. These are a sample pair, so a release is still unconfirmed, but stick with Sneaker News for more info. You can still pick up this size 9 pair from lacedheat on eBay.