John Lofgren Steadfast Chukka – Burgundy Calfskin

by John Lofgren


John Lofgren Steadfast Chukka – Burgundy Calfskin


SKU: N/A Categories: , Tags: , , , ,

The Steadfast Chukka’s are quite simply great all day, all outfit boots (hmm, joggers?) which, due to the beautiful and supple French Calfskin and impeccable construction and finish (as usual) have a real high end feel in an every day pair of easy to wear boots. We think that was the aim and it’s been very well executed.

They are made on the same lasts as the John Lofgren engineer boots so have a nice non bulbous rounded toe, shapely waist and are very well balanced. They are comfortable out of the box and the overall lower profile make them a great boot to be worn dressed up with some heft or dressed down. They are a great all rounder and feel great in the hand. See the size guide for more info on fit.

The construction is superb! The stitching, as carried out by the fastidious artisans of Japan, is very neat and uniform, the sole is trimmed in neatly and is very well balanced, particularly for a 360 welt as this can often lead to a cumbersome looking and feeling heel but not here.

The French Calfskin feels like a great choice in terms of weight, aesthetics and how it will age, very luxurious but also substantial enough to last many a resole.


  • Japanese tanned Burgundy French Calfskin
  • Original John Lofgren last – Same as engineer
  • Leather lined
  • Goodyear welted with British storm welts
  • Oak bark tanned heavy midsole
  • Oak bark tanned heel
  • Vibram low profile outersole
  • American washer backed eyelets
  • Rolled top and for erganomic comfort
  • US sized (please see sizing tab)
  • Made in Japan

The Steadfast Chukka’s are made on the same last as the engineer boots. They do fit very similar but due to them being laced and the leather and stitching required, they feel slimmer (same in length) than the same size in the engineers so we would recommend going up a half size to compensate. A size 8.5 in the Chukka’s is very similar fitting to:

John Lofgren Engineers: 8

John Lofgren Donkey Punchers: 7.5 – 8

John Lofgren M43’s: 8.5

Red Wing: 9 US (8 UK)

Viberg: 8 (2030 and 2045 last)

White’s Boots: 8 D width

Rolling Dub Trio: 8

Danner: 7.5 UK

Nike Air Max 1: 8.5 UK

Truman Boots: 8.5 – 9

Trickers (and majority of British brands): 7.5 – 8 G/F (last dependent)

Please get in touch with any sizing questions you may have. We will do our best to assist you in as much depth as we can to get your sizing right. We have experience with a number of UK, European, Japanese and USA made branded footwear to help with comparisons and can take any measurements you may need.