A pair of fall/winter golf shoes is probably not on the top of your wish list but if you play when the leaves hit the ground and there are frost delays through which to sip coffee and make small talk then these True Linkswear Chukka shoes deserve a look.
Made in the image of the top-of-their-line Stealth model the Chukka has a raised height in the heel well to provide a little extra protection from leaping dew drops. It has the full features of the Stealth with a 2-year Waterproof leather upper, mid-foot stability cuff, leather liner and insole, memory foam heel, the low platform, and TRUE ninja rubber outsole. Available in two fashion colors, dark brown and black, they showed the same close to the ground comfort and performance as the Stealths in my test walk-a-round
Being a TRUE believer for quite a while, the Chukka’s are the fifth pair in my locker joining a couple of Stealths, a Tour, and a Proto from the same blood line. They look like a slightly shorter leather version of those nostalgic desert boots we used to sport in the early seventies. Go nicely with the kaiki pants and the logo shirt from Scotland….but I think a bit geeky with shorts unless you have the Nordic hiking socks and some suspenders.
David Owen, who writes for Golf Digest, said recently in his golf blog My Usual Game that the only shoes he took on a non-golf trip to Europe this fall were True Linkswears and the Chukkas were his shoe of choice for the entire trip.
The Chukkas list for $210 but they are currently on sale at the True Linkswear website for $159.99 with free shipping. If you are a function over form kind of guy these might be the winter golf shoes you did not know you were looking for.