Handcrafted in Italy

Rafael Chukka Boot


Item# SF70262
$495.00 $164.97


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  • Contemporary Italian dress chukka boot
  • Three-eyelet split-toe boot with stitching detail
  • Tight heel
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Classic Fit, fits true to size


  • Bologna Flex Strada construction for extreme comfort and flexibility
  • Tubular leather lining for slender profile
  • Full length leather outsole with flex grooves
  • Rubber heel for shock absorption
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Italy
  • Full length vegetable-tanned Ranaldi Oasi Italian leather upper
  • Hand-stained and burnished
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Using a damp cloth or sponge, lather our Saddle Soap and apply onto leather to clean and restore its natural oils.

    STEP 2: Moisturize the shoes with our Cream Polish to make them supple and soft, following instructions on the product.

    STEP 3: Condition the shoes with our Speed Polish, protecting them from dirt, rain and snow.

    STEP 4: Take our Heel dressing applicator and apply to the edge of the heel and sole.

    STEP 5: Apply our Leather Lotion as needed for added protection and polish in between cleanings. Use our Horsehair Shine Brush to buff shoes to a desired shine.

    *For camo printed leather, simply rub our Leather Lotion onto print with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth as needed and wipe smudges or dirt away with a damp cloth.

    Classic Fit

    Most people consider a “classic” fit to be a “standard” fit. This fit more closely aligns with the natural shape of your feet.

    U.S. E.U. U.K.
    5 38 4
    5.5 38.5 4.5
    6 39 5.5
    6.5 39.5 6
    7 40 6.5
    7.5 41 7
    8 41.5 7.5
    8.5 42 8
    9 43 8.5
    9.5 43.5 9
    10 44 9.5
    10.5 44.5 10
    11 45 10.5
    11.5 45.5 11
    12 46 11.5
    12.5 47 12
    13 48 12.5
    14 49 13
    15 50 14
    16 50.5 15

    For help getting the perfect fit, we recommend you visit a retail store to get your feet fitted. If you do not have the option to visit one of our stores, you may contact customer service to help you choose the right size.

    Width Available Sizes
    AAAA 8.5-16 Narrow
    AAA 10-12, 13, 14
    AA 10-12, 13, 14
    A 9-12, 13, 14
    B 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    C 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    D 6-13, 14, 15, 16 Medium
    E 6-12, 13, 14
    EE 6-12, 13
    EEE 7-12, 13, 14 Wide
    Ask & Answer
    Rafael Chukka Boot is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Construction and Leather I ordered 2 pairs. This Italian made AE fits a classic and quality made. Elegant and excellent on all levels. Some reviewers stated that this shoe cannot be re crafted. So what? If cared well for, this shoe will last for years whether its worn casually or in an office environment.
    Date published: 2020-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable from the moment I put them on and a super value for the price. I purchased these Rafael's because the sale price of 164.97 was just too good to pass up. Almost three months before this purchase, I purchased a pair of Williamsburg Chukka. They were my first pair of AE and I was a little disappointed. I heard that they would take a little while to break-in, but man, they took a long time to break-in. I also had to take them to a cobbler to have a third lase placed in them, near the top, because they wouldn't stop squeaking. From the moment I put on these Rafael's, it was a completely different experience. They were comfortable from the moment I put them on. First, they have three laces instead of two and lace-up nice and snug with no squeaking when I walk in them. The leather is soft and flexible, but sturdy. The construction of the heel and sole provides for comfortable feel the moment I started to walk in them. The stitching is pretty close to flawless and the Goodyear welt is clear and not a bulky as the Williamsburg Chukka. I didn't purchase these Rafael's so much for there looks; I find them quite conservative in comparison to the Williamsburg. However, I am surprised by the number of compliments I have received, mainly by women, when I wear them; many more compliments than I received when wearing the Williamsburg's; go figure. I highly recommend these Rafael's at any price, but the sale price makes these an awesome purchase.
    Date published: 2020-03-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looked gorgeous, Ran big Out of the box, the shoe looked amazing. 270 degree welt, narrow at the back, excellent burnishing. even the sole was finished so well it was sliding on wooden flooring. I got them on a sale and they were outstanding value. However, the shoe was big for me. I bought 10D like my other shoes, but there was almost a centimeter fo play at the back. Additionally, the top of the shoe was at level where it kept scraping my ankle joints. Ended up returning it for the time being, but I may pick up another piece at a later time.
    Date published: 2020-03-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor experience I purchased these online. Received them and wore them around the house for a day. They were uncomfortable. Having worn them for a couple of hours I was concerned about returning them. I called customer care and asked if OK to return? Explained that I had worn the shoes around the house only. I was told yes, no problem to return by customer care. Assumed a refund would be placed back onto my credit card. I received a gift card for a refund. When I called customer care I was told there is nothing they can do, the shoes were worn. Explained my conversation prior to the return and still no change in refund method. Escalated to a manager, no change. I really wanted to like them, I have purchased Allen Edmonds shoes in years past but have avoided the brand lately - I just don't see the quality anymore. Took a chance on these based on other reviews and now I am stuck with a giftcard to buy product from a company I have no desire to buy product from. Another reason for me to avoid this brand entirely and tell others of my poor experience.
    Date published: 2020-03-02
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    Can the dianite sole be put on this shoe?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Unfortunately, a custom sole is not an option for this shoe.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-02-28

    Are these first quality

    Asked by: Joe
    Don't appear to be.
    Answered by: KAK
    Date published: 2020-03-02

    Can these have a Danite sole put on?

    Asked by: Golfeagle5
    No, these are not recrafteable
    Answered by: VR
    Date published: 2020-03-12

    Do these come with Shoe bags? Also do you Receive a full refund if you are not happy with this you when you get it?

    Asked by: Reefman
    The Rafael Chukka Boot does come with a shoe bags.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-08-15

    Will this boot accept custom arthotics

    Asked by: Ak
    Hi AK! Thanks for your interest in our Rafeal Chukka boot! This particular style doesn't have a removable insert. However, that doesn't mean it won't work. If you decide to order, please try the shoes inside (on carpet). If they don't work and are unworn, you can always exchange at your local Allen Edmonds store or mail them back for a refund. To view all of our styles that do have a removable insole, click here:
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-04-16

    What belts do you recommend pairing with the brown and black Rafael Chukka boots?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    We suggest the Rev Ave reversible belt in Black/Brown, Wide Basic Dress Belt or Midland Ave dress belt in Black or Coffee. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-03-23

    How long are they guaranteed for against defects?

    Asked by: Maurice 62
    Most product purchased on may be returned within the policy timeframe as long as the item is unworn. You can learn more about our Return Policy here: We’re happy to say, we stand behind our products and if you have any questions or concerns about your purchase past the Return Policy timeframe, you may contact our customer service team directly to discuss your concerns. For ways to contact us, follow this link: Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-12-14

    Does this boot have some extra cushioning with insole (e.g., porons)?

    Some Allen Edmonds shoe come with extra cushioning while others come with single leather insole, which is attached to the shoe. Wondering whether (1) there is extra cushioning other than single leather insole or (2) whether the insole is removable.
    Asked by: Jackie27
    The Rafael style is part of the Italian Collection which is crafted using the Bologna Flex construction. Unlike welted shoes, Bologna flex construction attaches the upper directly to the sole without the use of an insole or cork foot bed. The result is a sleeker, lighter and more flexible shoe. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-01-09

    What Last is this?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Italian Collection is not constructed on our traditional lasts. This style has a sleek profile and elongated toe box. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-11-30

    Can these shoes be recrafted?

    Asked by: Steven
    I understand that they can be re-crafted. This is based on the description provided on the website.
    Answered by: Bman45
    Date published: 2018-10-31
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