Take The Weight Out Of Smart-Casual Attire With The Holborn Lite


By the Robert Old Team

23rd September 2022

Chukka boots or desert boots have long been synonymous with smart casual attire, the perfect blend of conservatism with just the right amount of sartorial flare. Nevertheless, You often need a smart casual outfit to get you

through the full day but Chukka boots often fall short due to their heavyweight construction. At Robert Old we have worked exclusively with Crockett & Jones to create the Holborn Lite.

Crafted by Crockett & Jones exclusively for Robert Old, the ‘Holborn Lite’ takes a modern twist on the classic chukka boot for optimum wearer ease, comfort, and durability. The classic chukka boot style is reinvented with Vibram Gumlite soles to provide a lightweight alternative to other similar styles stocked by Crockett & Jones.

The Gumlite sole is ideal for our intended purpose of the re-created Holborn style. Ideal for a full day's wear thanks to the long durability and optimised cushioning across the sole. Without compromising on grip Gumlite aids the wearer and significantly reduces energy consumption - even more so in uphill walking.

The lightweight Chukka boot is constructed in Northampton, UK from Crockett’s pebble grain leather, a fine textured hide made from the finest leather. To ensure the Holborn survives a classic rain shower the sole features a beaded storm welt for added peace of mind. Complementing the leather boots construction is the excellent shape of the 238 Last a square toe shape similar to the very popular Molton chukka. Solely at Robert Old, the ‘Holborn Lite’ is the perfect ankle-height boot to take you through the day, step by step.