The Apollo Chukka is a lightweight boot by Native Shoes, an environmentally conscious footwear brand based in Vancouver, Canada. Made with an EVA outsole, the design is waterproof, odor-resistant, shock-absorbent, washable, BPA- and  phthalate-free, and just really comfortable. The upper and the laces are crafted from Microfiber, and the gusset from Superbuck, a vegan alternative to nubuck. The toe is perforated and cut at a diagonal for a contrasting, futuristic look. Available online from Native, the Apollo Chukka comes in nine colorways, each priced at $85.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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