The last time I owned a pair of chukka sneakers they were camouflage Vans. No wait, scratch that, they were green suede Airwalks. I remember loving them intensely. I also remember vowing to never combine “chukka” and “sneaker” on my feet ever again. This recently announced capsule collection between downtown prepster Steven Alan and Keds holds the promise of getting me to recant. The canvas exteriors are clean and subdued, while inside the lining reveals a pop of Alan’s signature patterned fabrics. Coming on the heels of Keds’ collaboration with Mark McNairy, these chukkas seem to have retained some of his influence (see: the work boot laces). This fall my usual desert boot rotation just might have to make room for a new, old favorite.