UGG Beach Moc Chukka Review

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It is always a challenge to find comfortable, yet stylish shoes, that will keep you supported and dry during summer. Luckily, Ugg has your back with its Beach Moc Chukka boots, a perfect blend of a boat shoe and a chukka. Featuring a Treadlite outsole by Ugg and full-grain nubuck leather upper, these ankle boots will be your new summer staple shoes, thanks to their high comfort levels and exceptional breathability. Not to mention how stylish you will look while strolling down the beach.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Lightweight construction
  • Breathable nubuck upper
  • Treadlite outsole
  • Built-in arch support
  • Great traction
  • Durable
  • Comfortable fit
  • Attractive moccasin-style design
Cons
  • No padding or lining
Outsole

Outsole

The Beach Moc Chukkas are meant to be worn at the beach, hence the name, so they needed an outsole, that works well on both flat surfaces and sand while keeping the wearer comfortable at the same time. Treadlite, Ugg’s trademark outsole is lightweight and flexible, allowing the wearer to move and bend freely, not restricting the feet’s natural gait cycle. This outsole is also very durable and abrasion resistant, considerably expanding the Beach Moc Chukka’s lifespan. Ugg also made sure to include features, that enhance the overall comfort levels of these shoes, as well as keep the wearer supported throughout the day. For this purpose, they included their enerG comfort system, an insole with built-in arch support that delivers instant comfort to the wearer. Additionally, a Customized Dynamic Support Platform shank ensures, that the underfoot is sufficiently supported, while not restricting the shoes’ flexibility. As for traction, the Treadlite’s unique and grippy outsole will deliver a stable footing to the wearer, whether it is on city pavement, a deck, or sandy beaches.
Upper

Upper

When it comes to the Ugg Beach Moc Chukka, as stated on their website, Ugg wanted to bring together the East and West coast, combining the classic boat shoe silhouette with their innovative technology, bringing something new and fresh to their customers. The Beach Moc Chukka features an ankle high silhouette and is made of full-grain nubuck leather, which is quite soft and flexible, and holds up against wear and tear exceptionally well. Additionally, the Beach Moc Chukka is very lightweight, enhancing the overall comfort levels of this ankle boot, as it will not weigh you down. The construction of this chukka boot closely resembles a moccasin, which is where Ugg got the inspiration to make this shoe. It comes with a standard lacing system made of squared leather laces, that loop through 4 pairs of blind eyelets, that look like slits. This enables the wearer to get a customized fit every time. As shoes that are designed for the beach, Ugg had to include some elements to protect the wearer from water getting trapped inside their shoes. That is why they included cleverly hidden perforations in the upper, which not only serve for proper ventilation but also double as drainage ports. This means, that you can walk along the beach or even through water without any issues since the boot will simply drain out all the water that gets into the foot chamber and it will dry out quickly too, so you can enjoy all the fun the beach has to offer. That said, nubuck leather stains when it comes into contact with water but will fade back into its original color once it dries. There is no lining in this shoe to speak of, however, the nubuck leather is very soft and velvety against the skin, so it can easily be worn without socks as well since it will not cause any irritation or blisters. Additionally, Ugg included their enerG comfort system in the design, that has built-in arch support and an open cell PU foam layer to keep the wearer supported and comfortable with every step. To top it off, the Beach Moc Chukka is fully machine washable, in fact, the more you wash it, the comfier it will become, as it will mold to your foot shape for a perfect glove-like fit.
Breathability

Breathability

Even though it is a leather ankle boot, the Beach Moc Chukka is quite the breathable shoe. Since it is meant for beach climate, it had to be breathable enough, so that the feet do not suffocate inside the foot chamber, but it also had to include some type of draining system, to avoid water getting trapped inside the shoe. Ugg killed two birds with one stone by including perforations in the design, which are cleverly hidden under the upper’s “flaps”, the leather panels on the sides, that are not secured down with the rest of the upper via stitching. These perforations serve as both ventilation and drainage ports, keeping the feet dry and cool, while also draining water out of the foot chamber in case the shoe gets wet.
Comfort

Comfort

There is nothing worse than a pair of uncomfortable shoes, as they can not only be very unpleasant to wear but they can actually hurt our feet and cause some serious health issues down the line. Ugg recognizes this problem and has dedicated time and effort into manufacturing comfortable footwear for all seasons, from bedroom slippers to winter boots. The Beach Moc Chukka is an excellent blend of a boat shoe and a chukka boot, featuring sturdy construction, that will keep you comfortable all day long. Constructed with Ugg’s patented Treadlite outsole, a lightweight and cushioning outsole with excellent traction, and a sturdy, yet soft nubuck leather upper, this beach chukka will be a great summer shoe to just throw on and be out the door. Although these chukkas are unlined and the collar and tongue do not feature any padding, they are far from uncomfortable, since nubuck leather is very soft and the perforations on the side panels are well-ventilated for a comfortable and dry fit. Additionally, Ugg included their enerG comfort system with built-in arch support and a soft PU foam, that helps the feet breathe and delivers instant comfort with every step.
Durability

Durability

Shoes are an essential part of our daily lives, which is why it is important to find durable ones, that will not fall apart after only a few wears. Luckily, the Beach Moc Chukka from Ugg will not disappoint you regarding this aspect. Its outsole, which is Ugg’s Treadlite outsole, is lightweight and flexible, yet very durable and abrasion resistant, making these chukkas a great everyday summer shoe. Furthermore, the upper of the Beach Moc Chukka is made of full-grain nubuck leather, which is thicker and stronger than suede, and it ages exceptionally well. That said, nubuck does stain and scratch easily, much like suede, however, with a brush and a stain remover, this problem quickly vanishes. Additionally, these chukkas are fully machine washable, and they will in fact only get more comfortable the more they are washed.
Materials

Materials

Ugg made their Beach Moc Chukka boots of genuine nubuck leather, which resembles suede in looks and feel but is actually made from the outer layer of the hide, as opposed to suede, which is made from the inside of the hide. This makes nubuck thicker and stronger than suede while giving it a fine grain at the same time. Nubuck is acquired from top-grain cattle and is sanded either on the outside or the grain side, which gives this type of leather a velvety surface. Nubuck also has to go through heavy dying or coloring in the manufacturing process, in order to cover up the sanding of the leather. However, it is wear and tear resistant, more so than regular suede, making it more expensive. The characteristics of nubuck leather are similar to that of aniline leather. Nubuck is very soft to the touch and molds to the shape of your feet over time, making for a very comfortable pair of shoes. That said, it does scratch and stain easily, however, with a brush and a stain remover, these little imperfections can be fixed. This particular chukka boot is also completely machine washable and even gets more comfortable the more you wash it. Although nubuck does develop dark stains when it comes into contact with water, once it dries, it fades back to its original color. Additionally, Ugg is a very environmentally conscious company, that makes sure to source its materials in an ethical manner. This means, that they only work with suppliers that comply with the Animal Welfare laws and that no animal is harmed for their skin alone. Not many companies are ethical in today’s society, making Ugg stand out even more.
Style

Style

The Beach Moc Chukka from Ugg is the perfect blend of a boat shoe and a chukka boot. Made from genuine, full-grain nubuck leather and featuring a moccasin design with an ankle-high silhouette, these chukka boots will make you look stylish while keeping you supported and comfortable in your every step. The Beach Moc Chukka comes with stitching details, that both look good and enhance the durability of this boot. The heel is equipped with a handy pull-tab to make slipping into these chukkas a lot easier, while the squared leather laces help the wearer achieve that perfect, custom fit and add a touch of interest to the overall design. Another interesting detail on these chukkas are the so-called “flaps” on the sides, which are not entirely secured down to the rest of the upper and serve to keep the perforations/drainage ports cleverly hidden from the eye. What is so great about these ankle boots, is how versatile they are. These boots from Ugg are available in a color called Caramel, which is a muted tan color, True Navy, and Seal, a light gray color, making it very easy to style them, as these colors go with almost anything. You can wear them dressed down with some shorts and a T-shirt for a day at the beach with some friends but you can also dress them up with some khakis and a button-down for a fancy dinner date. The possibilities with these chukkas are really endless and you will look put together without even trying.
Support

Support

Ugg is primarily known for its comfortable and cozy footwear, and support plays a big role in that, since shoes, that have no support are hardly going to be comfortable to wear, even for a short period of time. That is why Ugg decided to use their enerG comfort system with its built-in arch support for their Beach Moc Chukka. What this insole does, is, that it cushions the feet where it is important, i.e. the heel area, while it delivers great arch support to the wearer to keep their every step energized and comfortable. For additional support, Ugg included a customized Dynamic Support Platform shank, which helps keep the wearer supported throughout the day without limiting their flexibility and movement, so they can walk, run and bend freely and in a natural way. Furthermore, Ugg’s trademark Treadlite outsole grips to the ground exceptionally well, thanks to its unique tread pattern, and helps the wearer keep a firm footing whether they are walking on a deck or on the sand, making this chukka the perfect beach shoe. As for the upper, the nubuck leather will mold to the wearer’s foot shape over time, delivering a custom fit to each individual, while the standard lacing system keeps the feet properly locked down. The cut of the boots hits at just the right height for them to keep the ankles supported without restricting their movement, making for a great everyday staple for the summer months.
Traction

Traction

When walking on unstable surfaces, such as sand, it is very important to have a pair of shoes, that will keep you steady on your feet, not stumbling around. This is where Treadlite, Ugg’s patented outsole comes into play. Namely, the Beach Moc Chukka’s outsole is not only flexible and cushioning, enabling for a comfortable stroll, but its unique tread pattern grips to the ground very well, including sand, wet or dry. This makes the Beach Moc Chukka the overall perfect summer beach shoe, that performs just as well on sand as it does on decks or concrete.
Weight

Weight

The Beach Moc Chukkas weigh surprisingly little, only 18 ounces, making them very lightweight. Unlike Ugg’s trademark sheepskin boots, these chukkas are meant for the hot summer days spent at the beach, hence they do not feature any padding or lining. All the materials were carefully chosen to keep the weight at a minimum, while still delivering a supportive and comfortable ride. That is why Ugg made their upper from genuine nubuck leather, which is stronger and thicker than suede but is still lightweight enough to not drag your feet down, while the lightweight and flexible Treadlite outsole provides a natural and effortless stride, making the Beach Moc Chukkas an easy summer staple.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

To sum up, the Beach Moc Chukka from Ugg is an excellent everyday summer shoe equipped with a bunch of innovative and creative features to enhance its overall comfort and performance. Featuring Ugg's trademark Treadlite outsole, a lightweight and flexible, yet very durable and grippy sole unit, as well as a soft and breathable nubuck leather upper, this chukka will keep you dry and cool during the summer months. The cleverly hidden perforations on the upper enhance the breathability of the boots and also serve as drainage ports, helping to drain them of water, in case they get wet. Ugg also included their enerG comfort system and a Custom Dynamic Support Platform shank for a supportive and cushioned ride. These chukkas from Ugg are completely machine washable as well, making them more comfortable the more you wash them. Available in neutral colorways, these boots will go with almost any outfit and will make you look effortlessly stylsih.