One of the most famous boots, Chelsea Boots are close-fitting ankle-high boots with an elastic side panel often having a loop or tab of fabric on the back of the boot enabling the boot to easily pulled on. Originating from the Victorian era the boots became a staple of the British Mode scene.
Chelsea boot designs vary ranging from flat, low-heel to the iconic Cuban heel. Common is the elasticated panel features. The key choice is rounded or pointy toe? A timeless classic and every wardrobe should have a pair.
Chelsea Boots History
The design of the Chelsea boot is credited to Queen Victoria’s shoemaker J. Sparks-Hall who claimed that the shoe was indeed Queensfavourite given its practicalness for both walking and riding. Clearly, Queen Vic was ahead of the times!
The Chelsea boot took off globally with its close association with the London mod scene and the swinging sixties. Worn by the ‘trendy’ Kings Road Set and by the early Beatles and the Stones. Indeed, the Beatles asked theatrical and ballet shoemaker Anello & Davide to create a variant of the Chelsea boot in 1961 with higher Cuban heels and this style became known as the Beatle boot.
The fashion-conscious Mods loved the attention to detail and Italian inspired high fashion design of the boot whose style worked well with sharp suits or straight leg trousers or skirts to reveal the ankle detail.
A highly comfortable boot which today retains street style with a cool legacy worn today by the likes of Kanye West, Harry Styles and the Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner.
As with all fashion styles, resurgence and contemporary design have brought back the ankle boot to be the best selling fashion boot from the high street to the avante-guard.
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Chelsea Boot Prices
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Luxury Chelsea Boot Brands
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Chelsea Boot Designer Countries
There are fabulous Chelsea boot designers around the world but the boot’s origin is distinctly British.
Shop the fabulous Chelsea boots from British designers John Lobb, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and more.
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