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For the Love of Chelsea Boots

No stylish winter wardrobe is complete without at least one good pair of Chelsea boots. So what are they exactly? Where did they originate from? Why do we love them so much? And how can you shop them at Shouz? We’re answering all your pressing questions below.

Originating in the Victorian era, this shoe was originally designed as a practical boot for Queen Victoria. The classic style features an ankle-grazing cut, elasticated side gussets, a flat or low stacked heel, a pull-on tab for ease and a rounded toe for comfort. Traditionally, this boot came in black or tan leather.

The style was later adopted by the equestrian community and gained popularity again in the 50s and 60s thanks to The Beatles and other pop culture icons. It became known as the ‘Chelsea boot’ during this period when it was favoured by the stylish figures of London’s affluent Chelsea neighbourhood.  

The style has come a long way since then, taking on fresh colours, silhouettes and heel heights. Below, we’ve rounded up our favourite styles from the Autumn/Winter 22 range with some tips on how to style yours.

Geeteed

A classic with a twist - wear these boots year-round. Style them with jeans and trousers in winter and switch the outfit out for shorts and boho dresses come spring and summer.

Serin

The heel gives these Chelsea boots a feminine touch that lends itself to dresses and pantsuits. They’re perfect for the office. 

Rider

This is a classic Chelsea boot in a beautiful chocolate leather with a slightly higher heel that’s low enough to still be practical. Style these with everything from tailored pants, to pantsuits, jeans and dresses.

Willo

A bold colour is a perfect way to make a classic shoe feel current. Pair these boots with your favourite denim for a relaxed weekend look.

 

Ford Old Gold Cut Leather

A Chelsea boot with a decidedly contemporary look - these Ford Old Gold Cut leather ankle boots are perfect for styling with leather pants, cigarette pants, jeans and flowy dresses alike.

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