Lightweight yet durable, the Chelsea boot never goes out of style. The sleek, often water-resistant slip-on will not be going away anytime soon, especially since boots are projected to make a big comeback this fall.
The snug-fitting shoe has quite a history. The Chelsea boot dates back to the 19th century when an English cobbler named J. Sparkes Hall designed a shoe for Queen Victoria after she requested a boot without laces for horseback riding. The shoe then had a big comeback in the 1960s, when British youth and stars, notably the Beatles, adopted the stylish footwear.
Today, many favor the retro-style boot for its practical yet stylish shape. Below, we’ve selected Chelsea boots worthy of your fall wardrobe. Check them out.
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1. Asgard Women’s Waterproof Ankle Chelsea Boots
Asgard’s waterproof ankle boots feature a textile lining and padded footbed for optimal comfort, plus they come in a range of fun colors that allow you to switch things up.
Pros: These boots also feature a removable insole.
Cons: They may have a pronounced rubber odor.
2. Sam Edelman Women’s Tinsley Rain Boot
Available in both glossy and matte finishes as well as animal prints, the Sam Edelman Women’s Tinsley Rain Boot is a shoe you can easily dress up or down.
Pros: They’re also lightweight and comfortable, complete with deep elastic goring on the sides for easy on and off access.
Cons: Some users may find the style runs narrow.
3. Refresh TILDON-02 Women’s Elastic Chelsea Booties
Complete with a sleek faux leather finish and subtle block heel, these look way more expensive than they actually are.
Pros: They’re also offered in four classic styles, making them the perfect wardrobe staple for those who like a little extra height.
Cons: The toe box in this style tends to run narrow.