It’s 2020, and it’s time you got something a little slicker and sleeker in your footwear rotation. Allow us to re-introduce you to the very best classic Chelsea boots for men. For even more spring-ready kicks, don't miss our range of spring-ready boots to choose from.
Over the past few years, the legendary Chelsea boot has emerged as the shoe of choice for style-minded men thanks in large part to its versatility—it’s definitely a stylish upgrade to sneakers and an edgier option than standard dress shoes. But their appeal doesn’t just stop there-they’re the easiest shoes to get on and off; and are also comfortable enough to hike around in all day long, and they can be worn with your new sharp-suit or even your oldest ripped jeans. And the classic Chelsea boot has a pedigree which is both royal and rock ‘n’ roll: The shoe is widely credited to Queen Victoria’s bootmaker from the mid-1800s, and they picked up their name a century later when kids from London’s Chelsea started wearing them. The Beatles were soon wearing them followed by the Rolling Stones. And about a minute after that, everyone else.
If you look at pop culture, even Stormtroopers wore Chelsea boots in Star Wars! Despite rock ’n’ roll music going out of style with the masses in the past decade, the rock ’n’ roll look (beat-up jeans, leather biker jackets, wallet chains) has really never been more popular—and neither have Chelsea boots. Here are our top few picks for Chelsea boots you should definitely own:
The everyday Tan
The best part of classic Chelsea boots? If you buy the right pair, they can totally change your point of view, and the way you feel. Even if fashion has never been your thing- wearing these beauties will surely make you feel highly fashionable and sophisticated. Even if you’re at dinner, your boots might be hidden under the table but you will definitely feel a dose of confidence just knowing that you’re wearing them. According to many Chelsea-boot-patrons, the boots feel like walking on memory-foam pillows. Definitely confidence-boosting, these boots are a must-have in your wardrobe!
A little black never killed anyone
These black Chelsea boots bridge the gap between dressy and casual better than any other boots on this list. These Urban Shepherd Chelsea boots are best suited when you mean business, and under tried-and-true denim for your more outdoorsy activities (and by outdoorsy we mean anything from attending a barn wedding to even buying groceries). The toes on these are slightly sharp, rather than too round and bulbous. Which means they'll look awfully good with anything slim and black! A perfect accessory for that edgy-badass look you’ve been wanting to pull off all weekend!
The No-Nonsense Chelsea
If this isn't your first Chelsea boots in 2020, consider Urban Shepherd Boots, for some absolutely original, rustic and premium-quality leather boots. These Chelsea boots for men are bound to become major trending pieces in the fashion industry. These come in multiple colours and are built on a Genuine Goodyear Welt Construction—and you get the brand's signature genuine leather midsole and heel counter, hand-laid cork footbed. Like everything else Urban Shepherd Boots makes, these boots find the happy mix between edgy continent-hopping DJ and elegant suited man, which means you can easily sport them at the office or during your next bar crawl-just try not to spill beer on them!