Chelsea Boots: The Best Boot Ever Made
That was the original name given to Chelsea boots back in 1851. It wasn’t until the late 1950’s when they were first called “Chelsea” boots. The story goes that the trendy Brits on King’s Road (a street in Chelsea) were sporting the new boots and boosting their popularity. In 1961, the Beatles made some minor tweaks to the Chelsea boot and turned them into “Beatle” boots – the start of an international sensation. “Beatle” boots faded but Chelsea boots from http://www.brandhousedirect.com.au/a/collections/womens-chelsea-boots remain as popular as ever. In fact, all things considered, Chelsea boots are the best boot ever made. Here’s why:
Ease: No laces, no buckles, no zippers. The most recognizable feature of a Chelsea boot is its elastic side panel. The promoted benefit in 1851 still stands today; the boot can be easily put on and easily removed.
Never out of style: Chelsea boots have never had a lull. They have always been popular in style and use. Queen Victoria wore them every day. They have been used as riding boots, work boots and dress boots. Ladies, you’ll never experience a “boot faux pas” (“those are cool retro boots”) if you’re wearing Chelsea boots.
Men and Women: Some men have been known to secretly wear their wife’s boots. No need to do that with Chelsea boots – they are androgynous. There are almost as many men’s styles of Chelsea boots as women’s. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but you get the point. Guys, you’ll never experience a “boot faux pas” (“are those your wife’s boots?”) if you’re wearing Chelsea boots.
I was never much of a boot person until I bought my first pair of Chelsea boots in the mid-1990s. Now, I have 4 pair in my closet. Ease, style and tailor made for me – Chelsea boots are the best boot ever made.