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For a versatile and classic ankle boot, look no further than the Chelsea. But which brands are tackling this popular style more ethically and sustainably?
Chelsea boots are the all-weather all-outfit wonder we all need
Name a more iconic and versatile boot than the Chelsea—we’ll wait. This stylish ankle boot can come in a wide array of materials and colours, but one thing is for sure: anyone can pull them off with just about any outfit. Throwing on a long dress for a chilly night out? Chelsea boots. Need something more sturdy to trek through the city in your jeans-and-tee combo? Chelsea boots. Off to your new office job, a café date, or entertaining guests at home? Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea.
Originally named for the trendy area of London that popularised the boots in the 1950s, they are a popular wardrobe staple to this day, loved for their pull-on convenience and casual-to-formal adaptability. Can you tell we’re big fans?
Traditionally made only from leather or suede, which can come with its own host of ethical and environmental concerns, today you can find sustainable Chelsea boots made from materials like vegan leather alternatives or upcycled leather, to your preference. We love the striking white boots from Good Guys (France), the hazelnut deadstock leather beauties from Christy Dawn (US), NOAH’s (Germany) vegan chunky block heel Chelseas, and the quirky Appleskin boots from Womsh (Italy).