Versatile Chelsea Boots: Why Include Them in Your Collection?

October 8, 2012 • By Robert

Also known as “dealer boots,” Chelsea boots are tight-fitting, ankle-high boots originated by early equestrian riders. Although simple in design and in appearance, these boots have proven to be quite versatile as they can be incorporated into many different outfits and can even be fashionably worn throughout the different seasons.

With their clean lines, they can be easily paired with dress slacks and long-sleeve button-downs for a sophisticated work look. They also come available in a wider rubber-based sole that can tackle snow and ice in the colder months. This is a fantastic option for all the guys out there who want to remain practical when dealing with a colder weather but who refuse to sacrifice personal style solely due to frigid temperatures. The more casual “thicker” sole goes great with heavier outerwears, such as long coats and jeans.

In short, Chelsea boots make a strong argument to be included in all men’s footwear collection. Here are four great choices available now at Zappos.


 Ralph Lauren Collection, $575.00

Adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto Chelsea Boots, $205.00

Armani Jeans Chelsea Boots, $198.00

Red Wing Heritage Chelsea Rancher, $280.00