The Chelsea Boots


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  • Spanish full-grain leather, British and Italian suede
  • Itshide Commando Sole and Goodyear storm welt
  • Handmade in Portugal
Estimated delivery :  
before the end of the preorder
preordered pieces
Shipping & Returns

Where your Chelsea Boots had let you down in the past:


Leather that doesn’t pass muster


Soles that develop holes


They underperform in the comfort stakes


Pointy toes that could have your eye out

Start walkin’!

Up and upper

The upper of a Chelsea Boot is pretty much just one big bit of leather, so it needs to be good leather. As always, we’ve opted for real-deal full-grain leather that will age beautifully. This time, it comes from Spanish tannery, Picusa.

Forget everything you know about suede

Suede. Looks nice. Sure. Feels nice. Definitely. But is it practical? Well, more often than not the answer would be no. Get caught in a downpour and it’s curtains for that new pair of kicks. We don’t like giving you lot too much to worry about, so we sourced a hardy suede from Sheepscar waxed with Brazilian Carnauba and a quality brown suede from Zabri in Italy treated with a water-repellent finish.

Special ops

The outsole has to be the hardest working part of any shoe. It spends its life continually sandwiched between your foot and the pavement. A thankless task, and not one that every sole is up to. We chose the mighty Commando sole from UK manufacturer Itshide. It’s as tough as its name suggests.

Weather the storm

When it comes to shoes, a Goodyear welt is a reliable sign of quality. It adds to the shoe’s overall durability, as well as meaning it can easily be resoled, should the time come. Because we like to spoil you, we’ve gone for the big daddy of all welts: the Goodyear Storm Welt. No more leaky shoes.

Put it on my tab

If you think Chelsea Boots are difficult to put on, think again. Not when you’ve got a reinforced grosgrain heel tab to hold onto. Just grab these, step into your boots, and away you go.

Once they’re on, they’re on

You can also be sure that your boots won’t slip off while you’re wearing them. We’ve made ours 2cm higher than a standard model, meaning they’ve got better purchase around your ankle. More comfort, less stress.

Like one of those fancy hybrid mattresses, for your feet

While we’re on the subject of comfort, the insole is something to shout about. We’ve added additional padding to ours, especially around the heel, so you can be on your feet all day and not need to see a chiropodist at the end of it.

Get to the point

If you’re getting involved in Chelsea Boot business, there’s always the risk that you can pick a pair that’s too pointy. No such risk here. We’ve gone for a happy medium: not too pointed, not too rounded.

What’s better than machine made?

Handmade, of course! The Chelsea Boots are handmade in Portugal, which in and of itself might not mean much, but the hands that made them belong to the good folk at Penha, who happen to be certified shoe experts.

To Chelsea step by step

What goes into making your Chelsea Boots. The materials have travelled a total of 16,245 km (10,094 miles).

Raw material

Spain and Argentina

The aniline cowhide for the smooth leather version comes from Spain and it’s Argentina for the suede version.


Picusa, La Hispano Argentina Spain and Argentina

It’s Picusa in Spain for the smooth leather version and La Hispano Argentina for the suede leather.

Tanning & dyeing

Picusa, Zabri, Charles F Stead & Co Ltd Spain, Italy and UK

Suede leather :
Social certifications : ISO 9001, ISO 45001, SA8000 Standard Grade 3
Environmental certifications : ISO 14001, LWG : Leather Working Group
Waxed suede leather :
Environmental certifications : LWG : Leather Working Group
Spain for the smooth leather, Italy for the suede and UK for the waxed suede.


Charles F Stead & Co Ltd UK

Environmental certifications : LWG : Leather Working Group
Small step required for the waxed suede leather.


Penha Portugal


Road and boat haulage

The Chelsea Footprint

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each pair of Chelsea Boots we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it :

21.2 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 219 km (136 miles) travelled by car.

0.4 g

of phosphor released in the water

Equivalent to growing 6.6kg of apples.

177,3 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 71.9 h of heating (avg. flat)


Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy to change your size

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

It's a risk-free investment

Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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