Time for a re-boot
Leather wasn’t up to scratch
Soles were wafer-thin
Toes so pointy they’d have your eye out
Tough stuff, and smooth to boot
Let’s start at the beginning of our boot story: selecting a leather. We’ve cut our Chelsea Boots from beautiful cowhide supplied by Boaventura, the same lot who supplied us when it was time to make our suede Derby Boots. They’re a legendary and reliable tannery, who’ve been producing and working beautiful leather for over 60 years in the heart of Portugal.
Sole of the party
The outsole’s usually the hardest working part of any shoe. Imagine spending your waking days sandwiched between your feet and the pavement, cobbles, escalator steps, dirt paths… The list goes on. It’s a thankless, low-glamour task, and not one that every sole is up to. That’s why we went for thicker soles for this version of the Chelsea Boots. Sourced in Portugal, they're just as solid as the old ones, but a little thicker, so they can cushion your every step for even longer.
Weather the storm
When it comes to soles, a Goodyear welt is a gold-plated sign of quality. It adds to the shoe’s overall durability, as well as meaning it can easily be resoled, should the time come. This time round we've moved away from the storm welt mount, to the simpler Goodyear. Why? Well, it’s still ready to weather those storms, but it’s got a slimmer profile, meaning you get all the toughness without an overly chunky-looking sole. That leaves the Chelsea Boot’s refined lines intact.
Answer the siren song
We’ve all been there: wanting Chelsea Boots, yearning for them, but fretting they’re ‘not your thing’. We can assure you that joining this club isn’t something you’ll regret. Versatile enough to add some edge to your smartest get up, or to scrub- up a casual ensemble, these’ll last you a lifetime and go with anything you care to throw their way.
Get to the point
If you’re finally taking the Chelsea Boot plunge, congratulations. But it’s not a decision without risk: there’s a chance you might end up with a pair that is closer to winkle-pickers than the famed Chelsea boot profile. But relax, there’s no such risk here. We’ve gone for a happy medium: not too pointed, not too rounded. The result: classic Chelsea look, and a perfect fit — unless you have exceptionally pointy feet that is.
Put it on my tab
If you think Chelsea Boots are difficult to put on, think again. We’ve built in a reinforced grosgrain heel tab for you to hold onto. Just grab these, step into your boots, and away you go. No swearing, hopping about, or treading down that lovely leather. Looking good, made easy.
While we’re on the subject of comfort,
Looking good’ll only get you so far, you need to feel good too. That’s why we’ve added additional padding to our insoles for these, particularly around the heel — which takes the lion’s share of punishment. That means you can be on your feet all day without having to crawl to a chiropodist at the end of it.
NO SWEAT !
We deliver worldwide, the cost of which is automatically calculated at checkout. For all deliveries to the UK, European Union countries, Switzerland and Norway we charge a flat fee of 9€. For other European countries we charge 15€, please check our FAQ for the full list of countries included. All other countries are charged at 25€.
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, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return 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.