The Chelsea boot, which is characterized by its elastic side panel, is a unisex style which dates back to the mid-1800s. It would later become an iconic symbol of British culture in the 1950s and 60s, with strong associations to the mod scene. Our version features a wholecut upper and a custom last inspired by a traditional Argentinian riding boot.
- Snuff Calf Suede (UK)
- Leather Sole
- Kip Lining
- Dovetail Heel
- 2050 Last
- Brown Elastic and Pull Tab
- Natural Flat Welt
- Channelled Insole
- Goodyear Welt Construction
Britain's C.F. Stead has been producing some of the finest suedes and wild animal leathers in the world for over a century. Their Janus Calf is, in our opinion, the highest quality suede leather available and durable enough to be worn in all conditions. With a full grain and aniline reverse, the resulting hide is firm while maintaining a luxurious and silky finish.
Suede should be regularly brushed or wiped with a clean cloth to remove surface dirt. Our Suede Brush and Eraser (coming soon) can also be used to restore nap and lift marks and stains.
For over 85 years we have been handcrafting some of the world’s best footwear. Third generation family owned and operated and proudly made in Canada.
A narrow last with an almond shaped toe and high instep originally developed for our Chelsea boot. Based on a vintage Argentinian riding boot.View Last Guide