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These 20 Stylish Chelsea Boots Will Elevate Your Fall Footwear

Over the last few years, Chelsea boots have risen significantly in popularity in the men’s shoe department — and for good reason. The highly versatile men’s boot looks good on its own and pairs well with nearly every outfit you can imagine. Whether you’re rocking a turtleneck sweater and jeans look for fall or need a semi-formal shoe to rock at a work function — the Chelsea boot is there for you. Plus, they tend to be built durably and can handle the elements throughout fall and winter, so your feet will stay warm, dry and stylish at the same time.

After the creation of the Chelsea boot in 1851, it became the British equivalent of a cowboy boot and gained a second life thanks to the Beatles.

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The boots are still the same now as they were then: made of lighter materials, an elastic center, and a pull tab that makes the boots slip on and off with ease. Whether it’s full suede, leather, or rubber, we’ve rounded up 17 of our favorite Chelsea boots on the market. Whether you’re a leather fanatic, a classic dresser or someone who loves to make a statement — there’s a Chelsea boot in this list that will fit your fancy.

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1. Thursday Boot Company Duke Chelsea Boots

BEST OVERALL

Thursday Boot Company is one of those direct-to-consumer brands that’s gained considerable popularity in recent years — but don’t let fancy Instagram ads get to you, as they’re capable of making extremely quality products. Their take on a Chelsea-style boot, known as the Duke, is our pick for the best Chelsea boot around. The moldable footbed contours to your foot over time, the suede itself is water-resistant (should you get caught in the rain), and the footbed has plenty of good traction. While we like the versatility of the Dark Olive suede, there are plenty of other colors.

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2. Blundstone Lug Chelsea Boot

BEST PARADIGM SHIFT

We’re huge fans of Blundstone Chelsea Boots. Made to last for at least five years, they’re stylish, well-made and comfortable. We covered their latest release, and this new Blundstone Chelsea boot changes everything. The lug sole’s design makes it appear like a swooshing wave. It’s a high-fashion touch to a functional boot.

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3. Banana Republic Factory Suede Chelsea Boot

BEST UNDER $150

We’re all watching our pennies these days, so when a cool pair of Chelsea boots go on sale, you grab them. This suede Chelsea boot comes in two colors, has a back tab and rests on a rubber outsole.

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4. Amberjack Chelsea Boot

BEST SLIPPER-LIKE

Amberjack designs their footwear with the aim of uncompromising comfort and up-to-the-minute styles. They want you to forget that you’re wearing shoes. Their contemporary-styled Chelsea boot comes in leather or suede. Shown here in black, they also have buttery lemon suede and other colors that can brighten up a wardrobe.

Their Italian suede is water repellent and sourced from Tuscany. The Chelsea boot has heat-activated arch support, a dual-density outsole that’s flexible in front, and hiking boot material in the back. The boots are lined in perforated sheepskin.

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5. Allen Edmonds Liverpool Chelsea Dress Boot

BEST AMERICAN HERITAGE

Established in 1922, Allen Edmonds footwear, each pair is worked on by 48 different people completing 212 steps before the shoe ends in the shoe box. Known for their exemplary dress shoes, they’ve gone forward and created equally snazzy sneakers and boots.

This Chelsea boot comes in many widths, from B to EEE. Loosely based on the Jodhpur (short-riding boot), this boot has a 360-degree bench welt construction. It’s lined in leather with the brand’s CustomCork insoles that mold to your foot. The uppers are made from European calfskin leather, while the soles are vegetable-tanned leather with treads at the forefoot and toe for traction.  This Chelsea boot also comes in dark brown and black.

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6. Kenneth Cole Liam Chelsea Sneaker

BEST COMBO

Kenneth Cole started as a footwear company in the early 1980s and expanded to clothing and accessories. From its start, the company has always been committed to social causes and has partnered with nonprofits.

Their Chelsea boot is the very best amalgam of boot and sneaker. It retains the Chelsea boot shaft and vamp but rests on a sneaker outsole. The midsole is triple-layered, flexible, and feels like pillows for your feet. The Liam also comes in black. Try it with jeans or chinos.

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7. R.M. Williams Craftsman Leather Chelsea Boots

BEST LEATHER

Another great R.M. Williams option, this leather Craftsman boot is made by some of Australia’s best, and it shows. The company’s head of production, Mr. Michael Williams, has been with the company since he was an apprentice 40 years ago and says these boots are his favorite. The block heels give a little lift and, according to Williams, once “you break in a ‘Craftsman,’ and the leather then starts forming to your foot, I find them so comfortable.” Take it from him and grab a pair. If you want leather, there’s no better pair.

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8. Camper Pix Boot

MOST FASHION-FORWARD

Camper shoes are known for their individuality. Styles are slightly tweaked to stand out from the herd. Take their Chelsea boot. The boot sits on grooved EVA outsoles, designed with Tencel Lyocell uppers in a subtle shadow stripe. The lining is constructed with recycled materials. There’s an Ortholite insole for cushioning and shock absorption. They come with a two-year guarantee.

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9. Belstaff Trialmaster Leather Boots

BEST MOTORCYCLE

The company known for its ridiculously gorgeous motorcycle jackets makes equally delicious footwear. This boot is based on one of the heritage designs that Che Guevara and Steve McQueen wore. Stylistically, it’s a blend of jodhpur and Chelsea with the addition of buckled straps festooning the vamp and heel back. One look at this Chelsea boot, and you can hear engines roar.

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10. Crown Vintage Glory 2 Chelsea Boots

BEST DEAL

Crown Vintage is DSW’s footwear brand. They don’t skimp on construction or style. Their Chelsea boot’s upper is suede with a leather gusset and striped back strap. It has a removable EVA Ortholite insole, rubber midsole, and rubber sole. Concerned about possible water damage? Check out these products that waterproof suede.

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11. Blundstone Chelsea Boot

BEST WORKWEAR

Decidedly workwear in their look and structure, Blundstones are a rough and tough pair of boots. Expertly made to look as utilitarian as possible, Blundstones are chunky — but stylishly. Originating from Australia, they’re seemingly a distant cousin of something like Red Wings or other similar heritage boots. The smokey black color is also a nice change of pace from your typical black leather boot. 

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12. Bearpaw Nick Boot

BEST APRES SKI

These suede Chelsea boots are treated with the brand’s neverwet technology (liquids roll off the suede), have a canvas lining, and comfort sheepskin footbed. Not only will your feet be toasty warm and stylish, but the rubber outsole prevents slipping.  Wear these rugged Chelsea Boots after a day on the slopes or every day.

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13. Thursday Boot Company Legend Black Matte Boots

BEST MATTE

There’s something about matte that’s just so… sophisticated and classy. The black matte surface on the outside comes from their Rugged and Resilient leather with a Goodyear Welt Construction for durability. These boots also have cork-bed midsoles that form to your feet the more you wear them for comfort. They’re handcrafted and built for men who wear their boots out until they’re on their last leg, so there’s no need to treat them gently.

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14. Hunter Original Waterproof Chelsea Boot

BEST RAIN BOOT

If you love the style and shape of a Chelsea boot but want something you can wear in the rain without worrying about ruining it, Hunter’s “Original” Chelsea boot can withstand all kinds of nasty weather. A strong rubber sole provides traction and grip; you won’t slip and slide while walking along. While it’s great to wear as a commuting shoe when there’s a torrential downpour, they work just as well in the sun for those looking to play with textures in their outfit.

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15. Sperry Cold Bay Rubber Chelsea Boot

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You knew that Sperry made boat shoes and sneakers, but did you know they also made boots? Sperry makes hiking, duck, deck and Chelsea boots. Sperry’s Chelsea boots are made specifically to handle rain and stormy weather. This Chelsea boot is made with a waterproof shell, lined in microfleece and a rubber lug outsole with Sperry’s molded Wave-Swiping for added traction.

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16. Xtratuf Legacy Leather Chelsea Boot

MOST HANDSOME WATERPROOF

Initially created for the men and women who work on land and sea in Alaska, Xtratuf boots are meant to be worn no matter how wretched the outdoors are or how crazy the wind, rain and snow get. And like any brand built for durability and warmth, non-fishermen have jumped on owning performance-tested footwear, even if they aren’t living in the tundra.

Their Chelsea boot is made with saltwater-resistant leather and is 100% waterproof. Sporty looking, it has a non-marking outsole and is SRA-rated slip-resistant. It’s lightweight and can be worn on and off boats. Yes, it’s perfectly fine to wear them on city streets or country roads. This Chelsea boot is also acid and chemical-resistant. In other words, no matter what you do to this boot, it will always look great.

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17. Dr. Martens Chelsea Boot

MOST PUNK

Relevant now just as much now as they were back in the 1980s, the Doc Martens silhouette has been a classic style shoe that’s just as beloved by punks as by fashionistas. The rugged, rubber sole is instantly recognizable, giving a slight military-inspired vibe to whatever other clothing you pair alongside them. Plus, as a Chelsea-style boot, they’re easy to take on and off and durable enough to wear repeatedly.

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18. Chaco Revel Chelsea Boot

BEST VEGAN

Cozy as sitting by the fire during the winter, Chaco’s Chelsea boot is both a slipper and an outdoor shoe.  It has a comfortable, felted polyester upper and a crepe-textured lug outsole. The elastic gore makes getting it on and off a breeze. Inside, the boot is lined in fleece, and the podiatrist-approved removable arch support is great for long walks. Even in the snow.  It also comes in gray, brown and black.

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19. Deer Stags Rockland Chelsea Boot

BEST VALUE

With almost 5,000 five-star reviews, many guys dig Deer Stags Chelsea boot. The cleanly designed boot has a faux leather upper and a rubber TPR outsole. Inside the boot is all about comfort. Lined in fabric, it has a removable memory foam inner sole. It also comes in black.

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20. UGG Biltmore Chelsea Boot

MOST RUGGED

Ruggedly handsome, this UGG Chelsea boot is crafted with the same well-thought-out designs as their world-famous Uggs. The waterproof leather upper has a wide elastic gore on the sides, enabling ease of getting a foot in and out of the boot. It has seam-sealed construction and a hollow core outsole, so they feel light on the feet. And to prevent slippage, UGG uses White Spider rubber that keeps its traction working, even when it’s freezing out.

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