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The Chelsea Boot

The Chelsea Boot

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Born out of necessity and celebrated for their timeless style, the Hunter Chelsea Boot transforms an iconic silhouette into an all-weather staple. We took the iconic elastic-side silhouette of the British Chelsea Boot and evolved it into a fully waterproof, durable essential. Here’s your guide to our Chelsea boot range for men and women to wear from the country to the city. Discover the Hunter Chelsea Boot below.

The Original Chelsea

Built based on our Original Rain Boot, this Chelsea Boot is made from natural, vegan rubber. So you can step out in style safe in the knowledge that you're wearing a sustainable boot.

Each piece of the Chelsea Boot has been lovingly hand-assembled to guarantee quality and comfort. We start by perfecting the durable and high-grip sole of the Chelsea Boot to ensure you have maximum stability whether you're walking across a muddy field, wet pavement, or even on a night out on the town.

The Orignal Chelsea Boot features an elasticated gusset on the side and a pull tab on the ankle to make getting them on and off a smooth and simple procedure. We finish our Chelsea Boot off with the Hunter red box logo. The Chelsea Boot has never looked so iconic.

Like all Hunter boots, our Chelsea Boot is fully waterproof. We use our patented waterproofing technique to ensure a boot that keeps your feet dry. This vulcanising technique for waterproofing boots dates all the way back to the inception of the original Hunter rain boot in 1956.

The Chelsea Boot is perfect for the wettest of weather but also lightweight enough that it can be worn throughout summer, ideal for a summer festival to arm you for unpredictable weather. Preparing for the coldest of days, our Chelsea Boot range also includes an insulating vegan shearling lining to keep you warm in the heart of the winter months.

Choose the Original Chelsea Boot for everyday adventures, rain or shine.

  • Waterproof
  • Natural, vegan rubber with a recycled polyester lining
  • Hunter Original tread pattern
  • Elasticated side gussets
  • Pull tab for easy foot entry and exit
  • For Men, Women and Kids
  • Available with an insulating vegan shearling lining for winter

Check out our Ankle and Chelsea Boot range here. Fancy something a bit more refined for a city style? Explore the Refined Chelsea Boot.

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The Origin of the Chelsea Boot

The Chelsea Boot has been around since the Victorian Age but back then people referred to them as elastic ankle boots. But it wasn't until the late 50s and swinging 60s that the boot adopted its Chelsea moniker and became the icon it is today. Chelsea's King's Road was a wash with the elastic ankle boots when they boomed in popularity after British megastars The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were seen in them. The Chelsea Boot worked perfectly with the fashion of tight trousers and skinny ties.

Much of the popularity of the Chelsea Boot lay in its versatility. It wasn't just wannabe Johns, Pauls, Georges and Ringos that could pull them off. Model Jean Shrimpton was often photographed in a Chelsea Boot which sparked their popularity amongst women as well as men. The Chelsea Boot was a modern and edgy look for women to team with the other biggest craze of the era - the miniskirt.

A recent resurgence has seen the Chelsea Boot back on the high street and making its mark once again. But like any revival, the Chelsea Boot has returned with a contemporary twist.

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The Refined Chelsea

We have retained the classic features that make the iconic Chelsea Boot - elastic gussets and the pull tabs and updated it to fit your city style wardrobe.

Our Refined Chelsea Boot sticks with the classic features but we've given it a slimmer look to make it perfect for lunches or nights out. We've added a tailored shape and moulded footbed for everyday wear.

Choose the Refined Chelsea for navigating city streets and wet weather days. Think wet-weather footwear restricts what you can team them with? Well, think again. The Refined Chelsea Boot is easy to wear and will keep you dry whilst adopting a smarter look. Commute in style and comfort with the Chelsea Boot.

But we haven't stopped with a few tweaks. Our Refined Women's quilted and gloss Chelsea boot have an updated finish to ensure you can find the perfect Chelsea boot to fit your style. Perfect for long days of shopping or rainy nights on the town, this boot is finished off with a buckle for the ultimate stylish look.

Then there's our neoprene creeper Chelsea Boot. Featuring an elasticated ankle that hugs to keep you secure, warm, and dry no matter the weather. This is the ultimate in practicality and style.

All of our Refined Chelsea boot range comes in a variety of colours to ensure they match any look.

  • Waterproof
  • Natural, vegan rubber with a recycled polyester lining
  • Elasticated side gussets
  • Pull tab for east foot entry and exit
  • For Men and Women
  • Available in core and seasonal colours or with a welted stitch outsole.

Kids Chelsea Boot

We have created a mini-version of all of our Original wellington boot/rain boot styles, including the iconic Original Chelsea boot. Check out the Kids Chelsea Boot range here.

Two Quick Tips

  1. We recommend that all of our Chelsea Boots be worn with socks to protect the wearer’s skin from contact with rubber.

  2. If you are in-between sizes we recommend taking the bigger size. Find out which Chelsea boot is right for you with our Hunter Boot Fit Guide.



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