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The holy grail of Chelsea boots, desperately sought

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AnonEvent Fri 10-Nov-17 15:18:31

Hi there,

I REALLY fancy a pair of Chelsea boots, which you'd think would be easy... but no.

Ideally, they would:

1. Be black leather
2. Have a slight grip on the sole to avoid me falling on my arse - BUT not have a bulky heavy sole (this is the hardest bit)
3. Be quite neat and sleek, but not so narrow around the ankle that they make my calves look huge
4. Have no unnecessary detailing (weird seams, coloured seam stitching, anything like that)
5. Be really comfy (the ones I tried on in Office you could feel the stitching around the outside of the sole from the inside, and my colleague says hers from Clarks rub on the heel)

I am a size 5.5/39 and have quite narrow feet.

Halp meee!


LadyFairfaxSake Fri 10-Nov-17 15:37:37

RM Williams are the absolute best.

AnonEvent Fri 10-Nov-17 15:40:32

Ah, yes, there's an RM Williams in Westfield near my office I think - they are uber pricey (I guess they are to Chelsea boots what Loake and Churchill's are to brogues).

He also looks very pleased with them.

In my head, I had a budget of £120-150, but if they're the best, they're worth taking a look at. Thanks Lady.

Pandorum Fri 10-Nov-17 15:43:10

I just got these, they are really comfy,default,pd.html

SingingGoldfinch Fri 10-Nov-17 15:46:09

I've got these and they're great. Super comfy, never rubbed and they're now on their third year and still looking good

Cakescakescakes Fri 10-Nov-17 15:51:45

I have the Clarks Taylor Shine ones too they’re lovely - I think you should try them for yourself rather than take a colleagues word for it. All new leather shoes take a couple of wears for me to break in but they are super comfy now. Clarks have 20% off adults boots at the minute too.

Cakescakescakes Fri 10-Nov-17 15:52:32

I also have very narrow feet in an awkward size and they fit fine and come in half sizes.

BusterTheBulldog Fri 10-Nov-17 15:56:34

That pic made me laugh a lot. He does look pleased!

I have the joules ones, mine have the pony skin on but sure there is a plain black leather option too. Comfy and decent gripage. They may have inner colour on the back loop thingy though.

MsUnderstanding Fri 10-Nov-17 16:10:15

DM Floras

Lucked Fri 10-Nov-17 17:00:14

Remember a cobbler can but grip on flat soles.

chloechloe Fri 10-Nov-17 17:01:02

I have the black Joules ones and they do indeed have colour on the inside of the tabs at the back.

blueskyinmarch Fri 10-Nov-17 17:02:59

My DD has those clarks ones and she says they are super comfy. Just because they don't fit your colleague properly doesn't mean they won't fit you. You need to go try some on.

StatueInTheSky Fri 10-Nov-17 17:05:45

I just got some nice rocketdog detail in the elastic, but I like them. Aggravatingly so does dd, so I am guarding them with my life lest they disappear!

SchnitzelVonKrumm Fri 10-Nov-17 17:10:45

Penelope Chilvers. Not cheap but gorgeous.

CountFosco Fri 10-Nov-17 17:11:41

I got some Chelsea boots from Moda in Pelle this year, they are neat and narrow. Lovely leather.

I got some from Jones the Bootmaker last year that were simpler and wider.

Maryberryjam Fri 10-Nov-17 17:15:17

I like dune chelsea boots. Super comfy but look nice as well. Can sometimes find them on ebay cheaper

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Fri 10-Nov-17 17:18:18

I’ve got the Clark’s ones too. They’re on their second year and I can wear them for hours. So comfy.

LindyHemming Fri 10-Nov-17 17:21:22

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thepatchworkcat Fri 10-Nov-17 17:25:51

I also have Clarks ones and find them really comfy, no rubbing!

ihavetogoshoppingnow Fri 10-Nov-17 17:28:06

I got some amazing ones from Sainsbury’s! Oos online but I’ve seen them instore recently

Redken24 Fri 10-Nov-17 17:30:30

Try secret sales they have leather ankle boot listings

rubybleu Fri 10-Nov-17 18:06:18

COS have some great Chelsea boots this year.

I’m Australian and RM Williams are a complete rip off these days. They’ve basically trebled in price over the last ten years or so.

BowlingShoes Fri 10-Nov-17 18:08:54

I have narrow feet and last year I got a bargain leather pair from Sainsburys.

TheFairyCaravan Fri 10-Nov-17 18:11:52

I've got the Clarks Taylor Shine too. I had to go down half a size because they come up quite big imo, but they are really, really comfy and don't rub.

Alabasterangel6 Fri 10-Nov-17 18:13:17

As mentioned....DM Kensington Flora. Just lovely!

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