The 24 Best Chelsea Boots for Men in Every Style and Budget

The 24 Best Chelsea Boots for Men in Every Style and Budget

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Best Everyday Chelsea Boot

Florsheim Plain Toe Gore Boot

Plain Toe Gore Boot

Best Everyday Chelsea Boot

Florsheim Plain Toe Gore Boot

Meet your go-to, everyday shoe. It has all the trappings of a classic Chelsea boot (clean lines, elastic slides, laceless design), and come with 2023 features like a soft suede lining and cushioned footbed for extra arch support and comfort, so you can wear them all day at the office.

best on Amazon

Thursday Boot Company Cavalier Chelsea Dress Boot

Amazon’s Choice

Cavalier Chelsea Dress Boot

best on Amazon

Thursday Boot Company Cavalier Chelsea Dress Boot

This sleek option from Thursday Boot Company has amassed hundreds of five-star ratings on Amazon, and it’s easy to see way. It looks like a handsome dress boot, and is infused with an anti-slip outsole and Goodyear Welt Construction so you know it’s meant to last a lifetime.

Best leather chelsea boot

Tecovas The Chance

The Chance

Best leather chelsea boot

Tecovas The Chance

Not every guy rides a horse, so we were happy to see Tecovas expand its cowboy boot line to include the Chance’s classic cityscape silhouette. Wear it with slim jeans; its raised heel still suggests the rodeos of the West. While this smooth leather option is handsome, a suede model looks even better.

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Most comfortable chelsea boot

Astorflex Astorflex Bitflex

Astorflex Bitflex

Most comfortable chelsea boot

Astorflex Astorflex Bitflex

These Italian-made beauties are also sustainably made with natural rubber soles that provide Cloud-9-like comfort. Better for your feet, and the planet. But the best part is probably its slip-on style—yes, these are slip-on boots—as well as its ergonomic footbed that’ll make you feel as if you’re walking on clouds.

Best versatile chelsea boot

Cole Haan ZERØGRAND Chelsea Boot

ZERØGRAND Chelsea Boot

Best versatile chelsea boot

Cole Haan ZERØGRAND Chelsea Boot

When you don’t know whether to dress up or down, Cole Haan’s footwear is always in with a safe. Its sporty, waterproof take on Chelsea boots, featuring the brand’s signature outsole that provides all-day comfort and traction, is versatile for everyday errand running, heading to the office, and looking casual at a formal event.

Best dress chelsea boot

Charles Tyrwhitt Leather Chelsea Boots

Leather Chelsea Boots

Best dress chelsea boot

Charles Tyrwhitt Leather Chelsea Boots

Charles Tyrwhitt’s take features smooth calf leather, a Goodyear welted construction, a comfortable rubber sole, and a pull tab for on-and-off ease. And its elevated form is for all those business casual to cocktail dinner occasions.

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Best budget chelsea boot

Bruno Marc Suede Leather Chelsea Ankle Boots

Suede Leather Chelsea Ankle Boots

Best budget chelsea boot

Bruno Marc Suede Leather Chelsea Ankle Boots

At under $100, you will get the best bang for your buck with these suede Chelsea boots—because looking on fleek shouldn’t cost a thing. Made with a grippy outsole and a tear-resistant lining, it’ll keep you warm, dry, and cozy at each step.

best all-weather chelsea boot

Nisolo All-Weather Chelsea Boot

All-Weather Chelsea Boot

best all-weather chelsea boot

Nisolo All-Weather Chelsea Boot

For a pair of Chelsea boots that will last you, Nisolo’s classic design with modern feats is worth checking out. The waterproof but breathable upper keeps your feet safe from the elements. The memory foam insole and sturdy shock-absorbing sole provide cloud-like comfort to your every step. And the elastic side panels, pub tab, as well as anti-slip cap keep you grounded.

Best formal chelsea boot

Beckett Simonon Bolton Chelsea Boots

Bolton Chelsea Boots

Best formal chelsea boot

Beckett Simonon Bolton Chelsea Boots

Looking like a thousand bucks but thankfully aren’t, these sleek and sophisticated Chelsea boots are made with leather that’ll age like fine wine, a stitch construction that’ll never lose its shape, and a style that’ll never go out of, well, style. Looking all elegant and elevated, these are best paired with your best suits.

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Best waterproof chelsea boot

UGG Biltmore Chelsea Boot

Biltmore Chelsea Boot

Best waterproof chelsea boot

UGG Biltmore Chelsea Boot

Seam-sealed and fully waterproof, UGG’s rugged Chelsea ensures not even accidental splashing or walking on puddles can deduct style points from your everyday fits. And not only does the leather looks swell right out of the box, but they also feel comfortable to walk in from the first wear—no breaking-in needed.

Best suede chelseat boot

AllSaints Harley Suede Chelsea Boot

Harley Suede Chelsea Boot

Best suede chelseat boot

AllSaints Harley Suede Chelsea Boot

Suede should always be your go-to when you want to look a little bit more sophisticated than you actually are. AllSaints’ signature suede Chelsea is our tried-and-tested favorite not only because it’s an instant eye candy, but also because its elastic gusset, comfortable round toe, and grippy sole can really back its style up.

Most durable CHELSEA BOOT

Blundstone Chelsea Boot

Chelsea Boot

Most durable CHELSEA BOOT

Blundstone Chelsea Boot

Made with a 5mm water-resistant leather exterior, an XRDA® Technology footbed that provides extra arch support, and a grooved lug sole that is extra grippy, this Chelsea boot is just as durable as your favorite work boot but looks much better. What a workhorse, indeed.

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Best value chelsea boot

Rodd & Gunn Kingsview Road Chelsea Boot

Kingsview Road Chelsea Boot

Best value chelsea boot

Rodd & Gunn Kingsview Road Chelsea Boot

Elastic gores for an easy fit? Check. Premium leather material? Check. Pull tab? Check. A versatile but elevated tonal design? Check. Durable rubber to keep us grounded? Check. Fully lined for comfort and breathability? Check. Under $200? Check.

Best chelsea rain boot

Hunter Original Chelsea Boots

Original Chelsea Boots

Best chelsea rain boot

Hunter Original Chelsea Boots

A classic among classics, Hunter’s OG Chelsea is specially designed to maintain your style even under pouring rain. Now improved in fit and comfort with a wider ankle area and better arch support, you’re now provided with a pair of shoes that are easy to walk in and ready for rain.

Best rugged chelsea boot

Polo Ralph Lauren Bryson Leather Chelsea Boot

Bryson Leather Chelsea Boot

Best rugged chelsea boot

Polo Ralph Lauren Bryson Leather Chelsea Boot

Everything about this Chelsea style by Ralph Lauren screams “hunky”, whether it’s the lug outsole that really grips to the ground, the burnished leather that you know will last, or the elasticized side gores that provide a better, easier fit. While not the most formal-looking, it’ll look surefire with your trucker jacket or jeans.

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best low-cut chelsea boot

Nordstrom Upton Chelsea Boot

Upton Chelsea Boot

best low-cut chelsea boot

Nordstrom Upton Chelsea Boot

Like low-top sneakers are to sneakers, this Chelsea’s low-cut style is casual, lightweight, and very flexible in spite of a richly oiled leather upper. Featuring a double-stitched leather welt, memory foam footbed and sole, it will last hundreds of miles of walks while providing comfort at each step. The stretch gores then make getting your feet in and out much easier.

Best chelsea sneaker boot

L.L.Bean Wellie Sport Chelsea Boots

Wellie Sport Chelsea Boots

Best chelsea sneaker boot

L.L.Bean Wellie Sport Chelsea Boots

With the outsole of a sneaker and the profile similar to that of Chuck Taylor, L.L.Bean’s totally sporty, athletic take on Chelsea really is easy to wear with and walk in. In addition, the Wellie boots are also excellent for muddy, rainy, or wet road conditions, courtesy of their stretchy rubber upper. And they wear cozily like sneakers too, with an EVA-cushioned midsole and a supportive footbed that both deliver, 24/7.

Best-looking chelsea boot

MAGNANNI Riley Diversa Chelsea Boot

Riley Diversa Chelsea Boot

Best-looking chelsea boot

MAGNANNI Riley Diversa Chelsea Boot

If your style is less suede-y and more glossy, then these Magnanni Chelsea boots with a streamlined profile and a burnished calfskin leather upper are probably right up your alley. Not only can they instantly upgrade your fits, formal or casual, but their built-in comfort tech also ensures cushioning, arch support, and breathability too so you can stand looking good and feeling good all day.

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best for on the go

Ariat Booker Ultra Western Boot

Booker Ultra Western Boot

best for on the go

Ariat Booker Ultra Western Boot

While donning a Western-boot profile, these square-toe Chelsea boots still look subtle, everyday-friendly, and not too “cowboy only”. I.e., you can easily grab a pair, and wear them on your day out or in the office without looking like you’re cosplaying. Better yet, it’s a pair of performant boots with a light outsole that helps with walking and a forked shank for enhanced support. Fashioned with stretchy elastic goring and supple leather, they’re perfect for walking and traveling for miles on end.

most popular chelsea boot

Dr. Martens 2976 Leather Chelsea Boot

2976 Leather Chelsea Boot

most popular chelsea boot

Dr. Martens 2976 Leather Chelsea Boot

And, of course, we have the Docs, whose hard-wearing 2976 Chelsea style is tried and tested by people around you every day. So if you’re ready to finally get your first pair of Chelsea, these can do no wrong, especially with a seam-sealed, Goodyear-welted construction that can last for years of boot-wearing to come. No scratch or scrape or style change is a match for these classics.

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