Our original Chelsea boot, the 2976—now crafted from Crazy Horse Leather, a full-grain, heavyweight leather with a worn, distressed appearance. This versatile Chelsea boot is ankle-high, pull-on and is a fashionable and practical unisex style. Elastic gussets give this Chelsea boot a secure fit with easy on-and-off wear. The Chelsea Boot style was worn originally as a horse riding boot which then became popular as both an agricultural work-wear and walking boot as they could be easily removed and put back on again due to the elasticated gusset on either side of the boot. Constructed on our iconic air-cushioned sole, that's oil-and-fat resistant with good abrasion and slip resistance—and has been since 1960. This shoe is Goodyear-welted, meaning the upper and sole are sewn together in our heat-sealed z-welt stitch.