Our original Chelsea boot, the 2976. This versatile Chelsea boot is ankle-high, pulls-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 2976 has a rounded toe and our classic heel loop. First produced by Dr. Martens in the early 1970’s, the 2976 Chelsea Boot, has its origins all the way back in 1851 when it was patented by Queen Victoria’s shoemaker J. Sparkes Hall. Offered in a unisex size range to include both men's and women's sizes. Our classic smooth leather is durable and famously stiff to start with; it molds to your feet and gets more comfortable with wear. Smooth leather can be polished to a dapper shine, or artfully scuffed up, depending on your preference. Use our Wonder Balsam to keep your 2976’s clean and to protect the leather to keep it soft and supple. Wonder Balsam also protects against water, liquid and salt marks. Made with Goodyear welt, the upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued, like many footwear constructions. This, together with our Z welt-stitch and heat-sealing process, makes it unique. Dr. Martens have an air-cushioned sole, are oil and fat resistant and offer good abrasion and slip resistance.