Today I'll be reviewing the Everlane Chelsea Boots, as requested by a reader. I originally wasn't interested in getting the Chelsea boots because I'm not really a fan of boots with high ankles. My legs are short as it is, so a higher ankle tends to make my leg look cut off. But since I've reviewed all the other shoes from Everlane, including the Modern Point, Street Shoe, and the Modern Loafer I thought I might as well have a complete collection of Everlane shoe reviews.
First, a note on sizing. The Chelsea boots do have a wider footbed than all their other shoes. So I went ahead and ordered a 7.5, my usual size. For all of Everlane's other shoes I ordered an 8 and it fit perfectly. The 7.5 boots fit well but only if I wore a thin sock. If you are planning to wear these shoes with thick winter socks I would say go ahead and order a half size larger like you would for all of Everlane's other shoes.
- The Chelsea boots are in general really beautiful boots. The leather is gorgeous, especially in the dark gray that I ordered.
- The slim ankle makes it easier to wear these under jeans (except for maybe under really tight jeans).
I really love the shoes, except just not on me (it looks great on the models). Like I said, I feel like the higher cut isn't flattering for my short legs and thicker calves (as shown in the picture to the right here).
-These boots are really hard to get on and off since you pretty much have to stretch out the elastic on the sides to slide your foot in. I'm used to boots with zippers so these boots feel like they take extra effort to put on and take off.
-Also, the leather at the top squeezes and rubs against my leg when I walk, which is a bit uncomfortable (but that could just be because my legs calf area is kind of thick).
I was never a Doc Martens kind of gal, but if you are, then these might be the boots for you. They are definietly sleeker and more modern than Doc Martens but they kind of remind me of that kind of shoe (maybe just the high ankle and the tab in the back?). Anyway these are beautiful shoes but just not for me!