Chelsea boots are the perfect shoes for the transition when it is cold out but it isn’t freezing. They provide protection from rain or snow, while still remaining fashionable. With that said, they should fit comfortably tight on your feet with enough room that you can wiggle your toes inside them. They should not be too tight or too loose on your feet. If you are in-between sizes, stick with the smaller size to ensure they don’t slip off of your feet when wearing them outside of the house during inclement weather conditions.
Table of Contents
- How Should Chelsea Boots Fit
- Tips to Choose a Fit Chelsea Boot
- Can You Tighten Chelsea Boots?
- How Do You Keep Chelsea Boots Form When Choosing A Chelsea Boot Fit?
- 10+ Ways To Combine A Fit Chelsea Boot With Outfits
How Should Chelsea Boots Fit
Chelsea boots are essential to every woman’s wardrobe. However, it’s important to know how to choose the right size for your perfect pair. This guide will show you which size is the best for your height and foot measurements. See the Shoe Size Conversion Charts.
What is your height?
If you are taller than 178 cm (5’10”), no need to adjust the sizes! Just use your regular shoe size (EU 39-41). – If you are shorter than 178 cm (5’10”), please adjust the sizes by one or two entire sizes down from your regular shoe size (EU 37-39).
What is your foot length?
If you are taller than 173 cm (5’8″), just use your regular shoe size (EU 39-41). – If you are shorter than 173 cm (5’8″), please adjust the sizes by one or two entire sizes down from your regular shoe size (EU 37-39).
What is your foot width?
Apply common sense here, if you have wide feet, choose wide shoes. But if you have narrow feet, or want to wear thick socks then go for regular width. The best way is to try the shoes on in the store and see how they feel. Remember that it varies from brand to brand.
Diameter of the sole of the shoe
This is not an exact science, but for most women, a wide shoe provides more comfort than a narrow one. A good rule of thumb is that it should be 2-3 mm wider than your palm – this width covers all your toes. Be sure to check the size chart to be sure! – If you have narrow feet or will wear thick socks, do not use this guide. You’ll need some technical knowledge on what size to buy.
If your feet are, for example, more square than ’round’, choose a regular size if you are buying sneakers. – If you have wide or narrow feet, choose a wider or narrower size if you are buying boots.
Density of the sole of the shoe
A flat sole will provide more comfort than a heel. A stable sole is also better for walking and climbing stairs. A thick sole will provide more comfort on hard surfaces such as pavements or wood floors. It’s best to go for the same amount of thickness through the entire length of the shoe so that your feet have some padding at all times.
Tips to Choose a Fit Chelsea Boot
- Your shoe should have at least three eyelets, one front, and two back.
- A shoehorn is essential when putting your shoe on.
- Make sure you’re putting your shoe on the correct foot first.
- Use a rag or towel to shine up your boots.
- Always try on your shoe with the type of sock you will be wearing prior to purchase.
- Don’t wear them with business attire after dark, as they are mostly casual footwear.
- If you choose t wear tights, make sure they are not too tight as this can cause a blister to develop under your boot.
- When putting on a pair of shoes, always bend from the ankles and do not bend at the knee.
Can You Tighten Chelsea Boots?
Chelsea boots are great. If you like wearing Chelsea boots, then you’re going to want them to stay tight and look good for as long as possible. While we wouldn’t recommend doing anything drastic, we have gathered some tips on tightening up your Chelsea boots so they don’t look sloppy or come undone after a few wearings.
You’ll want to:
- Learn how many eyelets your boot has and where they are located.
- Put the shoe on the correct foot and tighten those eyelets that need tightening first before moving on to those that don’t need it as much.
- Always use a shoehorn when putting on your Chelsea boot.
- Check the rubber at the heel every now and then to ensure your heel is not coming out of place, as this can cause your boot to look sloppy.
- Wash them every now and then with a damp cloth as opposed to using soap or something that can stain them.
- If you’re going to wear them with a suit, be sure to shine them up after every wear.
If you have a version of the boot that has a metal plate inside, you’ll want to also put a leather conditioner on your boots after wearing them for a few days.
How Do You Keep Chelsea Boots Form When Choosing A Chelsea Boot Fit?
Today I was going to show you how to take care of a pair of Chelsea boots. However, it seems that many people don’t know the answer. So, here is a quick guide on how to keep your beloved Chelsea boots from losing their form and becoming unwearable over time.
Step 1: Use the right kind of cleaner
The first thing you want to do is pick out a good cleaner for your shoes. Using harsh chemicals and alcohol will ruin the leather and weaken it in general, so just use something gentle like soap and water if possible! If you’re in another country or in another state than California, be careful using cleaners that may not be legal there due to environmental reasons. I’m not liable for the use of any chemical that may be found to be harmful!
Now that you’ve gotten your cleaner, apply it to a clean dry rag (a new one works best) and wipe down your boots. Try not to get the cleaner inside because if you do, you’ll risk ruining the lining or getting it on your clothes.
Sweep off excess dirt at this time as well. Even though this only steps 1, simply doing this will normally solve 80% of problems people have with keeping their shoes in good shape. If they’re really dirty, shower them with warm water. This will tell you how dirty they are and if their condition is actually worth saving or not. Here’s how to keep your shoes in good shape the rest of the way:
Step 2: Apply leather conditioner
Leather conditioner is important because, after step 1, your leather will be slightly dry due to the cleaning process. Leather conditioner helps seal in moisture and nourishes the leather for a longer life span. Use it sparingly, as some people tend to overuse conditioning products which then requires you to re-apply it more often than needed. Wipe some onto a clean rag/spatula/etc and rub it into the leather until no excess product is left on it. The slightly discolored slightly oily look is good.
Step 3: Apply water repellant
Water repellant keeps your shoes from getting soaked through to the inside (if they do, you’ll know). There are many good brands of water repellants, but I personally use Kiwi. It’s relatively cheap and lasts me quite a while because you don’t need much at all to keep your shoes protected.
Note that there are different kinds of water-repellant for different kinds of materials. Water repellants for suede will ruin leather, so if you have suede boots, don’t buy one for them! Simply spray some onto a cloth or rag and wipe it into the leather until no excess is left.
Step 4: Polish them
Polishing your shoes is another important step. Use a good shoe polish (I like Saphir) and make sure you get the color of the leather right. You can always take some polish off if it’s too much, but you can’t put it on if there isn’t enough on there! Make sure to apply copious amounts of polish since this will help seal in moisture (and if you’re like me, the visual markings of how dirty they are).
Rub it into the leather until no excess is left. If you’re using any conditioner or water repellant, wait until that has fully dried before polishing them. You don’t want to damage the leather during the polishing process. If you haven’t cleaned them off with soap and water, wax is great too; its sole purpose is to protect and seal in moisture and is quite cheap and lightweight. I use a candle-wax based formula for waxing my shoes.
Step 5: Polish the soles
Polish the bottom of your shoes as usual, then wipe it with a cloth or rag that has been soaked in polish until no excess is left (do not apply polish directly to cloth). If you’re like me, keep some cheap shoe polish around at all times for this purpose. That way, you can quickly buff up your shoes after they’ve become dirty.
10+ Ways To Combine A Fit Chelsea Boot With Outfits
- They look good with anything- including a suit but make sure they are polished before doing so as they can easily get scuffed.
- They look best when they are polished and not scuffed.
- You can use a little bit of leather conditioner on them, but make sure you’re not using too much as it can cause the leather to look greasy and your boots to stretch.
- They should be worn with dress socks and possibly gloves.
- If you choose to wear them with a sweater or long-sleeved shirt, make sure your shirt is long enough to cover up your hands, as this will make the Chelsea boot look awkward.
- They will look much better barefoot than with any other shoes.
- Don’t wear them with suits if you wear tights, as this will make them look large and unprofessional.
- Wear them for short periods of time, as they are mostly casual shoes.
- If you’re wearing tights with your Chelsea boots, make sure they are not too tight because this can cause breakouts to develop under your foot.
- If the rubber at the heel begins to come out of place, simply use a screwdriver to tighten it back into place using one of the eyelets that are located on the inside of the boot.
- If you find that your Chelsea boots are too tight, then simply put some leather conditioner on them.
- If you’re wearing tights with your Chelsea boot, make sure they are not too tight because this can cause breakouts to develop under your foot.
- Don’t wear them with dark colors as it will make them look dull and unprofessional.
- Always check the rubber at the back of the heel before wearing, as pulling this out of place will cause lumps and rips in your boots and can result in people thinking that you don’t care about how you look. Fortunately, though, there is a way to fix this…
- What to do if your rubber pulls out of place: In order to keep your heel from coming out of place, you’ll want to find a screwdriver and tighten the elastic band located at the heel back into place using a shoehorn or a coin.
What to wear with Chelsea boots to look better fit?
Learn how to wear Chelsea boots with this quick guide on what to wear with your boots.
Chelsea boot was trending in the fashion world in the past few years and it is still one of the most popular styles of footwear today. As such, there are a variety of ways you can wear your Chelsea boot with various outfits.
Here is a comprehensive list of what to wear when you’re sporting this stylish style:
Smart black dress: If you’re looking for an outfit that will make heads turn, then go for a simple yet chic black dress and add on some accessories like pearls and a face mask.
Short-sleeved button-down shirt, slim tie, pressed khaki trousers, leather shoes: If you are an avid follower of the English gentleman’s style, then this outfit will make you look like a dapper man.
Casual button-down shirt and skinny jeans: This is a good casual outfit to wear on the weekend with your Chelsea boots. You can accessorize your outfit with a canvas bag and a pair of sunglasses. Make sure that your bag and shoes match your Chelsea boot.
Jeans/baggies and t-shirt: For an easygoing look, go for some jeans or Bermuda shorts and match it with a simple t-shirt or printed tee. Add on a belt for a more fashionable look.
Jeans, tank top, leather jacket: This is a great outfit with which you can go from day tonight.
Should Chelsea boots fit snug or loose?
Chelsea boots are usually best if they fit snugly around the top of the foot, but not too tight. This ensures that your toes have room to wiggle, which can reduce discomfort and prevent blisters. The back should also be fitted, but not uncomfortably tight. Leaving a little bit of space gives you room to tuck jeans in for a neater appearance. Your heel should slip out about an inch or so when you walk so that your heel is comfortable for all-day wear.
How to make a wide Chelsea boot fit tighter?
Chelsea boots are one of the most popular types of shoes currently. However, many people find that they are too wide for their feet. This problem is remedied by wearing a pair of wide Chelsea boots with smaller heels or no heel at all. However, if you find that your current boots aren’t fitting as well as you would like them to, here are some tips on how you can make them fit tighter!
Wearing thicker socks will help narrow the boot more. Other ways include using duct tape or an elastic band around the ankle area to tighten up the boots even more around your ankle.
Are Chelsea boots supposed to be loose around the ankle?
Chelsea boots traditionally fall just below the ankle, but not all styles are that tailored. Most can be adjusted to accommodate wide calves, and some even come with cinches around the lower leg to keep them tight.
If you’re unsure about how well your Chelsea boots fit, try walking around in them for a few minutes. If they start to bunch up or slide down your pant legs, there’s a good chance you’ll need to go up one size–or purchase shoes with an adjustable strap so you can wear them comfortably all day long!
Chelsea boots are by definition ankle-length leather boots with a square toe and a clean straight line from top to bottom across the vamp (the part of the shoe on top).