Get me a platformed Chelsea over here, stat!
On citytrips one generally develops blisters. Because shoes also need to look nice. No, to be honest, even in trainers i’ll get blisters. Truth is, when you wear the same pair of shoes for days on end while walking a couple of miles a day, the same spot on your foot keeps putting up with all the friction.
So what I like to do when walking a lot, is switch out my shoes every other day and usually in the evening as well.
One epic pair I found in Amsterdam, was a nice simple platrform Chelsea boot. These!
(easy to track down on ebay, seeing as they came from a trendy store that usually sells things at a price way too high when it’s also available for no money online, just because they can!)
However I just really liked the look of them, little did I know they would be saving my feet later!
The last 2 days I wore them non-stop. They even went with me to go see Madonna, you can see them “in action” here:
I can’t begin to tell you how comfortable these are, EVEN when you have feet that aren’t able to break in any shoes!! (If you plan on ordering them, you might want to get a size down though. They run pretty big, I put pads in mine.)
The essence of a Chelsea boot is that they’re ankle boots, that are incredibly easy to slip in and out of. And to be honest, I think these really work with any outfit… under long trousers, shorts, skirts, anything you can imagine. Any day and any time you want some fun comfortable footgear.
Personally I like the ones with a platform and a bit of chunkiness to them with a big heel (loving the awkward 90s heels!). The platform makes us short people almost look a decent size, and the chunky heel tones down anything too feminine. Makes it a little more cool! Not to mention the nice booty bump.
Because i’m so happy with mine, and I know what a pain in the butt it can be finding vegan shoes, I thought i’d share some pretty faux leather Chelseas on my blog! They’re mostly from ASOS.
Either these next ones are just plain ugly or they’re fun.. can’t decide. They have something about them though. Kind of a goofy vibe almost… They’re rainboots by the way, perfect excuse for trying them out!
The frumpy band on top of these are so flattering around your ankles I think:
Love the look of patent leather! Adds some interesting texture to any outfit:
These just look so comfortable:
Asos really is a great source for fun, modern vegan shoes! You have the option to type Chelsea boot in the search box, check the non leather box, and voilà! ^_^
Are you a fan of Chelsea shoes as well? Lemme know down below! :D
Posted on July 21, 2012, in Box o' clothes, Shoes and tagged alternative, animals, black, chelsea, colors, comfortable, cruelty, cruelty free, dupe, faux, faux-leather, heel, leather, patent, personal, review, reviews, shoes, vegan, vegetarian, wearable, wedge. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.