Common Projects has forged its own lane in the bustling world of men’s sneakers by doing its own thing; and the greatest strength of New York-based brand is its versatility – as it doesn’t matter what shoe or sneaker that the brand releases next, it’s likely to be a big hit. As you would expect, their latest reincarnation of the Chelsea Boot takes the idea of innovation and contemporary sneaker silhouettes to the very next level. Discover why you need to be adding a pair to your sneaker rotation with the full Common Projects Chelsea Boots review below.
This season Common Projects have bought the Chelsea Boot back in a big way; with the launch of the all new Black Common Projects Chelsea Boots alongside the summer-time favourites Tan and Taupe. Crafted in Italy with ultra-soft suede and leather uppers, the Common Projects Chelsea Boots are kitted out with a crepe sole for a softer, more cushioned ride, in contrast to what’s traditionally a hard-bottomed traditional silhouette. And that comfort is noticable right out of the box.
Due to the shoes two-piece sewn upper which is sewn directly by hand into the midsole, the boots’ flexibility and durability is almost unrivalled. The beautiful material choices are matched to elegant, well-built design which is especially chosen to root the individual on firm ground by providing quality, stability and comfort. The full-grain leather not only carries natural markings that will age beautifully over time, but it also features the signature Common Projects gold brand stamp to the heel.
The Common Projects’ reinvention of the Chelsea Boot goes beyond the shoes’ minimal full suede upper, contrast crepe sole and classic pull-tab on the heel. Much like the eternally popular Common Projects Achilles Low Sneaker, the Common Projects Chelsea Boot is a low-key, expertly produced rendition of a timeless shoe – and it’s pretty much the best Chelsea boot out there. Designed with comfortable tapered toes so they appear a lot slimmer than contemporaries and thus, a lot easier to wear, the Common Projects Chelsea Boots are also finished with elasticated side panels alongside a cushioned rubber-crepe sole.
The most important part of any sneaker introduction of course is sizing. When it comes to Common Projects sizing, all Common Projects Chelsea Boots fit one size large so we recommend going one size down from your normal size. For instance, if you usually wear a UK Size 9, purchase a pair of Common Projects Chelsea Boots in a UK 8.
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