The Chelsea boot goes formal in fashion revival

Formal boots are set to trend this winter as their revival as a fashion must-have continues to dominate the world.


Chelsea boots in particular – ankle-high boots sporting an elastic gusset or a monk strap – are trending among men and women of all ages, says Barker Footwear designer, Devan Odayan.


Over recent years, Chelsea boots have transformed from a rock-star fashion item to must-have footwear in everyone’s closet. They have now evolved into sought after formal and stylish footwear, ideal to wear to work, weddings or other formal occasions.


Odayan says Chelsea boots can be paired with formal, semi-formal or casual outfits.


“They are versatile and stylish and in great demand around the world. And, there are different ways of wearing them such as the pants hanging over the boots, folded up to expose the boot, or tucking pants into the boots.”


Odayan says Barker’s stylish and comfortable hand-made Chelsea boots for men and women are made with genuine leather and breathable linings, allowing sweat to exit the shoe while the insoles absorb perspiration. Goodyear welted soles ensure long-lasting usage and although popular in winter, Barker Chelsea boots can be worn all year round.


Barker Footwear is available at selected retailers and independent stores countrywide.


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