A shoe that will have you radiating coolness while providing all the warmth your feet could ask for, the Dr. Martens 2976 Fur Lined Chelsea Boot is your new foot friend for the festive season.
It’s a beautiful partnership of two iconic dynasties, two households similar in their dignity. The Chelsea boot was even rocking around in Queen Victoria’s era! Docs are a six-decade industry, coming into fruition in the time Chelsea boots were stomping their way through 60s iconography, being stamped into the annals of pop culture history with The Beatles wearing Cuban-heeled elastic-sided boots before both experienced another respective renaissance in the 1970s. The Doc Marten started life as a humble work boot in Germany and connected with the working class. This translated in old Blighty, where it could be observed with the workman, and then grinding out a beat to watch the preferred football side from the terraces. It’s maintained that tough, no-nonsense, and true aesthetic.
It’s quite appropriate that the Dr. Martens 2976 Fur Lined Chelsea Boot brings to mind the unity of London. That historic district of west London where the boot was first devised, and Dr. Martens inextricably and fondly linked to that iconic sponsorship of east of the capital institution West Ham United in the nineties.
Now all the way in 2020, the 2976 is the rugged Docs take on the classic Chelsea boot. Chelsea boots were designed to slip easily on and off the foot - hence its laceless-ness and elastic or vulcanised rubber side ankle. Designed specifically to keep feet dry and comfortable, these boots are built for walking through the worst, most wearisome weather.
The collaboration has been built with elasticated side panels, a robust air-cushioned sole and all their ‘core DNA’. The boot will always work best worn with slim-fit trousers, skinny jeans or a tailored suit, helping the wearer to maintain a streamlined figure. The Dr. Martens 2976 Fur Lined Chelsea Boot arrives to save your sole for the season, with this particular fit boasting a black leather upper with an AirWair sole for undeniable comfort. That iconic Dr. Martens AirWair sole is famous for its hard-wearing durability and should only need to be re-soled in extreme circumstances having been designed to see the wearer through a lifetime. You needn't take our word for it either, with Simpli menswear's Harry Spain, already having become a vocal supporter of his pair.
Bringing together Dr. Martens and the Chelsea boot, it’s in the middle of a beautiful friendship that purely serves to benefit the wearer.
The Dr. Martens 2976 Fur Lined Chelsea Boot is available from schuh for £159.00, with free delivery.