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Chelsea boots deserve a lot of credit. They’ve withstood decades of coming and going footwear trends, and they transcend personal style — which is why both me and my mom inevitably have a new pair every few seasons.
The shoe is so versatile thanks to its simple, sleek shape; it doesn’t call too much attention to itself, and the low (often barely-there) heel height makes running around or standing on your feet all day bearable. On days when all of your trendy options clash with your outfit (white boots can't possibly work with everything) and your feet can’t handle a heel, a reliable pair of Chelsea boots are the first thing you’ll want to reach for.
Since now is the time to pick a fresh pair, we’ve pulled together some of the best options out right now, starting at $35. Whether you’re looking for a classic black pair you can keep for years to come or something a bit more fun and trendy, you can kick off your search right here.