This fall, designers everywhere are encouraging women to take a walk on the wild side. For example, Vogue recently showcased calf-hair cowboy boots, combination plaid and patent leather ankle boots, and Topshop sculptured-heel boots. Although these are all a tad too high fashion for my everyday life, Who, What Wear (a personal fave for realistic style info) also advised, “while footwear can be a bit of a splurge, a statement-making pair of boots can anchor even the simplest outfit, so invest your money there first.” And, when I discovered these gorgeous Nubuck Chelsea Boots from Hotter Shoes, I knew I’d scored a major hit.
A classic Chelsea Boot is a staple of my fall wardrobe every year. These close-fitting, ankle-high boots are identifiable by their side panel and loop of fabric on the back, which enables it to be easily pulled on. This design actually dates back to the late 1800’s and was worn by both men and women. So, it’s a style that has truly stood the test of time.
But this season, Hotter Shoes has updated the traditional Chelsea Boot style to suit the new design aesthetic. And, while I have plenty of boots in my closest, they are all relatively tame choices, from light beige to chocolate brown, pale gray to gunmetal, and of course, black (so much black!). These Nubuck Chelsea Boots provide a much needed pop of color in my wardrobe! The warm Merlot color is right on-trend and a welcome departure from dull, uninspired hues. But, this shade still pairs beautifully with everything from gray and black, to the entire range of beiges, caramels, and browns, which are so popular for fall.
These boots are expertly crafted from nubuck, which is cowhide leather that has been rubbed on the outer side of the hide in order to give it a luxurious, soft feel, something like suede. (This style is also available in plain gunmetal gray or black leather, in case you need a new pair of basics.)
The mid-ankle length makes these Nubuck Chelsea Boots incredibly versatile. Perfect for work or play, I love them with everything from a long, flowy skirt and textured tights, to jeans and an oversized cardigan.
The low 1” heel and no-slip, polyurethane tread also make them a great choice for fall and winter, when foul weather is often an issue. They are also incredibly comfy because you are able to order just the right size, with absolutely no compromises. In fact, they are available in women’s sizes 5-11, including half sizes, for both regular and wide widths.
The York Boots from Hotter Shoes retail for $129. But right now, Hotter is offering a Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Sale, plus free shipping. Simply use code: SAVE50 at the checkout. Hotter Shoes even offers a 100% money back guarantee. So, if you’re not 100% happy with your purchase, you have 90 days to send your order back for a full refund or exchange. (But, you won’t want to. These Nubuck Chelsea Boots are fantastic!)
In addition to the Nubuck Chelsea Boots, Hotter Shoes also offers a wide range of must-have shoes and boots for women. To see even more options, please visit Hotter Shoes.
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