The Chelsea boot, invented for Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century, was shaped by London's creative scene in the late 1960s. This model has been running at Dr.Martens as the 2976 since the 1970s and is one of the absolute classic models. But the DM 2976 are not the only absolute Chelsea classics.
Blundstone also offers sturdy, functional and stylish boots. The Australian company has been producing the Blundstone 500 as a work shoe since 1870. However, boots have long ceased to be pure work shoes. Today you can see both the Blundstone Chelsea and the Dr. Marten 2976 in various versions all over the world. Despite their different stories, both shoes meet again in the international fashion world.