You’ve waited all summer, and now, at long last, the bootie is back! We’re talking about bootie season, aka, the happiest time of year for stylish girls (especially those with cankles — just kidding). This year, you should be zeroing in on the Chelsea boot — that black leather boot with an elastic ankle and tough-girl vibe (it’s just one notch down from moto boot). Historically, the Chelsea has been a flat boot — but this year, designers have kicked it up a notch with a little heel — and Miu Miu even added their signature glitter to the classic boot. Shop our slideshow above for the best flat and heeled Chelsea boots on the market this season.
For more shoe news, see the first photos of Matthew Williamson’s footwear line, Loeffler Randall’s shoe sale, and Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th Anniversary Collection (including exclusives from Christian Louboutin, Brian Atwood, and more).
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