Often, the style of the moment employs heavy lug or platform soles, which coolly contrast with the Chelsea’s inherently sleek silhouette.

While there are plenty of covetable Chelseas on the market, Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee has once again acted as Midas, and created a fleet of Chelsea boots that balance utilitarianism, sleekness, and modernity. Lee, who is a speaker at Vogue’s upcoming Forces of Fashion event, has a penchant for perfectly executed updates on classics. With a stacked lug sole and slim-cut shaft that hits mid-calf, these boots from the 2019 runways will be a flattering, wearable, and walkable staple in any closet for seasons to come.

Easy to slip on and off, and just as wearable with slouchy trousers as they are with dainty dresses, shop the Bottega Chelsea boots here that are well worth the investment.

Bottega Veneta BV lug boots