Details about 200
No. 200 is a black women’s Chelsea boot—better known among shoe lovers as a »Beatle boot«. These ankle boots feature signature elastic inserts on either side of the shoe in addition to a pull tab sewn onto the heel; these characteristics distinguish Chelsea boots from other types of ankle boots. Originally designed as a classic type of men’s shoe, the versatile Chelsea boot has long enjoyed favour among women as well.
Chelsea Boot – simple elegance and understated British style
This classic British shoe was originally designed by Joseph Sparkes Hall, a shoemaker commissioned by Queen Victoria to make »elastic-sided half-boots« in 1830. These shoes were later named for the London neighbourhood of Chelsea. The now-common ‘Chelsea boot’ appellation did not catch on until the 1960s, when this part of the city attracted actors, painters and artists of all stripes. Although classic Chelsea boot design has remained virtually unchanged until this day, the Beatles did make a narrower take on the boot a cult classic.
Like its famous predecessors, No. 200 does not feature any sort of decoration, lacing or closure. Delicate double stitching along as well as a vertical shaft seam running beneath the elastic inserts add a stylish touch to the smooth black calfskin. The semi-round toe is roomy yet shapely, while the flat heel rounds out the Chelsea boot’s classic design.
Goodyear welting guarantees quality
No. 200 is made using the traditional Goodyear welting production method, and the upper is made of the finest French calf. The lining and insole are made of vegetable-tanned cowhide. Goodyear welting ensures that these women’s shoes are extremely long-lasting, comfortable, and easy to repair. As with all of the models in our Goodyear-welted women’s shoe collection, No. 200 features a Rendenbach sole and heel. These aren’t your average Chelsea boots.
Generally speaking Chelsea boots are classic men’s shoes—thanks to its feminine, elegant last form, No. 200 is a versatile women’s shoe. These black women’s Chelsea boots pair just as well with casual leisure clothing as they do with modern business attire. They’re a great match for jeans as well as dresses, skirts and blazers.
Boots with a short shaft that only extends three to five centimetres above the ankle. These boots are sturdier than their classic low-rise counterparts. Ankle boots offer greater protection for feet during inclement weather conditions.
Gently rounded towards the toe, with a toe box that rises slightly from the ground. This last lies close to the foot at the instep, and is of an average width at the middle. Significantly narrower than the classic last, the elegant last is recommended for average and low insteps.
This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft and fully-dyed calfskin. The technical term for this kind of leather is "French calf". This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.
For the past 140 years, Rendenbach has used oak bark tanning to produce leather soles—the process can take up to nine months. These soles are renowned for their extreme durability and natural water repellency. Women’s shoes with Rendenbach soles are a real novelty.