What do you get when you blend the classic functionality of a Derby with the sleek silhouette of a Chelsea boot? In 2013 Norman Vilalta introduced the two and it's been a match made in heaven ever since. The result, the Decon Chelsea.
Like a typical Chelsea, the boot has an elastic side gore that allows the user to easily put on the shoe. Taking references from Derby style tabs and laces, Norman created a streamlined collar that provides a beautiful accent to the upper. This detail also provides additional ankle support and a more snug fit.
From the first glance it's easy to see why the the Decon Chelsea has become one of our most popular designs. The clean look and dramatic hand made patina are head turning, and the shape and styling of the boot are dressy enough for fancy occasions yet comfortable for casual events. This versatility has made the Decon Chelsea an instant classic among shoe aficionados worldwide.
Over the last few years, Norman has been able to experiment with new patinas and exotic leathers to diversify the offerings of the Decon Chelsea. The boot is now available on our website in French box calf leather from Tanneries du Puy in three wonderful patinas. To purchase or see more photos and details please click here.