What do you get when you blend the open lacing functionality of a Derby with the sleek silhouette of a Chelsea boot?
In 2013 Norman Vilalta combined the two and it's been a match made in heaven ever since. The result, our iconic Decon Chelsea Boot.
Like a classic Chelsea, the boot features elastic side gore that allows the user to easily put on the shoe. Taking references from the open lacing system of a derby, Norman created a streamlined collar that provides a beautiful accent to the upper. This detail also delivers additional ankle support and a customized fit.
From the first glance it's easy to see why the Decon Chelsea Boot has become one of our most popular designs. The clean look and dramatic handmade patina are head turning, and the shape and styling of the boot can be dressed up for fancy occasions or worn more casually for a comfortable weekend out in the city.
The unique and elegant design combined with the versatility has made the Decon Chelsea Boot an instant classic among shoe aficionados worldwide. They have also made the list of Hugo Jacomet´s 22 Iconic Shoes (at 36:11):
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 available ready made in box calf leather from Tanneries du Puy in a variety of handmade patinas.
For the more specific boot aficionado, we can also make a bespoke or semi-bespoke pair for you.
All of our ready made Decon Chelsea Boots are bench made, Goodyear-welted, and hand finished by our artisan team in Barcelona, Spain. This process includes the use of glass, sandpaper, inks, creams, waxes, fire and multiple iron tools to achieve a bespoke quality finishing that the Norman Vilalta brand has become known for.
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