While the first Dr. Martens 2976 Chelsea boot was produced in the early ’70s, the original style has Victorian origins. Farmers loved the sure fit and easy-on, easy-off elastic ankle gusset — kickass style was just an unexpected side effect. These days, the 2976 Chelsea boot is a slick, uncompromisingly fashion-forward look for both sexes. Pull-on style, with elastic gussets. Part of our ‘Lost Archives’ collection, this boot is made with the classic Dr. Martens Smooth leather, a lightly textured, highly durable leather with a soft sheen. Serves up all the signature Doc’s DNA, like our iconic stitching, grooved sides and scripted heel-loops. Built on top of our rebelliously comfortable air-cushioned sole.