The Chanel Boots Buying Guide
Chanel boots are just what your wardrobe has been missing all this time. Even better – this selection is made up of vintage pieces that have been pre-owned so they have an authentic lived-in feel that you won’t find anywhere else. From quilted biker boots to high-heeled shoe boots and knee-high riding boots, you’ll find cult styles from past collections here.
In Chanel’s collection of women’s boots, highlights include tall knee-length boots with a distinct equestrian influence, 1920s-inflected ankle boots and quilted leather, tweed and suede styles in a range of heel heights. Look out for slender soles, block heels and slim stilettos, as well as boots detailed with the instantly recognizable CC logo. Ahead, we’ve assembled a buying guide which will help you narrow down the right style for you, find your size, and give you tips on how to care and keep you Chanel boots in the best condition.
The Most Wanted Chanel Boots
Chanel Ankle Boots
Crafted from leather, suede, velvet and tweed, Chanel Ankle Boots comprise round toes, buckles, laces and zips to fasten and feature flat soles, block-heels or slender stiletto heels. Presented in black, grey, beige, navy, white and two-tone leather, these boots are punctuated with distinctive hallmarks such as the iconic logo, quilting and replica leather and chain straps framing the outline of the boots. Whether you chose to wear Chanel boots with feminine dresses and skirts, or jeans and tailoring, these designs are a coveted addition to all your ensembles.
Chanel Knee-High Boots
Adorned with signature iconic features, Chanel Knee Boots are constructed with round toes and set either on flat soles, block heels or slim stilettos. In our collection, expect to see the Chanel logo punctuating the sides, sparkling glitter leather, and transparent perspex for a futuristic slant, alongside tweed, cutout panels, shearling lining and buckles. Crafted from matte, polished and patent leather, suede and velvet, while also featuring knitted uppers. This edit is an eclectic selection that’s not to be missed. Chanel Knee Boots are the perfect complement to wear beneath a silk dress, or with tailored trousers, try them tucked in for an equestrian-inspired slant.
Chanel Over-The-Knee Boots
Created from supple matte, glossy, patent leather and suede, Chanel’s over-the-knee boots feature pull-on styles with zips on the side, alongside buckles, caged sandals and lace-up silhouettes that frame the legs. Presented in a vast range of hues, including classic black, brown, metallic silver and gold, choose from chunky and slender flat soles, block and stiletto heels, plus wedges. Whether you wear these designs with a thigh-grazing dress, shorts, or over jeans and trousers, they’re set to be a head-turning addition to enliven footwear choices.
The Chanel Boots Sizing Guide
Chanel women’s boots use French sizing, and you can use the below chart to see how this corresponds with the size in your region.
Generally, Chanel boots fit half a size to a size smaller than your usual fitting, so you may need to try half to a whole size larger. This is because Chanel boots are handcrafted by skilled artisans, therefore each shoe is completely unique. For example, if you are a UK size 6 or a US size 8, as a guide, you may need to buy a FR size 40.5.
How To Care For Your Chanel Boots
The following recommendations in caring for your Chanel boots is a guideline, however following these instructions will prolong the life of your footwear. If your Chanel boots get wet, we’d recommend dabbing them dry with a cloth, or protecting them before you wear by spraying them with a protective conditioner.
• It is always advised to keep your boots in the designated dust bag or box, or if you don’t have this, always ensure the style is positioned away from heat and direct sunlight as this may damage the material. When storing your shoes, put them on shoe trees and leave them to air. It’s best to put them in a dry place away from humidity and drastic temperature changes.
• When cleaning, always use a soft brush or cloth dampened with water to remove small amounts of dirt. To clean soft kidskin, lambskin leather and suede use a nourishing shoe cream. To diminish the appearance of marks on the surface of lambskin leather, try rubbing in a circular motion.
• To clean any rubber outsoles, it is recommended to use a gentle detergent with a soft cloth and dry with a towel.
• You can easily polish any hardware such as logo lettering, zips and buckles with a soft cloth to enhance the shine and remove any marks.
• You may wish to apply shoe polish to your Chanel leather boots, always ensure this is with a soft bristle brush or cloth, this will enhance the shiny appearance or brighten them if they haven’t been polished for a long time.
• It’s recommended that any Chanel boots that are made from fabrics such as tweed, you should take them to a specialist dry cleaner, or call the Chanel customer services team who can advise you on the safest way to clean your boots.
- Where can I buy Chanel boots?
Chanel boots are available through our website from a number of reputable sellers. We have sourced the best selection to make it easiest for you to find the pair of boots that is best suited to you. You’ll find brand new and vintage Chanel boots in our unique collection.
- How can I tell if Chanel boots are authentic?
Authentic Chanel shoes are made in Italy, and in some instances, France. Whenever you feel apprehensive about the authenticity of Chanel boots, or any Chanel product, ask the salesperson for an authenticity card. The authenticity card will have a serial number from the manufacturer. As Chanel boots are made by artisan expert shoemakers, they’re made to the highest standard of excellent craftsmanship, so if the boots are made from poor quality materials this will be due to them being fake. Examine the stitching and make sure the bottom of the soles are engraved with a logo and not printed.
- How do you read a Chanel serial number?
Chanel serial numbers appear as eight digits and are printed on a white sticker covered with clear tape with two Chanel logos. Each Chanel serial number is unique and indicates when a piece was manufactured, it’s worth noting that no number is ever repeated. Look for a serial number on your Chanel boots in the same color as the insole brand stamp, inside the boot.