John Lofgren Chelsea Boots – Olive CXL

by John Lofgren


John Lofgren Chelsea Boots – Olive CXL


The John Lofgren Chelsea boots are the work wear answer to the more dainty single leather soled Chelsea boots that first come to mind. John has a real skill for taking an iconic style, seeing what a lot of us would like it to be, putting his own stamp on that and delivering it meticulously and that is what he has done with their Chelsea boots. Love’m!

They are made on their 110 last (the engineer boot last) which is very shapely, has a nice slim waist with a rounded shaped toe, it feels snug throughout the foot (as it should be when sized correctly) with plenty toe wiggle room. This last is great for a wide variety of foot shapes and gives the Chelsea boot a great balance that is substantial, relaxed and sleek. They will look great with both trousers and denim with varying width hems.

Comfort: These are extremely comfortable boots from the moment you slide your foot in. They have that immediate glove like feel. The leather feels thick but very supple and as with all JL boots, they give you a very sure footed feel. It’s also quite nice to have a pair you can slip on in seconds and be gone!

Construction & finish: The best materials and construction methods have been used in these boots, just see the DETAILS tab. The stitching is very neat and uniform and again, as with all John Lofgren boots, the sole trim is even and nicely finished.

If you want a boot that is comfortable and solid, will last you decades and that you can pair with almost anything, this is your pair.

  • Olive Chromexcel from Horween USA
  • Japanese cowhide lined
  • Engineer/ rounded toe last 110
  • German steel shank
  • Goodyear welted with storm welts
  • Oak Bark tanned heavy midsole
  • Vibram 430 mini lug sole & heel
  • Double row stitched throughout
  • Heavy duty gussets and full length backstay
  • Woven JLB pull tabs
  • US sized (please see sizing guide)
  • Made in Japan

The John Lofgren Chelsea Boots fit very similar to UK sizes and fit the same as the Engineer boots internally but with a bit more give over the top of the vamp due to the elasticated sides. An 8 US in the Chelsea boot fits similar to:

JL Engineer: 8 US

JL M43: 8 US

JL Donkey Punchers: 7.5 US

JL  Chukka: 8.5 (8 is more comparable in length but these fit very close/ tighter)

Red Wing Iron Rangers: 8.5 US (7.5 UK)

Viberg: 7.5-8 (2030 and 2045 last)

White’s Boots: 7.5-8 D or E width

Truman Boots (updated last): 8.5

Trickers (and majority of British brands): 7.5-8 G/F

Rolling Dub Trio Coupen & Casper: 7.5 US

Nike (number of styles); 8 UK

Please get in touch with any sizing questions you may have. We will do our best to assist you in as much depth as we can to get your sizing right. We have experience with a number of UK, European, Japanese and USA made branded shoes/ boots to help with comparisons and can take any measurements you may need.