While the first Dr. Martens 2976 Chelsea boot was produced in the early '70s, the original style has Victorian origins. First envisioned as a riding boot, the style's sure fit and easy-on, easy-off elastic ankle gusset gained popularity in the farming community. Today, the unisex 2976 Chelsea boot is a slick, uncompromisingly fashion-forward look for both men and women. And now to support a choice that won't be compromised, the Vegan 2976 comes in a non-leather material that's soft and supple. First things first: All the materials and manufacturing methods are acutely vegan compliant and no animal products are used in the making of this footwear. The Vegan 2976 Chelsea Boot has the iconic AirWair Bouncing Soles, that's oil-and-fat resistant with good abrasion and slip resistance and has been since 1960. The boot is Goodyear welted, meaning the upper and sole are sewn together in our heat-sealed z-welt stitch for enhanced comfort. Offered in a unisex size range to include both men's and women's sizes. Material: Leather.