Strive footwear review

Find out how our reviewer got on testing out the Strive Chelsea Boots

Strive Chelsea boot

by Sam Hendley |

What they say…

Stylish boots that keep you on your feet all day long with a clever orthopaedic insole.

What our reviewer thought…

I’ve had all sorts of trouble with my feet, from low arches to bunions, but it’s the low arches that give me the most trouble! Normally, I have to wear walking boots as I find they provide the best under-arch support, but it took me a long time to find suitable ones.

The Chelsea boots from Strive have proved to be a real find and are actually best suited if you have low arches. They come with a warning that it may take a while to get used to the supportive insole as it can feel quite uncomfortable to begin with, but persevere… it’s worth it!

It takes a few days for the boots to mould themselves to your feet but now I wear them all the time without discomfort.

They’re also really smart and go with everything; they’re suitable for a walk of a mile or two or a dinner out. Being able to wear smart boots for day-to-day wear rather than walking boots is a real boost -and I’m certainly tempted to try the sandals come the summer!

Strive Chelsea Boots, rrp £99, sizes 3-7, buy at and

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