Let's go ahead and start with the elephant in the room -- these have a hefty price tag. While I admit that there price is justified relative to other Chelsea boots, I don't believe there absolute price is reasonable (at full price). These are the most beautiful Chelsea's I've come across. Time will tell how the quality of their construction holds up, and you can trust they'll get used. I don't believe in going out of my way to take care of my possessions. If you have to be all careful with your shoes because they're expensive, then you probably should be wearing cheaper shoes. Nevertheless, the choices made here in regard to their cosmetic design are very tasteful. Fucking beautiful.