Originally Posted by Arethusa
I'm kind of curious: if you took a pair of chelseas like these to a good cobbler, would he be able to swap out the elastic gore for some leather and, say, laces or a buckle or two? Is this worth doing if it's possible, or should I just try and find something laced or buckled to begin with?
Interesting question... could maybe adapt those to buckled boots. Matadorpoeta may have an answer on this.