It all started for Mr Regent with the Romany, the first Chelsea boot he designed, and now it's back and better than ever in a beautiful new chestnut brown wax version, for added hardiness, waterproofing and resilience.
This boot is designed by Regent and made by Cheaney who, with their centuries of expertise, remain at the forefront of the noble tradition of shoe and bootmaking and have even been recognised by royalty, awarded the Queen’s award for Enterprise in 2016.
The story goes that Jason was wearing an old pair of Chelsea boots – enormously popular amongst riders thanks to their support, sturdiness and sleek style – when he got the chance to ride Romany King, the winner of the Grand National champion, and had trouble getting a foot out of the stirrup. The shoe looked great, but wasn’t quite doing the trick, so Jason went away and perfected the design, giving the boot a higher neck, resulting in a unique, distinct twist on the famous boot that still has heads turning today.
All Regent shoes are Goodyear welted, which means they can be fully re-soled, as and when the time comes; Goodyear welting marks the intent of a shoe that’s bound to run and run, unlike much of the contemporary footwear you’ll find on the high-street today that barely withstands a year’s worth of wear. We welt our shoes like this because we make them for life, and, of course, we design them with the same timeless intent. Again, unlike other high-street brands, all our shoes are 100% British-made (many brands claim this, whilst shipping parts from overseas and only assembling them in the UK). We make ours in Northampton, the home of the legendary Joseph Cheaney, and on the sole of our shoes you’ll see the stamp of the Regent butterfly or skull, marking out the source of it’s unique design.