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Women’s Joan of Arctic™ Wedge Chelsea Boot (was the Lea Wedge)


https://www.sorel.com/womens-joan-of-arctic-wedge-chelsea-boot-was-the-lea-wedge-1808551.html 1808551
Style # 1808551 / 1821331


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The Details


The Lea Wedge is now the Joan Wedge Chelsea. With a sleeker, more versatile upper crafted of rich waterproof leather, a soft synthetic lining, comfort footbed, and molded rubber outsole, this comfort-wedge features a city-chic gore detail for a fresh Chelsea silhouette you’ll want to wear all day.

Best For: Light Rain

The Construction


  • UPPER: Waterproof full-grain leather upper with gore detail. Synthetic lining.
  • FOOTBED: Removable molded PU-like EVA footbed with synthetic topcover.
  • MIDSOLE: Molded BPU-PU wedge.
  • OUTSOLE: Molded rubber outsole.

  • Heel Height: 3 in.
  • Platform Height: 3/4 in.
  • Boot Shaft Height: 4 1/4 in.
  • Boot Shaft Circumfrence: 9 1/2 in.
  • Measurements based on size 7.
  • Imported.


Women's Size Chart

5 3 36 22
5.5 3.5 36.5 22.5
6 4 37 23
6.5 4.5 37.5 23.5
7 5 38 24
7.5 5.5 38.5 24.5
8 6 39 25
8.5 6.5 39.5 25.5
9 7 40 26
9.5 7.5 40.5 26.5
10 8 41 27
10.5 8.5 41.5 27.5
11 9 42 28
12 10 43 29

How to Measure Your Foot

  • Place your feet flat on a piece of paper and mark your longest toe and the back of your foot. It's best to do this standing and wearing socks
  • Measure the length (cm) straight from your longest toe to the back of your foot using a ruler or measuring tape.
  • Use the chart to find your size.


Women’s Joan of Arctic™ Wedge Chelsea Boot (was the Lea Wedge) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 490.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these booties! I love the Joan bootie! They are so comfortable, stylish, and I absolutely love the color (I got the collegiate navy). I can wear them all day even if I have to do a lot of walking without getting tired at all. I've received several compliments from a lot of different people on how unique and cool looking they are. I love them and wear them with jeans or a skirt or dress. Just great shoes period!!
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Winter Wedge Love the Lea Wedge boot!!! I have it in Elk and the color works with everything. Perfect for fall. Heel height is perfect.
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute And comfy. Easy tp walk in... I am high heel challenged. I wear 8.5-9 and the 9 is perfect.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boots!! This is the second pair that I have bought and I absolutely LOVE them! Very comfortable, stylish and good to wear for casual outfits or something a little nicer. Love the wedge heel and comfort of this boot. Great purchase and can’t wait to buy my next pair!
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wife loves these This is my wife’s 5th pair of sorels and she loves this pair. Versatile with any outfit, and she can wear them all year round, not just in the fall or winter. Fits true to size. She can wear them all day and doesn’t complain about her feet hurting or even having heels on like usual
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Size UP I wanted these so bad because I've been looking for a boot that is more feminine and less casual. I ordered my regular size (tennis shoe) and the instep was tight to the point that my toes would not go forward in the shoe where they would naturally belong in a shoe that fit correctly. This issue also made my heels shift up and down when I walked. I ordered one size up and the fit is much better. I still have a small amount of slipping in one shoe for my heels but I think that can be solved with the correct socks. These are very comfortable and I cannot wait to wear them in the rain and give them a geaux!
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shoes I can literally where these all day and my feet are not tired. Just buy them
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loveee I’ve been waiting all year for these to restock. I love them so much I bought black and camel. They are so comfortable and perfect for long wear in any weather condition.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lea wedge This is the greatest shoe EVER, I now own 3 pairs. The wedge is so light and comfortable, I can wear all day with no issues. My feet are on the wider side and even when I first wear them they are perfect!
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just not for me I didn’t like the extra seam across the toebox. I thought it would be a nice feature, but it just didn’t work for me. Also, the boots were slightly small compared to my other Sorel wedges (Conquest). Excellent quality, though.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring Back the Lea This is not the Lea Wedge. I’m beyond disappointed in this new version. The Lea is arguably the best shoe purchase I’ve ever made - I wore them nearly every day this past winter and desperately need a new pair. The Lea’s small details (metal dots, brown line across the front, stitching on top, sole completely tucked under the shoe) made it sleek and stylish enough to wear for work or play. This new version is not up to par. The Lea was perfect as it was - please bring it back!
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yessss! So good, better than I imagined. Wanted this style bootie since last year. I was apprehensive about the comfort because I work in an environment where the floors are concrete and my feet pay the price. I cant begin to tell you how relieved I was to find them not only to be comfortable but also sturdy, I know I wont roll in these. The style is so much more than I could have hoped for when asking for a comfort level this high. They are the most beautiful boots I've ever owned. Get them, get two. Never ever take them off.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best color!! Red is very vibrant, the shoes go with most of my outfits too.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BRING BACK THE LEA WEDGE!!! Please bring back the Lea Wedge, it was perfect the way it was. This is NOT the same. The Lea was sleek and fashionable, this new version looks like a work boot. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boot wedges! Perfect for work and to dress up a cute fall outfit. I'm between a 8.5 and 9 sized shoe. I ordered size 9 and I'm glad I did because they fit perfectly.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wedges you can walk in for days! These boots deserve a gold star. They are beautiful and even more important, comfortable. I own two pairs of the Lea Wedge, the first pair (black) I wore all week on a trip to Amsterdam. They had enough traction for the slippery cobblestone roads/walkways and even with how much walking we did, they were comfortable the entire time. These boots are true to size, but if you're planning on wearing thicker winter socks, you might need a half size up. In terms of the width of the shoe, they are slightly narrow. It doesn't affect me but if you have wide feet, they might be a little tight. Although they are a little pricey, these boots will last you multiple seasons and will be your go to boot for fall and winter. HIGHLY recommend :)
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love Love For a wedge the boots are extremely comfortable and will make a perfect addition to my fall wardrobe. Very stylish and the camel color is perfect, the construction is great!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found a fit Very few women’s shoe lines carry a size 5! Thank God Sorel carries size five (true to size or a little small)! This summer I purchased two different pair of Sorel sandals, but realized my flat feet do not fit their narrower sandal. However, I loved my winter boots that I purchased last year, so I saw this wedge boot and decided I needed a fall shoe instead of a summer shoe (fits my personality better anyhow). This wedge boot is so gorgeous & comfortable that the first night I wore them I went to a concert and danced in them for over an hour and was comfortable the entire time! Definitely grateful I stuck with Sorel & their choice to continue creating size 5s... even though most other women’s shoe companies have quite on us small footed women!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! These booties are a perfect fit! I cannot wait until Dall to wear them with everything!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely worth the money I spent a long time deciding if I wanted these shoes and finally pulled the trigger. Not only are these shoes so cute but they are so comfortable. I wore them to a concert the first night I had them and they didn’t hurt my feet even a little bit. They are great quality and I recommend them to anyone a hundred times over!
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute and versatile Great boot! They are comfortable and versatile. Looking forward to be able to wear them through out the fall-slushly spring seasons! Color matches almost anything and the sole gives me confidence I won't slip in the snow.
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these Wedges! This is my 2nd pair of the Lea Wedge. They are easily my favorite shoe! I am able to wear them for my 12+ hour days, on my feet, without any pain. Rain, snow, wind doesn't matter! These are all-weather perfect! Bonus: they are adorable and fashionable. The compliments pour in each time I wear them!
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bring back the Lea Nope, this is not the same style as the Lea. These are less sleek and less stylish. While they are still comfortable and durable, I miss the old style tremendously! Looks like I’ll return these and hope Sorel goes back to the old style next year! I have a pair of the Lea that I’ve worn to death, but I’ll just keep on wearing them as my go to boot.
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy, comfortable wedge boots These boots are just what I’ve been looking for! They are so comfortable and totally cute. The ankle material is stretchy so they feel a bit big but I adjusted just fine to them. Everything makes me happy about this shoe!
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Boot Cute and Comfy, although after wearing them with a skirt after a few hours the top part of boot starts to rub on my ankle causing a red mark ( I have small ankles so plenty of room just the design of the boot that makes it rub).. So will most likely wear these with skinny jeans or leggings so the boot doesn't come in direct contact with skin, or maybe try tights next time with a dress. I originally ordered a 10 and returned for a 10.5
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable style These booties are so comfortable. I live in North Dakota and do not worry about slipping in the ice and snow because the bottoms are so great in the snow. They look great with a dress, jeans or leggings. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Fit These boots are absolutely adorable, but the fit is awful. I could barely get them on my feet in my normal size (9.5), so I tried the 10 and it was even smaller - I got it on one foot and couldn’t even get it on the other! I then went ahead and ordered them online from elsewhere to see if that helped - nope! Unfortunately, these are super cute, but have an awful fit.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fall boots Love these wedges with leggings. They are very flattering, comfortable, and stylish. Can’t wait to wear them this fall.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE I have been wanting a pair of Sorel wedges for the longest time and have been hoping and waiting for Sorel to ship to Australia. Could not wait any longer so shipped it to my friend in the US who posted to me in Oz. Totally worth the wait. These are the most comfortable boots I have EVER owned. Easy to slip on and of. Perfect fit around the ankle and toes (I have a wide foot so was a bit worried). Love the treads, especially as I am super clumsy and there is good grip on these soles. Sorel please start selling these boots in Australia. I want to get more!
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the Lea Wedge I purchased the Lea Wedge last year and they are the BEST SHOES EVER! I was looking forward to getting another pair this season and picked up this new version at another retailer. The sole is clearly made for the outside which I didn’t care for. The back section of the boot did not look like leather as the front did. I returned them. PLEASE bring back the Lea!
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sad to see change of style in Lea Wedge(now called Wedge Chelsea Boot Do not like that the sole of the boot has changed! I purchased the Lea Wedge in black last year and absolutely love this boot. Was trying to purchase another pair in the camel but out of my size. Searched for camel just now and see that they have changed the name from the Lea Wedge to the Wedge Chelsea boot. They have changed the style and made the sole of the boot to be a thicker looking rubber which makes the boot look less dressy and more like a snow boot. I liked the old Lea Wedge better as it was more sleek and modern. Sorel go back to original style of boot please!!!
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy Love this bootie! Very comfortable, although fits TTS, doesn’t run big like most Sorel boots.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic boot I’ve been wanting this boot for a long time and finally purchased it on sale. All of the Sorel boots are great and this does not disappoint. It fits true to size. I normally wear 6 1/2 and this size was perfect. It is extremely comfortable and stylish and I will wear this constantly in months to come. I look forward to purchasing another color.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits like and old, comfortable shoe! The Lea ankle boot is not only stylish but super comfortable as well. You can dress it up for work or wear with Jeans and a T-Shirt. I own three pairs already and can highly recommend this beautiful ankle boot!!
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Comfortable! These shoes are so incredibly comfortable. I can where them all day and not have trouble with back or foot pain. I love that I can have comfort along with how cute they are! I have gotten compliments everyday I have worn them. I also appreciate that these shoes will be perfect for ND weather!
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! These shoes are so comfortable and super cute! The first time I wore them was to a full day of work where I did lots of walking and my feet didn't hurt at all!
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Want to wear everyday If the weather would allow I would wear these boots everyday. They are very comfortable, I can wear them all day and my feet have never been sore. I get lots of compliments every time I wear them. I ordered the grey and love the color, easy to wear with many outfits. I usually have to size up a 1/2 size in Sorel boots but the 8 was perfect. I would repurchase these boots in multiple colors.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the Best Bought my first pair of these boots a few months ago and fell in love. Comfortable, versatile, and favorite part... SO easy to get on and off. No fussing with laces. I've worn them outdoors on a casual hike and had no issues. Always get compliments when I wear them. They are also extremely light weight, another added comfort feature. I jumped on the sale price and now have two pairs!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! This is the most comfortable wedges you will ever wear! The shoe goes great with everything!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfy boot ever! I had been waiting for a year to pull the trigger on these and finally decided to do so and I am so glad I did! I could wear them walking around the city all day and not have any sore feet. They’re cushiony and light and constructed of such smooth materials. I know I will have these for years - they’re a staple closet item every woman must own!
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar product I just recently purchased the Lea wedge in dark grey with black. This product is simply amazing. Well made shoe, super comfortable, great fit. This is my 2nd pair of Sorel boots and definitely not the last. I’ll be a lifetime customer. I like quality product and this met my expectations, actually surpassed them. The soft leather, that’s already pretreated to be waterproof, their appearance and just how well made these boots are. This is a purchase you’ll not regret!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these Booties! I am a stylist so I stand on my feet anywhere from 7-10 hours at a time and these have Allieviatee nearly all the strain on my feet that I was experiencing in other shoes! My only complaint is that Sorel doesn’t make any of their shoes in wide. That would make Sorel my absolute favorite shoe brand!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Extra touch goes a long way I love the boots but unfortunately the gift note wasn't included. It was a gift to myself for a recent health scare , I wanted to remind myself to be grateful. I was definitely disappointed.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable shoe ever Can wear from 5:30 to midnight walking all day long. Feet feel like not wearing anything on my feet. Thanks for making the most comfortable shoes ever. Each year I get at least four new shoes, Because I want the new color and new styles
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfy! I have been looking for a really comfotable wedge and this one fit the bill. So comfy that i bought the camel brown and the grey black.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Boot - Runs Large This boot is gorgeous. I love the design and the quality is top notch. I love the tread and have a feeling that these would be great for wet, slippery days. depending on the shoe, I go between an 8 and 8.5. Based on previous reviews, I decided to size down to an 8; unfortunately this was also too large. I'll be returning them and may end up trying a 7.5 later.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this shoe I bought these in redwood and bought them again in a different color
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These shoes are amazing in every way! These are so extremely comfortable and stylish. I work at an elementary school so I am on my feet the whole day. I was a little skeptical about being able to wear these shoes all day long. They are extremely comfortable to walk in all day. I love them so much I had to buy another color. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So stylish and comfy Love these wedges! I have multiple colors!
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring on Fall! I purchased these boots in May and have worn them around the house because it’s been hot outside. Absolutely love them, and I hate to say that I’m actually wishing for Fall to hurry up so I can wear them for real!! So comfortable and I can’t wait to see how they feel when it’s subzero!!
Date published: 2018-06-09
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