Women's Wellington Boots
Usually produced in PVC or rubber, women's wellington boots are essential wet weather boots providing you protection when walking on wet or muddy ground or in rain showers.
Advancements in design and performance technologies have meant that the humble 'welly' has undergone somewhat of a transformation, with a vast choice of women's wellingtons now available which tick all the boxes when it comes to both fashion and function.
A festival essential, women's rubber wellington boots are the most popular type of boot because of their excellent water repelling properties, perfect for British festivals. They are available from many high end brands such as Hunter, Joules and Barbour as well as high street brands, in traditional pull on, buckle and zippered styles. Many of these brands break traditional design conventions by up styling the welly even further, offering mid-calf, ankle and even high heeled wellington styles. Available in a range of colours from classic green to bright pink and in patterns including polka dots, stripes and floral printed wellington boots .
A good pair of wellington boots should be seen as an investment buy. Quite often, a decent pair of quality women's wellies will pay for themselves over and over, as they are durable enough to last for years.
A robust, thick sole should provide good cushioning yet be lightweight enough so that the wearer remains comfortable when walking long distances. Another key factor of a good wellington boot is the tread pattern, with a wide zigzag construction giving good grip on a rough or varied surface.
High quality wellington boots should be of a strong and flexible design and be available in various heights. This is useful, for example, if a shorter boot is your preference as tall boots can pinch at your knees. Also, if you are looking for walking and hiking wellington boots to use for all seasons, it pays to consider neoprene lined boots which means that your feet will stay warm as well as dry.
If you are prone to chilly feet look for styles that have cosy faux fur linings and quilted uppers, which will look both elegant and are robust enough for a long country walk.
Wellington boots have aristocratic links and was first popularised when worn by the 1st Duke of Wellington in the early 19th century. The wellington boot, as it became known, gained huge popularity within the wealthy hunting and outdoor set at the time.