Splashing about in puddles is tons of fun, providing youâve got the right footwear! Whether youâre planning some time away or want to enjoy getting out and about closer to home, a good pair of Wellington boots is an essential item. Dunlop wellies are well known for their quality and durability and are a good choice if you want to invest in waterproof Wellingtonâs that are built to last. Wellington boots can be worn for all sorts of purposes from gardening to fishing, so whatever activity your planning, keep your feet dry and protected with Dunlop wellies.
Legend has it that the Duke of Wellington came up with a design for the eponymous boot in the 18th century, although at this time, wellies were made of leather. However, when vulcanised rubber was developed towards the end of the century, inventor Hiram Hutchinson saw the potential of the material and after purchasing the patent from Charles Goodyear, began manufacturing vulcanised rubber boots. They protected the feet of farmers who had previously worn wooden clogs, kept the feet of WWI soldiers dry in the trenches, and by the end of the Second World War, were a popular item of wet weather footwear for men, women and children in the UK.