No matter what type of Wellington boot you’re after, you’ve come to the right place as here at e-OUTDOOR we’re proud to stock an incredibly wide range of options, with something on offer to suit those with a particular style in mind and those who just want a traditional wellington boot. Barbour, along with Hunter, dominate the British Wellington boot market however whether you’re after style or practicality (or both), we’ve got something for you. Dunlop Sport Retail Boots are perfect for gardening and other bits, while Hunter Snow Quilt Check Boots are perfect in even the coldest environment. All wellington boots are designed for the outdoors and whether you're out horse riding, light walking, gardening or jumping in muddy puddles here at e-OUTDOOR we aim to cater for your need.
Get the Height Right. These days wellies come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. If you’re the type of person who is not afraid of a little deep mud and wading through puddles, full length wellingtons are ideal but many, especially women, find tall wellies uncomfortable, rigid and restricting when on longer walks. Say hello to calf or ankle wellies which are lighter and more comfortable alternative for walking and if you are really bothered about wet legs you can always go all out and wear gaiters! Short wellies are perfect for dog walking, camping and gardening as they can be easily slipped on and off.
Consider Comfort. Everyone’s feet, ankles and calves unique to them. Being able to wear suitable socks which not only keep your feet warm but stop rubbing and chafing will make your walk cushty. If your feet are rattling around inside your wellies you are not going to be comfortable no matter how much you try and tell yourself you will “break them in”. Adding insoles or welly warmer socks to your Welly wardrobe will increase the comfort for your feet as most Wellington Boots are not cushioned and will also provide extra warmth as we all know wearing wellies can make your toes cold!
Does Size Matter? Wellington Boots are usually true to size but you need to consider what you will be wearing with them. Thick socks could suffocate your feet if the wellies are narrow fitting rather so you may want to consider a wide soled version or opting for a size up if really unsure. Different brands will have their own templates and so not all Wellington boot sizes will be the same if put next to each other but with a bit of accessorising you can get the perfect fit.
Trip, Slip – Get a Grip.When choosing a welly it is wise to consider an articulated sole for grip and a good heel which may add to the bulk of the boot but will give you better traction on different terrain. A thick tread will ensure you can glide in and out of the mud without sliding straight over on your bum! Rubber Wellingtons are durable and won’t disintegrate quickly like plastic based ones.
Don’t be Pudlle-Glum be Puddle Fun! Kids love jumping in puddles and grown-ups should too. If your welly boot doesn’t allow you to enjoy the outdoors then they are not fit for purpose so take a look around and find the ones that will put a grin on your chin as you feel the satisfying squelch beneath your feet.