What will the well-dressed mud lark be wearing this season? Yes, it‚Äôs time to look at posh wellies, as there seems to be very little let up in the rain.
But don‚Äôt worry.
Even if the weather continues like this for the rest of the year, in these boots you will look like a million pounds.
At the top of the charts is the men‚Äôs classic Chasseur Cuir boots from Le Chameau. These boots are lined with soft full grain leather, and sealed with a 100% natural rubber coating. As insulating, breathable and comfortable as a normal leather boot, these take the best of both and combine them. The chamois soft leather moulds to your shape, and is available in three calf fittings to ensure that you get just the fit you need. It also comes with a zip to help you get them on easily and quickly.
These boots may seem expensive at first glance, but it is common for them to last up to twenty years, and the testimonials about their comfort and durability are glowing.
The delightful City All Tracks Fouree – another classy model from Le Chameau – come in second place. This stylish women‚Äôs boot comes with a beautifully soft wool-like lining to keep you warm and comfortable. The design is specific to a woman‚Äôs leg, with curved calf shaping, and a slight heel. Made with a 100% natural rubber outer coating, and an all terrain cross sole, these will not let you down when it comes to the rigours of country life.
These high fashion boots are a must have for those who want to make a bit of a splash. You certainly will get noticed, but not for having soggy socks, because these boots are totally waterproof and incredibly durable. The supreme comfort is down to the RCS foot bed system, and added luxury of the fleecy lining, which together really keep you warm.
They have a Tough Tec sole, and a steel arch foundation for stability. The internal padding around the heel adds further comfort. More highly engineered than their outside would suggest, these redskin leather boots are perfect for chilly mornings and country fairs.
Joules Posh Wellies ¬£48.97
New kids on the block Joules have taken posh wellies to a new level of glamour and affordability. They are highly finished and luxurious looking boots with an enamel Joules plaque to add a touch of golden glamour. We love the Navy version, which has a classy regal feel. Waterproof, hard-wearing and cold weather resistant, Joules Posh Wellie comes with a pretty floral lining and smart gold buckles, which contrast beautifully with the rich navy colour. They even come packed in a floral box! A girlie great.
Hunter have kept up to date in their style offerings, and their gorgeous range of colours appeal to the young and extrovert outdoorsy type. Popular with Festival goers, these high-gloss purple boots will keep you warm and dry. Cushioned insole, quick dry lining, and durable rubber makes them a great all round wellie for medium wear.
Keep an eye out for other fabulous colours in the Hunters range, and ring the changes this season. It might take your mind off the dreadful weather.