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For some indescribable reason, wellington boots suddenly shot to the forefront of the fashion scene. Undergoing a funky makeover to incorporate a vast range of colours and patterns probably helped, but no matter what design they have printed on them, they are still a clumpy awkward piece of foot wear. I bought my wellies a few summers ago when we were suffering with torrential downpours and flooding down here in the South-West. I bought them from a high street shoe shop and they cost me £15.00, and I see that Amazon are still selling them, albeit at a slightly inflated price.
These wellington boots have a simple and traditional shaping. They come up high on the leg, longer than calf length, but shorter than knee high. They're made from moulded rubber and form one continuous piece with an added sole and buckle detailing. The leg section is fairly wide fitting but not enough so that it gapes. You can adjust the width of the leg by fastening or loosening the buckle straps at the top of the boots. The allow for a little extra room if you open it all the way out, or gives a closer fit if you pull it in. There is plenty of room to wear over a pair of trousers with the legs tucked inside, but they're also not so big that you can't pull your trouser legs down over them. (Unless of course you are wearing skinny jeans.)
The thing that makes these wellies really stand out is the colour and design printed on them. They are a vibrant green colour with a leafy fern image printed all over them. There is contrasting green sections along the back, sole, and buckle straps on the boots. The image is printed in a high quality way and shows the picture clearly, without any blocky pixellation or stretching across the curves of the boots like I have seen in some other makes of wellington boots. The boots have a funky jungley feel to them and they look very different to the plain and boring wellies that you would normally think of.
The boots are well made and have lasted me for a couple of years now and they are still going strong. In all fairness I only get occasional use out of them, but when I do wear them they are subjected to all sorts of bad conditions. They are great for wet weather as they are completely waterproof and water tight. I have also worn them during the snow and the soles give excellent grip against slippery conditions. They have a deep thick tread which provides you with a stable base to walk upon. This is also great for gardening, which is what I mainly use them for. They allow you to stamp around in the mud without slipping and they protect you from getting covered in dirt.
I love my welly boots, they're comfortable to wear, they are hardwearing and can deal with all sorts of bad weather conditions. They are still in excellent condition and are extremely easy to clean as you can just wipe them down with a wet cloth. They have proved to be excellent value for money and I would certainly consider buying another pair in the future, although I don't think these will need replacing for many years to come yet.