Product Type: Matalan Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... I would be laughed out of a camp site in the Lakes by proper walkers and outdoor enthusiasts but they are fine for the town and light rain... more
Cheap, High Quality Wellies
Author Name: daisylee3
Advantages: Cheap, Cute, Waterproof, Versatile, High Quality
Your average wellie really! Mine come just below my knee and hug my legs well but aren't too tight. There's a strap to allow the user to make the wellie loose or tight around the leg, which is handy if you've got smaller legs.
There's a variety of colours available; most are pretty girly, with coloured stripes and dots etc. The material has a smooth finish to it and has a slight shine.
Durability and Comfort:
I have dogs and walk 6 miles daily over muddy, wet fields so was after something that could withstand that, keep my feet dry and be easily wipeable. These honestly are great and do all of the above, aswell as been incredibly lightweight and the lining inside of the boots keep my feet cosey and warm. The inside's nice and soft and as the sole's slightly raised it's not awkward walking in them. They feel more like boots than wellies!
As mentioned before, the fact they're so lightweight is great and i've struggled with on-off joint pain (ankles and knees) after an accident a while back. I find these boots really support my calves and ankles well due to the firmness and i don't struggle walking long distances in them whatsoever. They're really cute aswell and not in the slightest manly/famerish and look great with tight jeans! Ofcourse they're not hugely fashionable but they don't look freakishly ugly nor do they make my legs/feet look ginormous!
During the winter the path which i go down to get into my local field flooded and was knee deep. I tried out my wellies and waded through the water, and found that the wellies were indeed waterproof and my feet were kept bone dry!
On the way home from a walk in the field my wellies are usually thick mud. As the wellies are lightweight, the mud weighs them down considerably, so walking in them is like dragging an extra half a stone around! I usually resort to using a twig to get most of it off, and once home take off the wellies and stick them onto some old newspaper, allow the mud to dry and then scrape out the dry mud from the sole, which does take time as the creases in the sole are pretty deep and there's alot of them! I then use a damp pan scrubber or a baby wipe to get any remaning dirt from the sole, and then use another, clean baby wipe/pan scrubber to ensure that the leg part of the welly is nice and clean. It's a very simple process.
Price and Value:
£12 for adults and £7 for children. I got mine for £8 in the sale which i'm chuffed with. They're amazing value, look good, are versatile, lightweight and last for ages!
Summary: £12 Wellies!