What type of shoe is more appropriate for rainy London weather than the wellie? The Wellington boot, that is. Popularized by the 1st Duke of Wellington (and seen in this portrait of the man himself), these boots caught on with the aristocracy and have now become rainproof staples of many a wardrobe for royals and commoners alike.
But a modern-day wellie-wearer may well want something a bit more fun for a walk in the rain. What’s a girl (or guy) to do in the face of such a dilemna?
Pull on a pair of fun patterned boots from Emily Todd and Hannah Petty’s aptly-named wellies company, Emilyhannah. They’re based in Shepton Mallet, near the yearly (in)famous Glastonbury Festival, which is notoriously muddy and an excellent place to wear your wellies.
Am I not right, Ms. Moss?
Anyway, I got a pair of the new season’s line of wellies from Emilyhannah a little while back and have been waiting for the perfect day to give them a test drive.
Today was it. It was the day of the Lord Mayor Show in London Town, and it was also pissing down rain. So I got all bundled up and wellified and went out to watch the parade. And while the rest of me ended up soaked and shivering, my legs from the knees down were toasty and dry.
I have to give a shout out to these lovely wellies for not only serving their function but for doing it in style and comfort. They’re nice and light (not true of many other rubber boots I’ve tried on in the past), I slipped my orthotics right into them, and they’re super cute! See for yourselves.
Plus, my pretty poppies were right on target for the upcoming Armistice Day, for which people tend to wear poppy pins to commemorate the deaths of WWI soldiers, particularly at Flanders Field.
Anyway, I was pleased in the extreme with my poppy-patterned wellies.
But if you’re interested in your own pair, there are plenty of other fun fun patterns. Paisleys and stars and dots and gingham flowers and leopard and… well… see for yourselves.
Plus, even more of a good thing, these pretty boots will only set you back £30 (about $47 these days), and they’ll ship worldwide.
So, no more excuses to stay inside on rainy days because you’re afraid your tootsies will get wet. Slip on a pair of these fun rainboots and puddle-hop to your heart’s content.