The 10 Best wellies
From the finest fur-lined wellingtons to a pair that’ll give you height at festivals, these boots were made for, well, splashing
Samuel Muston is deputy editor & food editor of The Independent Magazine. He writes a weekly food column – On the Menu – which appears in The Independent on Friday and i on Monday. And also travel and general features. Follow him on Instagram at @smuston
Wednesday 12 September 2012
1. Le Chameau Jameson Fourrée
Has there ever been a finer (or pricier) pair of wellies? Trimmed with faux fur with a leather and Gore-Tex outer, they also come with a boot bag.
2. Wedge Welly Freedom Flex
For the committed muso, there's a 2.5-inch wedge to lift you above the tall bloke standing in front at Florence and The Machine.
3. Rampant Sporting Collinson Wellies
With the brand's signature stripes, these wellies have a rub-reducing lining and come with a free poncho.
4. Joules Navy Spot Welly
As winter approaches, Joules' wellies come into their own with the best resistance to cold in their price range – and they're so pretty.
5. JuJu Glow
These day-glo JuJu wellies have a patent finish and are so bright you can spot the wearer from the other end of any muddy field.
6. Maniera Harlequin Royal Stewart
The handmade Harlequins are made in a one-piece wrap construction – no seams means no leaks.
7. Hunter Balmoral Equestrian
Constructed from heavy-duty rubber, the Hunters can withstand the worst of English weather and have a neoprene lining for insulation.
8. Barbour Town & Country
Very Paddington Bear – which is no bad thing, right? They have a cotton lining, and calf strap to prevent water creeping in.
9. Sebago Dorset High
Expensive but with some extra-special features such as a fleece lining to keep toes warm in the snow, and laces to bring them in tight to the leg.
10. Le Chameau Vierzon
Le Chameau hand-crafts its boots in France using natural rubber, and the long-lasting leather lining will mould to the shape of your foot.
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