When nasty weather leaves the ground soaking wet, there’s no substitute for a sturdy pair of rubber boots to keep your feet dry. A good pair of wellies are unmatched in terms of their waterproof qualities, making them a standard for anyone who lives in a wet climate. Even better, Wellington boots are among the easiest shoes to clean if you decide to go splashing through the mud. Whether you need rubber boots for yourself or a child with a flair for playing in the mud, addnature.co.uk has a pair of boots for you.
Choosing the right pair of wellies
The first choice you’ll need to make when choosing a pair of rubber boots is whether you want an ankle-high or calf-high pair of boots. Ankle-cut rubber boots are good for summer rain and for walking around town during wet weather. They’ll keep your feet dry, but aren’t designed to withstand wading into a field of mud like traditional calf-cut Wellington boots are. However, for short errands, ankle-cut rain boots can be much more comfortable than large rrubber boots. Calf-high rubber boots are designed to handle anything. These boots are a common sight on farms, which gives some indication of the level of mud and wetness they can withstand. In the outdoors, calf-cut boots are perfect for wading through streams, although they can be quite heavy and uncomfortable for longer treks.
Depending on what exactly the boot manufacturer envisioned their rubber boots being used for, Wellington boots can either have relatively flat bottoms or massive lugs. Rubber boots with flat bottoms or small etched patterns are primarily good for urban use – these boots won’t offer much grip on mud or snow. On the other hand, boots with massive lugs are designed to grip wet dirt and snow so you can walk through just about any terrain. Traction pad also has implications for cleaning, though. Grooved soles with narrow spaces between the lugs can trap mud extremely well so that it’s difficult to hose off.
Ease of Use
If you’re boots are impossible to get on or off, you won’t want to wear them. That’s why it’s a good idea to look for rubber boots that have built-in handles near the tops of the boots, especially if you opt for calf-high boots. In addition, the diameter of the boot opening can make a big difference in how easy or difficult they are to put on and take off. A wider opening will prevent the boot from suctioning to your calf. However, keep in mind that the wider the opening, the more water will spill in if you do manage to overtop your boot in a puddle.
Wellies at addnature.co.uk
The best way to find a pair of wellies for men, women, and children is to shop our wide selection at addnature.co.uk. We carry a variety of ankle-high and calf-high Wellington boots to help you stay dry in the worst weather. Plus, we offer a 100-day return policy on all our rubber boots so you can ensure you get the right fit.