Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 09:29 am
You can’t underestimate the power of a good pair of wellies – especially thanks to the great British weather. The freedom to wade through muddy puddles, stomp through fields to get to that perfect sunset location, or slip them on to pop out into the garden is unmatched. Not to mention how great they are to receive as a gift.
With so many styles out there, it can be difficult to find the best wellies for walking. To help you narrow it down, we’ve put together our guide to help you find your perfect pair of waterproof boots.
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What are the best wellies for walking?
First things first, it’s important to know what makes the best wellies for walking. For one, comfort is essential. It’s no good choosing a pair that rub within a few moments of wearing them. We’re talking padded insoles, soft, supple rubber, and a waterproof coating to keep your feet dry and cosy on muddy walks.
The best wellies will also need to be durable. If you buy a high-quality pair, you should expect them to last you through the seasons. If you live in the countryside, they will likely become part of your furniture.
Wellington boots come in different materials, but most commonly they will be made from rubber or PVC for a waterproof, yet flexible and comfortable fit.
Lucky for you, wellies come in a range of colours and styles. Whether you prefer classic forest green for rural rambles or vibrant patterns for your festival fits, Shoe Zone have an abundance of wellies to help you make a splash.
Cotswold Women’s Burghley Multi-Coloured Welly
Designed by Cotswold, the Burghley Multi-Coloured Wellies are the best women’s wellies for brightening up a dog walk, with their classic black upper, teal detailing and colourful rain drop design. An adjustable calf buckle makes for a perfect fit, while the soft lining ensures your feet stay cosy no matter the weather.
Top Tip: Add a dash of colour to your outfit with these pink and blue wellington boots, perfect to brighten the gloomiest of walks.
Dunlop Dane Unisex Green Welly
The classic green, waterproof upper of these Unisex Green Wellies from Dunlop combined with a comfortable lining, ensures you stay warm and dry on your countryside walk. Benefit from extra stability in muddy conditions with the high-quality gripped sole
Top Tip: Keep your wellies looking up to scratch with a Cherry Blossom shoe brush.
Classic Pink Welly
Make a statement in a Classic Pink Welly, guaranteed to turn heads. Turn the dog walk into a fashion runway with these fab pink boots. Not only do they look great, but they feature a round toe and chunky grip sole to ensure you’ll be nice and comfortable wherever your walking adventure takes you.
Top Tip: A bright pair of boots like these are the best women’s wellies for festivals – add a splash of colour to the music-loving crowds.
Dunlop Dee Adults Green Calf Welly
A practical hero, these Dunlop Dee Green Calf Wellingtons are one of the best wellies for men. The subtle Dunlop branding helps you look the part when walking the dogs or taking the kids for a muddy cross-country adventure. These boots don’t only look good, with a dark green upper, but they’re shorter height allows easier storage, and a more lightweight feel.
Top Tip: Try using a Shoeology Shoehorn for an easy way to slip into your wellies and waste no time adventuring into the great outdoors.
What are the best waterproof boots for walking?
When deciding which waterproof boots to invest in, consider the conditions where you’ll be walking. While those hot pink wellies are a sure festival hit, they won’t be quite so perfect for a strenuous uphill walk.
The best waterproof boots for walking are hiking boots, rather than the classic wellington boot. As the upper of a welly tends to sit high on your calf, steep inclines may cause them to chafe or rub your legs as you climb.
Comfort is essential, especially if you plan to embark on strenuous hikes and cross-country adventures. Look out for moisture-wicking linings for a more breathable fit, as well as padded or cushioned insoles for extra comfort.
When you’re selecting your new pair of walking boots, look out for waterproof materials and membranes. While not as waterproof as wellies, the best waterproof boots for walking feature innovative technology to help keep your feet warm and dry.
Trespass Zotos Men’s Black Waterproof Lace-Up Boot
Designed by Trespass, these Zotos Men’s Black Waterproof Lace-up Boots will keep your feet cosy and dry on woodland walks with their insulated lining. The freedom to explore both wet and dry terrain with the waterproof yet breathable membrane, makes this pair one of the best waterproof boots for walking.
Top Tip: Keep your boots looking sharp with the Black Cherry Blossom Scuff Cover.
Cotswold Sudgrove Men’s Leather Boot
Say yes to adventure in a pair of Cotswold Sudgrove Men’s Leather Boots. Their sleek, brown outer hides innovative waterproof membrane technology. Combined with a moisture-wicking lining, rest assured that your feet will stay dry and warm throughout your hike. What’s more, your feet will feel lighter than air with a memory foam sole and energy rebounding midsole.
Top Tip: Stock up on extra laces as we’re sure you’ll be reaching for these boots time and time again.
Regatta Women’s Lady Tebay Leather in Brown
Embrace the great outdoors, whatever the weather, in a pair of brown Women’s Lady Tebay Leather Boots. Featuring Isotex and Hydropel waterproof and breathable fabric, you can be sure that you’re buying a pair of the best waterproof walking boots. The stabilising rubber outsole is perfect for muddy dog walks and uneven surfaces.
Top Tip: Pair these brown leather boots with breathable walking trousers and a warm coat for your next outdoor pursuit.
Regatta Holcombe IEP Women’s Brown Hiking Boot
Add a pop of urban colour to your outdoor wardrobe with these Regatta Holcombe IEP Women’s Brown Hiking Boots. Not only is the bold brown lining emphatic and eye-catching, but the boots are also designed to be functional for outdoor adventure. Made with a waterproof Isotex membrane, these vegan-friendly walking boots also feature water-repellent Hydropel technology to keep your feet dry and protected.
Top Tip: Match these boots to a earthy-themed outfit for the complete ranger look.
Unleash your inner child and make a splash in the best wellies for walking. Shop our range of walking footwear today to enjoy free delivery and returns to Shoe Zone stores nationwide.