Wellies, its such a British word isn’t it.
Or do you prefer wellingtons? Much posher and twice as British. They’re the boots you wear to keep your feet dry, so in essence, you’re thinking about the weather, and what do us Brits do?
Yes! We talk about the weather!
So it makes perfect sense, the footwear of our country should be the welly.
I bloomin’ love mine, they’re quick to put on, make light work of a morning dog walk up on the common and are pretty much the only year round footwear I own. (I’m strictly a summer flip flop winter boots sort of gal) I’ve done school runs in them, supermarket trips and long country walks. So my comfort bar in these rubber encased footwear is set pretty high and with versatility on the menu, if they look good, even better.
Rockfish wellies do all the above and some. A new British brand in luxury wellies, based in my neighbouring county Cornwall, they are handcrafted and built to last. I’ve had some in the past which have cracked after a season’s, sometimes less, use but Rockfish’s unique rubber formula mean that this shouldn’t be a problem and they even offer a 12 month guarantee. If you’re a serious welly wearer or just like to pretend to be one, then these are the real deal.
Lets just say I have high hopes for these beauties!
These 2 tone zipper back ones really stand out from your average, everyday wellies. mixing practical with on trend, you can pull off that Brit cool look with ease. They remind me of the glamour of a seamed stocking. At £99 a pair, you expect a little more than your average everyday pair and the quick delivery and packaging gave hints of that straight away.
There are lots of nice little extra touches too, like the limited edition Rockfosh logo embellished on the side and the internal logo print as well as the adjustable calf giving room for a funky pair of welly socks. The footbed is nicely cushioned too with a slight heal and a god grip to make light work of any muddy walks.
They’re designed for the equestrian market but as the nearest I ever get to that is making clip clop noises to the Toddler as we pass the stables opposite my house, so mine were put to the test on my morning dog walks. And passed.
With the rubber being quite think and the upper section adjustable, I could easily get thicker socks on and would be quite happy wearing these in snow and ice. So in answer to my statement, how to look fabulous in wellies, it’s simple. Get a nice, glamorous pair like these which not only look good, but feel good and do what wellies should. That way you’ll not be caught out complaining of cold wet feet and can strut your welly walk stuff with style. If you want to go that extra mile, team with dark skinny jeans, a tweed jacket or mac but try to colour co-ordinate if you’re wearing a coloured pair.
I personally, would leave the colour to the wellies and go for a subtle, neutral shade on top, leaving your feet doing the talking.
I was sent a pair of wellies for the purpose of this review