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Aigle Unisex Parcours ISO Wellies
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- Cleated walking boot sole for extra grip on uneven terrain.
- Narrow ankle keeps the boot in place for additional foot support.
- Outer Material: Rubber
- Inner Material: Manmade
- Sole: Gum Rubber
- Closure: Slip-On
- Heel Height: 1 inches
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The Parcours boot is hand made in France by Aigle's master craftsmen. It combines 150 years of experience with walking boot technology and is ideal for long walks. With its neoprene lining, the Parcours ISO is at ease even in the heart of Winter.
Aigle began in France in 1853 by Hiram Hutchinson. In Montargis, Hutchinson set up "La Compagnie du Caoutchouc Souple" (The Flexible Rubber Company) which produced waterproof shoes, boots and clothes on a large scale. He patented the brand "A L'Aigle" as a tribute to the American Bald Eagle. For the last 150 years, entire generations have worn Aigle. The brand has been a footwear icon creating performance footwear for riding, sailing, tennis, basketball, gardening, hiking, and more.
Top customer reviews
The first time I wore them I knew I had made the right choice. Over the years I have had Hunters, Rockfish etc but these are the first wellies that didn't feel like dead weights on my feet. They are robust and easily clean up under the tap.
They really are like a pair of walking boots and support my ankle. They are cosy with just thin socks on and wide enough to tuck my trackie bottoms and thermals into. They are/will be used every day to muck out stables, dog walk and other general farm work.
I'm really pleased with them and recommend them.
Straight out of the box they just feel big, solid and purposeful. They're an inch or so higher than my last wellies, but what you notice right away is the chunkiness of the sole and the thickness of the neoprene lining. When you put them on, it's almost like walking in slippers, so cushioned is the sole.
The thick neoprene lining gives extra cushioning and also insulation for those cold winter days when you might be out for quite a while.
They just seem like a different league compared to normal wellies and must be much more value for money than the much more expensive leather lined boots you see.
This makes them an ideal winter wellie, no more cold feet! Excellent quality, have been going a few years now. Can be too warm for summer use, however.
After owning Hunters for some time, I finally decided to make a change. The quality of Hunter boots we have bought seems to have dropped so much now that they're a "fashion" item; it's unreal. The last decent pair I had were Argylls from around 2004.
So I've tried Aigle:
- They are not cheap, but they are excellent quality.
- These have the red spongy lining, which is great in cold weather, and has stayed clean.
- Inside the heel is a little grippy rubber pad. Without this, when you lift your heel in the normal course of walking, your heel would slip upwards on the neoprene. This pad stops this, but if you are wearing short socks, it can have the effect of allowing the heel to slip upwards a little, and just pulling your sock down on your heel. That said, any "normal" sock (sports sock or longer) will be fine.
- They're very comfortable, even for longer walks.
- The 'walking boot' sole is very grippy; they feel very sturdy.
Overall, if you are wearing boots a lot, these would be a great investment. If you are on occaisional wearer, perhaps a cheaper pair would be better value. I will be avoiding Hunter until they get their manufacturing standards sorted, and the quality reviews pick up again.
UPDATE Apr 2013
Bought these in Jan 2012, now had them for over twelve months. I wear these boots at some point pretty-much every day, and they are as comfortable and sturdy as the day I first put them on. They're just an excellent product.
Through floods/snow/ice and who knows what else last winter, I woudn't have swapped these for any boots I have ever had.
Nine years on I still own and use the replacements, although less so these days, and they remain comfortable, supportive, warm and in good condition. They are a good alternative to walking boots if you know you're going to get wet.
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At times this makes my feet too hot since the neoprene insulation is SO good.Read more