Top critical review
These are NOT waterproof - not suitable for wet areas/dog kennels/horse stables
5 November 2018
After having spent a fortune on Muckboots last year, just to have them fall apart after two months and never having heard back from their customer service in regards to their "one year guarantee", I decided I'd not splash out that much money again. So the search began again: I wanted fairly comfy wellingtons for winter. Normal Dunlops haven't let me down so far during summer months. They only ever last up to four months (daily wear), but that's better than more expensive brands.
I thought these would also be fine. When writing this review, I had the boots for three DAYS and have worn them on TWO DAYS only. The first day, I wore them during normal animal duties: cleaning kennels, walking through the forest twice with packs of dogs. I thought the boots were comfy (hence two stars), but already thought my feet felt a bit wet (and I don't have sweaty feet, so that's NOT the issue - otherwise I would have had the problem with my old boots, too). But I thought I must be imagining it. Wellingtons can't be broken after just two hours, right? Well, come the next day: The boots had to work a little harder and deal with mud. See photos to see what my socks looked like after two hours of normal wear and TEN MINUTES walking through muddy terrain. This is appalling quality - and I just couldn't recommend these boots to anyone who needs proper WATERPROOF wellingtons, e.g. for nice dog walks in the forest or walking through horse fields to check on water supply. Mind: I have not been splashing around in puddles, nor did I bury my feet in mud. It's just normal everyday wear. I'm glad I found that out now, because imagine this kind of quality in freezing temperatures.
So my search for the ideal winter wellingtons that last and don't cost a fortune continues.... :-(