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A comfortable, well-fitting, man's rubber wellington boot
3 May 2019
In comparison with women, men have a much poorer choice of wellingtons nowadays, even though this style of boots was originally designed for the Duke, and not the Duchess, of Wellington. The upshot is that men frequently have to settle for stiff, downmarket PVC or urethane boots masquerading as rubber footwear rather than the authentic natural rubber version.
Fortunately, the size 11 Regatta Men's Mumford II Wellington Boots I purchased bucked this trend. They are a simple design, free of straps, buckles, gussets and other unnecessary accoutrements, with top bands wide enough to accommodate a man's larger calf, and with footbeds broad enough to fit a man's wider feet. The leg has a pleasant grain finish and the heel and sole are thick and robust without adding excessive weight. The boots are easy to don, thanks to the soft lining on the inside, and they flex perfectly while walking, thanks to the soft, flexible natural rubber on the outside.
I have worn these boots during my morning walks and I almost forget I have them on my feet because they are so roomy and comfortable. Removing them after use is straightforward too. As for appearance, I love the solid colour with the contrasting logo on the front. It would be nice if Regatta considered making a version of this boot with the top band and the foxing strip in a contrasting colour to black such as white, clay or grey. There were plenty of two-tone man's wellingtons decades ago, so why not now?