Top positive review
Lightweight, comfortable and rainproof
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 November 2020
I bought these to take to work for my commute because as soon as my trainers get wet they soak through and the weather in England is always unpredictable. I needed something light, rainproof but also somewhat trendy.
These go with almost everything I wear and are a little less boring than regular wellies- the quilted pattern makes them look like a nice pair of autumn/winter boots.
I am a Uk 5 but ordered a 5.5 as I wanted a little extra room for thick socks as I could tell they are quite narrow. Upon my first wear I felt they were quite a big fit and thought I probably should have got the size 5. After wearing them a few times, I realised I was sent a UK 6. I didn’t bother contacting the seller as I needed them and didn’t want to wait for the correct size.
Knowing I was sent the wrong size is disappointing but they do the job of protecting my feet from the wet weather and they are not so big that my foot slips around or lifts at the back of my heel, they just feel more roomy at the front so I don’t have any complaints with the sizing although a 5.5 would have been preferred.
These are so light to carry around I take them every day with me to work in a canvas bag and they never feel like a chore unlike traditional wellies. My old ones were so heavy and clumpy they were a pain to carry and wear but Now I’m glad I take these around!
As light as they are to carry they are also light to wear. I don’t feel any weight on my feet at all compared to my old hunter boots which were literally like weights on my feet. These are as light as trainers and give enough ankle support for me as I have problematic ankles. They give enough flexibility and comfort for long walks and although they seem narrow I like the snug fit despite the boots being a larger size.
These are very comfortable for wellies, my feet don’t ache at all after wearing them. I’ve given four stars because last week I felt the top of the boot start to rub against the front of my shin and I’m not sure if it was a one off or if this will continue.
I have worn them for one month now and they have protected my feet from rain, wet leaves, big puddles and muddy walks in the park. They keep my feet nice and dry after long walks and short wet commutes. I chose short wellies because as previously mentioned I needed something to carry to work (I walk) without being bulky or heavy. They are also easy to put on and remove. The shorter length is also enough to protect my legs from wet puddles and any splashes and doesn’t allow any water to seep into the boots.
I expected the boots to be of cheap, hard plastic but the quality has exceeded my expectations. The material is thinner than heavy rubber wellies but flexible enough for comfort and strong enough for everyday wear. Although it has only been one month I’ve worn them at least twice a week and they have proven to be sturdy and durable so far. I’m sure they will last me at least a couple of years.
In short, if you are looking for lightweight, weatherproof boots that don’t look like standard clunky wellies then buy these! They are comfortable and fit true to size. I highly recommend these and only wish I’d bought these several years ago. They are also reasonably priced they can be replaced when needed.