Are you fed up of all the rain? Or tired of hoping you get the dog walked before the water seeps through the hole in your old pair of boots? Or perhaps you just really want a new pair of wellies?
Well best foot forward to Robinson’s. We have a great selection of footwear to keep you warm and dry, for both ladies and gents.
Are you wondering what to look for in a wellington boot or a bit bamboozled by the different linings and materials? Well don’t worry, we’re here to help.
- Rubber Content is King! I’m sure lots of you have bought wellies which in no time have split, reducing you to the thought that you might as well have bought a colander, at least you could drain the pasta then too! This split is because the rubber content is too low. Manufacturers use plastic as a cheaper alternative to rubber which of course isn’t going to last as long. We make sure all of our wellington boots have at least a 70% rubber content (a bit like a good sausage and pork content!)making them more durable for longer!
- If you want warmth then a lining is a must. The most popular warm lining on a wellie is neoprene. It keeps you nice and cosy in the winter and cool in the summer and it’s really comfy. On a leather boot the winner is Gore-Tex, this also keeps you warm and cool depending on the time of year but it’s also waterproof, thus making a pair of leather boots a wet-free zone! The favourite for this style of footwear is the good old Dubarry boot.
- Calf fitting is more important now then it used to be with more boots coming in different fittings. There’s a range of slender, fitted boots for ladies with narrower legs and similarly wide fittings for those chaps. We have a good selection to choose from so the best thing to do is to come and try them all on!
- For those fashion conscious amongst us it’s about being seen in the ‘right’ pair of boots. It doesn’t get more ‘right’ than donning the same boots as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured). Their wellie of choice is Le Chameau. If they’re good enough for them, they’re definitely good enough for us! Although the star of this photo has got to be Lupo, their gorgeous spaniel!
- Price is usually the determining factor when choosing a pair of boots. The Duabrry range can always be found at the same price everywhere, £299 for their original Galway boot. But there’s more variety in wellies. We start with a Gumleaf Field Welly (pictured) as an entry point, priced at £68.50. They’re a really good quality rubber and have a bonus neoprene layer in the sole to prevent the cold sneaking through!
Then there’s Le Chameau, which are the Rolls Royce of Wellingtons, they’re all handmade (yes, made by hand!) in Le Chameau’s own factories. They start at £95 for ladies in a variety of colours and go up to £340 for a full zip leather lined boot! But the most popular is the Vierzonord boot at £165 which is neoprene lined. That’s what Kate is wearing and boy are they comfy!
We stock waterproof boots from Le Chameau, Aigle, Dubarry, Zoo and from July this year Barbour too. So please feel free to come and try them on to find that perfect pair!
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