Do you wear wellies in the city when it's pouring?

(31 Posts)
Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 09:56:27

Because I do but no one else seems to - they are all getting wet shoes. I do look a bit silly though, especially as the wellies have butterflies on.

TallulahBetty Mon 05-Aug-13 10:02:24

Not sure what the city has to do with it, but I walk to work and always wear wellies when it's raining. I don't want to wreck my shoes and have wet feet all day hmm

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 10:11:46

Wellies don't look odd in the countryside where there's lots of mud - that's what cities have to do with it!

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 10:14:17

BTW I didn't mean "the city" as in London. I live near a big city in the (desolate) northeast.

Allthingspretty Mon 05-Aug-13 10:45:55

I need some new wellies and do exactly the same.

QueenCadbury Mon 05-Aug-13 11:09:55

Loads of mums where I am (Bristol) wear them on the school run if it's raining. It's a very sensible option.

Wedge wellies

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 11:21:53

Boys that sounds hideous! (my butterfly wellies aren't hideous at all, oh no.)

So far I've counted one person going round the shops wearing wellies, and they were about 4 years old. Oh well.

TallulahBetty Mon 05-Aug-13 15:47:03

Ah ok, I see what you mean. I've never felt weird walking in wellies in my town anyway smile

YoungBritishPissArtist Mon 05-Aug-13 15:52:55

I do, live in London. Keeps my feet warm and dry grin

BeCool Netherlands Mon 05-Aug-13 15:57:57

I don't wear wellies - and I don't get wet feet if I am wearing shoes or boots. hmm They are quite waterproof.

Do you really think non-wellie wearers are all walking around with wet feet?

mrsdinklage Mon 05-Aug-13 15:59:29

I'm off into another desolate city tonight grin - its currently raining - I'll be wearing flip-flops, I don't do umbrellas either shock

I started doing it last year - the rain was torrential for weeks - and I refuse to get wet feet ever again for the sake of fashion, I felt a right tit the first couple of times but embraced it eventually. Dry feet are my reward smile

My wellies are orange and khaki with a flower pattern, they match my khaki parka grin

GeekInThePink Mon 05-Aug-13 16:02:24

I do, I hate wet feet. It makes me really grumpy!

I'm in the not so desolate North East too. Wear what you like no one in their right mind takes any notice anyway especially when it's raining.

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 16:09:49

No BeCool, I don't think ALL non-welly wearers have wet feet.

BeCool Netherlands Mon 05-Aug-13 16:12:47

Ah sorry you said wet shoes! not feet!

I must be wearing the "wrong kind" of shoes - they cope very well with getting wet. I do have some suede boots I don't wear on questionable days though.

notso Mon 05-Aug-13 16:14:48

How do you not get wet feet in the summer rain*BeCool*? Do you wear winter boots?
All my summer footwear is not water proof,
Flip flops = wet
Converse = wet
Ballet shoes = wet
Wedges = wet
Birkies = wet

I do wear wellies but I am the only person here over 10 who seems to. I get many comments about the hilarity of my wellies at the school gate, most from a Mum who wears baggy combat trousers tucked into mid calf boots hmm I am not pretending to have any great fashion knowledge but even I know that the cossack look isn't 'in'.

<<fully expects to be told the cossack look is 'in'>>

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 16:14:56

Sounds like you have more useful shoes than me BeCool!

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 16:17:40

Exactly notso and I'd add ankle boots to that list - I have a pair of leather ones and a pair of suede ones, neither of which let water in but both look rubbish when they've been soaked.

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 16:18:38

To be fair, they are not great quality boots...just pretty.

http://www.merrell.com/UK/en/Women-Footwear-Boots These]] are good boots.

noobieteacher Mon 05-Aug-13 16:28:55

It's nothing to do with what wellies look like - it's the connotations of sweat they carry with them.

That's why wellies are OK for the school run, on the way to work, in the countryside between vehicle and field but nonono don't go on an urban shopping trip in them.

Naoko Mon 05-Aug-13 16:35:01

I don't even own wellies. I wear good solid leather boots for reasons of ankle support (hypermobility) which have the added bonus of being sufficiently waterproof for walking around town in the rain. If I went wading round in ankle deep mud they'd not cope, but that's not something I do on an everyday basis!

Besides wellies are incredibly uncomfortable. No ankle support, no supportive footbed...I honestly can't understand why anyone would wear them unless aforementioned ankle deep mud was a real possibility.

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