What boots do you wear for dog walking in the wet / mud ? ( not S&B!)

(65 Posts)
Willowisp Thu 17-Jan-13 08:59:55

I have wellies (which are too cold), I had (& returned) waterproof warm boots, which leaked & now ive bought a slightly too tight waterproof but difficult to walk in boot, which has the rubber foot bit, iyswim ?

I need an all round waterproof, mid to high calf, for waking in the mud & rain & maybe snow boot.

Are you wearing it ? Where will I find it ?

starshaker Thu 17-Jan-13 09:01:43

i wear these

Spero Thu 17-Jan-13 09:05:16

I have got an old pair of hiking boots that have been going strong for ten years now. They just come up to my ankles - frankly if I was looking at mud going any higher, I wouldn't be out dog walking.
They have coped in all sorts of weathers, nice and warm and seem completely waterproof.

Gomez Thu 17-Jan-13 09:07:47

Derwent Muck Boots. Cracking pair of 'Welles'.

Mid- calf is takin it too far for me however.

vintageviolets Thu 17-Jan-13 09:15:27

Cheap dunlop welllies, warm socks and a sheepskin insole (£1.99 + free delivery from Lambland.co.uk)

Get some welly boot liners. Great if v wet. I have these from lands end for snowy or v cold days. Grip not great but in sale and v warm. www.landsend.co.uk/Women%27s-Zip-up-Powder-Run-Boots/P_17870,en_GB,pd.html?cgid=5805

OwlLady Thu 17-Jan-13 09:30:51

I wear trainers and they get wet but I cannot get on with wellies as I walk miles and they are not supportive enough

Bluebell99 Thu 17-Jan-13 09:32:23


I just bought these but am lusting after what starshaker is wearing now. smile
I have only worn mine a couple of times but they seem okay.

DH got me these for Christmas - it's the Juney boot, reduced from £125.00 to £60 (aaaarrrrrggghhhhh!). Doc M's - who would have thought? They are fur lined and so cosy and comfortable.


Bugger - that went to page one, select colour brown and that will bring them up, bargain at the moment!

Floralnomad Thu 17-Jan-13 09:58:29

I wear Aigle wellies and they are lovely and cosy .

belindarose Thu 17-Jan-13 10:03:09

Neoprene lined aigle wellies for me.

noteventhebestdrummer Thu 17-Jan-13 10:04:30

Snow boots from Decathlon

rubyrubyruby Thu 17-Jan-13 10:07:01

Aigle wellies with wellie socks

ponydilemma Thu 17-Jan-13 10:08:39

aigle wellies with heat holders socks. Was out in the paddock for 5 hours yesterday and didn't even notice my feet. Not a speck of chill and I normally get chilblains and very cold feet!

ponydilemma Thu 17-Jan-13 10:09:23

my aigle wellies are not neoprene lined, they are the normal ones. The neoprene ones get too hot in the summer and I wear wellies all year round smile

Willowisp Thu 17-Jan-13 12:16:52

thanks ! I love the Lands End ones, but they don't appear to be waterproof ?

Without sounding wet (!), it's either dew on the grass or waterclogged fields that are getting me. At the weekend DH actually had to carry me over a path (he was wearing wellies).

The clarks ones would be good if the cuff was longer, we must have lots of clay soil here as I'm always coming back with mud almost up to my knees

And I'm interested in the Doc Martens, are they waterproof ?

I have wellies & have put a winter insole in them (but not sheepskin) so can't wear thick socks - although can obviously change them over ! But they are still chilly.

I'll have a look at the liners.

These are what I have just bought, but as I said, bit clumpy& difficult to walk in - always in a hurry, so walk fast. waterproof, wam, but not quite right

shoutymcshoutsmum Thu 17-Jan-13 12:56:28

i got Dubarrys for christmas from DH. Real kuxury price but hoping they last a lifetime. certainly much warmer than wellies.

Pithlit Thu 17-Jan-13 13:43:32

I wear these. http://www.allweathers.co.uk/regatta-formation-mid-xlt---womens-9471-p.asp

Mine were £12 from TK Maxx though. Serious bargain, comfy, warm and really waterproof, even when walking through long grass.

Met someone today with the most gorgeous pair of leather wellies. I reckon I would need a second mortage for those. They were beautiful though.

Pithlit Thu 17-Jan-13 13:44:04
LadyTurmoil Thu 17-Jan-13 13:47:15

eBay has loads of options, I searched women's winter boots and got loads of choice... Haven't bought any yet but might take a chance on a cheap pair

bamboozled Thu 17-Jan-13 13:50:40

Neoprene lined aigles - blinking brilliant

Doc Martins are waterproof, at least they have been until now!

Onlyaphase Thu 17-Jan-13 14:06:59

Same as Gomez here, Derwent Muck Boots. I haven't had cold feet since I bought them - and since I've had them, DH and my sister and father have all bought them. Not stylish but waterproof and warm.

Whitecat Thu 17-Jan-13 18:06:10

I was given these lovelies for xmas. Mainly to stop me moaning about cold feet standing in muddy fields watching motorbikes but they are great dog walking boots. Great for wet fields and muddy woods. So much warmer and more comfortable than wellies.

Lcy Thu 17-Jan-13 18:11:13


So warm!

wriggletto Thu 17-Jan-13 22:58:41

Neoprene Le Chameau chasseur wellies with the zips - expensive, but comfy, grippy, warm, easy to get off, and I wear them every day. My last pair lasted years. is how I justify it to myself

WynkenBlynkenandNod Thu 17-Jan-13 23:02:12

Derwent Muck Boots for me too, warm and very comfy.

ToeCap Thu 17-Jan-13 23:04:09

hunter wellies

Newforestpony Thu 17-Jan-13 23:05:17


These are the best boots ever! I've got chunky calves from horse riding and these are perfect. And neoprene lined too so as cosy as can be. No frozen toes for me in the snow tomorrow!


HoneyDragon Thu 17-Jan-13 23:07:20

These are mine if your feet are small enough these are amazing. I wear them without socks and my feet are toasty warm in the snow.

In very wet squelchy warmer weather I wear These which are very comfy and grippy.

RoomForASmallOne Thu 17-Jan-13 23:10:09
HoneyDragon Thu 17-Jan-13 23:16:16

I used to have the Timberlands - but needed something better for retrieving abandoned balls from ponds grin

Aigle wellies over here- dh has the neoprene ones, I have lovely woolly welly socks. They re fantastic really comfy, although honey I like your Nora's but I m size 7 envy and envy you too roomfor

HoneyDragon Thu 17-Jan-13 23:25:11

Yup, little feet save ££££££'s grin

DeepRedBetty Thu 17-Jan-13 23:31:37

Waterproof, fluffy lined leather wellies. Basically Dubarry clone, but have so far done five years of near year round service thanks to this country's shitty weather. The best £80 I've ever spent.

Willowisp Fri 18-Jan-13 00:44:49

deepredbetty do you have a link to your boots ?

Dubarry are out of my price range, but like the idea of a leather waterproof boot.

Also liking the derwent muck boot, but can you tuck your jeans in ? Actuslly can you tuck your jeans into the leather welly boots ?

Lots of options here, thanks smile

Gomez Fri 18-Jan-13 00:48:31

Aye to tucking jeans into the Derwent. V stretchy neoprene.

Fold it down put foot in to boot the pull it up again prevents your jeans getting all wrinkly -it being the neoprene bit grin.

They are fabulous.

DeepRedBetty Fri 18-Jan-13 00:53:13

Yes, I tuck my jeans into them. I'm afraid I bought mine at a market stall, selling equestrian stuff, so no link available. The brand was Cabotswood.

My Mum has bought good ones from Clarks (!) - £120 - they've got better grip soles than mine too, and Go Outdoors had something very like at only £60-something, last winter.

Gomez Fri 18-Jan-13 00:56:18

Rydale do a good Dubarry-likey that my DD1 wears on the yard. (She ain't getting Dubarrys until her feet stop growing).

I'm hefty of leg however and found them too tight with jeans. It was a faff to get jeans in properly and be comfy. Slim legs would be fine.

andrea315 Fri 18-Jan-13 01:05:06

Snow boots from next they are waterproof and mud just falls off them when they dry so self cleaning, very warm and comfy I love them.

MothershipG Fri 18-Jan-13 10:17:36

I have broad feet and so I find Crocs boots work well for me, the grip is great to start with but does wear down.

I got these in the sale (£45 at the moment) and they are comfy, warm and grippy - in fact we have just returned from a snowy walk so thoroughly tested them!

NotMostPeople Fri 18-Jan-13 10:21:02

Hunter Wellies most days. Timberlands if it's snowy like today.

I walk in rural areas so I need a long boot as it's often muddy, but the wellies are cold. Muck boots are on my wish list.

dottygamekeeper Fri 18-Jan-13 10:31:42

Muck boots when really wet (we live on heavy clay which has been a nightmare this year), they are very warm and waterproof, or Dubarry's - have been wearing these constantly now the ground has hardened up and we have quite a bit of snow. I tend not to wear the Dubarrys when it is really muddy just because I am too lazy to clean all the mud off them, but they are also warm and waterproof, and in my opinion, quite stylish. The Dubarrys are 3 years old now and still going strong (they were an unexpected Christmas present from DH), the muck boots are also about the same age, but the outer coating has cracked significantly on one foot, however they still don't let the water in, even when paddling! I do also have liners for the Dubarrys but never really need them, as my feet don't seem to get cold in them at all.

Willowisp Fri 18-Jan-13 10:53:16

deepRedBetty are they these ? I'm just waiting for them to be delivered Neeve Ella GTX

I'm now officially obessed with reseaching ALL these boot suggestions grin

I've worn my hunters out - they've split, but again they weren't warm. I'm thinking the most practical boots are the Aigle warm lined boots, but how hard wearing are they going to be ? Don't mind spending that if they are perfect, but would hope to get at least a few winters autumn springs out of them..

RoomForASmallOne Fri 18-Jan-13 13:07:19


My Timberland boots are kids size 6 but I am normally a 7.
Plus I have wide fit...how they fit I don't know but I love them smile

HoneyDragon Fri 18-Jan-13 13:49:18

Timberland and Cat Boots do seem to come up large. Shoes always seem a true fit but not the boots confused

MagratGarlik Fri 18-Jan-13 15:42:08

I have Caterpillar Marry Fur boots - I would link, but I'm on my phone and can't. You can get them from Amazon. Very warm and comfy and I've had them three winters now and they are still going strong and look great. Mine are nubuck leather, but there is a similar style called "Anna", which you can get in normal leather too.

MagratGarlik Fri 18-Jan-13 15:43:14

Sorry, stupid autocorrect on phone. They are Caterpillar Mardy Fur boots

VeganCow Fri 18-Jan-13 16:03:07

these are a tenner, fur lined, waterproof, and just the best dog walking boots ever, plus removable liners too;


VeganCow Fri 18-Jan-13 16:06:30

That link is for the purple, in store they have loads of colours including black.

TwoFacedCows Fri 18-Jan-13 16:13:06

Willowisp !!!!

I have jaunt wellies from crocs. I know, i know everyone hates crocs BUT these are fab.
I have had them 3yrs, they have not split or leaked. The are light as a feather, but not flimsy. I wear them ALL year round. They are totally water proof and VERY warm. I could wear them bare feet in the winter and not have cold feet!.
The 'Jaunt' wellies are roomy enough at the top to tuck your trousers into, or wear thick sock, but honestly i was out this morning in normal thin socks and i was toasty.
They are the most comfortable welly i have ever owned and now have them in 3 colors. They sort of mold (sp?) to your feet, so fit like a glove!!

You honestly would not regret getting a pair!

TwoFacedCows Fri 18-Jan-13 16:18:38
canutesauntie Fri 18-Jan-13 17:15:44

Muck Boots Lune field boots, they are ankle length as I find long boots too warm. Had them 3 years and they are still fine.They have great grip and neoprene lining so you can often wear them without socks when youre in a rush in the morning.
I also have a pair of Bogs which come in nice patterns and have a handy cut out handle for pulling them on or off. DS2 has muckboots too, hes been out in the snow all day and his feet have stayed warm.

Slubberdegullion Fri 18-Jan-13 20:16:06

Aigle parcours.

cathpip Fri 18-Jan-13 20:20:28

Derwent muck boots for me too, have worn them for 8 hours grouse beating and feet have stayed toasty warm and dry.

Wallace Fri 18-Jan-13 20:27:03

I was going to recommend the Decathlon ones, but VeganCow got there first so I will second them.

I have worn them standing around in sub-zero temperatures and my feet were still warm smile

Isandri Fri 18-Jan-13 20:27:19

Cheap children's hiking boots (size 3 feet) or some neoprene lined lacoste wellies. If it's very muddy I go on roads and if it's below freezing I go cross country over fields. I usually have a baby in a sling. If it's raining really badly the dog doesn't want to go out but he loves snow.

Bramblesinafield Fri 18-Jan-13 20:37:31

Aigle parcours. Try amazon.

spudballoo Fri 18-Jan-13 20:45:49

I have Ariat Grasmeres, which are yard/riding boots. Leather and suede, totally waterproof, lined and insulated. They are so comfortable and toasty warm. I have to through streams and am often mid calf level in mud. I just hose them off and they are as good as new. I was very very warm in the snow today on a 2 hour walk. Alas they cost eleventy million pounds but I live in the country and am in them hours and hours each day. Plus I then wear them on the school run/supermarket etc as they are pretty reasonable looking. Well, they are when you live in the country grin

austenozzy Fri 18-Jan-13 20:46:53

Another one for Aigles. I've had a couple of pairs of hunters and they're not a patch on my super-comfy Aigles. The hunters split or the lining came off by the achilles, exposing the rubber and causing blisters.

The aigles are better in every respect; more supple around the calf, hugely superior grip in ice and mud, better insole, better linings, everything.

biff23 Mon 21-Jan-13 22:19:19

Another muck boot fan here. Mine have a neoprene top so fit well around calf. Really warm in this cold weather but cool in summer. Very comfy and supportive for long walks. Loads of farmers use them apparently.

ShakeWellBeforeOpening Mon 21-Jan-13 22:44:27

I have a pair of Ariat too - Windermere.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 21-Jan-13 22:57:31

I have the Sherwood Forest Furlong boot. I went for an hours walk the first time I wore them and honest to god it was like wearing slippers. They are so warm and dry and utterly comfortable. And cheaper and less common than Dubarrys!

lepetitchienbrun Thu 05-Jun-14 11:19:07

Reigniting this thread - I have a similar but slightly different question, I'd like suggestions for shoes/ boots/ wellies for warm days when it is muddy so when proper wellies might be too hot!

I have an old pair of Hunter tall boots but think they will be too warm.

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