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We were asked to review a pair of Le Chameau Country Vibram wellies, from the wellyshop.com.
We ordered an adult size 10 for my husband. These boots arrived well packaged and promptly. I had chosen them because I was familiar with Le Chameau's good reputation, and how they are renowned for their handmade country boots (see the Talk threads).
The boots I chose were an updated version of the Popular Multi-purpose Country All Tracks boot. It features a dual density vibram sole giving strength, stability and grip in all directions - the soles are also well known for walking boot soles (which I didn't know prior to this!). It has a hardwearing natural rubber outer and was reinforced at heel, shin and toe for added protection from perforation.
We certainly noticed how versatile these wellies are, even after the first go. Not only are they visibly sturdy, they can be difficult to pull off. Which isn't a bad thing. My husband wore them around the house for the rest of the evening; he said they were so comfy. They feel secure when walking and because of the tough materials used, and since taking them outside, we haven't had a leak yet.
When we first got the boots out the box, we thought they appeared too big for a size 10. But we were surprised to find that the boots are contoured to fit perfectly; the calf styling is meant to be for comfort and support and we can agree that it does help!
We've only had these boots for a month and my husband has used them fairly regularly without any trouble (of course he's no longer allowed to walk in the house with them on now they've been outside!)
These boots retail at £89.99, so they're not cheap if you're looking for basic wellies. However, they are one of the lowest priced Le Chameau boots, considering they reach up to £300+. Wellyshop.com stock a range of Le Chameau boots, amongst other brands like Hunter and Havaianas.Read moreLess