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In need of stylish and comfy wellies

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Tiredandtested Tue 04-Oct-16 06:35:27

I'm tall, with slim legs and big feet.
Usually wear insoles for recurring PF.
Google suggest Le Chameau or Hunters. Preferably navy, definitely nothing too zingy.
Any recommendations? I've got a healthy budget if they're really comfy.

katemess12 Tue 04-Oct-16 06:36:36


I looove mine. Have entirely too many pairs for one person to justify.

doghairinmytea Tue 04-Oct-16 06:38:07

I've got ones by dirtboots. They have neoprene tops so are really comfy to walk in. You don't get that calf ache you normally get in wellies. They're probably more comfort than style though. I'd go Hunters for style.

GizmoFrisby Tue 04-Oct-16 06:40:48

I have hunters. They last forever.

Tiredandtested Tue 04-Oct-16 06:48:35

Sounds like I need Hunters. They do a Tall range, glossy yes or no?
Do I need neoprene lining?

Thanks for the advice.

Nearlyadoctor Tue 04-Oct-16 06:59:46

Imo Le Chameau wear much better and are more comfortable ( seem to mould better to the shape of the foot) than hunters.

Fraggleface Tue 04-Oct-16 07:02:22

Hunters are dreadful quality now so if you need them for actual mud / country pursuits, go le chameux ( or a cheaper brand like Dunlop).

Littlebee76 Tue 04-Oct-16 07:07:43

I have hunters and they are so comfy to say they are wellies. Love them!

devilinmyshoes Tue 04-Oct-16 07:14:14

I have bouts of PF and walking in wellies can be awful, but unavoidable for me, this year I'm trying Ariat storm stopper (in blue and brown) with memory foam insoles. So far so good! They are kind of big though.

devilinmyshoes Tue 04-Oct-16 07:24:43

endoflevelbaddy Tue 04-Oct-16 07:34:40
I've went with these over wellies 3 years ago. Warm, dry and incredibly comfy - I've walked miles in them.

Statelychangers Tue 04-Oct-16 08:01:59

Hunters are very poor quality, mine leaked after 6 months of very occasional wear.
With the arrival of my dog I got some Aigle Paucours Iso 2 and they are a great fit - feet don't slip out, they're neoprene lined so very warm, even in the snow and they are anti fatigue so walking long distance is less turing on your calf muscles. Chameau looked good to but they didn't fit my feet as well as the Aigles.

Tiredandtested Tue 04-Oct-16 08:19:14

Thanks so much for the advice. I'll have a look at all the recommendations.
These boots need to be smart for one occasion but the rest of the time they'll be worn for muddy walks.

Shesgotelectricboobs Tue 04-Oct-16 08:23:59

I have toggi Quebec boots. They're fab. Bought them in favour of hunters last year. Warm waterproof and smarter looking than wellies.

GizmoFrisby Tue 04-Oct-16 08:25:40

I've had my hunters for 6 years. I walk my dog in them every day and ride in them a lot too. No leaks here. They look old now but after 6 years that's acceptable I think.

Lndnmummy Tue 04-Oct-16 09:17:11

My hunters started leaking after two weeks of occasional use. Never again. I use Swedish brand Teflon now

Tiredandtested Tue 04-Oct-16 18:44:26

After lots of searching I've ordered these

They appear good for long legs and thin feet. Will report back when they arrive.

Statelychangers Tue 04-Oct-16 19:21:00

They look very nice.

CantChoose Tue 04-Oct-16 21:13:12

They are very lovely smile I have 'midnight sparkle' hunters that have lasted for ever but have also heard more recently that the quality has dropped so I think you've made a good choice!

jenniuol Tue 04-Oct-16 21:18:52

I got hunters in December 2011 so have worn them for 5 winters and the odd time throughout the year and they are still fine. Strange.

YouMakeMyDreams Tue 04-Oct-16 21:25:16

Like the ones you chose. I have navy Barbour ones. Love them because I have skinny long legs and they are a good fit and go all the way up to my knees.

JanetStWalker Tue 04-Oct-16 21:55:16

I love the look of Ilse Jacobsen, anyone tried them?

BringMeTea Tue 04-Oct-16 23:07:22

I have Ilse Jacobsen. Love 'em. Withstood Scandinavian winter very well.

Statelychangers Wed 05-Oct-16 09:53:13

I tried them but they didn't suit my feet - too baggy.

Statelychangers Wed 05-Oct-16 09:54:12

I meant the Isle Jacobsen's were too baggy

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