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Please help me find the right boots/leather wellies!

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VforVienetta Fri 27-Jan-17 19:08:18

Hoping someone can point me towards my current boot holy grail - I need slip on waterproof/v water resistant boots I can drive in, for a muddy wet school run.

Best I've found so far are these Toggi Caledon boots, like a short version of the fancy-pants Dubarry boots.
I have a gorgeous pair of Sorel lace up boots, but am in and out of the house all day and they're a giant pain to take on and off each time (great when I'm out all day, but that's rare).
The Toggi ones are a bit clumpy and prob a bit too long, but is there anything else out there more suitable?

I can't drive in normal wellies, and have really struggled to find any ankle length or short wellies that wouldn't look completely daft in town.
Rather liked these yellow ones from SeaSalt but they don't do them any more.
I'd prefer leather boots, but would really appreciate any suggestions, thank you!

mrscarrotironfoundersson Fri 27-Jan-17 19:12:33

Have a look at Kanyon Ash or Yew Country Boot (depending if you have slim calves or prominent ones)

They are laced up the side so you can slide them on and off quite easily.

You have to care for them but mine have lasted years!

GVmama Fri 27-Jan-17 20:38:20

I have some zip-up Dublin jodphur boots that are waterproof and really hardy, I wear them with jeans and they look pretty smart (smarter than my country boots or muck boots!). I've had them for a couple of years, worn two or three times a week in all weathers and they still look great.

They are very similar to these

Were you looking for something more like a country boot?

Or you could look at boots with GoreTex cover, like these Ecco boots

GVmama Fri 27-Jan-17 20:41:02

These are mine actually, much cheaper but still leather, waterproof and very hardy

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Fri 27-Jan-17 20:44:56

I've got a pair of Timberland Nellie's and they're easy to pull on and off and are waterproof. Lovely and comfy and warm too. Some reviews said size up so I did but I think I'd have got away with my regular size. Handy for extra socks though.

They were cheaper on Amazon too.

GVmama Fri 27-Jan-17 20:50:05

They're gorgeous MsA, they look so cosy!

llangennith Fri 27-Jan-17 20:54:03

I have Hunteress Wellies as they fit my big calves (legs). Comfortable to walk in and drive in, wear them daily and each pair lasts several years.

MinnieMinchkin Fri 27-Jan-17 21:01:53

I love my Timberland Nellies 😀

VforVienetta Fri 27-Jan-17 21:02:52

Fantastic replies, thank you!
So far I really like those Timberland ones, looks like they'd be good if soft enough around the ankle.

I don't really want a boot with elasticated sides as they get so muddy - bit of a quagmire to navigate to get into school and I often end up with muddy ankles!

I considered the Dublin River Boots for a while, then decided they'd be too heavy!

VforVienetta Fri 27-Jan-17 21:04:25

Oh and slim-ish calves, and skinny feet unlike the rest of me.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Fri 27-Jan-17 21:07:30

You'll be fine with the Nellies then. My calves are wide and I can get in them no problem. Sometimes I have a slight job to get my heel in if I'm wearing thick socks but they go in eventually. grin

VforVienetta Sat 28-Jan-17 00:18:35

Worth a shot then eh! Thanks.

Might see if these Ariat short wellies are any good, they're lined so ought to be warm. Or these short ones .

Orangebird69 Sat 28-Jan-17 00:33:58

Are Dubarrys not an option? I have Galways which I love but the Clares are also fab.

VforVienetta Sat 28-Jan-17 00:52:35

Unfortunately out of my price range Orange, they are lovely tho.

Whattodowithaminute Sat 28-Jan-17 01:23:13

I have had Timberland Nellies for the last few years and love them I wear them from October to April most days they're brilliant and warmer than wellies too. Noticed some on schuh imperfects|Womens,&c2=&c=&p=0,999&b=&sz=UK%207,&m=&w=&c3=&h=&o=new&st=&origst=&c4=&bRef=&s=&nd=&kwtype=c&page=4&va=1&imp=1&impvar=1&impcode=1576136220

Outcomesthebunnyofdeath Sat 28-Jan-17 07:49:04

I know, I know, they're Crocs. But similar to the Seasalt ones you posted

SimplyNigella Sat 28-Jan-17 08:41:48

I have the Timberland Nellies too and they are perfect for dealing with the several feet of mud surrounding our house but I can drive in them and they don't look too hideous.

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