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RIght I need some wellington boots

(30 Posts)
HEIFER Wed 28-Feb-07 21:09:40

I can no longer avoid getting these as I am getting very wet & muddy boots whilst out with DD (and walking the dogs)..

Can someone please advise (with links if poss) some decent wellies..

Nothing too ponsey please.... and definately not pink!

stitch Wed 28-Feb-07 21:11:14

aigle parcours wellies, a fantastic deal at £144.99 or some such
who buys wellies for tht much money????????
homeebase do some green ones for 9.99

Califrau Wed 28-Feb-07 21:11:18

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Miaou Wed 28-Feb-07 21:12:34

Oooh = watching with interest - I need new wellies and don't object to patterned ones, but haven't seen any I like!

Enid Wed 28-Feb-07 21:13:59


I have aigle parcours wellies

they cost £100 8 years ago and are still going strong

they are totally totally ace - they are like a walking boot/welly - essential if you do as much off road muddy walking as I do

can HIGHLY recommend

HEIFER Wed 28-Feb-07 21:14:19

Ah come on Califrau - give us a picture - you never know I might actually like them..

ttter Wed 28-Feb-07 21:15:49

i have ahem "fun" ones

see here

Enid Wed 28-Feb-07 21:15:54

some on ebay if you are a size 6.5

HEIFER Wed 28-Feb-07 21:19:41

hey they look good enid - just should dh who said that I definately needed ones with the gussets (fat calfs)...

so now dilema - would you wear 2nd hand boots?

HEIFER Wed 28-Feb-07 21:24:27

tutter - they look nice- but think I need ones with gussets (that expand) now I have seen the other ones!

Surprised myself by liking some of yours though...

ttter Wed 28-Feb-07 21:25:22

<snurk> at gusset requirement

Califrau Wed 28-Feb-07 21:26:06

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ttter Wed 28-Feb-07 21:26:31

is that english she speaks?

Enid Wed 28-Feb-07 21:29:03

I would wear second hand parcours

mine are 8 years old, I have worn them throughout the winter and autumn every year and they are as good as new (well mine are scratched and mudstained but you know what i mean)

believe me if you do a lot of walking they are worth it

DrMarthaMcMoo Wed 28-Feb-07 21:29:06

Well, if you are not tempted by poncey French £100 ones, Lidl have them next Monday for £5.99 Lidl wellies

Enid Wed 28-Feb-07 21:30:46

I am a serious country dweller

I click my fingers in the face of 5.99 wellies

dh buys some every year from the farm shop for £8

so he has spent about £80 on boots since we have been here

foxinsocks Wed 28-Feb-07 21:31:40

go to your nearest large garden centre - they should have loads there!

Check for the thickness of the sole and the outer bit - nothing worse than thin wellies - they are crap for walking (and getting cold feet!).

Califrau Wed 28-Feb-07 21:32:13

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DrMarthaMcMoo Wed 28-Feb-07 21:32:46

Oh, I know - you have ishoos with Mud. I have cheap ones which I got on ebay - they have green flowers on them. But it's OK because I only wear them when I am camping. I look so stylish when dashing to the loo at 6am in my pyjamas, wooly hat and green flowery wellies.

HEIFER Wed 28-Feb-07 21:37:34

Sorry Martha moo - but I will not be going into Lidl ever...

I think I need something inbetween the £100 and £8.00 but hey if I can get the £100 for half that then I will be happy..

re 2nd hand - it says she only wore them 3 times and they do look in pretty nick..

Next question - as obviously a gamble not trying them on myself - do you go up half a size for wellies? or did I imagine that..

I am normally a size 6...

Enid Wed 28-Feb-07 21:40:35

I would get the right size tbh

although having said that I bought a 7 in my wellies and I was only a 6.5 8 years ago (am 7 now - thats what three kids will do to you )

Enid Wed 28-Feb-07 21:41:03

I would deffo bid on them

they will go for about £50 I reckon

Surfermum Wed 28-Feb-07 21:42:35

Lidl's is great!! I'll be down there next week, I'm after a pair of wellies for camping. Thanks DrMartha!

DrMarthaMcMoo Wed 28-Feb-07 21:46:36

You're welcome surfermum - I like the pink ones

HEIFER Wed 28-Feb-07 21:48:32

Have to admit that they don't look bad! and look like they have a cut out bit - so could handle fat calves!

But, still think I need something bit more tougher, and thicker sole.. (more grip etc)..

Think I might just bid on the aigle parcours and see how I do...

If they don't fit - I can always but them back into ebay to sell (might even make a profit)...

Cheers for all your help...

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