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

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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 ?

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

I wear these.
I live rurally so am always surrounded by mud.

Great for stomping around with the dog smile

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

25catsnameSam Thu 17-Jan-13 23:17:53

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 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;

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