Wide Wellington boots, extra wide wellies, and wide calf boots.
Wellington boots, wellies, gum-boots, rubber boots, or any other name you know them by, are growing in popularity for the country goers and festival welly wearers awide. With snazzy designs to choose from you can have endless fun searching for the style that suits you. More and more often however people tend to search for a wider wellie styles due to the traditional sizes being too tight on the leg. The wide rubber boots are great for people with the more ‘generous’ figure, the muscular calf muscle sporty types, or simply ideal for the people who like to tuck in thick trousers or jeans. When searching for wide fit wellies for men and women, you will ideally require a boot that is comfortable around your leg along with being long-lasting and sturdy. Brands such as Le Chameau, Aigle, Kiss, Evercreatures, Tayberry and Hunter offer a wide fit wellie range for those of us that have the bigger calf muscles. Wide calf Wellington boots often range from 44cm to 55cm calf circumference. 50cm is the most common circumference where as some range around 52cm with rarer brands going up to 55cm. There seems to be less funky designs out there for wide wellies, however some brands have realised this fact and splashed polka dot designs and funky multicoloured spectaculars to attract the fashionable lady types.
Hunting out to buy wide wellies can be a daunting task when looking around the shops for the perfect pair. Most of the wide boot products are often easier to find on the web. The Tayberry wellies and the Muddies wellington boots offer a wider selection of sporty wide calf Wellingtons. Some come with adjustable straps that provides a bit of extra room (or less depending on the fit you want). Le Chamaeu wellies also have this style buckle at the top and are neoprene lined often available in different colours from black, green, pink, petrol blue, pink daisy patterns and even campervan designs. They also have a slighly higher heel on the ladies versions for better comfort as well as them being slightly cheaper than the other equestrian focused brand ‘Hunters’. Hunter wellies are the most popular wellies on the highstreet, where as the other premium designer wellies are popular with celebrities and even royalty, with welly wearing Kate Middleton opting for the Le Chameau brand.
Hunter Wellingtons are the most popular and trusted brand in Britain orginated from the equestrain activity. Hunters most popular product range is 'Hunter Originals' that have a microfiber lining and adjustable back strap to adjust to narrow or wide calfs. The boots have a good grip and comfortable fit for varied calf sizes, however they mostly cater for general use rather than extensive use on rough terrain.
Aigle Wellies are high quality practical boots hand made in France. The most popular product range is the Unisex Parcours which comes in slim fittings to adjustable wide calf fittings. Parcours come with adjustable straps to neatly fit your calfs. The difference in this wide calf range is that the ankle area is narrower than other brands which results in better support, restricting movement of the foot which provides high comfort factor, whilst the neoprene ISO material provides superior insulation.
Muck Boots are often seen around the farming types, with their rugged and robust qualities standing up to everyday hard labour. Not only are they sturdy, but also tend to be a warm boot to wear, ideal for those cold winter climates. The Muck 'Chore wellies' range provides a wide yet comfortable fit that caters for women, men and children. Priced in the mid-range category, their surprising affordability is strengthened by the versatility of a stretch fit top, along with a lightweight, well insulated, and all round good quality welly.
If your looking for something a little more different then take a look at the new craze of the Wedgewelly. There are also plenty of additions available to accessorise your wellies from welly pouches to welly socks keeping your feet extra toastie and warm.