When was the last time you bought yourself a pair of wellington boots? Actually, let’s rephrase that question. When was the last time someone bought you a pair of wellington boots? We’ll take bets it was likely a family member. Around 5-10 years ago. A pair – most likely resembling the shade of sludge - stowed, safely, out of sight. Out of mind. Only to be taken out when absolutely necessary. Though, ‘tis the season to Free The Wellie. Two reasons:
Walking = Life, in 2020. As BURO. contributor, Lauren Bravo, points out: “Parks are the new pubs. Hillsides are the new hot eateries – or lukewarm, depending how well the Thermos holds out – and the new spa day is pissing behind a bush in the rain." As such, practical footwear is a must. End of.
Designers from Saint Laurent to Bottega Venetta are breathing luxurious new life into this historically un-fashionable item. Bedazzled! Pink! Logoed! Here’s some of our favourite look-at-me styles to stomp around in this winter.
A modern update on the Glasto festival essential.
Pink Wellies. Need we say more?
If your feet need a hug.
Is it a boot? A welly? Who cares!
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