While the chunky boot has undoubtedly been one of the most popular shoe styles over the last season, there’s another not-so-distant relative following closely behind that looks set to usurp it at any minute.
Glastonbury may well have been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but just because 2021’s festival season seems to be hanging in the balance doesn’t mean to say that it’s game over for the world of wellington boots.
Ironically, during the two years in which the humble welly would’ve been expected to have its slowest year yet thanks to the lack of field-based frolics, it’s actually having its most momentous moment in the spotlight since Kate Moss first tempted them to the green grass of Worthy Farm.
One of the biggest shoe trends to come out of autumn/winter 2020, wellies were spotted on the runway at some of the most major, most eagerly-anticipated shows on the fashion week schedule.
From Prada to Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney to Versace, the trusty welly made an unexpected yet very welcome appearance down a whole host of catwalks, with the high street likes of H&M and Zara soon jumping on board.
If you spent the last couple of months waiting to be convinced of their sartorial potential, the arrival of Storm Christoph has no doubt tempted you further. But if you need a little more in the way of persuasion, may we direct you to some of the coolest styles available right now.
In the world of more traditional wellies, you need look no further than Beckham-favourite Le Chameau and fashion favourite Ganni for your knee-high classics, while Barbour and Hunter have some of the coolest ankle incarnations for more low-key inner city looks.
Scroll down to see and snap up some of the season’s coolest, most weatherproof wellies to see you through the season.