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Quality Short Rain Boots For Women and Men

Updated on November 2, 2014

Short ankle rain boots: light and easy to wear on wet days

It is an absolute prerequisite to own a pair or two or three of waterproof footwear for life here in soggy Britain. However, most places experience a wet season or the occasional rainy day. Although, I would recommend knee-high wellington rain boots for those inclined to walk across boggy terrain or splash in deep puddles, for most of us a short ankle rain boot is simple to slip on and light and easy to wear.

Short wellies have come a long way since my days as a child wearing all-purpose frumpy galoshes or tying plastic bags around my shoes as a last resort. Take a look at what is on offer. I don't think you will be disappointed. Remember the prices range substantially so be wise and stay within your budget.

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Ankle Rain Boots For Women

Ankle Rain Boots For Women: - wonderful short wellies for wet days

Rain boots don't have to be drab and boring, they can actually make a statement. They rarely go out of fashion because when fashion changes you are still left with a shoe that functions well in inclement weather. Have a look at some of the terrific short wellies offered and see if you can find something that appeals to you.


Joules Women's Wellington Boots

If you are looking for a boot that offers many more design options Joules may be the boot for you.

The company was started in Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, U.K. by Tom Joule. He originally produced funky polo shirts for the country set but branched out into other products.The patterned Wellington boot by Joules has become one of their most popular product. They are made for every member of the family but are probably aimed more at women and children looking for a more funky boot. There are boots in every colour and length. Some have polka dots, some flowers, some stripes and animal patterns.

Ankle Rain Boots For Men

Short Rain Boots For Men

This boot is well constructed and very comfortable to wear and stylish at the same time.The rubber sole gives you traction so you feel confident walking during poor weather conditions especially on slippery surfaces. I never understand why they don't think men like colour. OK pink would be outrageous but I would not be averse to pastel shades of grey and blue.Maybe you would have some comments to make on this subject.

Hunter Wellington Boots: A History

Hunter is known for a quality product which has been produced since 1856. An American, Henry Lee Norris, took advantage of the new vulcanisation process to make a durable rubber and established the North British Rubber Company Ltd., later to become Hunter. His superior product came into its own during World War I when the boots were used to protect the feet of the soldiers fighting in the trenches and there was a resurgence in production once again in World War II.

The Original Green Hunter Wellington was created in 1956 and is probably still the most popular. The boot is of such high quality that it was given a Royal Warrant by Appointment to HRH Duke of Edinburgh in 1977 and HM The Queen in 1986. The Royal Family spends quite a bit of time at Balmoral in Scotland where they walk the moors so, along with their tweeds, these boots would be very functional.

Short Hunter Wellington Boot Review

Short Hunter Wellington Boots For Men

Hunter provides a good choice of short boot for men. There is the original gum sole Chelsea boot, not only in the recognizable green colour, but also in blue, black, brown, grey etc. It has tabs to make them easier to slip on a off. The Original Hi-Top Boot is a bit more like a hiking boot and, the one that really grabbed my attention, is the Original Interstellar Boot which has the same design as the Original Hi-Top Boot but is like a patch-work quilt of colours: yellow, green, blue, black and red.

There is a higher Original Short Wellington Boot in various colours, a Scuba Chelsea Boot, Rubber Lace-up Boot, a Nightfall Lace Boot and A Shearling Lace-up Boot for colder weather.

See their website at


Short Hunter Boots For Women

There is an Original Chelsea Boot for Women with the same tabs for pulling on and off in some very attractive colours as well as the green but there is also an Original Short Wellington which is mid-calf length and an Original Short Gloss Wellington if you like the look of a shiny boot.

Many women who have a thicker calf will find the shorter boot a better alternative to a longer boot. The long boot definitely looks more elegant but, I feel, it is much better to be comfortable. Otherwise, you could go for an adjustable boot to give you that extra calf room.

There are so many styles to choose from that it is worth visiting their website at:

Short Fleece Wellington Socks

Wellington socks are the perfect complement to your Wellington boot. They are made especially for boots. An ordinary sock bunches up and eventually disappears inside your boot. I think we have all been through the experience of feeling your sock fall down and gather inside the boot as you take each step. A wellie sock forms a cuff over the top of the boot which prevents it from falling down. There are wellie socks available for all boot lengths even the short boot.

The fleece socks keep your feet warm inside the boot and they come in many different colours. I have three pairs: black, navy and pink which haven't let me down yet (no pun intended).

I have convinced myself to get a new pair of ankle boots after seeing all the wonderful products out there. I realise these boots are not for everyone and certainly in deep water or mud they would not stop water from going over the top. But they are very stylish and for proper streetwear I think they would be terrific especially in those days of leaden skies where it never seems to stop raining !!! Hope you enjoy this article.

Short Wellington Boots vs Long Wellington Boots

Please follow the link above to go to my hub page about long, mid-calf and adjustable Wellington boots along with a little history of the Wellington boot. I think I prefer a short boot, generally speaking, as they are easier to slip on and off. In most cases, we only need to protect our feet and ankles from the wet or a bit of mud.

The longer boot is obviously ideal for walking in areas where it may be boggy and in rain that is so persistent that it isn't running freely down the drain. It must be the way I walk, but I tend to splatter water and mud onto my calves so knee high boots prevent this. Also, go with a long boot when you go to those music festivals and events involving fields and animals or sporting events.

I think I have concluded that we need a few pairs of rainboots to cover all occasions.

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      6 years ago

      Great wellies :) sharing on my page too


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