Hunter boots or Wellies as they call them in England have so much history and tradition attached to them. Skimming a wikipedia article about them, I learned that the company has been operating for over 150 years. Originally they were favored by literal hunters because the boot didn’t pull off in the mud, but they got a huge boost during WWII where the government made a huge order for men in the trenches. I read they are so popular with middle to upper class rural people that those people are known as the “green welly brigade”.
Well, they are now a fashion item. Who among us who reads an Us Weekly from time to time is not familiar with the site of Kate Moss or Sienna Miller trekking through the mud in Glastonbury wearing these boots? Also, Jcrew has begun selling them.
Well, luckily for us they are made totally of rubber and thus, no animal products are used in the making of this boot. There are many many colors–some very cool–to buy this boot in, but I would buy green, for brand recognition.
Buy here at Zappos.