Popularised by soldier and statesman Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington, in the early nineteenth century, wellington boots or ‘wellingtons’ are waterproof boots designed to protect the feet from heavy showers and puddles. Wellingtons have been used in the military, for riding and hunting and even for fishing. They come in many styles, shapes and sizes.

In recent years, wellingtons have become iconic within the world of fashion. Wellingtons are quintessentially British, bold and playful. For women, wellingtons offer a unique and comfortable alternative to other shoes and boots. They’re particularly popular in Winter in most Western cities. If you’re looking to buy wellingtons, the best place to shop is online! Sites well worth a visit include Rosie Roo, ASOS and The Welly Shop.