What are Wellies
In the early 19th Century, Arthur Wellesley wanted boots that he could wear straight from battlefield to the dinner table—hard-wearing, yet comfortable and stylish enough for victory feasts. Yes, The First Duke of Wellington had actually started a trend that would last centuries. People around the world now know Wellingtons as floodboots, gumboots, puddle stompers, rainboots, or just simply wellies.
Wellies have a global appeal because they are functional, fashionable and fun! Today’s designers have urbanized the humble piece of rubber with elaborate prints and patterns that instantly brighten any drab outfit, or cheer up any rainy day.