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Summer is almost over – did it really ever begin? The end of Summer can only mean one thing… rain. And of course wanting to actively go out to enjoy the last of the summer weather only to be met with… rain. And going to that festival you love only to experience mud-fest more than Leeds-fest because of… rain!
I’m a person who sometimes chooses practical clothing over fashion. I really don’t care if I’m encased in a cagoule because hey, at least I’m dry. Same goes for footwear. I have THE WORST time finding shoes that fit my wide-fit flippers every year. Often, Winter is okay as there are often a massive amount of boots, but waterproof boots? Not so much. In the Summer, sandals are worn in the event of humid weather and hot storms because I find that wellies either cut off my circulation or rub so much because my feet/legs swell in heat.
It’s genuinely so hard to find some that are comfy and which do the job that we need them to. That’s why I decided to have a gander around at some fabulous retailers and see if I could do the hard work for you.
I made the decision to rate each pair of wellies based on four things – leg circumference, style, practicality and affordability. As with any clothing we feature here on She Might Be, it is important that a range is available to our readers of all sizes, so a large leg circumference was a definite necessity in these boots. Practicality looked mostly at those boots which were wide open at the ankle, which to me is just a foot-funnel to collect rain and have you squelching around for the rest of the day. I rated the affordability based on how much I would realistically spend on a pair of wellies, and deducted points from brands who offered cheaper versions of the same wellies to smaller customers. And finally, I looked at style – because I might be somebody who chooses practicality over fashion, but we most definitely have some fashionistas who read She Might Be on the regular. Without further ado – let the Battle of the Wide Fit Wellies commence!
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And the winner is… JILEON WIDE FIT WELLIES!
Overall Jileon had the greatest variety of calf sizes, with their range including rear gussets and double side gussets so that they can truly be adjusted to any size. Such greatness does come at a price, though, and Jileon are a super expensive brand. At almost half the cost, Miss Wild Splash Wellies from The Welly Shop had some great options which were super stylish – but didn’t have such a great range of sizes.