6 rain boots to help you embrace the welly trend

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With winter weather on the way, this is the on-trend footwear you need to see you through the season…

If we’ve learned anything this year, it’s the importance of making sure your wardrobe is fully equipped for a lot of time spent outside.

Rain boots are having a bit of a moment style-wise, with wellies cropping up on a/w 20 catwalks all over, and everyone from Ganni to Bottega adding rubber boots to their new season collections.

Truly, the #cottagecore trend is here to stay, so now’s the time to make sure your feet are good and puddle-proof before the worst of the weather arrives.

These are the six rain boots to add to your outfit this season…

  • 1. The classic wellies

    The old-school essential, this is the latest version of the very first welly released by Hunter back in 1956.

    As seen on everyone from Bella Hadid to Kate Moss and made from 28 hand-cut parts in vulcanised rubber, it’s your first port of call in wet conditions.

    Pair with skinny or straight jeans for a sleek, close-fitting silhouette.

  • 2. The Chelsea boots

    When you want the dependable style points of a design classic, but also don’t want your feet to get soaked through, these are the boots for you.

    The waterproof Chelsea is everywhere this season, and this bold yellow number is our favourite for combatting all that grey.

    Expect the typical elasticated gussets and easy-on pull-tab of a classic Chelsea boot, made from waterproof rubber rather than rain-ruined suede.

  • 3. The functional wellies

    Up for something a bit more outdoorsy than a drizzly walk to the shops? These super-durable wellies have you covered.

    Featuring a durable Vibram® outsole, developed exclusively for Hunter, these boots offer enhanced comfort and shock absorption, with extra-grippy cleats designed for tricky terrain.

    Country-meets-city style is big right now, so add a quilted jacket and plaid shirt for the whole lady of the manor look.

  • 4. The city boots

    If you find yourself dodging public transport and doing a whole lot of extra walking, these Chelsea boots are lifesavers.

    Waterproof, but also totally wearable with a tights and skirt combo, they boast a platformed outsole and chunkier heel for added grip and support, making them custom built for pavement-pounding. 

  • 5. The ankle wellies

    If you find a full-length welly a bit restrictive, this ankle-height version is a great compromise.

    Jewel tones were all over this season’s catwalks, so inject some colour into your look with this Bottega-esque ruby red boot.

    With a flatter platform sole, it’s comfy and versatile, and crucially… still waterproof.

  • 6. The slim-fit boots

    You want water-proofing, sure, but what if you also want to feel light on your feet?

    Constructed from fewer rubber layers with a moulded footbed for extra support, these slim-fit boots offer a lightweight alternative to the classic welly. 

    Pair with leggings and and oversized knit for our go-to aesthetic this season - slouchy winter cool.

Ready to upgrade your winter footwear situation? The latest collection from Hunter has a boot for every situation this season. Shop the full range here.

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