Rubber wellington boots to see you through soggy season in style

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With rain, sleet, snow and mud on the horizon for the foreseeable future, switch up your footwear game with one of this season’s biggest accessories trends: rubber boots.

Our white trainers are frankly no longer white this winter and sandal season is still a good few months away, so there’s only one thing for our feet right now: wellington boots. 

Ordinarily, we would reach for hiking boots and stomper boots that have been given more airtime than usual lately thanks to brands like Ganni, Diemme, Grenson and ATP Atelier making these boot styles a sartorial staple. However, given the snow and rain that’s sprinkled across the weather app recently, luxe leather boots might be going back on the shelf for a while. 

Thankfully the autumn/winter 2020 catwalks pre-empted this rainy onslaught and delivered a surprise accessories smash hit back in February last year: the rubber boot. Yes, believe it or not wellies are no longer reserved for country walks and muddy festivals, but have had a fashion makeover as the practical footwear of choice thanks to ultimate fashion tastemakers: Prada, Bottega Veneta and Versace. 

Prada treated us to pastel wellington boots.
Bottega Veneta serves up their rubber boots with the most glamorous of sequin dresses.
Leave it to Versace to give rain boots a playful twist.

At Prada, rubber boots were given the same treatment as stomper boots with heavy tractor-like treads, but with a playful edge via the sugared almond colour palette of baby blue, bubblegum pink and lilac. At Bottega Veneta rubber boots took on a slightly futuristic aesthetic with moulded gum boots in green and neon pink worn with slinky sequinned gowns. Versace opted for bright white boots paired with checked miniskirts and oversized puffer jackets. 

Whether you’re escaping your working from home desk or heading for a weekly food shop, make sure you’ve got your footwear covered via our edit of the best rubber boots to tackle the cold weather.  

Best rubber boots

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