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Typical Dunlop Quality Wellies Half Sized!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 December 2015
Being in Scotland, "wellies" as they are affectionately called are a necessity in rural life and at times even stomping about the city when it is raining. What am I saying? It rains mostly all through the year in Scotland except in some parts in the summer where something yellow and bright called "the sun" may appear in the sky...
I am glad I looked on Amazon UK for a cost effective product. I am even more glad that I found a pair of half size/length ankle wellingtons that don't take five minutes to slip on or take off like the usual wader style ones I already own. These ankle length Dunlop boots have a permanent netted interior that allows me to slip my feet in easily and quickly when the boots are being worn or when taking them off. The openings are very flexible and I'm pleased I can wear my trousers over them as well as the option to tuck them in at the top of the boots.
Marketed and sold as wide calf which basically means a wide boot in terms of width, I am pleased to find that I can slip into these boots wearing either thin summer like socks or even thick wool socks designed for boots. They feel ample enough without too much space to the side of my feet and my toes feel protected even though there is no additional toe protection to these boots. Being only net lined though you may want to wear warm socks in the first place as the boots don't offer any heat insulation.
The crucial factor for me isn't just the length but general foot protection from the wet weather and already with the winter weather that Scotland and the rest of England has had the misfortune to undertake, I'd say these boots are a god send for any wet puddled areas! Obviously not to the point of hoping that your whole legs will be protected, but just above the ankle and half way from the bottom of my legs are protected with Dunlop Short Half Length Ankle Wellingtons. To avoid red rings on the backs of your legs though I would suggest longer socks rather than shoe style sizes.
The soles on the boots are impressive too - quite thick gripped and with the "Dunlop" name embossed on both left and right boot, they not that far from my original larger length Wellingtons that I own. In use when walking about, these Dunlop boots feel far more manageable and they aren't as heavy or as obtrusive when walking around. They have a slight raised heel on them but they do look manly enough and they have that typical robust Dunlop design to them with additional discreet embossed branding up the sides of the boots. For what I paid which is substantially cheaper than the price that my local gardening centre charges, these are great all round boots to keep feet protected from medium rain falls to even walking in wet fields. Thanks for reading. (c)NR2 2015.