Ankle Wellington Boots

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Ankle Wellington Boots

Ankle Wellington Boots

Wellies, formally known as Wellington boots, are a must-have in any shoe closet. They’re great for almost anything, from a casual walk outdoors to a muddy adventure in the woods–they’re also some of the best dog walking boots. While the long Wellies will always remain a classic, ankle Wellington boots are a stylish and functional alternative that’s catching the eyes of fashion-forward wearers. Here’s everything you need to know about ankle Wellies.

What Are Wellingtons For?

Originally designed for the Duke of Wellington in the 19th century, Wellingtons are practical rubber boots that provide the feet with comfortable protection during wet, muddy, or dirty days. That said, they’ve also evolved into a type of fashionable shoes that anyone looking for cosy footwear can wear.

Regular Versus Ankle Wellies

Wellies typically come in varieties that go up to the calf, giving wearers maximum protection outdoors. Ankle Wellies only go up to the ankle for a more stylish and versatile look—while still being sensible. They’re particularly great for people who want a more convenient way to don, carry, or store their Wellies and those who have a hard time finding boots that fit their calves.

When to Wear Ankle Wellies

You can wear ankle Wellies anywhere you would regular Wellington boots. They’re best on rainy days or when you’re outdoors somewhere muddy, but they’re also great during casual outings, like when you’re out shopping.

During Rainy Days

Because of their rubber make-up, Wellies are waterproof. They’re great to wear on rainy days to keep your feet dry and comfy—even when you’re walking on sidewalks filled with puddles!

Outdoor Activities

Ankle Wellies are great to slip on when you’re spending time outdoors or need to do some dirty work. You may wear them while finishing chores outside (people particularly love them during gardening) or doing outdoor recreation activities like fishing or leisure hiking. They’re also great footwear to put on during outdoor music festivals!

Casual Outings

Ankle wellies are as modish as they are functional. Paired with a great outfit, you can wear them on casual outings, too, like when you’re out shopping or hanging out with friends.

How to Style Ankle Wellies

Proudly show off your ankle Wellies by following these fun style tips!

Match With Coordinated Colours

Neutral-coloured ankle Wellies will go well with anything, just like a pair of classic black boots. But if you have a louder pair, you may have to be more meticulous when styling them. Match them with subtler palettes or opt for coordinated colours for a put-together look.

Style With Any Bottom

Regular Wellies look best with slim pants, dresses, and shorts or skirts. Ankle Wellies, on the other hand, are more versatile. You can style them with any bottoms–even baggier ones.

Pair With Socks

Pair your ankle Wellies with some fun socks up to your ankles or coloured tights for a more fashionable outfit. This is a great option if you have neutral-coloured ankle Wellies and want to inject a little bit more playfulness into your ensemble.

Tips for Buying Ankle Wellies

The right pair of ankle Wellies is a valuable addition to your shoe closet, so it’s important to choose one in the right colour, size, and style. Here are some tips for when you go shopping:

Pick the Right Colour

Neutral-coloured ankle Wellies are a safe choice if you’re expecting to wear your boots on numerous occasions or if you’re really buying them for the function. They’re easy to pair and they offer zero fuss, and you can use them even on semi-formal events. But if you’re looking to make a bolder fashion statement, you can also opt for bright ankle Wellies. 

Opt for a Comfy Size

You wouldn’t want to buy Wellies in the wrong size. Smaller ones will pinch your feet, while larger ones will make them difficult to wear. Try on the pair you want (or measure sizes correctly when you’re looking online), and find a size that you can comfortably move in.

Break Them In

The natural rubber material of ankle Wellies will mould to your feet with wear. You can break them in by bending them a couple of times before wearing or using them with thick socks on the first few occasions.

Get Your Next Ankle Wellies From Merry People

Ready to get your next pair of ankle Wellies? Merry People’s ankle-length Bobbi Gumboots come in a variety of colourways to match your personality! Trust Merry People for sophisticated, practical, and comfy Wellingtons. 

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