Information about the Wellington Boot, history and style

Everybody Loves Wellies

While green Wellington boots as well as other colors have been very popular in Britain in recent years, the traditional black Wellies remain as much in demand today as they ever were, and there are a multitude of additional styles and colors to choose from, ranging from the economical and practical to the luxurious and decadent. Thought of as slightly more up scale than the traditional black Wellingtons, green Wellies tended at first to be worn mainly by traditionally middle and upper class rural residents, who are still referred to as the Green Welly Brigade. This trend has caught on in even remote parts of the world, and green Wellington boots can be found all over Earth, in areas and locales that might have little or no other similar cultural influences.

Modern day Wellington boots come in a huge variety of styles and colors, including the ubiquitous green Wellies, as well as a plethora of other colors and designs available for all ages and sizes. Colors include brown, red and even a few stranger colors, like pink and purple variants. Wellington boots recently began to manufacture a revolutionary design incorporating a neoprene fabric for the Wellington boots. The neoprene fabric is used for cushion and support, and is waterproof as well as very durable. The footpads of the boots are padded with a thick cushion of the warm, soft and durable neoprene fabric, and the boot itself is firmly cushioned all around to protect the wearer from impact.

The popularity of Wellington boots has been the catalyst for the explosion of new colors and styles and the advent of these new variations on the traditional Wellington boot has in turn made the Wellie more popular than ever, spreading around the world and crossing socio economic barriers, becoming popular with both young and old as well as wealthy or poor. The versatility and comfort of the Wellington are often cited as the cause for their popularity, as they can be worn in nearly any situation or social atmosphere.

Today, the Wellington boot can be found in nearly every country on Earth, boasting a popularity that few other products can ever hope to match. When those in need go shopping for boots, it is very likely they will return with a pair of Wellingtons, as the boots are sold in nearly every boot store available.

The Hunter Wellington boot company has, under various names, produced Wellington rubber boots since acquiring the Arrol Johnston car factory just outside of Dumfries in 1946. Unfortunately, in 2006 Hunter Wellington went into receivership according to reports from the BBC, but there is the general hope that the company will continue trading on the open market. The financial difficulties of the Hunter Wellington rubber boot company apparently has little bearing on the quality of the manufacturing process of the boot itself, as the Hunter Wellington boot continues to be a consistently sought out product among boot wearers looking for new boots.