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WTFH
27th January 2016, 10:51
Just to make a change from the mutual flagellation threads, here's a different one (and I haven't got an answer off mumsnet)


My Muck boots are 6 years old and the neoprene lining is going on them. The problem is the lining is going at the heel, so when I walk it's cutting my ankle.
The boots are mostly used for dog walking on a muddy hill, not gardening (have separate ones for that).


Anyone who walks in the countryside a lot (i.e. not you townies with your Hunter/Joules boots and low profile tyres on your 4x4s) got a suggestion for good walking wellies?

northernladuk
27th January 2016, 10:57
I think these will suit you nicely..
There is a bit of a delay on delivery of you order anything over size 9 though.... Erm so I'm told...

http://motherslittlehelper.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54eeec8a18834019103c95a47970c-500wi

Pondlife
27th January 2016, 10:57
I gave up on wellies for dog walking. I found that clambering over rocks on the "beach" was uncomfortable and that they'd develop some hole or split that allowed water in. If we're not on the rocks then it'll be muddy fields or coastal path so dryness is paramount.

For the past few years I've been wearing a pair of Berghaus boots. Much more comfy and when paired with waterproof trousers completely dry.

FatLazyContractor
27th January 2016, 11:00
I think these will suit you nicely..
There is a bit of a delay on delivery of you order anything over size 9 though.... Erm so I'm told...



Are those NLYUK's FMBs ? :smokin

WTFH
27th January 2016, 11:44
I gave up on wellies for dog walking. I found that clambering over rocks on the "beach" was uncomfortable and that they'd develop some hole or split that allowed water in. If we're not on the rocks then it'll be muddy fields or coastal path so dryness is paramount.

For the past few years I've been wearing a pair of Berghaus boots. Much more comfy and when paired with waterproof trousers completely dry.



No rocks/beach near us, just mud/heathland/forest/puddles.


I used to have a pair of Zamberlan hiking boots which lasted over a decade but they were ankle boots so not great in deeper water/mud.
If it's raining I'll be wearing a stockmans coat which keeps my trousers dry.


Also, at the end of the walk the dog normally needs showering, so getting out of wellies is easier than undoing laces and getting out of boots when you're trying to hold a dog before taking her to the shower.

Chuck
27th January 2016, 11:56
Some info here... (http://www.bestinthecountry.co.uk/wellington-boot-buyers-guide)

Uncle Albert
27th January 2016, 12:12
I've got an ancient pair of Dunlop wellies that my dad bought in the late 60's. They're still going strong and get used for many muddy dog walks.

They look like these:

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/pict/111752448415_1.jpg

http://xxxxantiques.com.au/content/product/full/Dunlop_Boots_Enamel_Advertising_Sign-28384-6431.jpg

OwlHoot
27th January 2016, 12:20
I think these will suit you nicely..
There is a bit of a delay on delivery of you order anything over size 9 though.... Erm so I'm told...

http://motherslittlehelper.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54eeec8a18834019103c95a47970c-500wi

Yes, ideal for country walking, but you have to watch those cattle grids! :laugh