How to Find the Best Wellington Boots for You

There are so many styles, lengths, and designs to choose from when it comes to wellington boots. So, find your perfect pair with Ariat.

Wellington boots come in all shapes and sizes, with an array of materials, lengths, and linings too. So, finding the right wellies for you totally depends on the purpose you’re buying them for. The best wellington boots for walking, for example, won’t be the same as those suited to gardening.

We’ve put together some tips to finding the best wellies for you, including some key features to look out for.

What Should I Look for in a Wellington Boot?

There are a few key things to consider when looking for the best wellington boots for you:

Natural Rubber

Versus a synthetic rubber, natural rubber is far better quality and provides a little more stretch to keep you comfortable.


When trying on wellington boots, there are a few places that are key in terms of fit. First is around the ankle. Make sure your wellington boots are tight enough to keep the boot on your foot firmly, and to avoid rubbing on the heels and toes. Secondly, make sure your wellies aren’t too loose around the calf. Ideally, they should feel molded around the leg to keep them from slipping as well as to avoid rubbing.

Good Quality

This is particularly true if you’re looking for a wellie for walking because you’ll need grip and stability for challenging terrains. Our wellington boots provide you with Duratread™ soles that do just that.

What Wellies are Best for Me?

Best Wellies for Walking

When you’re out walking, you’ll be working hard through puddles, wet grass, and across slippery footpaths. So, you’ll need a wellington boot that works just as hard. The Kelmarsh Rubber boot does just that. With fortified rubber designed to keep your feet warm and dry, as well as a stabilizing shank that helps to keep your feet firmly on the ground, this is the perfect boot for your weekend strolls or dog walks. A cushioning sole will give you extra comfort for long days on your feet, whilst a thick and durable sole means you’ll feel confident walking on uneven surfaces and terrains. Although our full-length pair will go a long way in keeping you warm and dry, if you prefer a shorter style, we have that option too.

Best Wellies for Gardening

If you love your garden, you’re likely out in it come rain or shine – and for long periods of the day too. So, your wellington boots need to be comfortable and warm. Our Burford Insulated Rubber Boot has clever features like shock absorbing midsoles and moisture-wicking technology to keep your feet comfortable all day, as well as an insulating layer to keep you warm whilst you prune. The easy heel-kick feature means you can kick off your boots quickly and easily as you head back indoors.

Best Wellies for Everyday Chores

Whether you’re cleaning the patios, working the fields, or tidying up the garden, if you’re after a welly that’s perfect for the everyday, look for something that gives you a bit of everything: comfort, warmth, stability, and grip. For that, we recommend the Burford Insulated Zip Rubber Boot. Their fully waterproof construction will keep your feet dry throughout the day, whilst insulated linings are designed to keep you cosy even in the harshest weather conditions. What makes these perfect for everyday chores is the easy zip on/off design, so you can slip them on and off during the day when you’re moving in and out the house, leaving to run an errand, or just wanting a quick tea break.

Best Wellies for Festivals

We know how wet and muddy festivals can be – there’s no point wearing your favourite new trainers. Instead, you’ll need something a bit more practical. But you want a bit of style and flare for that perfect festival look too. Our Kelmarsh Mid Rubber Boot in Grey Bit Print gives you practicality and festival style combined. The bright red detailing gives you a bit of drama to keep you looking top-notch, whilst clever designs like all day cushioning soles are perfect for when you’re on your feet all day (and all night!)

Once you’ve chosen the perfect wellington boot for you, you’ll need to make sure you look after them well to enjoy long-lasting wear. Your wellies should last you a long time, but only if you take the right steps to keeping them fresh. Take a look at our guide to caring for wellington boots to do just that.