The Origin Of Wellies

Those who are knowledgeable about fashion will probably know what the term Wellies refers to. It is usually a short form for Wellington boots. This is a category of boots that are found in many parts of the world, used for work and other practical purposes. Hence, you will find Wellington boots to be made of synthetic material or rubber. Usually modern Wellington boots are made from polyvinyl chloride. There are certain characteristic features of these boots that make them distinct.

Features of Wellington boots

These boots are usually designed in a certain way such as:

  • They are designed with sturdy soles that help the wearer to walk or work on different surfaces. You might look for similar designs at the Muck Boot Company.
  • They are usually designed to be knee high or ending just below the knee.
  • The boots are designed to help keep out the mud or wet conditions.

How the boots came to be named?

There is an interesting history behind the origin of the name of this category of boots. It is said that the Duke of Wellington, named Arthur Wellesley, had designed a form of Hessian boot that is a modified version in the 19th century. The original Hessian boot designs included decorative tassels which were removed in the modified version. The Wellingtons were originally designed out of leather.

Today the Wellington boots are not made from leather usually though you might find similar designs among women’s muck boots. These help women to flaunt practical styles when the weather is unpleasant and one has to walk or work outdoors. Most Wellingtons were later on made from latex or rubber.

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