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Archive 03/2014

The History of Wellies

2014-03-11 | Factual

The Duke of Wellington

Wellies, wellies. wellies! They are the core of our business and our reason for existing so it makes perfect sense for us to talk a bit about where the wellington boot came from and how it has developed over the years!

Wellies are a type of boot based upon leather Hessian boots which were popular in the 18th century and largely used as standard issue footwear in the military. Hessian boots reached to the knee and had a decorative tassel at the top of each shaft. Over time the Hessian boots evolved and became the rubber work boots known as wellies that we all know and love.

Wellies were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley the 1st Duke of Wellington. In the early 19th century the now known "Wellington Boot" became a common part of hunting and outdoor atire. Continue reading