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The Best Waterproof Boots For Town & Country

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Walking in the UK always comes with the risk of showers. Wet feet are simply not acceptable. Upgrade those worn leather boots that stain, or worse, leak in the mud and snow, and find the best waterproof boots that lose nothing in the style or comfort stakes this season. Shop our edit of the best waterproof boots and walking boots for country and town living. 

As always, keep the planet in mind when shopping. Re-using and re-wearing is the best way to be sustainable, but if you can’t avoid it then shop consciously at responsible retailers, as well as rental and resale sites.

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The Best Waterproof Boots

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Black boots

Dubarry

Strokestown Hiking Boot in Black, £269, dubarry.com

If you’re a keen adventurer, then Dubarry’s Strokestown boots are a worthy investment. Lined with GORE-TEX and featuring DryFast-DrySoft™ leather, these boots are built to withstand Britain’s wet and blustery weather – and will easily get your through long hikes, dog walks and trips across town.

Joseph Cheaney & Sons

Ellis GV shearling lined chelsea boots in jet black Kudu leather, £395, cheaney.co.uk

A reliable boot for wet and chilly weather, Joseph Cheaney & Sons’s Ellis design is crafted from soft kudu leather from C.F. Stead and features a natural shearling lining. Expect nice and toasty feet whatever the weather.

Crockett and Jones poppy boots

Crockett & Jones

Poppy burgundy Chelsea boots, £460, crockettandjones.com

Heritage British shoemaker Crockett & Jones is renowned for its traditionally made leather boots. These burgundy Chelsea boots feel modern yet timeless, with the thick Vibram rubber sole also making them puddle-proof.

House of Bruar

House of Bruar

Suede cowboy boots, £149.95, houseofbruar.com

Cowboy boots are back with a bang for AW22. This real-suede pair from House of Bruar are slimline yet sturdy, and ideal for tackling rainy city streets in style.

 

Fairfax & Favor The Verbier Tan Nubuck  Ladies Mid-Calf Snow Boot

Fairfax & Favor

The Verbier Tan Nubuck  Ladies Mid-Calf Snow Boot, £395, fairfaxandfavor.com

Those look ahead to frostier weather can anticipate the launch of Fairfax & Favor’s new line of snow boots. The Verbier Mid-Calf is a sleek take on an après Ski boot, combining country living with hard wearing but comfortable footwear.

Churchs Eastrok Monteria Calf Mountain Boot Black

Church’s

Eastrock Monteria Calf Mountain Boot in Black, £1,250, church-footwear.com  

Super lightweight and comfortable, these Church’s mountain boots are the ultimate blend between style and performance. Comfy and chic enough for everyday wear but hardwearing enough for even the most gruelling trek.

Short Zip Chelsea Wellington

Holland Cooper

Short Zip Chelsea Wellington, £115, hollandcooper.com

Handcrafted from vulcanised rubber, the short zip Chelsea wellington boot is 100 percent waterproof, featuring a traction grip sole to provide stability for long country walks. A luxury boot that is both stylish and practical – perfect for keeping your feet dry and fashionable during spring walks.

Hunter Women's Killing Eve Tall Chasing Boots

Hunter

Women’s Killing Eve Tall Chasing Boots, £295, hunterboots.com

Eagle-eyed Killing Eve fans may have spotted Villanelle wearing the new limited-edition Hunter boots, which were inspired by the bold spirit of the show. There are two new designs in the Hunter x Killing Eve capsule – pictured above is the pair worn by Jodie Comer: The Chasing, a knee-high style in brown, hand-crafted from water-resistant Stetson leather and waterproof natural rubber.

Blundstone + Finisterre Boots

Finisterre

Blundstone + Finisterre Boots, £160, finisterre.com

If you’re looking for a chic vegan alternative: look no further than Finisterre’s collaboration with Blundstone. None of the lining or any of the finer details is made with animal-derived products. Perfect for those wanting a blustery cliff walk on the Cornish coast.

Le Chameau x Lady Garden Iris Rose Garden Botte Boot

Le Chameau

Iris Rose Garden Botte, £100, lechameau.com

Looking to splash around a bit? Stay puddle-prepared with a pair of Le Chameau wellies. Light and durable, these are ideal for a countryside walk (rain or shine), and 10 per cent of all sales from the Iris Rose Garden boots will go to women’s health charity The Lady Garden Foundation.

Grey hiking boots

Lowa

Trek Evo GTX Mid Ws, £210, lowa.co.uk

Boasting a lightweight design with a DynaPU+ flexible midsole (ideal for cushioning sore feet during your next adventure), these shoes are completely leather-free and promise long-lasting wear.

Yellow hiking boots

Timberland

Chocorua Gore-Tex® Hiking Boot for Women in Yellow, £150, timberland.co.uk

This waterproof hiking boot from Timberland features a Gore-Tex® membrane for a breathable fit, as well as a Better Leather design (meaning leathers have been sourced from a sustainable tannery rated silver for its environmental processes). Put a sense of ease in your step, knowing your next hike will be kind to your feet and the planet.

Pink boots

UGG

Drizlita Boot, £85, ugg.com

For a pop of colour on rainy days, opt for UGG’s new waterproof boot, the Drizlita. Available in black, taffy pink, burnt olive and dive and key lime, these boots are made with recycled leftovers from UGG’s iconic Classic Boot and feature a cosy insole lined in sheepskin.

UGG Boots

UGG

Tioga Hiker Waterproof Leather Boot, £90.99, ugg.com

We can easily picture these boots paired up with jeans and coats throughout the colder seasons. Featuring a design crafted in waterproof leather with seam-sealed construction, these weather-ready boots are equal parts fashion and function. Add to cart, please.

Meindl boots

Meindl

Ladies Bhutan MFS Leather Hiking Boots, £250, farlows.co.uk

Meindl’s newest boot is a refined version of its ever-popular Burma boot, which uses GORE-TEX® to keep your feet nice and dry wherever you are. An added bonus is the memory foam lining, meant to cushion each step you take and reduce the fatigue felt when walking over rocky ground.

Essen The Classic Combat - Black Boot

Essen

The Classic Combat Black Boot, £258, essenthelabel.com

Combining high fashion with genuine practicality, the combat boot is handcrafted in Portugal from supple Italian leather – only working with high-quality materials from low-minimum suppliers. Set on a memory foam padded insole for supreme comfort, this timeless classic is at the top of our wish list.

Columbia Women’s Redmond III Mid Waterproof Walking Boot

Columbia

Women’s Redmond III Mid Waterproof Walking Boot, £63, columbiasportswear.co.uk

If you mean business with your country walking, only a hardy pair of serious walking boots will do. These ones are comfortable, sturdy and completely waterproof.

ariat

Ariat

Berwick GTX Country Boots, £380, ariat.com

Featuring a premium leather upper and breathable Gore-tex membrane, your feet will be comfortable and cosy in these lace-up country waterproof boots.

Sorel Boot

Sorel

Torino Waterproof Suede, Shell and Leather Ankle Boots, £150, sorelfootwear.co.uk

A combination of waterproof suede, shell and leather to keep the elements at bay this season; these will look at home on the slopes or for muddy country walks in the UK.

Best waterproof boots

Dubarry

Galway Country Boots Walnut, £379, dubarryboots.com

The ultimate country boots. These Dubarry walnut brown boots feature a gore-tex lining and breathable leather upper.

Featured image: Joseph Cheaney & Sons