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The Best Waterproof Boots For Walking

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Boots that are as stylish as they are soggy-sock-proof...

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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. 

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Women's Muck Originals Duck Lace-Up Leather Short Boots in Taupe

The Muck Book Company Women’s Muck Originals Duck Lace-Up Leather Short Boots in Taupe, £150

Coming soon to virtual shelves is the new Duck Lace-Up Leather Boot from The Muck Boot Company, a 100% waterproof and durable piece of kit that will get your through the drizzliest and coldest of hikes. The boots are available is men’s and women’s sizes, and come in multiple colours so you can coordinate with the rest of your outdoorsy OOTD.

Churchs Eastrok Monteria Calf Mountain Boot Black

Church’s Eastrock Monteria Calf Mountain Boot in Black, £640 

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.

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Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boot, £475

Favoured by the Duchess of Cambridge herself, the original Penelope Chilvers boots are hand crafted from vegetable dyed Spanish leather. Their tall, sleek design creates an elegant silhouette and that makes your legs look longer, while the leather lining and rubber sole also means that they’re totally waterproof. Practical and classy – what’s not to love?

Short Zip Chelsea Wellington

Holland Cooper Short Zip Chelsea Wellington, £115

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. Launching in April, sign up here.

Fairfax & Favour Boudica Boot

Fairfax & Favor The Sheepskin Boudica Boot, £245

Sturdy and stylish, the Boudica is a ladies’ Chelsea boot that is ideal for exploring, walking or wandering the countryside. Created with a waxed leather outer and a luxurious shearling lining, the all-terrain boot will keep you comfortable and warm in style.

Sorel’s Explorer Joan boot

Sorel’s Explorer Joan Boot, £81

Combining style with comfort, the Joan boot will keep you warm on your winter walks without being weighed down. Designed with a combination of waterproof leather and suede, the stylish boot features a faux fur collar with a slim silhuouette and 100g insulation.

Essen The Classic Combat - Black Boot

Essen The Classic Combat Black Boot, £263

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.

R.M.Williams X Marc Newson Yard Boot 365

R.M.Williams X Marc Newson Yard Boot 365, £275

The ultimate wear everyday to everything boot, these simple and comfortable R.M.Williams X Marc Newson ‘yard boots’ are made for life. From pottering in the garden to popping to the shops, heading out for a coastal stroll or dressing for a night on the town; once you’ve put them on you may not ever take them off.

Columbia Women’s Redmond III Mid Waterproof Walking Boot

Columbia Women’s Redmond III Mid Waterproof Walking Boot, £90

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.

Timberland Kinsley 6 inch boot for women black textured £145

Timberland Kinsley 6 inch boot for women black textured £145

Completely waterproof for country walks and puddle-jumping, boots don’t come hardier than Timberlands. But these Kingsley heeled boots are sleek and feminine enough to double as work boots and team with your favourite midi-dresses for stylish (and dry-footed) commutes.


Ariat Berwick GTX Country Boots, £360

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

Welligogs Mayfair Black Leather and Suede Waterproof Boots

Welligogs Mayfair Black Leather and Suede Waterproof Boots, £350

If you want a waterproof boot that’s hardy enough for country walks, but stylish enough for city pursuits, this leather and suede tall boot from British brand Welligogs is just the ticket. Switch up the look by adding or removing coloured tassels.

Sorel Boot

Sorel Torino Waterproof Suede, Shell and Leather Ankle Boots, £135

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.

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Dubarry Galway Country Boots Walnut, £329

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

fairfaxandfavour boot

Fairfax & Favor The Explorer Boots, £425

A previous winner of the New Footwear Product award at The Shooting Industry Awards, these boots will keep your feet warm and dry on those wet wintery shoots.

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