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The Best Waterproof Boots For Walking

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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. 

The Best Waterproof Boots for Winter 2021

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ugg boots

UGG Rain Collection, $80

UGG’s new range of rain boots promises style, comfort and practicality for every walk; you can stand out in bold pink or blend in with earthy grey. Plus, they’ve been made with recycled leftovers from UGG’s classic boots. Ideal for walkers with a green conscience.

Timberland Euro Hiker

Timberland Euro Hiker, £108

Crafted with an upper in premium Better Leather (sourced from a sustainable tannery rated silver for its environmental processes), the Timberland Euro Hiker is built to protect your feet throughout the cold weather. Another bonus? These boots are made of 50% recycled plastic bottles that have been redirected from landfill.

Blundstone + Finisterre Boots

Blundstone + Finisterre Boots, £160

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.

UGG Boots

UGG Tioga Hiker Waterproof Leather Boot, £145

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, £233

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Best waterproof boots

Dubarry Galway Country Boots Walnut, £349

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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