Sandals season is incoming, but before we get to toes-out season, we've got to venture through the soggy unpredictability of spring. Bright sunshine for 10 minutes, followed by an almighty downpour means that having a good pair of wellies is essential.

Popularized by the rubber-shoe brand Hunter, Wellingtons are a footwear classic beloved by cranberry farmers and moms on holiday alike. Plus, with prep putting the Barbour jacket back on the map, and 'Quiet Luxury' and 'old-money aesthetic' taking over FYPs, it just feels right to rock kicks that look like they come with a pack of hunting dogs.

So, with the ever-present danger of puddles at the tops of our minds, we’ve put together some of our favorite Wellingtons on the market right now.

Shop the best wellies around right now.

Bottega Veneta Puddle Boots

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Puddle Boots


Bottega Veneta

Buy at Browns

This one from Bottega has been divisive, to say the least. Some in the HS office see this as a fashion victim shoe, while others see it as a piece of design genius that'll be replicated for years. It's back for another season with new colorways, suggesting the latter might win.

Crocs Crush Boots

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Crush Boots



Buy at Luisaviaroma

Today, Crocs have become the leader in rubber shoe craftsmanship. This time, it brings a hybrid of its iconic clog. If you are looking for an affordable pair of wellies, don’t overlook this pair.

Hunter Chelsea Boots

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Chelsea Boots



Buy at Luisaviaroma

What better than getting your pair of Wellingtons from the pioneer itself? Hunter has been crafting signature rubber boots for over a century, and its game keeps growing stronger. Go for this ankle-length pair for everyday usage.

Moncler Rain Boots

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Rain Boots



Buy at Matches

When the ground gets muddy, these Moncler Acqua Boots are your best option. The removable inner fleece padding keeps your toes warm, and the waterproof shell is perfect for a rainy day.

Balenciaga Excavator Rain Boots

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Exacavator Rain Boots



Buy at Matches

Not all wellies are made for splashing in the mud. These Balenciaga rubber boots fuse the excavator shoe with the cowboy boot silhouette, bringing us a hybrid. If you want to cause some impact with your wellies, this is your chance.

1017 ALYX 9SM Mono Boots

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Mono Boots


1017 ALYX 9SM

Buy at Slam Jam

Matthew Williams reimagines the beloved 1017 ALYX 9SM Mono Slides and drops a boot version. The shoes are entirely composed of EVA foam, making them lightweight and long-lasting. Plus, these gems are almost half their original price.

Sky High Farm Workwear Boots

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Workwear Boots


Sky High Farm

Buy at Slam Jam

BOGS practical wellies have been around for a while, and Sky High Farm has enlisted the expert. The shoe is specially crafted to be durable and lightweight. It has BOGS’s classic top with handles for practicality and neo-tech waterproof technology for extreme weather conditions.

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