Being a keen gardener and allotment holder I spend a lot of time in Wellies and I am always on the look-out for something a bit different.
When I saw the Hawkshead Lady Danville Wellington Boots I was instantly attracted to the colour with the contrasting edging and just had to have a pair.
I found them on Brookes where they were available for £23.18 plus delivery at £3.49 which I think is really good value; and they arrived within a couple of days which is excellent service.
My first impressions on unpacking the wellies was favourable. They have a good, solid feel to them but are not too heavy to wear which is important when considering they will be caked in mud for most of the winter. The soles are sturdy and have a good grip to them.
I am usually a size 4 shoe and tend to need a larger size in boots and wellingtons to fit my wide calves, however, I decided to take a chance and ordered a size 4. The good news is that they fit very well with room to spare for a thick pair of socks; there is a side strap which can be used to adjust the width around the calves.
Their first outing was to the allotment and luckily (for the review anyway) it rained giving them a good test. They were comfortable and just the right fit so they weren’t being pulled off by the mud; my brother, who doesn’t normally notice what I’m wearing, actually commented on them. Not his colour but he likes them!
In summary, I love these wellingtons and will wear them until they fall apart and may even treat myself to a pair in Lilac.
The Technical Stuff
- Hand-built vulcanised rubber construction
- Multi-directional cleated sole
- Site gusset for customised fit
- Deep padded footbed for added comfort
- 100% Natural Rubber
- Available in Green or Lilac