What boots do you wear for dog walking in the wet / mud ? ( not S&B!)

(65 Posts)
Willowisp Thu 17-Jan-13 08:59:55

I have wellies (which are too cold), I had (& returned) waterproof warm boots, which leaked & now ive bought a slightly too tight waterproof but difficult to walk in boot, which has the rubber foot bit, iyswim ?

I need an all round waterproof, mid to high calf, for waking in the mud & rain & maybe snow boot.

Are you wearing it ? Where will I find it ?

lepetitchienbrun Thu 05-Jun-14 11:19:07

Reigniting this thread - I have a similar but slightly different question, I'd like suggestions for shoes/ boots/ wellies for warm days when it is muddy so when proper wellies might be too hot!

I have an old pair of Hunter tall boots but think they will be too warm.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 21-Jan-13 22:57:31

I have the Sherwood Forest Furlong boot. I went for an hours walk the first time I wore them and honest to god it was like wearing slippers. They are so warm and dry and utterly comfortable. And cheaper and less common than Dubarrys!

ShakeWellBeforeOpening Mon 21-Jan-13 22:44:27

I have a pair of Ariat too - Windermere.

biff23 Mon 21-Jan-13 22:19:19

Another muck boot fan here. Mine have a neoprene top so fit well around calf. Really warm in this cold weather but cool in summer. Very comfy and supportive for long walks. Loads of farmers use them apparently.

austenozzy Fri 18-Jan-13 20:46:53

Another one for Aigles. I've had a couple of pairs of hunters and they're not a patch on my super-comfy Aigles. The hunters split or the lining came off by the achilles, exposing the rubber and causing blisters.

The aigles are better in every respect; more supple around the calf, hugely superior grip in ice and mud, better insole, better linings, everything.

spudballoo Fri 18-Jan-13 20:45:49

I have Ariat Grasmeres, which are yard/riding boots. Leather and suede, totally waterproof, lined and insulated. They are so comfortable and toasty warm. I have to through streams and am often mid calf level in mud. I just hose them off and they are as good as new. I was very very warm in the snow today on a 2 hour walk. Alas they cost eleventy million pounds but I live in the country and am in them hours and hours each day. Plus I then wear them on the school run/supermarket etc as they are pretty reasonable looking. Well, they are when you live in the country grin

Bramblesinafield Fri 18-Jan-13 20:37:31

Aigle parcours. Try amazon.

Isandri Fri 18-Jan-13 20:27:19

Cheap children's hiking boots (size 3 feet) or some neoprene lined lacoste wellies. If it's very muddy I go on roads and if it's below freezing I go cross country over fields. I usually have a baby in a sling. If it's raining really badly the dog doesn't want to go out but he loves snow.

Wallace Fri 18-Jan-13 20:27:03

I was going to recommend the Decathlon ones, but VeganCow got there first so I will second them.

I have worn them standing around in sub-zero temperatures and my feet were still warm smile

cathpip Fri 18-Jan-13 20:20:28

Derwent muck boots for me too, have worn them for 8 hours grouse beating and feet have stayed toasty warm and dry.

Slubberdegullion Fri 18-Jan-13 20:16:06

Aigle parcours.

canutesauntie Fri 18-Jan-13 17:15:44

Muck Boots Lune field boots, they are ankle length as I find long boots too warm. Had them 3 years and they are still fine.They have great grip and neoprene lining so you can often wear them without socks when youre in a rush in the morning.
I also have a pair of Bogs which come in nice patterns and have a handy cut out handle for pulling them on or off. DS2 has muckboots too, hes been out in the snow all day and his feet have stayed warm.

TwoFacedCows Fri 18-Jan-13 16:18:38
TwoFacedCows Fri 18-Jan-13 16:13:06

Willowisp !!!!

I have jaunt wellies from crocs. I know, i know everyone hates crocs BUT these are fab.
I have had them 3yrs, they have not split or leaked. The are light as a feather, but not flimsy. I wear them ALL year round. They are totally water proof and VERY warm. I could wear them bare feet in the winter and not have cold feet!.
The 'Jaunt' wellies are roomy enough at the top to tuck your trousers into, or wear thick sock, but honestly i was out this morning in normal thin socks and i was toasty.
They are the most comfortable welly i have ever owned and now have them in 3 colors. They sort of mold (sp?) to your feet, so fit like a glove!!

You honestly would not regret getting a pair!

VeganCow Fri 18-Jan-13 16:06:30

That link is for the purple, in store they have loads of colours including black.

VeganCow Fri 18-Jan-13 16:03:07

these are a tenner, fur lined, waterproof, and just the best dog walking boots ever, plus removable liners too;

www.decathlon.co.uk/womens-winter-bootsbr-weasy-purple-id_8189083.html

MagratGarlik Fri 18-Jan-13 15:43:14

Sorry, stupid autocorrect on phone. They are Caterpillar Mardy Fur boots

MagratGarlik Fri 18-Jan-13 15:42:08

I have Caterpillar Marry Fur boots - I would link, but I'm on my phone and can't. You can get them from Amazon. Very warm and comfy and I've had them three winters now and they are still going strong and look great. Mine are nubuck leather, but there is a similar style called "Anna", which you can get in normal leather too.

HoneyDragon Fri 18-Jan-13 13:49:18

Timberland and Cat Boots do seem to come up large. Shoes always seem a true fit but not the boots confused

RoomForASmallOne Fri 18-Jan-13 13:07:19

25catsnameSam

My Timberland boots are kids size 6 but I am normally a 7.
Plus I have wide fit...how they fit I don't know but I love them smile

Willowisp Fri 18-Jan-13 10:53:16

deepRedBetty are they these ? I'm just waiting for them to be delivered Neeve Ella GTX

I'm now officially obessed with reseaching ALL these boot suggestions grin

I've worn my hunters out - they've split, but again they weren't warm. I'm thinking the most practical boots are the Aigle warm lined boots, but how hard wearing are they going to be ? Don't mind spending that if they are perfect, but would hope to get at least a few winters autumn springs out of them..

dottygamekeeper Fri 18-Jan-13 10:31:42

Muck boots when really wet (we live on heavy clay which has been a nightmare this year), they are very warm and waterproof, or Dubarry's - have been wearing these constantly now the ground has hardened up and we have quite a bit of snow. I tend not to wear the Dubarrys when it is really muddy just because I am too lazy to clean all the mud off them, but they are also warm and waterproof, and in my opinion, quite stylish. The Dubarrys are 3 years old now and still going strong (they were an unexpected Christmas present from DH), the muck boots are also about the same age, but the outer coating has cracked significantly on one foot, however they still don't let the water in, even when paddling! I do also have liners for the Dubarrys but never really need them, as my feet don't seem to get cold in them at all.

NotMostPeople Fri 18-Jan-13 10:21:02

Hunter Wellies most days. Timberlands if it's snowy like today.

I walk in rural areas so I need a long boot as it's often muddy, but the wellies are cold. Muck boots are on my wish list.

MothershipG Fri 18-Jan-13 10:17:36

I have broad feet and so I find Crocs boots work well for me, the grip is great to start with but does wear down.

I got these in the sale (£45 at the moment) and they are comfy, warm and grippy - in fact we have just returned from a snowy walk so thoroughly tested them!

andrea315 Fri 18-Jan-13 01:05:06

Snow boots from next they are waterproof and mud just falls off them when they dry so self cleaning, very warm and comfy I love them.

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