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The Tall and Short of It

Tall rainboots

As a dog person I have to go outside no matter the weather so wellies are a must for me. Although the very first Wellington style boots were

actually made of fine impregnated leather, the vulcanisation of natural rubber took waterproof to new heights and makes the rain boot even more suitable for every kind of weather. Similar to that all-time favourite the trenchcoat, wellingtons are another fashion staple which experienced a serious production boost due to the requirements of World War I. One of the most popular brands that come to mind is Hunter, of course.

Styles have evolved though and today’s rubber boots come in a staggering variety of styles.

Below are my current favourites –  as I’m rather tall I like high boots and they are more practical when you’re cycling in the rain too. I have always wanted to have a pair of Burberry boots – another plaid crave here. I also fancy the flower and metallic prints somehow – I think they would make a playful addition to any monochromatic outfit when you’re out in the rain.



Lemon Jelly

Anna Field

Anna Field


There has also been a pronounced emergence of waterproof chelsea boots lately and I’m quite a fan of these too. They are lighter than the original wellington boot and perfect for transitional periods as they aren’t as heavy. There are several styles with glittery details which I rather fancy  – nothing wrong with adding a bit of sparkle once in a while. Especially when it’s grey and rainy outside.


Chelsea boots for rain


Lemon Jelly PISA

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  1. jenny

    Super cute boots! Hopefully we’ll have a wet winter here in Los Angeles so I can have a go at some new boots. :)

    • caliope

      Hehe, I know what you mean. Berlin is probably better off in the rain department ;)

  2. Laura Mitbrodt

    These rain boots are all so cute

    • caliope

      Thank you, Laura! Yeah, I find it hard to decide too ;)

  3. Jana

    Ich habe mir vor Kurzem erst Gummistiefel gekauft und sie sind einfach so praktisch. Beim Spazieren gehen mit dem Hund muss ich endlich nicht mehr aufpassen, dass ich nicht in irgendeine Matsche trete und den Pfützentest haben sie auch schon überstanden :D

    Liebe Grüße,
    Jana von

    • caliope

      Ja genau, so geht es mir auch :) Sie erleichtern das Leben da doch enorm!

  4. Hella

    Ran an die tollen Gummitreter. Tolle Auswahl hast du hier vorgestellt!
    Liebe Grüße
    Hella von

    • caliope

      Danke dir, Hella :)

  5. Adela Acanski

    Nice selection

    Adela Acanski

  6. Héloise Roubaud

    Schöne Auswahl! Ich hab noch keine Gummistiefel, aber für den Herbst stelle ich mir das sehr praktisch vor =)
    Love, Héloise
    Et Omnia Vanitas

  7. Miu

    Danke fürs Vorbeischauen und deinen lieben Kommi :) Die Kürbisausstellung war in Ludwigsburg, da ist eigentlich jedes Jahr eine im Blühenden Barock.

    Mit Gummistiefeln stehe ich persönlich etwas auf dem Kriegsfuß, weil irgendwie immer meine Socken darin rutschen :/

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