I was working out at the gym today for MAL 2015. Yes! I am going! I went into the locker room and I saw this giant rubber boots sitting on top of the lockers. They are Bogs Classic Ultra Hi Rubber Boots. I was lucky there was no one around. I grabbed the right boot and I sniffed inside the boot shaft hard. What A fresh rubber smell! I even put my finger inside the boot to touch the insole and the toe box. INSTANT boner. It was still moist! I sniffed my finger again and again. I had to go to the shower to jerk off right after.
My newest acquisition, Aigle Riding Boots M. I bought them on 6pm.com during a sale couple weeks ago. They are very comfortable and have a good supporting sole. They are rubber but have a leather like look. Currently I am wearing them so I can tell you everything about them. They are made in France. They have a very snug fit. I guess it is because they are designed for European, not American. I have normal or slimmer calves but I can only wear them with super skinny jeans or tights. I can’t wear them with regular or slim jeans. I guess this is because they have different fits, M, L, XL and XXL. I assume that XXL is for people with bigger calves and longer legs. As far as the sizing, I usually wear size US 9 and I ordered 8.5. They fit fine. They don’t have a strong rubber smell due to they are highly handcrafted. They are 100% waterproof so they are great for Seattle rainy weather. I have been wearing them for a couple hours, and they are really comfortable so far. I actually like the tight feeling so I can feel the boots is hugging my calves. Great for walking and playing in the rain. It is a good buy if you are looking for a pair of riding boots to play around with, or at a much lower price than buying a pair leather made riding boots.
In the past five years wellies have made the transition from utility item to desirable fashion accessory.
Gone are the days when the boots were only used for herding animals on a mucky farm. They are now part of many city slickers’ wardrobes, and come in colours and styles that match their owners’ handbags.
Hunter, the old-school boot maker and choice of the country set, now makes boots in pink, purple, turquoise and gold, and has teamed up with designer Jimmy Choo to create wellies worthy of celebrities and fashionista’s up and down the land.
Retailers say that Britain’s festival culture is behind the rise in popularity of gumboots. Hannah Irons, Website Administrator at Wellieboots.com, believes Glastonbury 2005 was a turning point.
She told WNOL: “People saw pictures of Kate Moss looking glamorous in a pair of wellies and hotpants and decided that they could be cool.”
Only for women
However, if British women were inspired by Kate Moss, it seems that men have been influenced by her then-boyfriend Pete Doherty –who was pictured with Moss at the festival wading through muck in his loafers.
Sales of the new generation of trendy wellies have taken off with one sex only. A spokesperson for Funky Wellington Boots said that ninety percent of their customers are female and some companies, such as WedgeWelly, only make boots for women.
Neil Bawdon, Managing Director of boot retailer Jileon, says that most of the new designs are too loud, colourful and feminine to be worn by men.
And Hannah Irons believes that the failure to interest men in buying gumboots is a result of the fashion industry, “which is always geared more towards women than men”.
Certainly, many men still need convincing that boots can be worn in the city.