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Most people with or without a dog will get frustrated, bored and “cabin fever” if they are sat in for too long. Mental Health issues can be triggered with lack of time outside. When I am feeling low and need to escape, I quickly throw on the dogs harness’ and leads and head on out. A good hour or so outside in the fresh air, on a nice walk, really helps me clear my head of negative thoughts. Once I have done the walk, I feel ready to tackle anything. Dogs really help with that as even though they cant talk, you feel like you have company. And they are a great excuse to get out. Ensuring you go on regular walks with your dogs helps your dogs anxiety and social skills too. Having them around other dogs teaches them to behave and act nicely towards other dogs, if you treat them when they do so.[TOC]
British weather is very rarely good to have a dry walk. Most places in Britain, if you live outside of town centres, are covered with beautiful greenery, forest areas and lots of fields. Also, taking dogs on a good hike through the woods is another great experience for everyone. With such big muddy walks, owning a pair of dog walking wellies is a must. These will not only help keep your clothes free from mud, but ensure you are comfortable and confident to tackle any terrain, regardless of the surface.
Searching for the best dog walking wellies was difficult due to the vast number of wellies available out there. Over the many that we tried, tested, purchased, threw away we came across the Muck Arctic Unisex Boots. Perfect for men and women and a long lasting wellie. See our full review further down.
Buyers Guide for Best Dog Walking Wellies
alking Wellies come in all wonderful styles, colours and sizes. Also, if you have children, wellie walks are a great way of entertaining the whole family too. Money is always a key factor in anything you purchase so make sure you have a good look around. Also, if you are on a tight budget, you want to make sure you purchase a good dog walking wellie that will last. Last thing you want is to jump in that first puddle with your little ones and they start to leak. That could easily be £30-40 down the drain and you will need another pair. So what should you look for?
Material: Leather was the original, classic, wellie of choice. Early days of the welly boot leather was undoubtedly the only boot anyone would choose. Like with anything else, products develop, materials improve and designs change. Rubber and Synthetic PVC wellies are now a superb choice for any dog walking wellies out there. If we had to choose between any, we would choose rubber wellies. They offer so much more support and are much more durable. Walking in mud, rain, water or even snow, Rubber wellies will allow a little movement to your lower legs and ankles in this rougher terrain. PVC wellies are a great price, but you run the risk of them not lasting so long.
Leather wellies are now more of a fashion item than a walking boot. Most people choose leather wellies during the winter months and more so for days out in the snow. Lighter wellies are great for walking around town and enjoying drinks with friends.
Lining: Comfortable lining inside your walking boots really helps with the walking experience. If your boots have a loose lining or no comfort then you will easily get blisters and sort feet. Always check the lining before purchasing to ensure you like the feel of the lining and also find it comfortable. Great lining will also keep your feet warm in those cold wet walks.
Some lining materials retain so much heat that your feet become to warm and sweat. Sweaty feet when walking can cause your feet too move about and again, cause blisters.
If walking in cold conditions the best lining for walking boots would be leather. Leather lining will keep the cold out and the warm in. Furthermore, leather will ensure that any damage to your boots by water is kept away.
Jersey lining is a mixture of polyester and cotton which is perfect for everyday wellies. Heat escapes from the wellies but also remain comfortable on your feet. This material does have a lengthy life on it and tends to be relatively cheap.
Finally, fur lining. Just like Leather. Great for wintery cold nights and a great alternative to leather. Most fur boots have a great look too them and people generally wear fur boots when out in the snow or frosty walks.
Choosing the right size walking wellie is the overall key to your comfort. A wellie too big will move about and cause pain. A welly too small will damage your toes. If you are unsure, get your feet measured (like you would with shoes / trainers).
Now lets take a look at our BEST Dog Walking Wellies…
Top 5 Dog Walking Wellies
Top quality boots at an affordable price. We give you the Muck Arctic unisex Boots. Perfect for walks with or without dogs, through muddy fields. These full-length boots are a great addition to your dog walking gear. Being a full-length boot means your clothes will be protected on those wet, muddy walks. Your feet will remain at a normal temperature when wearing these boots so you will be ok in winter walks too.
Made from a superb rubber which helps keep your wellies free from general wear and tear. For helping your feet breathe, the wellies include a mesh lining and at the top a nice lining of foam to add to the comfort. Finally, the sole is made from an extremely durable and protective material, helping to keep comfort on difficult walks such as hills and rocks.
As with any wellie you would expect a level of protection from water and these do not disappoint. Walking your dog through wet, muddy fields and puddles will not bother you any longer.
One of the most reliable boots on the market, the arctic muck unisex boots do not disappoint any owner. Short or long walks, they remain extremely comfortable and your legs & feet will not feel the pain when wearing for a long time. This is down to the style and strength of the soles. Helping keep these wellies in good condition will ensure they last a long time. Like anything, if you look after it, it will last.
Made from durable materials.
They feature great traction, therefore, slipping is not an option.
The wellies are able to retain heat to keep your feet warm in chilly weather.
Full length and thus keeps dirt and grime at bay.
The boots may lose traction on slippery surfaces like a wet rock.
People with extra-large calves will find the fit too tight.
Next we have the Dublin River walking boots. These are a superb leather made wellie with full waterproof lining. The price of these wellies is what put us off putting them in first place however, they are very well reviewed and praised all over the internet.
Complete with drawstring, these wellies ensure you have the full protection of the boot as well as comfort and good fitting. Designed to keep you nice and warm on your walks, the leather helps keep your fully protected as well as looking good.
These wellies come complete with amazing rubber soles for amazing stability and great traction. The wellie is complete with a waterproof membrane and they are a well-designed wellie.
Other amazing features of the Dublin Walking boot is the insulation. If you don’t mind the weather conditions outside, then these are perfect and work extremely well everywhere. Not only do they feel great, but the style helps them look amazing too.
One problem is getting the wellies on. Depending on the width of your feet, you may struggle but eventually they will go on. It is recommended with any wellies that you wear a decent pair of thick socks to ensure you break them in well. Paying extra for a good pair of wellies might seem crazy but you get what you pay for. And if you want a long-lasting pair of wellies then you need to pay the money!
Comfortable to wear; no blisters and leg fatigue when worn over long distances.
Features waterproof abilities, therefore, can be used in wet weather.
Offers a good fit even for big calves.
Has durable soles that meet dog walking demands.
Great design with black and brown colour variations, which hide dirt to some extent.
Some may find then a little tight at the ankles and one may struggle to fit in as a result.
Soles may lose grip in slippery conditions such as moss-covered rocks.
If you are looking for a dog walking wellie with extreme comfort, then look no further. Aigle Parcours walking boots are prefer for long distance walking. The anti-fatigue soles and easy fit wellies help keep you going on those long-distance walks. Although, they are expensive, the quality is there to see.
Included in the Aigle Parcours is a fantastic polyester, fast drying, lining. The outer material is a hard leather which is perfect for a rough terrained dog walk in the hills or the woods. What makes this lining amazing is that it also keeps the heat in keeping your feet very warm and dry.
Purchasing these dog walking wellies is like buying cushions for your feet. They are so comfortable you will feel like you are walking around in slippers throughout your whole walk, no matter how far you’ve walked. The boots are adjustable to ensure they fit nicely however, make sure you buy the right size first of all as they don’t come too cheap.
A great feature that Aigle Parcours wellies provide is a warranty to return them if, for whatever reason, they decide to leak.
Can be adjusted to fit calves perfectly and they fit snugly to your legs.
Made from hardwearing rubber, which also provides incredible traction.
Very comfortable to wear over long distances due to the use of anti-fatigue, shock absorbing sole.
Finished with a waterproof gusset for use in wet weather,
Handmade in France by master craftsman.
No problems to report.
Moutain Warehouse Muckers are an affordable cheap wellie with good quality. If you want a cheap wellie that will help keep you warm, dry and comfortable then these will do. Great for people who go on the occasional walk in the rain or mud but not long distance.
They are warm, flexible and fit perfectly with the neoprene upper half.
The lining is perfect for keeping your feet warm especially in the winter. The outside of the boot is made from leather ensuring that your feet are kept free from water creeping in. All wellies should be waterproof otherwise, what is the point?
Helping you keep your footing and stability deep souls that ensure there is less chance for you to slip on a wet surface. They are easy to clean and should last you quite a while if looked after. Plus, for the cheap price, they might be worth a punt if you’re not planning on walking to much. With anything you get what you pay for and it has been found that the Mountain Warehouse boots do wear out quickly if used frequently on lengthy walks. Overall the decision is up to you but if you are out walking regularly then it would be worth purchasing a heavier, more expensive pair that are designed for tougher, rougher walks.
Lightweight and comfortable to walk in.
They are waterproof and thus will keep your feet dry in winter.
Provides enough traction for stability.
Due to a neoprene lining, your feet are able to keep warm in cold weather.
They are affordable and easy to clean.
They can wear too fast if used consistently on rough terrains.
Finally, we have the Dunlop Blizzard boots with a fleece lining. Keeping you warm and dry with the fleece protection, these boots are perfect for walking your doggie.
These are the perfect solution for regular winter walks. Tried and tested with temperatures at -15, these boots continue to keep your feet and toes nice and warm. Made from fully synthetic, durable, materials these wellies are 100% waterproof and 100% winter proof. Take your doggie out in the snow without fear.
Include on the outer side of the wellies are some drawstrings so once your wellies are on, tighten them up and keep the cold out. Perfect!
To make them an even more perfect winter boot, the sole is perfectly made for rough, wet, icy terrains. Helping prevent you from slipping and sliding. Although they are perfect for winter, they should only be used for short occasional walking. Not lengthy regular walks. The price is perfect for a winter boot and will get you enough enjoyment with your pooch.
They keep feet warm due to the featured fleece lining.
Can be good for those with large calves.
Easy to clean and comfortable to walk in.
Sold at a decent price.
Lining may detach from the boots after a while.
Walking with your dog is great fun, wearing the best dog walking wellies makes it even more fun. No more worries about getting wet, cold feet. You can be out for as little or as long as you or your doggie wish. Checking quality, comfort and durability is always essential when you are purchasing a wellie for walking.
Cheap wellies can be just that. They wont last long, they will leak and wont keep your very warm. Paying that little extra for your wellies will help you in the long run as 2/3 cheaper pairs will cost you more than one expensive pair. And you will get much better quality.
Check out our list above and by all means, do your own research. Our top 2 choices are the Muck Arctic and Dublin River and both are amazing wellies for walking and dog walking.