The best short wellies for slipping on and kicking off

Who has the best short wellies? The Warm Welly Company launched Short Wellies in Autumn 2020 to satisfy requests from ladies and men looking for short wellies they could throw on to do a spot of gardening or slip on for a trip out with the dog. Simon Wood – owner and Chief Designer at The Warm Welly Company, set about developing a pair based on the footprint of their existing Field Wellies.

Like all our wellington boots, this shorter style is made of natural rubber (sustainably collected from trees) and lined with 4mm of neoprene for added warmth and comfort. The combination of rubber and neoprene makes them very soft and supple and they’re super light compared to full-length wellies. Men and women in allotments and gardens right across the country are now choosing these wellies. 

Simon said “We’re constantly listening to our customers and introduced Short Warm Wellies for those who prefer a mid-calf height welly, something easier and quicker to get on and off and great for walking in parks and gardens, for pottering in allotments or nipping out for a walk.  

Some brands have designed their shorter wellies for the summer months and have a thin cotton lining or no lining at all, but we think that just doesn’t work – not everyone wants wellies just for summer months. That’s why you’ll still find a good thickness of neoprene inside our short wellies – it’s such a good heat regulator.

“We know these wellies work well because they’ve been tried and tested at home. My wife Cookie has been wearing our Short Warm Wellies since the summer and really loves them for gardening! Other than traipsing across muddy fields, she prefers them to longer other wellies. 

Cookies “Six of the best things about short wellies” are:

  1. It doesn’t matter what trousers you have on – they fold and tuck into short wellies
  2. They’re a welly for all seasons
  3. So easy to get on and off
  4. My legs don’t get too hot 
  5. Fab for whizzing across to feed the hens on a dewy morning
  6. Perfect when Garden Shoes are just not enough

Godsend for wider calves

Our Short Warm Wellies have the same footprint as our longer wellies – so they still have a great grip, but for customers with wide calves, these have been a godsend – sorting out that tricky “will they, won’t they” question of getting them squeezed over their calves without cutting off circulation or looking like they don’t fit properly. These short wellies are great for getting on and off – and of course, they are completely waterproof and easy to clean.

  • Handcrafted from natural rubber
  • Lined with 4mm neoprene for maximum warmth and comfort
  • Hand-stitched edging at the top of the boot with a reflective pull on/hanging loop 

The proof is in the wearing 

If you haven’t looked at the reviews for these wellies – we thought we’d share some “Feetback” from those who have bought and worn our short wellies:

"I’ve only had my short wellies for a few weeks but so far I’m very impressed. Easy to get on/off, fit well, nice, and warm (no extra socks needed). As a dog walker, my boots get a fair battering on a daily basis (and I hate having cold feet) so these are brilliant. I bought a well-known brand for twice the price and would say these are far better. ""Perfect wellies! Comfortable, cosy, and true to size. The short wellies are ideal gardening length, easy to slip on and off, but not loose. So far the best wellies I've ever owned. Thank you."

"We bought a pair of the short wellies each(myself and my wife) and we were so impressed with these boots. They fit perfectly , true to size. They are extremely well made and ooze good quality all at a price of less than half of rival brands such as Hunter or Barbour. We just can't fault them."

"After many muddy walks in winter 2020, making my walking boots disappear, I bought a pair of the green, shorter length wellies, often finding full length wellies too wide. These are just perfect! I have since worn them in my small suburban garden, on local rainy 3-5km walks and on longer muddy, wet, and snowy 8-15km walks. They are like super wellies compared to the wellies of old. The warm lining means you don’t even need thermal socks, the chunky grip tread means a comfortable walk and good grip in ice/snow and adult enjoyment of puddles." 

“I have some osteoarthritis in my left foot and usually wear memory foam/sports trainers but am really impressed I can walk on long routes in the wellies as the warmth and chunky soles are great! Bizarrely and unexpectedly, these wellies are such a good investment - typical of the strange 2020/2021! It’s years since I’ve done so many walks regardless of the weather."