STYLE // Perfect Footwear for April Showers | Modern Mummy

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

STYLE // Perfect Footwear for April Showers

I don't think I've ever been as excited to see rain as I was this morning - because it meant I'd finally have the chance to properly road test my new Napton leather boots which the brilliant, family run outdoor clothing company, Rydale, very kindly sent to me earlier this month.

I love a pair of wellies. Living in the countryside they are an absolute essential when it comes to footwear. They have their uses all year round of course, but they really are perfect for this time of year, when you have zero idea what the weather is going to do each day and the chances are you'll find yourself caught in a rainstorm on a muddy track somewhere or another. I genuinely love the look of a floral dress, chunky knit, thick socks and a pair of wellies - think Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller wrapped up warm on a blustery beach in The Edge of Love. Bare legs and big boots has always been my favourite combo come spring.

I've worn the same pair of rubber wellingtons for almost a decade and, as much as I've loved them, they've always been a little too high on the calf for me, making it hard for me to sit down / bend my legs comfortably when I'm wearing them. They're also a bit of a pain to get off, especially when they're muddy. So I'm very pleased to announce that they have finally been washed and donated to the charity shop, and replaced by these beautiful, waterproof, leather knee high boots from Rydale.

They have full length, sturdy zips at the back making them much easier to get off than normal wellies, and they're lined with soft felt, so they're ridiculously cosy and comfortable too. They're certainly the nicest outdoor boots I've ever worn!

Aside from during the bank holiday heatwave, I've worn them pretty much constantly since they arrived. I've already said they're super comfy but today they encountered their first (torrential) April shower and I can happily confirm that they truly are waterproof too.

They retail at £99.95 and are available online here.

Thanks so much to Rydale for gifting me my pair!


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