It’s 6am in the middle of winter, it’s been raining for weeks and now it’s absolutely frickin’ freezing. You’ve pulled on what feels like thousands of layers and all the winter woollies you can find. You know you’ve got that dreaded trudge through the mud to do to turn your horse out which means you will have to put your toasty feet into your offensively cold wellies. We all know that you can’t get warm at all if your feet are cold, and you are anticipating that numb feeling that will overtake your poor little feet, followed by searing pain as the cold really sets in, until you get to the point where all you can think about is catapulting yourself into the centre of the sun, just to get some warmth.
I mean, are horses even worth it anymore? Maybe you should just give up on them altogether and take up crocheting or darts or something? A nice warm hobby where the word “wellies” doesn’t even need to enter your vocabulary!
Chameau Chasseur Cuir
Well, if you would like an alternative solution, we’re sure you don’t actually want to sell your horse and give it all up - we may just have the answer to your chilly feet issues in the form of Le Chameau wellies. Founded in 1927, Le Chameau places absolute priority on crafting high quality boots which are warm and comfortable as well as being stylish. They are the only rubber boots to be hand crafted by a single master bootmaker, which makes each pair unique.
The Vierzonord is our best seller here at Equitogs and for good reason. These stylish wellies are made of soft and flexible natural rubber which, coupled with a shock absorbing dual-density Grip outsole and reinforced shank, makes them extremely comfortable to wear. The outsole is also abrasion resistant, giving you sure-footed traction on uneven, slippery, muddy, and soft terrain. These boots have a 3mm neoprene lining which will keep your feet warm, even on the coldest of days, down to temperatures of -15°C. Neoprene is a strong material that has excellent insulating properties and prevents body heat from dissipating. It is very robust and will not degrade over time. These boots also have an adjustable, waterproof gusset which allows you to alter the fit for your comfort. They are designed to be quite fitted so as to prevent as much heat loss as possible.
If you are looking for a great winter boot to keep those feet toasty and comfortable, that won’t break the bank, the Vierzonord is for you! The only down side is that neoprene will make your feet sweat during hot weather, so these boots are not suitable for use all year round.
If you would prefer a pair of wellies suitable for use all year round, Le Chameau offer a leather lined wellie called the Chasseur Cuir. The leather lining in these boots gives them a super comfy and luxurious feel, whilst offering similar warmth to that of a neoprene lining. Leather is much more breathable than neoprene, which allows moisture to be dispersed and wicked away effectively. The Chasseur Cuir have a full zip up the side, which is completely waterproof, to allow for easy fitting. These wellies are more expensive than the neoprene lined boots, but we feel they are well worth the investment if your budget can stretch to them.
We also stock two jersey lined wellies, the Country Vibram and the Giverny, which are perfect for walking during the summer months. These will keep your feet cool with excellent wicking properties and are very supportive to allow for ultimate comfort.
Once you have a pair of Le Chameau wellies, you honestly won’t look back. We choose to stock them because we really do feel they are the best that the market has to offer, with quality never compromised. Say goodbye to the misery of cold feet, it never needs be an issue again!