Searches for these wellington-style boots are up more than 1,000 per cent

A pair of great boots has undoubtedly proved to be a lockdown essential. And whether you love a chunky fashion boot with lots of support for your sole, or have upgraded to proper walking boots for clocking up your 10,000 steps in ultimate comfort, there are plenty of options out there to choose from – but now another has emerged which might just be the most stylish yet.

According to fashion shopping app, there’s been a 1,100 per cent increase in searches for wellington-style boots – essentially, footwear that can be worn in any weather and on any terrain, but with elevated details that mean they still look super chic with your outfit. Think the same sturdy rubber soles and waterproof materials, but in a more wearable everyday style for days when you don’t want to go full welly, but still might end up stomping through the park and encountering more than your fair share of puddles.

Wellington-style boots are already all over Instagram (hence the spike in interest from shoppers), and all of our favourite high street stores are delivering the goods, with plenty of styles still in stock from the likes of H&M, Zara, Arket and & Other Stories.


And when a trend is this practical, you can invest safe in the knowledge that it’s not just a flash in the pan – this unique type of boot will serve you well for several seasons to come, so spend wisely now, and that cost-per-wear will soon come tumbling back down.

11 of the best pairs of wellington-style boots to shop now

H&M Leather Ankle BootsLeather Ankle Boots, £79.99, H&M

The perfect Chelsea-wellington hybrids.

H&M Chelsea BootsChelsea Boots, £34.99, H&M

A more affordable Chelsea-inspired take that look far more expensive than the price tag.

Hunter Women's Original Chelsea BootsWomen’s Original Chelsea Boots, £72 (was £90), Hunter

The iconic Hunter boot goes compact – these come in a veritable rainbow of colours.

ASOS DESIGN Generate lace up wellie boots in black

ASOS DESIGN Generate Lace Up Wellie Boots in Black, £25, ASOS

Lace-up wellies? ASOS says yes, and so do we.

& Other Stories Elasticated Leather Chelsea BootsElasticated Leather Chelsea Boots, £135, & Other Stories

Prefer a contrasting colour? These are also available in khaki.

Arket Chunky Leather BootsChunky Leather Boots, £175, Arket

An investment that will see you through winter after winter.

Zara Rubberised Flat BootsRubberised Flat Boots, £55.99, Zara

This higher-leg style is just as chic.

Zara Flat Leather Ankle Boots with Tracked SolesFlat Leather Ankle Boots with Tracked Soles, £89.99, Zara

We love the look of that chestnut brown leather.

Cos Chunky Leather Ankle Chelsea BootsChunky Leather Ankle Chelsea Boots, £180, Cos

A dream in cream – you’ll wear them with everything.

monki faux leather ankle boots

Faux Leather Ankle Boots, £45, Monki

Jump in all the puddles you like – this vegan pair will keep your feet dry.

new look blank chunky ankle boots

Black High Ankle Chunky Boots, £39.99, New Look

A brilliant buy if you’re on a budget.