Gumboot Weather

Wellingtons? Rain Boots? Nope, here in New Zealand we call them Gumboots! The term ‘gum boot’ (or gummies for short) is thought to come from the 19th century Kauri-gum diggers who wore these boots, or, perhaps because the boots were made from gum rubber

I have a pair of Burberry ones that I bought when we lived in London (check out this previous post) – I love them as not only are they stylish, but they are so comfortable that I wear them like everyday boots (I used to wear them to work in London when I taught at a very reputable Private Girl’s School and no one batted an eyelid!)

Everyone should have a stylish pair of gummies to wear this winter. English brand Hunter is a fave of mine for style and functionality – you should be able to wear your gumboots to the shops without embarrassment (and splash in the puddles along the way!)

Here is a round up of some super stylish gumboots available for the wet months ahead…


1. Hunter Original Glitter Tall Wellington Boot – Asos – Currently on Sale!


2. Hunter Original Gloss Wellington Boots – Asos

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3. Sloosh Italy Original Rain Boot with Harness – Shopbop

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4. Ted Baker London ‘Atiri’ Rain Boot – Nordstrom

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5. Valentino Lace Print Rain Boot – Nordstrom

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6. Burberry Tall Rain Boot – Nordstrom




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