The most important part of any girls preparation for festival fun is the investment in a good pair of wellies. As we can all confirm, the weather in the UK is a little unpredictable so it’s not a huge surprise when the heavens open in the middle of August. Last year at Reading it was the muddiest I have ever experienced in my years of festival-going. You couldn’t walk a metre without practically losing a boot and most people ended up covered in mud from the knees down… So many wellies were literally left ‘stuck in the mud’ that it looked like a war zone! It was right then that I made the decision to invest in a really decent pair of wellies that would help me through the festival season not only this year, but for seasons to come. Hunters are the ultimate festival wellington boot, but I’m not a traditional girl so the green long skinny ones (that have no hope in hell of getting over my calves) simply would not do. I’ve splashed out on a beautiful, limited edition, pair of festival studded boots that are totally going to rock up my look at Reading this weekend!
The features on the wellie boots are brilliant – not only are there six layers of studs adorning the front, but they have cute little buckles down the sides to loosen or tighten the boot as needed. (Although these are predominately an aesthetic thing, not actually adjusting the boot width by much at all.) These boots are so comfy I could practically live in them. The curved sole fits my little feet perfectly, giving the support you need for a long day traipsing about in a field, while the heel is chunky enough to not fly off if you’re faced with a mud bath like at reading 2011. I love the details of the boot; inside there’s even a cute little label for you to put your name, branded with ‘Festival 2012’ so you have a little souvenir to remember the season by. Although Hunters aren’t cheap by any means (these are roughly £135) they really do offer good quality, comfort and support. I’ve spent so many years cursing my £30 boots for splitting, letting the rain in, being uncomfortable or generally not actually being supportive, that it’s about time I got a decent pair to see me through a good few years of fun festival music times!
Available from AllSole.com for £135 – add code BHOL at the checkout for 15% off too!