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Get the Goods on Rain Boots

Now that the days are colder and wetter, you may want to try a pair of rain boots on for size. Read on to get the goods on rain boots!

Rain boots come in all sorts of funky colors and patterns!
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Rain Boots - Back in the Day

Rain boots were created in England back in the 19th century. A man named Arthur Wellesley, the First Duke of Wellington, asked his favorite shoemaker to modify Hessian boots (fancy leather boots worn by soldiers) to make 'em more form-fitting and look cooler. These boots came to be known as Wellingtons, or Wellies, and became a total fashion rage! After rubber was invented, rubber Wellies were introduced and became popular with farmers who could keep their feet dry and mud-free while workin' on farms.

Rain Boots - Not Just for Rainy Days

Rain boots aren't made just for rain and puddle-jumping. You can wear 'em in the snow, in muddy conditions and even on sunny days cuz they're warm, waterproof and totally trendy! Grab a pair to wear when you're headin' to school on a stormy day, hiking through muddy trails, or even mowing the lawn and doing other yard work around the house. You'll look stylin', but more importantly, they'll keep your feet clean and dry.

Rain Boots - Stompin' in Style

Made for both guys and girls, rain boots come in every color under the rainbow and every pattern you can think of, like polka dots, stripes, skulls and crossbones and houndstooth, which is one of Gwen Stefani's favorite designs! Rain boots may be most popular in knee-high versions, but they're also available in low cut, which is just above the ankle, and high cut, which goes all the way up to the thigh! You can buy a pair of rain boots at your local mall, or get 'em online. A great one to try is Diane's Little Lambs, which sells a ton of funky rain gear. Check it out at www.dianeslittlelambs.com!

Rain Boots - Did U Know?

  • Rain boots are called Wellingtons, or Wellies, in England, gumboots in New Zealand, Australia and Southern Africa, and topboots in Ireland.
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