Ladies Wellington Boots South Africa

Ah, the humble gumboot. Or as the rest of the world calls them: Wellington Boots.

Originally worn by officers in the British Army, they’ve been around since the late 1700s. It was Arthur Wellesley (The Duke of Wellington) who popularised this boot in 1817.

We’ll spare you the in-depth history lesson, but let’s take a moment to appreciate the transformation of the Wellington Boot from military uniform to aristocrat fashion. Arthur, you biscuit!

In more modern times, who can forget the gorgeous Kate Moss elevating the Wellies vibe to epic proportions, as she set the trend at Glastonbury 2005. Since then, gumboots have undoubtedly become a fundamental essential for festival goers around the world.

Here at Silver Lining Gumboots we’ve upped the Wellington Boot game. Practical, comfortable and oh so very stylish, plus our ladies Wellington Boots are locally made. Happy feet all round.

Marilyn Monroe once said: ‘Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world’.

From rainy-day school runs to festivals, markets and everything in between. All our gumboots are locally made with waterproof PVC soles, and recycled uppers. Dry feet matter, babe.

And here’s a little heads-up, the Splashy Fen festival will be held from the 14th – 18th April 2022. For that trendy, yet functional look, how about our newly launched Sandton Black Chelsea Gumboot and Classic Black Raincoat (with nice big practical pockets!!) Both pair well with, well, you - footloose and fancy-free, rocking out to great sounds and the long-awaited buzz of concerts and events opening up again.

You’ll keep warm, you’ll look ‘Kiff-like-Kate’, and you’ll almost certainly hear gasps of ‘Gosh I love her gumboots’ from many a shoe-admirer.

Silver Lining Gumboots, giving gross wellies the boot.