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    Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    My other half is in foot agony and has had it with his Dunlop Puroforts.

    Can anyone recommend a really comfy pair of wellies, that also keep your feet warm?

    I have found one site: http://www.easy-wellies.co.uk/, and have had a recommendation for Grub's. Any advice much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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    I have these.... constantly walking on uneven ground for chores that is especially rough when frozen. When your feet hurt, the rest of your body ain't worth a shit either....

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Muck-Company...1887633&sr=8-1
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    Swedish Trefforts from Lissom and Brommer

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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    I now always use Pureforts as they are lighter than most others and, at my age, every little helps. I do however always make sure that I have insoles in which match the weather and my 'condition,' For example I may use cushion insoles in winter, leather insoles in summer and, when my feet are playing up, those yellow insoles with magnets and prickly plastic foot massagers.

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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    Aigle neoprene

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    Avon Muckboots

    Getting harder and harder to find though. Last pair I just bought came in from Germany!
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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    Don't wear wellies, I have spent the last two winters wearing ex british army goretex lined combat boots, I have no foot pain anymore.

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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by daven View Post
    I have these.... constantly walking on uneven ground for chores that is especially rough when frozen. When your feet hurt, the rest of your body ain't worth a shit either....

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Muck-Company...1887633&sr=8-1
    Thanks. Are they a very heavy boot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmm View Post
    Don't wear wellies, I have spent the last two winters wearing ex british army goretex lined combat boots, I have no foot pain anymore.
    Thanks, trouble is he needs good waterproof wellies in the milking parlour.

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    Muck boots!?

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    Bekina with steel toes, better than going barefoot for comfort and really good support. Thick soles too so cold doesn't creep in.

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    Bekina Thermolite`s.

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    Aigle neoprene. but be careful with sizing as if they are tight it takes two people to get them off. Great for heat and comfort.

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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by hillybill View Post
    Bekina Thermolite`s.
    +1
    Nothing runs like a Deere apart from a Limmy!

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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    And did I mention that they go over normal sized women legs. I couldn't get a pair of hunters on my arms, much less my legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillybill View Post
    Bekina Thermolite`s.
    Quote Originally Posted by sodbuster View Post
    +1
    Hope you're right, just ordered a pair.
    I got Puroforts with steel toe caps last time and never liked them, it was almost good news a slight leak has developed.
    Before that I had steel free puroforts which were OK but not very warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladycrofter View Post
    And did I mention that they go over normal sized women legs. I couldn't get a pair of hunters on my arms, much less my legs.
    Brilliant

    I actually like the black Argyll wellies. Now made by Hunter, but are pretty much the same.
    I find them comfortable and light. Never make my feet hurt unless i am on concrete but doesn't matter what is on my feet in those circumstances.
    Biggest problem with them is that I keep getting holes in them from standing on nails and the like.
    Having got fed up with replacing or repairing them I bought a pot of mink oil and drowned my Blundstone riggers in it. They are now fully waterproof and I can walk through deep puddles in them if I please.
    My current pair are 3 years old so far, and I wear them all the time. Last pair were 10 years old before they split, again worn all the time.
    They are a bugger to break in though!

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    You don't need to stand on nails to get holes in Argylls Derrick. I used to get about 6 months from a pair, and then the left one would start leaking. Tried saving them, but just ended up with a bunch of rights.

    As long as you are walking around clean yards boots are fine but I need something that I can hose down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila View Post
    Thanks. Are they a very heavy boot?
    Not as light as the flimsy boots that some folks are wearing, but not blocks either. I think that you can go to the muck boots website and it'll tell you the weight.
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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    Purofort thermoplus with toecaps. Had mine 2 years and still going strong (wear them every day).

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    Dont forget, decent socks!!! and change them often (no offence intended LoL)

    :-)

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    Ive been wearing Muck boot Esk for about a month. I like them and certainly keep your feet warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einstien View Post
    Dont forget, decent socks!!! and change them often (no offence intended LoL)

    :-)
    You will only need thin summer socks with bekina thermolites, warmest wellies i have ever had and ive had a lot of pairs of wellies lol.

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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    Buckler buckbootz look very similar to those awful heavy muckboots, BUT ARE NOT!

    They are warm and I find very comfortable. They also last much longer than muckboots and bekina thermolite.

    Cheaper than aigle/Hunter too

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDunc View Post
    Buckler buckbootz look very similar to those awful heavy muckboots, BUT ARE NOT!

    They are warm and I find very comfortable. They also last much longer than muckboots and bekina thermolite.

    Cheaper than aigle/Hunter too
    I have tried them but i found slurry rotted them very quick i couldnt get them to last very long at all.

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    +1 for the Aigles - they're my boot of choice for working particularly if walking is involved. They don't last too long though as a little soft and thin

    Muckboot Humber - toecaps + waterproof - but it's like wearing Herman Munster boots, you feel you've done a few hours at the gym

    Dry / dryish days - Redback toecaps

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    buckler boots. like muck boots but with steel toe caps and chunky sole

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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    Had original safety Puroforts did 7 years, second pair with "fish" sole did four years. Next had two pairs of the Buckler welly boots, both warm but chewed my heels when crop walking any distance and neither lasted more than 6 months (second pair were FOC to their credit) as they split either over the toecap or on the arch. Also I found the top foam part is easily ripped on wire or sharp metal corners. So six weeks ago with slurry spreading approaching took the plunge and bought a pair of Bekina safety wellingtons and so far I'm impressed. Light, comfortable to walk in out of the box, come with comfort insoles, quite warm but not as warm as the Bucklers and comfortable to drive the tractor in all day; they have made my rigger boots almost redundant.

    I think you have to find what is good for you.

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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon9000 View Post
    Muck boots!?
    Only ever had one pair lasted all of 3 months they now have other uses.


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    Re: Best pair of Wellies, your recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael S View Post
    Had original safety Puroforts did 7 years, second pair with "fish" sole did four years. Next had two pairs of the Buckler welly boots, both warm but chewed my heels when crop walking any distance and neither lasted more than 6 months (second pair were FOC to their credit) as they split either over the toecap or on the arch. Also I found the top foam part is easily ripped on wire or sharp metal corners. So six weeks ago with slurry spreading approaching took the plunge and bought a pair of Bekina safety wellingtons and so far I'm impressed. Light, comfortable to walk in out of the box, come with comfort insoles, quite warm but not as warm as the Bucklers and comfortable to drive the tractor in all day; they have made my rigger boots almost redundant.

    I think you have to find what is good for you.

    Michael
    7 years of what??? I may have bought my last Muck boot........ Treid googling the Bekina's but came up with several different styles and prices... Do you know what you have (S5, StepliteX, etc)?? Does yours have the plate in the sole for puncture protection?

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