Waterproof winter boots for under £40

Living in a wood at this time of year does have some pitfalls: Your hair becomes decorated with teeny tiny birch seeds; acorns drop on your car creating small dimples; leaves blast out of your car air vents and into your face when you turn your car on and it’s impossible to make it to the car with clean shoes.

It’s been raining for several days now which has turned the normally firm car parking area into a pit of muddy gloop- not great when I have my smart work shoes on and the heels sink deep into the sludge and the moisture gets through the seams to my toes.

I have ordinary welly boots for when I clean out the chickens and I have walking boots for hiking, but I would like some sensible yet stylish waterproof boots for visiting the ferrets and chooks and to get to my car complete with dry feet. 

Check out these amazing options I found on the net, including branded names, under my budget of £40.

Winter boots 1

1. Hayley Lace-Up Boot £39.95

Ok, these are a bit weird but I think they are rather funky. They are designed for gardeners but the bright colour and classic boot shape would look cool with skinny jeans.  They would be prefect for festival season too. 

2. Cotswold Kingham Ladies Waterproof Cuffed Ankle Boot £39.00 down from £69.00

Cute little red suede boots that are waterproof- amazing! The mud may not brush off easily though.

3. Barbour Womens Wellys Low Biker Red £39.95 down from £65.00

Despite being a country bumpkin I don’t own anything Barbour, mainly because their clothes are way above the amount of money I am willing to spend. But these discounted stylish wellies are very tempting. 

4. Faux fur lined mid heeled calf length snow boots £31.50 down from £42.00

Oh these look sooo snugly. I’m one of those who always has cold feet so these would be sure to keep my tootsies toasty.  I would expect them to be of good quality if they are from Debenhams and the discount price is very attractive.

Winter boots 2

Pretty much short welly boots with a folded knit cuff but I could get away with wearing these in the office with thick leggings. 
6. Casual Wellie Boots £17.99

An absolute bargain and if they actually look as boot-like as they do in the pic, then I would be super impressed.

7. Briers Stardust £9.95
Dirt cheap and sparkly – need I say more?
These would look ridiculous but the idea intrigues me. If they are easy to get over my normal shoes and then easy to remove once I get to the car, then they are a winner.

I haven’t quite decided which ones to go for yet. Which do you think I should choose?

By Jenni Tulip

I'm a bright-haired, hill walking, magpie whispering, skull collecting, tree hugging, money saving, bird watching, happy campervanning, ferret fanatic, woodland dweller sharing my stories and passion for the outdoors to inspire you to immerse yourself in nature.

  • I don't know how the dickens you're going to choose!

    1 I just want because they're purple.
    2 I love because they remind me of Santa Claus but I wouldn't trust them to be waterproof.
    3 look like an amazing cool bargain;
    4 look brilliant but I'd find the lace up bit too faffy when you're wet and cold;
    5 are practical and good-looking – maybe a winner?
    6 look fabulous for the price but I doubt my fat calves would get in them!
    7. Marvellous. Under a tenner, we must all get a pair of these! 🙂
    8. Very on and offable and would never be confused with fashion! I can imagine if you want to put them over anything with even a bit of a heel though, they wouldn't be very sturdy…they look a bit medical too like something a surgeon would put over his shoes so they don't get blood on them! 😉

    Good luck choosing! X

  • There is surprisingly a lot of choice there, difficult. I think I'd go for 5, just my favourite from the bunch. Those shoe covers are, um, interesting!

  • Even if I didn't know it already, I could tell you are a woman from this post. A guy would go to the hardware or general store and buy a pair of work boots and be done with it. But a woman…….

    When we lived in Italy my wife would go to the "shoe factory" just outside Naples. She and the other wives would buy many pairs of Italian ladies boots (they were really good quality and really cheap) some were dress and some were practical. I just used my older issue combat boots.

    I guess it's like the book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" says. That's an old book, I guess nobody reads it now though.