How about a welly with a wedge?


London - Despite being ridiculed when they first appeared, wedged wellingtons have quickly become must-have footwear.

Prima ballerina-turned-Strictly judge Darcey Bussell is the latest famous name to be seen sporting the waterproof boots with raised heel, while walking her dogs earlier this week.

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Other celebrities snapped wearing the funky footwear, known for their leg-lengthening properties, include Kerry Katona, Tulisa, Sadie Frost and Katie Price.

The style first came to the fore in 2010 when a group of entrepreneurs pitched the idea to BBC2’s Dragon’s Den, receiving an impressive £65,000 investment from retail guru Theo Paphitis, who hailed their designs “practical and stylish”.

Their WedgeWelly brand now boasts a massive range of colours, sizes and patterns, including a wide-calf version and a shorter Chelsea-boot style. The shiny black Legend Unique boot, selling for £40 (about R520) a pair, was the one favoured by Strictly’s Darcey.

The wedge boot has the Queen’s seal of approval, too, with Royal warrant holder Hunter selling its own version.

Hunter’s all-black Melrose Tall Wellington costs £115, while the high-heeled Fulbrooke Tall Wellington is yours for £125.

In fact, they’re so stylish, it seems a shame to let them get covered in mud. - Daily Mail

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