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Style for the Bank Holiday – Rain or Shine

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With the bank holiday almost here, its time to start planning what to wear for the long weekend as quite a few of us will be packing an overnight holdall and jumping in the car to make the most out of the 3 days off.

Whether it is a city break abroad, a few days at the seaside or some countryside walking, we have selected some of our favourite ladies styles to have you covered, come rain or shine.

RAIN

When the weather gets a bit unpredictable, which lets face it happens quite a lot in the British Isles, we also need some emergency footwear in our suitcase.

If off to Wales for some country walks amongst the mountains, a pair of New Balance W373 will have you climbing trees and picking raspberries all day.

For the festival goers who are prepping for Reading, Leeds or SW4, a bright pair of Joules wellies are a must for some muddy trekking to the main stage.

City shopping and touristy days out call for a pair of timeless leather Converse All Stars or a chunky ankle boot like the Madison as both look pretty smart, are easy to wear with anything and will help keep your feet dry if there is an unexpected drizzle.

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SHINE

For sunny days sat on Brighton pier with a 99 ice cream, a classic pair of Vans Authentic are great as they come in so many summery colours and help you walk across the pebbly beach without hurting your feet and stay comfy and cool whilst walking through the lanes shopping till you drop.

For those of us who are lucky enough to jet set abroad to the likes of Rome, Paris or Amsterdam, some sandals and some trainers are a must to pop in your hand luggage. Lightweight and comfortable, the new Air Max Thea will have you exploring the city all day and some simple sandals like the Holla  or Hallie are great for lunches at the Louvre or dinner overlooking the Colosseum.

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Fun Welly Facts

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

With the weather getting wet and icy, out comes the saviour of winter, the welly. But we don’t want you to dread this event, oh no, so we have collated a load of fun welly facts to lift your festive spirits. Enjoy!

- Oxford and Cambridge boat crews all wear Hunters before and after the race: Oxford in blue boots; Cambridge in green.


- The biggest Hunter ever made was a size 18 for a Derbyshire vet.


- It takes a gallon of custard to fill a size 10 Hunter.


- A Cumbrian farmer’s pig ate her Hunters and didn’t even suffer indigestion.


- Well into the 20th Century, rubber was more valuable than silver.


- Many rubberists ascribe aphrodisiac powers to its pungent smell, now available as a bottled scent from Parisian perfumer Jean Guton!!


- Some people love their wellies so much that they give each pair a name and even have a ‘Welly Naming Ceremony’


- In 1974, Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly adopted a comical ode to the boot called ‘The Welly Boot Song’ as his theme tune and it became one of his best-known songs.


- Paddington Bear started wearing his red wellies in 1972 when the first soft toys of the character were produced.


- The Scotch Malt Whisky Society lovingly describes its cask number 41.29 as “the colour of golden syrup with the scent of the inside of a welly boot”.


- A Yorkshire farmer requested a plastic buckle for his Hunters – the rattling kept waking up his wife as he got undressed for bed. A Hunter buckle is made from six separate pieces.


- The boot has also given its name to the welly boot dance, said to have been performed by miners in Africa to keep their spirits up whilst working.


- Hunter even made boots for cows! In the early 90’s Hunter made the Hubble Boot which was a boot specially designed for cows.


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