It’s hard to believe the boots at the top of the page are wellies, but they are: they’re Louis Vuitton’s high heel wellies, from the Autumn 2010 collection, and they’re basically the holy grail of high heel wellies, so if you can find a pair – at an affordable price – you’re a better Shoeperhero than I am.
Also high on the wellies Lust List are these ones from DSquared2:
Again, these are from the Spring 2012 collection, so they’re no longer available to buy. Why are high heel wellies so hard to find, I wonder? Don’t shoe designers know how many heel-lovers there are out there who have to wear wellies for purely-practical reasons, but who don’t want to give up their heels? An un-tapped market, I’m sure.
At a slightly more affordable price-point, there’s also these by Hunter:
Now, previously, Hunter Boots have always fallen into the category or “nice, but not something I’d spend a lot of money on” for me. I mean, I LIKE them, but there are just so many nice shoes I could buy for the same price, and shoes will always, always win out over wellies for me. I know several people who own, and absolutely love, their Hunters, though, and because I’m vain enough, and addicted to heels enough to be totally the type of person who’d wear high heel wellies (Well, it’s not like I’d be trying to climb mountains in them or anything, and I actually find heeled boots more comfortable than flats boots), these heeled versions caught my attention last week at Shopbop.
Now, don’t get me wrong: I’m unlikely to be spending $165/$195 on wellies anytime soon. For those of you who would, though, I offer these as an alternative to the more classic style of Hunters: what do you think of them?