Hi everyone, I love gardening but with the garden turning into a bit o
a bog I need some wellies, but being a large girl I cannot find an
that will go over my calves. Does anyone know of any big lady wellies?
Thanks for your help
Does anyone know of any big lady wellies?
Another alternative: Go to Walmart and try on a pair of "men's)
wading boots (for fisherrnen). If they're OK, just cut off the tops.
When my first pair sprang a leak, high up, I cut off the tops and have
been using them as "wellies" for years.
Go to a farmer's suply shop. You'll find a wider range iof
work-wellies, and even the womens sizes are wider cut than the more
fashionable ones sold in shoe shops. Here, mens sizes start at 6 (37
European) and are cut more generously than womens. Or, at
horse-suppliers you can buy comfortable short (ankle length) rubber
boots called muckers, for mucking-out.
Otherwise, there's a very expensive French brand called Le Chameau,
worn by many professional gardeners here in Europe for the superior fit
and comfort. Iirc some models have expanders built into the calves .
Le Chameau actually offers calf sizes over a fairly wide range,
but only in the upper end of the line. I'm difficult to fit in wellies
for just this reason, and recently tried some of the high end
models. Too rich for my blood -- I think the St Hubert was over
200 EU -- but leather-lined and everything, they were very, very
The good news is that they are practically indestructible. I've
had my (low end) Chameaux for perhaps 12 years, they're still
OK except for a tiny leak somewhere that only shows wading a
stream, or in the peat bog. Anyway given the cost of replacement,
I'll live with the occasional wet foot.
Apparently at the factory store (in La Ferté Macé?) they
are significatly discounted, if the OP is likely to be in Normandy
any time soon.
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