From Work Boots to Fashion Commodities: The Evolution of Women's Gumboots in Australia—and Where to Buy Wellies Online
Back in the 1940s or '50s, when the Wellington boot (also known as the gumboot) was first becoming popular, it was seen largely as a type of work boot. Particularly popular among farmers at the time, the gumboot quickly gained a functional but unglamorous reputation for being the type of durable rubber footwear that was ideal for mud, heavy rain and other messy or sticky situations.
To this day, many Australians still think of Wellington boots in those terms. However, gumboots have come a long way from their roots, and today have genuinely evolved into an essential wardrobe item for reasons of both function and fashion.
Get New Women's Gumboots at Wellies Online
At Wellies Online, we thoroughly believe that we can turn you into a Wellington boot convert. Our extensive selection of women's gumboots includes footwear that is cute, stylish, colourful and unique. In fact, when you browse the women's gumboots we have in stock in Australia, you might not even recognise them as rubber boots from the photographs!
Our boots are the types of footwear that you would see out on the streets of the city during the fall or winter months, or even at fashion events! That's right: Wellington boots have come so far from their work boot roots that they've made it to the catwalks of world fashion shows.
But while women's gumboots have taken on very stylish design aesthetics over the years, they haven't lost the characteristics that made Wellington boots so popular in the first place. All of the boots that we sell at Wellies Online are completely waterproof, which means they'll protect your feet—and your clothes—from the cold and wet. In fact, many of the women who shop for gumboots on our website do so because they work in the city and want to protect the bottoms of their dress pants from salt, dirt, snow or water stains.
When you buy women's gumboots from Wellies Online, you can rest assured that you are getting a high-quality product. Every single boot that we stock—from fashion and streetwear boots, to boots meant more for gardening or other outdoor work—has been subject to the same stringent attention to detail. In other words, at Wellies Online, we only stock boots that are well made and durable enough to last for years.
Visit Our Website to See More
Interested in finding women's gumboots in Australia? We encourage you to visit Wellies Online today, at www.wellies.com.au. There, you can view our full selection of women's Wellington boots—split into 'fashion' and 'work' wardrobes—and decide which style, look and function best fits your needs!
If you need help with your online transaction, or just have questions about one of our product listings, don't hesitate to reach out! You can get in touch with one of our sales representatives through the contact page on our website, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!