What makes the best wellingtons for agriculture?

Agriculture and wellingtons go hand in hand. You are unlikely to see a farm anywhere in Britain without even a single pair. More likely there will be multiple pairs for everyday use. They are the essential footwear to ensure people can work safely and as cleanly as possible.

However, there are lots of different types of wellies out there. That can lead to the question, what makes the best pair for agriculture? We want to take a look at some of the most important features so you can buy with confidence.


One of the crucial things here is to ensure you choose boots with a sole that can provide effective grip. Farms can be incredibly slippery, whether it is muddy fields or concrete floors in barns or enclosures. The risk is even higher in winter. What you need here is footwear that has an abrasion resistant sole. It will provide better traction so you can walk safely in all kinds of conditions.


The best wellingtons will be comfortable to wear for long hours. Ideally you want boots with a great fit that won’t rub and hurt your feet or calves. Often this comes down to the wearability but the type of material and thickness can also have an impact.

The amount of insulation wellies offer can also affect how comfortable they are. If you choose boots without it, you will likely find yourself with cold toes that you can no longer feel. It’s not comfortable or safe to work like that. What you want is boots with a lining of insulation that keep your feet warm in winter and sweat free in summer.

Durable, resistant materials

There are lots of different things on a farm that could damage typical footwear. For example, you will likely come into contact with fertiliser, slurry, disinfectants, and chemicals. What you need is wellingtons that can withstand all of this. You also want them to be hardwearing, easy to clean, and resistant to cracking.

Extra protection

Farms are full of heavy machinery, sharp tools, supplies, and livestock. What you need is for your wellies to offer some extra protection for your feet. Boots with integrated steel toe protection are a great choice. They will reduce the risk of injury if you drop something heavy on your toes or get too close to livestock. The steel will also ensure your feet are safe if you drop any sharp blades or implements.

Ask us for recommendations for wellingtons

JS Hubbuck Ltd has an excellent reputation in the agricultural industry. We are a family run business with decades of experience. As a result, we can provide all kinds of useful products, from fertiliser to footwear. You can ask us to recommend items for you for any kind of needs.

So, if you need wellingtons or other agricultural products, please speak to us. We would be happy to help you.