Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Rubber Boots, Not Just For Puddle-Hopping?-------
Are wellies making the leap from protective gear to all-weather footwear? If the designers at Hunter have anything to say about it, the answer could be yes. First they collaborated with Jimmy Choo on a $395 croc-embossed style that was almost too nice to wear in the rain. Now they’ve introduced a pair with rugged laces, rivets, and elaborate buckles—detailing worthy of the season’s must-have biker boots. They’re far more stylized than the average galoshes, and at $225 on www.net-a-porter.com, they don’t come cheap. We suspect they’re intended for year-round wear, which begs the question: Would you wear rubber boots on a sunny day like today?