We have the Duke of Wellington to thank for the origin of our first NY Necessity Item, which comes to you on a rainy dreary day here in NYC. It still boggles my mind how people maneuver through rainy days without a good pair of rubber boots. We take every precaution when it comes to weather in this city (don’t stand to close to the curb unless you want to get sloshed Carrie Bradshaw Style, carry one of the thirty 3 dollar umbrellas you and your roommates have laying around your apartment, etc.) so why has it taken so long for the “Wellie” phenomenon to make it across the pond? Let’s face it, like the migration of the Spice Girls, it’s inevitable.*
Macho Guy: “But rubber boots are for girls.”
Really? I didn’t realize that dry feet were reserved just for the ladies. While it’s true that some designs are too cutesy for even the daintiest lady, you can still get some pretty kick ass manly ones. Besides, if Prince William and David Beckham can do it, so can you (let’s face it, the ladies want you to be them anyway, so consider yourself one step closer).
You can’t go wrong with a good pair of Hunter Boots (which come in all different sizes and shapes) and even though they can cost you on Avg $125, they are worth every penny, and invaluable if you have any sort of animal you have to walk on a daily basis. Your dog will thank you for it!
*But you can publicly be a fan of them this time!