NO festival kitbag is complete without a statement wellie or some stylish boots – and you don’t have to break the bank to get a new pair.
Our temperamental climate means that a good pair of shoes is essential for any season.
Often festivals involve a fair amount of walking from stage to stage, so we would recommend picking a sturdy pair of shoes, like a pair of Dr Martens, boots or wellies.
There’s a lot of style to choose from ahead of festival season and some cost as little as £15.
If you want to jazz things up and stay away from the classic green wellies we like this whimsical unicorn design from Pretty Little Thing.
Looking for something a bit more feminine?
Check this pair ankle boots from Miss Selfridge – although bear in mind that they are made of suede, which can easily get dirty and water-stained.
Whether you opt for something a little sparkly to stand out from the crowd or trusty wellies for the rainy British weather, you can look the part with our round-up below.
Unicorn wellies Pretty Little Thing
- £22 from Pretty Little thing – buy here
If you want to stay away from the classic green Wellington this summer then this is the pair you’re looking for.
These eye-catching pink unicorn wellies will be perfect for the festival season paired with some denim shorts and a sparkly top.
At just £22, it’s also a real bargain considering that a pair of Hunter Boots can set you back more than £100.
Lace up Western boots Boohoo.com
- £15 from Boohoo – buy here
Slip into these Western boots with laces for serious comfort without compromising on style.
A combination of cool and grunge, these shoes will give that tough twist to any summer floral dress.
The block heels should give you enough balance to dance all night.
For those used to wearing trainer, we would still recommend buying a pair of flats instead.
Stud detail ankle boots Miss Selfridge
- £45 from Miss Selfridge – buy here
These boots have a walkable small heel and require zero break-in time.
With their cool design, they are the perfect default choice for the days where you want to dress up a bit without sacrificing comfort.
Do bear in mind, that they are made of suede fabric, which can easily get stained and requires a bit of maintenance.
So probably avoid it if you’re heading to Glastonbury or pack them in your bag for particularly sunny days.
Campervan wellies Amazon
- £17.90 from Amazon – buy here
Made from a quality durable waterproof rubber material, with large grip soles – these boots are ideal for all weather conditions.
Very comfortable and with a cute design, they’ll keep your feet snug even through long walks between stages.
Depending on the design you go for they’ll cost you between £17.90 to £29.95 on Amazon, so bear that in mind when picking your pair.
Sequinned Dr Martens
- £125 from Very – buy here
If you’re looking for a pair of Dr Martens boots with a twist, we have just what you need.
This 1460 Pascal design is the original model from the brand.
It includes Dr Martens’ grooved sides, yellow stitching, and an air-cushioned sole.
Ahead of this festival season, the famous boot comes covered in eye-catching, party-ready flip sequins – that go from black to silver.
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