HOGGS OF FIFE FIELD SPORT WELLINGTON BOOT
REVIEWED: APRIL 9TH 2015
PRICE WHEN REVIEWED: £74.95
Hoggs Field Sport wellingtons are a technical, comfortable welly for shooters, farmers, gardeners and walkers!
Hoggs of Fife has many years experience designing and manufacturing clothing and footwear to suit all types of country pursuits. For more than 125 years, Hoggs has promoted its fine footwear to a wider audience and has certainly mastered the design of a ‘walking’ welly, in the guise of its Field Sport Neoprene-Lined wellington boot. Incorporating a top performance sole unit, by Vibram, and with 100% natural rubber, this welly really is comfortable, warm and durable!
- Pros: arch support, sturdy, good height, good grip
- Cons: weight may possibly be a bit heavy
- Buy if: you want a welly to give you great support whilst walking
Key features of the Hoggs field sport wellingtons:
|Sole:||XS-TREK Vibram Sole|
|Weight (per boot):||Approx 1200g (size 7)|
|Sizes:||6-11 (EU 39-46)|
|Material:||100% natural rubber|
|Insole:||EVA insole with memory foam|
|Height:||42 1/2 cm tall (based on size 7 boot)|
|Calf Width:||16 1/2 cm|
|Opening width:||8 1/2 cm with 211/2 cm at its widest|
The natural rubber used in the design provides great protection against the elements but also offers plenty of flexibility. Plus, with reinforced shin and ankle guards for protection against brambles and hedges, this wellington boot really is great for all types of outdoor work!
Hoggs has designed and manufactured this wellington boot to incorporate a 4mm neoprene lining. Neoprene is a synthetic rubber which is laminated on to spongy foam to help maintain flexibility. It is very tough! More commonly used in wet suits, neoprene has been used for laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces, electrical insulation and automotive fan belts. There are many benefits of wellies with neoprene lining, including:
- the excellent insulation properties against the cold
- the absorption of impact energy
- a comfortable wear as it moulds itself around the foot
In addition to the neoprene lining, there is also a removable cushioned EVA insole with memory foam inserts. This insert will offer excellent shock absorption!
Wide lugs, fantastic grip, and great comfort!
The Hoggs Field Sport wellingtons has an XS-Trek Vibram outsole unit. Vibram is a leading provider of highly technical sole units. This XS-Trek outsole unit offers fantastic grip, abrasion resistance, comfort, traction and durability. The wide lugs on the XS-Trek outsole are self-cleaning, so no more carrying excess mud!
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