Footwear Focus: Weather Comfort

Footwear Focus: Weather Comfort

As the colder months starts to settle in, along with the shorter days and colder mornings, the weather usually starts to take a turn for the damp and drizzly. When you’re out and about, the last thing you want is a pair of unsuitable shoes letting in water. The weather-resistant properties of Barbour waxed jackets are legendary, but did you know we have a whole host of waterproof footwear too? Whether you’re a traditionalist and reach for the wellies every time, or are after something more casual and contemporary, Barbour waterproof footwear has something for you.

Barbour Cheviot Derby Boots styled on a model

Waterproof Footwear for Him

Barbour Weather Comfort is one of our longest-standing collections, originating in the 1920s, and was designed to offer practical, durable and weather resistant clothing to the people of South Shields, where Barbour is still based to this day. This deep heritage has been recently revived in the modern iteration of the Weather Comfort range. Utilising modern technology and fabrics to create outerwear that’s perfect for an outdoor way of life, whether commuting or hill-walking.

Designed to keep you dry and comfortable without compromising on style, the Weather Comfort collection not only encompasses outerwear, but footwear too. Hitting on classic style inspirations like the Chelsea, chukka and ankle boots, the Weather Comfort collection offers a stylish, wearable alternative to typical outdoor footwear. Featuring internal seam-sealing, breathable membranes and hydrophobic construction as standard, the range of waterproof footwear for women and men eschews high-tech styling for a more classic look. Joining the iconic Barbour tartan pattern to the lining and pull tabs, the range is crafted from premium, oil-rich leathers that not only add extra water resistance, but are sure to develop a beautiful patina with use and wear; much like one of our classic wax jackets, each pair of Weather Comfort boots will tell the wearer’s story.

Based on vintage military boots that were designed for hiking in the inclement weather, the men’s Cheviot Derby Boots boast classic styling coupled with modern functionality. Utilising waxy, oiled leather and highly abrasion-resistant nylon on the uppers, the Cheviot ramps up the comfort with a padded, waterproof lining and a flexible, cleated rubber outsole that’ll ensure your feet stay dry from the peaks to the streets. For something with even more outdoor appeal, the Quantock hiker boots update classic lace-to-toe mountaineering styles with a sleeker, more modern profile. With a padded ankle collar and tongue, along with a flexible cleated sole and cushioned footbed, all day comfort is assured.

Barbour Men's Cheviot Derby BootsBarbour Men's Quantock Hiker Boots

Waterproof Footwear for Her

Women aren’t left out in the rain either, with the Riva boots giving the perfect option for slippery city streets. Offering a sophisticated look thanks to the low block heel and plush faux fur collar lining, the boots are still fully waterproof and ready to help you face the day. Subtle Barbour detailing, like a tartan pull tab and Weather Comfort emboss, make sure you’re still winning in the style stakes, too.


Barbour Women's Riva Boots

If you need something with a bit more coverage, the Hareshaw boots fit the bill. The versatile fold-down style is crafted from rich leather with a lining in plush faux fur for an extra cosy feel. The cleated rubber sole unit not only looks great but also ensures you can strut with confidence even when the weather’s at its worst.

Finally, we come to the wellies. We couldn’t boast such a rich country heritage without knowing a thing or two about this outdoor staple, and Barbour wellies for men and women are as good as it gets. For a classic wellington, the Barbour Bede wellies are a true staple with their vulcanised rubber build, neoprene lining and ridged rubber sole unit, along with a useful buckled strap to ensure the ideal fit. If you’re after something a bit less cumbersome, the Wilton short wellies are an ankle-height, Chelsea style wellie that come in a range of colours from traditional to directional, letting you match your style without compromising on functionality.

Barbour Riva BootsBarbour Women's Bede Wellington Boots 

Barbour Footwear has a lot more to offer for any and all weather conditions. Shop the whole range online today.