Banish winter’s chill and splash through spring showers with technical Toggi footwear
Whether you adore winter or you’re counting down the days until spring arrives, anyone who spends lots of time outdoors has one thing in common – a real need for technical footwear. Boots that can cope with the cold, keep out water, offer grip when it’s slippery and ensure your feet can breathe when the temperatures finally rise.
Here at Toggi we’re proud to be the home of the legendary Canyon Country Boots, launched 25 years ago and still a best-seller and firm customer favourite. We know better than to mess with a classic, so the Canyon isn’t going anywhere, but there’s so much more to explore if you’re in the market for new boots! We’ve expanded our footwear collection to include long and short riding boots, yard boots and wellingtons, as well as stylish designs that effortlessly straddle town and country dressing.
We mentioned in a blog last year that here at Toggi, we’re always striving to strike the balance between style and substance with our clothing, and our footwear is just the same. Our collection is designed to tick three boxes: function, fashion and longevity. We use top quality materials and include technical features so that our footwear doesn’t just look good, it works exactly as it should. Let’s take a closer look at some top picks from our footwear collection and delve into the technical credentials that mean you’ll reach for them when it’s pouring with rain, muddy, icy and everything in between. From waterproof, breathable linings to our unique underfoot comfort system insoles and tough grippy outer soles, you won’t be disappointed.
Is there any more quintessential footwear for the British countryside than the wellington boot? Our wellingtons are 100% waterproof (for wading through flooded fields, deep puddles and even deeper mud) thanks to the handmade vulcanised rubber outer and are lined with 4mm-thick neoprene. That provides a thermal barrier against the freezing cold air in winter, and it ensures these wellies are wonderfully soft against your leg. We also know the hard sole of a welly can be unforgiving for your feet, so we finish these with a dual-density cushioned sole absorbs shock and eases pressure.
Spring will be here in less than two months, and that means sunshine, flowers and finally some warmer temperatures! We know that means our customers want cooler footwear for yard work to avoid the dreaded sweaty legs. Our Oakham Paddock Boots are fully waterproof thanks to the clever construction using high-quality leather, suede and ballistic nylon. We’ve also added our unique underfoot comfort system to ensure you’re comfortable from first feeds in the morning until you check the horses in the evening.
Hands up who has long riding boots that feel like torture when you zip them on? What about riding boots that let water in the moment you dismount and walk across the yard? Our Avebury Training Boots are made from supple, high-quality full grain leather that hugs your leg, have a stretch panel at the front and full-length zip for comfort and accessibility (no literal ‘shoehorning’ needed here!) and they’re super stylish too. And, for those of you who hate having wet toes… they have a waterproof and breathable lining to ankle-height. Don’t believe that our boots really do keep your feet dry? Whizz over to our social media channels for videos that show dry socks even after a thorough drenching!
If your outdoor tasks include being around youngstock, working in a warehouse or handling heavy equipment, you might need to invest in a pair of safety boots. Our Ardingly Safety Boots feature a classic mid-cut design with an integrated steel toe cap, steep shank and oil and slip-resistant rubber sole. They’re also fully waterproof and designed to keep you comfortable all day long, whilst conforming with the EN 12568:2010 safety standard to protect your feet from injury should the worst happen.
Are you guilty of just pulling on a pair of trainers when you’re heading out for some ritual shopping therapy or dropping into the pub for a drink with the yard crew? Why not update your look with biker- style Malvern Country Boots, available in high quality chocolate or grey waxy leather? You’ll stay snug thanks to the real sheepskin collar (which folds down for a different look) and puddles, mud and rain showers will be no problem!
We hope this blog has given you an excellent overview of our technical country and equestrian footwear collection, but why not have a browse of the full range? We’re here to help you stay well-shod regardless of the conditions outside, from midwinter to spring’s first warm and sunny days – and beyond.