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Who invented Wellies?

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Who invented Wellies?

Who invented Wellington boots? No single person was responsible for the invention of rubber Wellington Boots. TheĀ Duke of WellingtonĀ designed the Wellington Boot - although not called the Wellington boot at the time for his soldiers for theĀ Battle of Waterloo, in 1815, fighting against Napoleon. The distinguishing feature of the Wellington Boot was the low-cut heels and the calf-high tops. The Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, and in the wake of this victory and his ensuing popularity, Wellington boots became popular. Originally Wellies were made inĀ hessian - a natural fiber from the skin of the Jute plant.Ā The hessian boot...

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