These days the UK weather can often resemble monsoon conditions, and even at its best it’s ‘changeable’, so a sturdy pair of wellington boots are an essential addition to the Great British shoe rack. You’ll find a welly for every soggy, boggy, mud-splattered occasion, but before you splash the cash on a new pair of posh galoshes, make sure you consult our guide to the best boots on the market. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent.  Here’s a superior, reinforced workboot from Skellerup, the go-to boot-maker for hardy Kiwi hill farmers. Made from cut-resistant rubber with a super-grippy, clog-resistant sole, these battle-ready foot frigates make your feet feel invincible. Big and bouncy work boots, perfect for gardening and allotment tasks, Grubs’ reinforced toe sections help repel swipes from wayward spades, and the super-grippy Vibram soles will ensure the safe navigation of a muddy potato bed. Handmade in France by highly skilled ru...