Best Ankle Wellies – Ladies Short Wellington Boots

In Britain, wellies are the primary form of footwear. In a country where rain is the primary forecast, it’s important that we ensure that our feet are always safe and warm from the cold weather and unfavourable, muddy conditions.

You may not always want to wear full-length wellies as they can be a little restricting when wearing them on a day to day basis.

Ankle wellies are an excellent alternative, they will keep your feet dry without the need to wear full-length wellies. We have searched through many models to find our top picks for the best ankle wellies for you.

Best Ankle Wellies (UK Models)

Regatta Men's Holcombe Iep Low Rise Hiking Boot

1. Muck Boots Women’s Muckster Ii Ankle

Our Pick For Well Insulated + Added Warmth

  • Easy to slip on and off in a flash
  • Comfortable fit that has been made for those with wide feet
  • Keep your feet warm with added insulation
  • Great option for dog walking


  • Material: Synthetic
  • Sole: Vinyl
  • Closure: Laces
  • Heel: Flat
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Toe Cap: No

Muck Boots are a brand that is growing in popularity. With a variety of boots for a number of different uses, they certainly have an excellent range.

The Muckster II boot from Muck Boots is priced at around £70. These ankle wellies for ladies are perfect for everything from gardening to dog walking. Take a look at the reviews.

The Good

These comfortable ankle wellingtons are comfortable and incredibly warm, something that is always appreciated in wellies.

They are waterproof, as well as extremely durable and long-lasting. The soles have incredible grip and excellent tread.

They are made of neoprene, which allows for them to be lightweight whilst also giving excellent insulation. For men with a wide calf, these ankle wellies offer all the warmth and comfort you could possibly need for a walk with the dog or even doing some light gardening.

I love these boots from the minute I tried them on! They are perfect for walking around on a rainy day and will keep your feet dry but at the same time look smart enough to wear into a restaurant.

The Not So Good

Despite the neoprene construction, they can be a little awkward and clumsy when you wear them.

There have also been a few occasions where the boots have torn or leaked after a few months of use.

Our View

The Muck Boot Muckster II is an ideal boot for dog walking and even general use and light work. It is well insulated and warm and growing in popularity.

These neoprene ankle wellies are sure to leave you feeling comfortable even after the longest days walking or working in the garden. It’s recommended that you give these boots a try!

Best for: dog walking, gardening, general use.

Regatta Men's Holcombe Iep Low Rise Hiking Boot

2.  Dunlop Women’s Short Half-Length Ankle

Our Pick For Cheap and Cheerful

  • Great for those on a budget being priced around £10
  • Comfortable fit that has been made for those with wide feet
  • Easy to slip on and off when dashing out the door
  • Provide excellent rip and soles for every ocassion


  • Material : Rubber
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Calf Mesurements: Wide Fit
  • Closure: Slip on
  • Heel Height: 2.5 cm 

Dunlop is known for being cheap, practical, and generally durable. They are great if you don’t want to spend a fortune and come in a wide range of styles, colours, and designs.

Priced at around £10, this short Dunlop welly is comfortable, practical, and highly affordable. Whether you need something for the garden or more general use, you should check out the reviews for these ladies’ ankle wellies.

The Good

They are incredibly affordable, so you don’t need to pay the earth for them.

They are great for those with wide calves, something that many of the more expensive brands often forget about. 

The soles of these cheap ankle wellies have excellent grip and tread due to the thick rubber soles. They are comfortable, which is perfect for walking the dogs. These are ideal wellies for festivals.

Excellent boots, I think they are perfect for anyone, even with slim legs as they can be slipped on and off much more quickly than ‘normal’ wellies. Excellent for keeping in the boot of your car or van, especially in poor weather, good grip too.

The Not So Good

These Wellington boots are not intended for walking long distances extensively. If used for these purposes they may wear faster and leak.

As they are not insulated, your feet can get quite cold so don’t forget to wear a thick pair of socks with these.

Our View

These wellington boots are comfortable and practical when it comes to keeping your feet dry on a dog walk.

They will stop you from falling over in the mud after a day of constant showers, but if used extensively they will wear and split quickly.

However, their low price means that replacing them is not massively expensive and they are one of the cheapest ankle wellies out there.

If you feel like you need to add some comfort into these boots you can always look at adding in a welly insole. Check out our guide on the best welly insoles to find which would be suited for you.

Best For: cheapest price, general use, and festivals.

Regatta Men's Holcombe Iep Low Rise Hiking Boot

3. Hunters Women’s Original Chelsea

Our Pick For Trusted, Short, and Green

  • Smart ankle welly for the well dressed
  • Contains microfiber lining for added warmth
  • Lightweight and waterproof ideal for long walks
  • The sole offers a cushion bottom for comfort


  • Material : Rubber
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Calf Mesurements: n/a
  • Closure: Slip on
  • Heel Height: 1 inch

Probably the most well-known brand of Wellington boot, the Hunter brand has practically become a household name in Britain.

They come in a wide range of styles and colours, some of them being completely outlandish and unique to the brand.

The Chelsea Hunter is a funky ankle welly for ladies. A short, the Chelsea Hunter is made from 100% rubber and contains a microfiber lining on the inside for added warmth and comfort.

Handcrafted, these boots are made with care as well as for both style and practicality. Priced around £55, they are worn by hundreds of people, which speaks for itself in terms of popularity.

 In fact, take a look at the review for these ladies’ wellies.

The Good

The Chelsea Hunter has a stylish, comfortable fit that really fits the toes and ankle well.

It’s lightweight and waterproof, allowing for long walks and adventures with your dog or reliability during festival season. The vulcanised rubber makes them tough and hardwearing in all weather conditions.

They are warmer than most boots due to their microfiber lining, and this also adds to the general comfort of the boot. The soles also have a cushioned sponge insole for a comfortable and snug fit.

They also have decent grip in slippery conditions, and the tread is good. Generally, a very practical boot.

The Not So Good

They can be quite a tight fit for those with wide calves. This can make it difficult to put them on and take them off.

There have been occasions where the boot has torn after a few months and leaks have occurred.

Our View

In general, Hunter Chelsea’s are a practical boot for general walking and festival going. They are generally seen as a reliable brand despite a few questions about their quality.

If you are looking for a boot that you can use for things like walking the dogs and light farm work, then you might want to strongly consider these great and trusted ankle wellies.

Best for: dog walking, light work, and general use.

Regatta Men's Holcombe Iep Low Rise Hiking Boot

4. Cotswold Bushy Ladies Welling Women’s

Our Pick For Style and Comfort

  • Easy to slip on and off when your looking for a stylish boot in a flash
  • A traditional british style welly – Perfect for the ladies


  • Material : Synthetic
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Calf Mesurements: 
  • Closure: Slip on
  • Heel Height: 2 cm

Cotswold wellies are stylish and comfortable, taking a traditionally British style when it comes to designing their wellies.

Comfortable and good looking, these wellies are sure to have you feeling good on your walks. Priced at around £25, these affordable ankle wellies for ladies are ones that you won’t want to miss. Take a look at the reviews.

The Good

These rubber wellies are waterproof with a soft textile lining for your warmth and comfort, even on cold and rainy days.

They are elasticated at the side for those with wide calves and have an easy slip-on feature thanks to this and the tab at the back of the boot.

The soles are made from gum rubber which gives them superb grip and treads for these sophisticated and funky ankle wellies. These heeled ankle wellies are soft and have a smooth fit that really allows the boot to move flexibly with your feet.

The Not So Good

There have been a few occasions where these ladies’ wellies have split and torn after a few months of use.

Our View

These heeled ankle wellies for ladies are comfortable, lightweight, and provide excellent protection against wet weather.

They do not disappoint when it comes to keeping feet warm and comfortable in a soft and cushioned boot. With an excellent grip and a firm design, it is worth considering purchasing these cheap ankle wellies.

Best for: general use, dog walking, and festivals.

Regatta Men's Holcombe Iep Low Rise Hiking Boot

5. Aigle Women’s Miss Juliette Bottillon

Our Pick For Short and Stylish + Heels

  • Very posh offering a heel on your welly
  • Offers fantastic arch support to support your feet throughout the day
  • Cushioned sole for comfort when walking
  • The gum rubber sole has excellent grip and tread


  • Material : Rubber
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Calf Mesurements: n/a
  • Closure: Slip on
  • Heel Height: 2.5 cm

Aigle is a French brand known for its sleek and comfortable boots. Suitable for work or casual wear, their range is extensive and their prices more than reasonable.

These top-quality wellies are just right for those looking for something that’s ankle-height.

The Miss Juliette ankle boot is priced at around £50 and has a smooth, comfortable fit.

These boots are sure to have you looking and feeling fantastic. Take a look at the reviews for these heeled ankle wellies.

The Good

With fantastic arch support, these boots are sure to keep your feet and back feeling supported throughout the day.

These funky ankle boots can be worn for a number of occasions, including long walks and general use, they are incredibly versatile and have a cushioned insole for your comfort throughout the day.

The gum rubber sole has excellent grip and treads to prevent slipping in bad conditions, and they have an easy slip-on feature for quick removal and putting on. Made from rubber, these waterproof ankle wellies are ideal for all conditions.

The Not So Good

The only potential downside is that they do not protect the legs from mud splashes as they only go up to the ankle.

Our View

The Miss Juliette is a comfortable and stylish boot that is ideal for wearing on dog walks or even around the yard.

With a comfortable fit and padded insole, your back and feet won’t be aching after a long day in these. A good quality boot, they are hard-wearing, durable, and are sure to last you for several years to come.

Best for: walking, farm work, and general use.

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Regatta Men's Holcombe Iep Low Rise Hiking Boot

6. Trespass Ankle Flower Patterned

Our Pick For Cheap, Short, and Patterned

The Trespass Fauna ankle wellies for ladies have a gorgeous patterned design with an elegant and comfortable fit.

Priced at around £15, these cheap ankle wellies are sure to bring a smile to your face when you wear them as well as keeping your feet warm and comfy during outings. Take a look at the reviews for these ladies’ wellies.

The Good

They are comfortable with a textile lining for added comfort and warmth in chilly weather. This is ideal for cold days.

They are cheap ankle wellies and have excellent grip on the soles as they are made from thick rubber and moulded.

They are made for long walks and festivals, as well as general use, which is an added bonus for those seeking cheap, practical wellies.

The Not So Good

There can be issues with how long they last. They may have a tendency to leak and tear, but this is often down to how a person uses the boot. With a low price at least they would not be extortionate to replace.

Our View

The Fauna ankle wellies from Trespass is an excellent buy for ladies looking for festival wellies as well as ones for general use.

With thick rubber for added protection and comfort, these boots are set to keep your feet dry while you work. While there are cases of them splitting, they are comfortable and practical. If you are looking for cheaper wellies, then these are the ones to go for.

Best for: walking, festivals, and general use.

Regatta Men's Holcombe Iep Low Rise Hiking Boot

7. Le Chameau Ankle Welly

A Sophisticated Garden Boot

A brand that is growing in recognition, this high-end Wellington boot for men offers a spacious fit and a comfortable experience.

Made with a neoprene lining, the Colza wellies are able to provide you with warmth on cold days without making your feet sweat in the summer.

Priced at around £65, these wellies are ideal for gardening and offer you a sophisticated and stylish look. Check out the reviews for these ladies’ ankle wellies.

The Good

They are incredibly comfortable as well as long-lasting and durable.

A reliable pair of boots, these are good for walking long distances as well as gardening and are easy to put on and take off. 

With a great fit, these offer wellies for those with slightly wider calves so you don’t have to give up good quality for comfort. Their lining is designed to prevent chafing while they are being worn.

They have reinforced rubber at the front to protect your feet from any firm or heavy items in the garden that may harm you.

With a two year guarantee on all wellies and lifetime repairs assistance, they clearly have a great deal of confidence in their product.

The Not So Good

They are on the higher end of the price spectrum, and so not in everyone’s price range.

Our View

While these Le Chameau boots are expensive, they are also practical and long-lasting. With a two year guarantee and a comfortable, you are sure to have a good experience with what is probably one of the best ladies’ ankle wellies.

It’s worth saving up for a pair of boots like these that will last you years instead of months.

Best for: festivals, walking, gardening, and general use

Regatta Men's Holcombe Iep Low Rise Hiking Boot

8. Barbour Chelsea Boots

Our Pick For Short and Sexy in Brown

Barbour is a brand we all know very well. Their famous wax jackets have kept many of us warm and dry when out in torrential rain. Now you can have a pair of top-quality ankle wellies to go with your jacket.

The Chelsea wellington boots for men are priced at around £49.95. These rubber wellies are waterproof and suitable for a number of occasions. Stylish, comfortable, and great to wear out for a walk.

The Good

The sole is thick and non-slip to help you stay upright on particularly wet days, with an excellent tread.

Made from rubber, these waterproof wellies have a soft textile lining for added warmth and comfort to keep feet happy on the coldest and most unfortunate of days.

These funky ankle wellies are easy to remove thanks to the elasticated openings and the pull tab on the back that Barbour has implemented, which allows the boot to slide on and off with complete ease. They are ideal for festivals and soaking weather.

The Not So Good

Despite the great practicality of these wellies, the Chelsea boot does have one disadvantage.

The main issue is that the boot is not suitable for those with wide calves, and can be very tight around the foot and ankle.

Our View

In general, the Chelsea Wellington boot for men from Barbour is a good one to have. Even though they are not suitable for a wide calf, they tend to be very practical with an easy and comfortable fit, especially in wet and unfavourable conditions.

Intended for use when walking or visiting festivals, these boots are both stylish and practical.

Best for: dog walking, light work, and general use.

Key Things To Consider

When looking for a reliable pair of boots, you will want something that is sturdy, hardwearing, and unlikely to tear quickly.

A Wellington boot that fits well and warms icy toes is often a bonus. Preferably, you’ll be able to wear them all year round and won’t need a pair of winter and summer wellies.

 Ankle wellies should fit well and offer the same protection that a pair of classic-sized ones would. In this article, we look at the best ankle wellies and why.

From the expensive and stylish, to the cheap and practical, you’ll find an ankle welly here for every occasion.

To Conclude

Finding the best ankle wellies this season may seem like a daunting task, but there are so many to choose from.

If you are looking for something durable, stylish, and on the higher end of the price scale then Le Chameau and Hunter are the boots you might want to consider.

They offer a sleek and stylish fit that is comfortable on your feet and gives a really warm and smooth feel. While they may be expensive, they are durable and sure to last you a very long time. Aigle and Barbour are also excellent and trusted brands that you might want to consider for your ankle wellies.

If you need something cheaper that still offers you great comfort and style, then Joules should be your first stop.

They offer superb durability while keeping a low price tag that is sure to have you gasping with joy. Other brands such as Dunlop and Trespass also offer cheap ankle wellies that will last you through all your gardening and dog walking endeavours while keeping your feet happy and comfortable.

Practical and affordable, it’s not always the expensive wellies that will keep you going through it all.

Have any thoughts on the boots we have talked about today? Or do you have suggestions of your own that you’d like to add? Leave a comment below with your thoughts; we’d love to hear from you!