The festival season is in full flow, and as music fans flock towards Glastonbury or Hyde Park they prepare themselves for days of slipping and slithering through a sea of mud. However, fashion students at Leicester College have come up with a product designed to alleviate the problems of festival goers ? the super wellie. At present the prototype is known simply as the “Uniroyal Wellie”. The boot is made from recycled tyre material, and the sole is taken from the Uniroyal Rallye 550 tyre.
The boots boast a double V tread pattern, which gives excellent water dispersal and maximizes grip in wet conditions. Also, being made from recycled rubber, these Wellingtons are also environmentally friendly, making them the perfect accessory for environmentally aware festival goers.
Although the Wellington boots are currently in the design stage, Uniroyal do intend to put them into full, commercial production. Tracey Hyem, spokesperson for Uniroyal, said, “Every year we see images of festival-goers sliding around in the mud because their wellies just don’t give them enough grip. We’ve applied our world-class research and technology to create the perfect festival accessory which is not only stylish, but could save music lovers from ending up in the mud this summer.”