Aigle Parcours 2 ISO Wellington Boots Review
Best Neoprene Lined Wellie Boots
Aigle have a reputation for making some of the best wellington boots out there and the Parcours 2 ISO do not disappoint. Super comfortable, warm and of the highest quality. The boots are great for walking and can be worn all day without any discomfort. Slightly on the expensive side, but you are buying some of the best wellington boots available!
|WHAT WE LIKE||WHAT WE DON’T LIKE|
|+ Great for walking||– Errr…there’s nothing to dislike|
|+ All day comfort|
|+ Very good quality|
|+ Warm and breathable|
|+ Adjustable for wide calves|
When most people think of wellies boots, they think of cheap, poor fitting rubber boots. However, brands such as Aigle have been designing really high quality, stylish wellington boots for quite some time. Aigle’s latest generation of Parcours 2 ISO boots are still traditionally made by hand in France, using natural rubber and to the highest of standards.
There are over 10 different boots in the Parcours range, each with their own unique features. In this review we focus on the Parcours 2 ISO, which are generally consider to be the best in the range.
Aigle Parcours 2 ISO Boots: Features
- Side buckle – Adjustable calf sizes
- Inside material: 4.5mm Neoprene
- Outside material: Natural rubber
- Fit Type: True to size
- Unisex boots
- Heel Type: Block, 1.2cm tall
- Shock absorbing soles ‘Anti-fatigue’
- 100% Waterproof
- 4 different colours
- Sizes: Unisex 3.5UK to 14.5UK
Anyone who has worn basic wellington boots will tell you, they don’t offer much in the way of warmth. If the weather is cold then your feet will be cold. This isn’t surprising considering the only thing between feet and the cold is a thin layer of rubber or PVC. To stop cold feet these Aigle wellies have a thick 4.5 mm neoprene lining. This provides great insulation and will keep feet warm in sub-zero temperatures. The Neoprene also allows feet to breathe, making them suitable for wearing in both winter and summer.
The boots also have an insulated neoprene sole which helps protect feet from the cold coming up from the ground. This can be especially useful if standing in one spot on a cold day for a prolonged period of time.
The Aigle Parcours 2 ISO wellington boots are super comfortable! We doubt you will find any other boots that are as comfortable.
You can wear these Aigle boots all day and won’t experience any aches or pains. This mainly comes down to the good ankle support provided by the boots, and the ‘anti-fatigue’ sole.
Aigle’s ‘anti-fatigue’ sole consists of 3 density natural rubber sole which provides cushioning and absorbs shock. This reduces stresses on the body when moving. Meaning that when you walk in these boots, you’ll have a spring in your step!
Turning the Aigle Parcours 2 ISO wellington boots upside down you will see good deep treads that have been designed to give traction from all angles. The boots are capable of providing a secure grip on most surfaces. The only surface we found that traction wasn’t particularly good, was hard, smooth surfaces, such as rocks. But, to be fair, there probably aren’t many boots that could be provide good traction on this type of surface.
The Parcours 2 ISO boots come in 4 different colours, bronze, brun (brown), noir (black) and kaki (green) and the finish is matt, but with a slight shine. Not the most exciting range of colours. The boots are unisex, which means that they are not specifically styled for men or women. These factors clearly indicate that these boots have not been designed as a fashion wellie, for walking down the high street. They are very much a practical wellington boot.
There’s a buckle at the top of the boot. Unlike many boots the buckle is not just there for show, it actually adjusts the gusset to fit the leg more comfortably. Thanks to this adjustment these wellies are suitable for wide calves and standard calve sizes.
The boots are beautifully made and look really good, but if you are after something that will make you stick out in a crowd, then these are not the wellie boots for you.
Parcours 2 ISO Wellington Boots Review: Conclusion
As you might have gathered from our review, we love the Aigle Parcours 2 ISO wellington boots. They are very well made and if you buy a pair, expect to still be wearing them in 10 years or more.
They might be more expensive that other wellies on the market, but they’re worth it. Unlike some brands we don’t feel that you’re paying for the brand name, but for the actual quality of the boots.
The only other wellington boots that we’ve reviewed that are comparable to these Aigle wellies are the Le Chameau Vierzonord. Which are also a top quality French brand of wellie.
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