Joules Molly Welly Rain Boots Review

Stylish Mid-Height Boots for Women

The Joules Molly Welly boots for women come in a huge range of different colours and patterns. They are functional waterproof boots keeping feet dry in the wet. Being a mid-height boot means they are suitable for people with wide calves. If you are after stylish looking boots that will only be used for light duties, then these boots are ideal.

Value for Money
Build Quality
Comfort
Warmth
Style

Joules Molly Welly Boots Review

Joules Molly Welly rain boot review
Date of review October 2021 by Richard Cutts

OVERALL RATING
4.2/5

Our Verdict

WHAT WE LIKE WHAT WE DON’T LIKE 
+ Loads of different colours & patterns to choose fromNot true to size 
Suitable for wide claves The buckle is useless
+ Quick to put on \ take off  
+ Removable insoles (easy to clean ) 

When buying a new pair of rain boots \ welly boots, it’s important to get as much information about them as possible beforehand. One of the worst things is ordering some new rubber boots, only to be disappointed when they arrive because they don’t look like you thought or split within days. This review of the Joules Molly Welly boots will hopefully help you decide if the boots are right for you.

Joules Molly Welly Boots: Features

  • Adjustments: Side Buckle
  • Inside material: Textile lining
  • Outside material: Natural rubber
  • True to size: Slightly large
  • Wide calves: Suitable for wide calves
  • Heel Type: Small block heel
  • Waterproof: 100% waterproof
  • Colours: 30 plus different colours \ patterns
  • Sizes (Women): 3 UK to 9 UK – 5 US to 10 US

Comfort

For the price, the boots are reasonably comfortable. Often boots designed for the fashion conscious are not very comfortable, but that’s not the case with these Joules boots.

The boots are made of natural rubber which gives the ankle area both support and flexibility when walking. Thanks to the flexibility of the rubber it greatly reduces the chance of the boots rubbing against the foot and causing sores.

Natural rubber is not a very ‘breathable’ material and sweat can make wearing the boots uncomfortable. So, as with all rubber boots we strongly recommend wearing socks with your Molly Welly boots.

The boot’s removable insole is of good quality and provides a decent amount of cushioning and comfort.

Style

Joules Molly Welly Boots are perfect for people who love being stylish. The boots come in a huge variety of different colours and patterns. If you want your boots to be covered in flowers, there’s a pair of Joules Molly Welly boots for you, if you would prefer your boots in zebra print then Joules Molly Welly boots have you covered.

The Molly Welly boots have so many different styles, patterns, and colours to choose from; there is something for everyone. Whether you’re shopping for your daughter or your grandmother, there will be a style they love. In fact, i don’t think we’ve reviewed any other range of boots with such an array of different colours and patterns!

 

Joules Molly Welly Different Designs
Molly Welly rain boots come in a wide range of designs

Warmth

The Molly Welly boots have primarily been designed to look good and keep feet dry in wet weather. They have not been designed to keep feet warm in the cold. The boots have a thin textile lining, which is mainly there to help feet slide into the boots. The lining offers very little insulation against the cold. If you want boots that can cope with sub-zero temperatures, then you will want to look elsewhere.

Wearing Molly Welly socks will help improve warmth, but we have found that they don’t help that much. If you want boots that will keep your feet warm, the best option is to go for boots with a neoprene lining.

Traction

Not too much to say about the traction that these boots provide. The tread of the boots is fairly shallow, but they seem to provide sufficient grip on most surfaces. The boots have a small heel which helps with grip, by sinking slightly into soft ground giving more traction.

Durability

The durability of rubber boots varies greatly. Some boots will literally last decades, whilst others may only last a matter of months. It’s not just the low priced boots that can fall apart quickly; we’ve seen expensive boots split within weeks of buying them. 

Joules are a pretty big name in the rubber boot world and they wouldn’t have gotten to where they are today by making boots that don’t last. We found the Molly Welly boots to be well constructed and have no obvious weak spots. Based on our experience, we would expect them to last between 2 to 5 years. Obviously, it does depend on how often the boots are worn and how far you walk in them.

All Joules Molly Welly boots come with a one year warranty, so if you do have a pair that break in the first year you can get in contact with Joules to arrange a replacement pair.

Joules Molly Welly with Prints of Dogs
(Image credit: Joules) Molly Welly Boots

Sizing

Joules Molly Welly boots tend to run slightly on the large size. For most people our recommendation would be to purchase the boots in your normal shoe size. If you find they are a bit too big then insert a thin insole to give the boots a slightly tighter fit. 

Unfortunately, like many rubber boots, these Joules boots are not available in half sizes and dropping an entire shoe size would probably mean the boots are too tight.

The Negatives

During our review, we didn’t really find any areas where the boots failed in a big way. The only negatives we found were fairly minor:

  • The boots come up a little large and there’s no half size option, which is a bit disappointing
  • There are reports that the dye from the lining runs, we didn’t experience this first-hand
  • The buckle at the top of the boot doesn’t really make much of a difference when tightened. It appears to be more for styling purposes

Value for money

Determining if the boots are good value for money really depends on what the person purchasing the boots is looking to get from the boots. If you are after some stylish, good looking boots that will be worn on mild wet days, then, yes the Joules Molly Welly boots offer good value for money.

If you want boots that will keep your feet warm in extreme cold, then, no, these boots do not off good value for money.

When compared to similar style boots, the Molly Welly boots come in at the mid to high price point. The slightly higher price is probably because these are Joules boots a well recognised brand, so you do pay a bit extra for the name.

Molly Welly Boots Review: Final Thoughts

The boots look good and keep feet dry, which is what the they are designed to do. They are ideal for walking to work or school, taking the dog for a walk or doing some gardening. 

If you see a pair of Joules Molly Welly boots that you like the look of, then we would recommend you go ahead and buy them, you won’t be disappointed!

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Joules Molly Welly Questions & Answers

Are Joules Molly Welly Boots suitable for wide feet?

The boots come up on the large side making them suitable for wide feet. They are also made from natural rubber that does stretch slightly, unlike boots made from PVC.

Are the Joules Molly Welly Boots easy to take off?

Because the boots are only mid-height, they are easier to take off when compared to tall rubber boots. Unfortunately, they don’t have a kick spur on the back of the heel to help pry the boots off with the other foot.

Do Joules Molly Welly Boots have an adjustable gusset?

The boots do have an adjustable buckle at the tops of the boots. However, we found the buckle to be pretty useless in adjusting the boot

Are Joules Molly Welly Boots heavy \ bulky?

No, the boots are actually quite lightweight, this is partly due to the fact they are only mid-height and not full-height boots

How high up the leg do the Joules Molly Welly Boots  go?

For the average person the boots go about half way up the shin

Are Joules Molly Welly Boots waterproof?

The boots are made from natural rubber which is 100% waterproof

What is the top circumference of the Joules Molly Welly Boots?

The circumference of the boots varies slightly depending on the size. A size 6 of the boots has a circumference of 16 inches \ 41 cm

What packaging do the Molly Welly boots come in?

The boots come in a Joules branded box

Do the Joules boots have arch support?

No, the boots do not have arch support. If arch support is required, then it might be worth considering replacing the Joules insole with an orthotic insole that gives arch support

Are the boots made from natural or synthetic rubber?

The Molly Welly boots are made from natural rubber

Richard Cutts

Richard Cutts

I've been working with rubber boots (aka rain boots, wellies) in one way or another, since 2009. So, i've seen a lot of wellington boots in my time. I create most of the content for the website, which i hope you find useful.

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