timberland boots for men A History of Celebrities in Rain Boots at Glastonbury
Flower crowns. Fringe. Kimonos. Ill advised suede booties. More flower crowns. These are the items we most closely associate with music festivals. We hear the words Coachella or Bonnaroo and instantly conjure images of pseudo hippies and would be bohemians twirling around in fields to the sounds of, well, it’s not really about the music at these things is it?
But the Glastonbury festival is an entirely different beast. It takes place at Worthy Farm in Pilton, United Kingdom, which sounds whimsical and medieval but is actually just very, very hard on your shoes. Britain is known for its rain, and rain it does during Glastonbury it’s not raining, you can darn well bet it’s at least going to be as muddy as all get out.
As such, proper footwear is required. The uniform of Glastonbury isn’t so much flower crowns at is rain boots, rain boots and more rain boots. Wellies, to be exact. If you show up to Worthy Farm in anything but, you may as well show yourself out in shame immediately. This year’s festival just concluded last night (with a closing performance care of Coldplay and Chris Martin’s adorable children,
to boot) and there were Wellies a plenty much so that it got us thinking: Just how prevalent is this footwear?
Here we have Kate Moss, the Patron Saint of the Hunter Wellington. Her relationship to the festival, and the rain boot itself, is symbiotic. There is no Glastonbury without Kate Moss, and heck, there may as well be no Kate Moss without Glastonbury. No matter the weather, timing, lineup or political climate, Kate Moss is going to be at Glastonbury Festival. And damnit, she’s going to be wearing Wellies. Here we observe one of the earliest Kate in boots sightings, over a decade ago. We see her developing her love for the practical footwear, and testing its durability against the elements (read: mud).