The Wellington boot, often shortened to welly and also known as the gumboot, is a type of waterproof boot.
Originally a type of leather boot adapted from Hessian boots, a style of military riding boot, they were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. They became a staple of practical foot wear for the British aristocracy and middle class in the early 19th century. The name was subsequently given to waterproof boots made of rubber and they are no longer associated with a particular class. They are now commonly used for a range of agricultural and outdoors pursuits.