Get ready for muddy season in the garden. I grew up in Boston, where a number of British ways have managed to linger: We call our mothers Mum (and our bottoms bums), eat our share of fish-and-chips, and, at least in my house, refer to our rubber boots as Wellies (short for Wellingtons). But the boot rack, a simple, ingenious staple of British back entries and mudrooms, has mysteriously yet to be discovered in these parts. The time is right.
Here are 10 favorite boot racks for Wellies.Wellies, by the way, get their name from the 1st Duke of Wellington, an early-19th-century style setter, who had his shoemaker model his footwear after Hessian soldiers’ boots.