In two weeks time I’m heading to V Festival for a weekend of amazing music and hopefully lots of sunshine in a field. But let’s be honest, unlike my visit to Fresh Island Festival in Croatia last month, with an English festival there’s an eternal threat of rain and ultimately a giant muddy musical mess!
Wellies are a massive part of festival fashion with knee high socks and denim shorts but what if the rain doesn’t come and your feet are stuck sweltering in your plastic boots in a rare British summer day?! Introducing Butterfly Twists fold up wellies and shoes that you can throw in your bag so you never get caught out again…rain or shine!
Foldable shoes are nothing new, I used to have a little pair of black ballerinas that I would take on night’s out with me for emergencies, but they were incredibly uncomfortable and started to split after about three uses…not so great! So when I got sent these Samantha Ballet Flats* (£30) from Butterfly Twists along with a pair of their Windsor Fleece Lined Wellies* (£55) ready for V Festival I was really surprised to see how much foldable shoes have advanced since my first (rather pathetic) pair and I have to say, I’m really impressed!
These bad boys come with two elastic bands and fold down to the size of a pair of brogues which make them perfect for throwing in your bag if there’s a chance of rain. Once unfolded they make for a durable, 100% waterproof and pretty darn cute pair of wellies that are really comfortable – perfect for jumping up and down to your favourite band to without worrying about ruining your sandals or shoes in the mud! Your Butterfly Twist Fold Up Wellies come with a waterproof bag too so if the sun does come back out to play you can wrap them up, tie them up and put them back in your bag without damaging any of your other bits and bobs – brilliant!
And if you’re lucky enough to get great weather then you can pop on a pair of the Butterfly Twist flats instead which despite folding up to a clutch bag friendly size are actually really comfy, and unlike a lot of other fold up shoes they have a decent sole with elastic that doesn’t dig in around the edge! I’ve got the gold glitter pair and I often wear them out and about without utilising their transforming powers because they’re so darn cute and comfy!
They’re not the cheapest but these babies are built to last so grab yourself a couple of pairs as an emergency shoe investment – your feet will thank you the next time you get caught in the rain or in that killer pair of heels on a Saturday night/morning!
You can find the full Butterfly Twist range on their website here – absolutely love their fold up loafers too!
Are you going to V Festival this year? Could you see yourself bringing a pair of fold up wellies with you?
Tweet me @xameliax or leave a comment below! #foldupwellies