Bobbi Ankle Gumboot

Meet your perfect everyday lifestyle gumboot! Built with 100% natural rubber, lined with 4mm of neoprene, and packaged in a classic Chelsea boot design, the Merry People Bobbi rain boot elevates the humble ankle gumboot from a practical necessity to an everyday classic. By seamlessly merging fashion and function, the Bobbi rain boot is ready for all your favourite adventures - rain or shine!

The Bobbi gumboot is available in an array of colours to match your unique style! We offer a core collection of Alpine Green, Beetroot Red, Mustard Yellow, and a chic all Black, that are available year-round*. We also offer limited seasonal releases like Dusty Pink, Earthy Brown, Orange & Pomegranate, Koala Grey, and Oxford Blue. *As our long-time Merry People community knows - these core colours are super popular and sometimes sell out but we do our best to quickly restock them for you!

The timeless design and fun colours of the Bobbi boot allows it to pair perfectly with many fashion styles. You can wear your short rain boots with jeans in the garden or style your ankle gumboots with a boho mini skirt at a festival. Don’t believe us - check out our Instagram to see the many fun ways our community styles their gumboots from country to city and everywhere in between!
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Underlying the beautiful design, the Merry People Bobbi gumboot is underpinned with functional credibility. For the exterior, our wildly popular Bobbi gumboot is built with 100% natural rubber outer and sole. The weatherproofing capabilities of natural rubber will keep you dry year-round for all your outdoor adventures - be it a wet, wintery commute, morning walks on damp spring days, planting your autumn harvest in the garden, or when you get those unexpected summer rains while camping.

Inside, our Bobbi ankle gumboots are fully lined with 4mm of neoprene, the same material used in wetsuits. This unique feature makes the Merry People Bobbi gumboot comfortable and cushioned from ankle to toe. The neoprene also serves to keep your warm and cozy in winter and allows our rain boots to be rated for below-freezing temperatures. Since all boots are a bit toasty in our Aussie summers, we recommend pairing your rubber Bobbi gumboots with natural fibre socks to make them a bit lighter.

With front and back pull tabs, the Bobbi boot is easy to slide on and off. It also includes a removable insole to allow for more cushion, or to create a bit more space for orthotics, bunions, or a wider foot.

Did we mention our boot is cruelty-free and certified vegan by PETA?

Come discover the Merry People difference with our best-selling Bobbi boot!
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Besides being a fashionable everyday ankle boot, there are the many features that make our best-selling Bobbi gumboot shine.
  • 100% waterproof boots.
  • Built-in arch support for all day comfort.
  • Removable insole to accomodate orthotics, bunions, and wider feet.
  • Pull tabs, combined with flexible neoprene details, allows the Bobbi boot to slip on and off with ease.
  • 100% Vegan, not made from any animal products, or tested on animals.
  • Easy to clean and keep looking fresh for daily adventures!
Please note, the Merry People short rain boots have been designed to be a lifestyle boot. They have not been designed as a work safety or snow boot. i.e. they do not have any non-slip accreditations or steel caps. If you are wearing them in a slippery situation, we recommend treating them with traction spray
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Merry People Bobbi boots are designed to be a standard width B and fit true to size using European sizing.

If you are a half size, we recommend sizing down, e.g. if you wear a 38.5, buy a 38. The initial fit should be snug as the natural rubber will soften with wear. If you are uncertain about your boot size, we recommend measuring your foot or an inner sole of a favourite shoe and comparing those measurements to those on our handy size chart, available here .

Being fabricated with natural materials means our boots will soften and stretch with wear. If they feel a bit too snug at first, we recommend removing the inner sole for the first few days to help with the fit, and you may find that after a few days of wear the boots will have relaxed and you can pop the inner sole back into place. And don’t worry if you need to keep the inner sole out; our Bobbi ankle gumboots are built with arch support and cushion in the main sole ensuring your comfort! We often get asked if our ankle rain boots fit wide feet or if you can you stretch rain boots. The short answer is yes! The natural outer rubber of our Bobbi ankle boots will soften to allow for wider feet or bunions. Similarly, the inner neoprene lining has similar properties to memory foam and it will soften, stretch and mould to your feet over time.

If, however, the fit doesn’t feel right, you can always return to us for an exchange size or a full refund.
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  • Do I need to wear socks with my gumboots?
  • With a cushy neoprene lining, socks are not necessary but we do recommend wearing them. It will make it easier to get the boots on and off, plus it is also super cute! For some inspiration on the many ways to wear socks with your gumboots, check out our Blog.
  • Can I wear ankle boots in the snow?
  • Yes you sure can! Our Bobbi boot has been tested for sub-zero temperatures keeping your toes dry and toasty-warm.
  • Are your rain boots comfortable?
  • Our Bobbi boot is built with arch support in the sole and a cushy neoprene lining.
  • Can I put orthotics inside the rain boots?
  • Yes, the inner sole inside the boots can be removed and replaced with your orthotics. If it still doesn't feel right, you can always return to us for a full refund.
  • Are Merry People Bobbi boots non-slip? Can I wear them to work?
  • Merry People boots are not non-slip and do not have any work safe accreditations. We have not designed the boots to be work boots, they have been designed to be a fashionable waterproof and lifestyle boot.
  • Should rain boots be one size bigger?
  • No, we recommend the inner sole of the Bobbi boot to be around the same length as your foot (no less). The neoprene lining around your foot will soften over time. We suggest you go with your standard shoe size (don't order bigger for socks.) If you wear thick socks, then measure your foot wearing the thicker socks.
  • What are your gumboots made of?
  • The Bobbi ankle rain boot is made of 100% natural rubber and lined with neoprene, making them 100% waterproof. To learn more about what makes natural rubber so special, please visit our Blog.
  • Where can I get your rain boots?
  • You can shop directly from us online with free Australian shipping or check out one of our stockists.
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Once you place an order, it is sent to our Melbourne Australia warehouse and they will process your order within one business day. That said, our warehouse is pretty speedy and keen to get our boots on your feet, so same day dispatch is available for orders placed prior to 11:00am AEDT, Monday to Friday. For orders placed on the weekend, they will be processed on the next business day.
AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING
For orders in Australia, we offer free standard shipping with Australia Post. Once your boots are with Australia Post, standard shipping can take 3-7 business days. If you need to start your next adventure ASAP, we also offer Express Shipping for $6. This is also sent via Australia Post and will get your boots to you within 1-3 business days.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
For international orders, including New Zealand, we ship with Australia Post or DHL International Express.
Australia Post International ($11)
Australia Post International delivery can take 10 or more business days.
COVID-19 SHIPPING UPDATE: Australia Post expects international delivery delays due to flight cancellations and government restrictions. Please refer to the Australia Post website for shipping and delivery impacts to your country.
DHL International Express ($30)
New Zealand: 2 business days
Rest of the World: 3 - 10 business days
Please note, at this time, taxes & duties are not included in international shipping costs and will be billed to you through Australia Post or DHL (excluding UK customer - duties and VAT are included). Please be aware of your country’s customs policies, as customs duties may be added and collected before you are able to receive your shipment. We do not have any control over these fees and we cannot advise as to what the costs will be, as they vary from country to country. We’re not able to reimburse you for duties and taxes paid upon delivery. For more information, please contact your local customs office, Australia Post, or DHL
EASY, RISK-FREE RETURNS
We want you to be in love with your new Merry People Bobbi ankle gumboots! If the size isn't quite right or if you’re not happy (for whatever reason), please let us know and we can offer you an exchange or full refund within 90 days of purchase.
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