waterproof-boots.jpgThe transition from autumn to winter marks a time when materials like suede and pale leather suddenly stop seeming like such a great idea after all, and the emphasis moves towards sturdy weatherproof footwear that will withstand all the British climate can throw at it. At times like this, we turn to brands like Timberland, who have made these lovely leaf-coloured boots that you can splash around in to your heart's content.

Made using tough full-grain leather with a waterproof coating, these boots are not only chic and practical, they're good for the environment, too: they are lined with a bouncy mesh cushion made from recycled plastic bottles, and their outer sole is made from 15% recycled rubber. Talk about feel-good footwear!

£145 at John Lewis