Talk About the Weather Ltd

About Us


Spats – original rubber boots™ are designed in Dalston, east London, by Talk about the Weather Ltd. The company was founded in 2010 by two friends Imogen O'Rorke and Harriet Worboys with a vision to revive   vintage outdoor footwear with a contemporary twist. They started selling Spats products on a stall in Broadway Market but they were so in demand that they were able to launch the brand onto the high street in 2013.

"Spats was born while I was on a yoga retreat in the Nilgiri Mountains, South India. During the monsoon it rained solidly for six weeks, so I bought a pair of old fashioned men's galoshes in the market and literally lived in them as I stomped up and down the muddy slope to the studio every day. After two years of travelling back and forth to India and Northern China to visit factories, prototyping and testing, we finally got it right - a product which is well-crafted, comfortable and multifunctional, as well as elegant." Imogen

The Bootstrap Company, home of Spats – original rubber boots™ in east London.

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Spats – original rubber boots™ is a registered design and trademark.