You reddit here first!William and Harry’s frog boots are back in fashion…for adults – also on the catwalks in Milan
- Wellipets make a surprise comeback for the first time in 40 years – this time for adults
- The brand was first launched in 1983 and caught the eye of Princess Diana.
With their jerky eyes and big red mouths, the futuristic frog boots became the go-to shoes for well-dressed kids in the 1980s.
Forty years later, after a surprise appearance on the Milan catwalks, the adult Welipet makes a surprise comeback.
The brand was born in 1983 and caught the eye of Princess Diana, who dressed her sons in matching pairs. However, fashion changed and the brand closed in the early 2000s.
This frog and prince fairy tale may have a happy ending. Production of the boots has resumed, and a luxurious adult version made in Italy, complete with a suede leather insole, will hit the market this spring. The price jumped accordingly, to around £170.
The Welipet, worn by William and Harry as children, is making a surprising comeback. This time it’s for adults.
The brand was born in 1983 and caught the eye of Princess Diana, who dressed her sons in matching pairs.
Fashion changed and the brand closed in the early 2000s
This was after Northern Irish designer JW Anderson unveiled frog-like clogs designed in collaboration with a British firm at Milan Fashion Week. Wellipets brand his manager, Vincent De Vreese, said he immediately agreed to the partnership, adding: We gave him complete creative freedom.
He expects the adult Welipet (left) to appeal to the same customers he wore as a child in the 1980s. They’ve already made a successful comeback for youngsters, with a “huge” waiting list even if the pair is £75.
De Vreese hopes William and Harry will buy a pair for themselves or for their children, especially Harry’s daughter. .
Wellipets wrote on social media: