The Gumleaf Story

Welcome to Gumleaf, originally founded and based in rural Norfolk, Gumleaf has now moved to its new home in Warwickshire. From here, we are ideally based to serve the whole country and beyond.

Gumleaf boots are manufactured in Europe, at a traditional boot factory. They still hand make the boots using natural rubber. Every boot is then pressure tested before leaving the factory. Having our factory in Europe allows us to be fully involved in every stage of the production process and allows constant product development and supply.

Gumleaf boots come from a farming background where wellies are a necessity not an option, you need to look forward to putting boots on every day. Comfort, warmth, durability and value, these are all things that we look for when designing our boots.

We hope that you like the boots on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. 

Guy Minshull
Gumleaf Outdoor Ltd.

Our story

Tradional boots

Traditional handmade way since 1937

Our European factory has been making rubber boots in the traditional handmade way since 1937. You can obtain the higher rubber content mix that we use in Europe – not Asia – and ours is one of only two mainstream factories remaining in Europe that use natural rubber.

Tradional boots

Made for the great outdoors

Our professional green boot range caters for all areas of country pursuits and work. The Royal Zip neoprene provides for easier off and on, the Viking neoprene caters for the wider calf or thicker insulated trousers. The Saxon is a standard neoprene boot for warmth while the Field is cotton lined for those warmer days.

Tradional boots

Now even better

In 2017, we introduced Vibram to the entire range of green boots. Vibram make soles for the worlds best walking boots and we have found their sole unit to perform exceptionally in the field. Again, with the high rubber content of the European manufacturing, the very best grip in challenging conditions is available to the wearer.

Gumleaf boots are environmentally green and sustainable made from a natural product – we also use wood chip to power our factory which significantly reduces our carbon foot print.