Is it just me or do you find wellies a bit chilly too? My feet get so cold in them, even when padded with socks, although I admit I do tend to go for rather cheap versions – perhaps I should take the plunge and give up the best part of £100 for a pair of Hunters. Naturally, I had the same concerns about my son similarly suffering in his, particularly as he hates wearing the wellie socks I bought him, which is why I decided to try him out with a pair of Alpine Snow Boots from JoJo Maman Bébé.
The boots are made with a waterproof wellie-like foot section which keeps the foot dry in standing water and has a cosy fleece lining for extra warmth. The moulded sole has a deep tread for extra grip in the snow but the best part is the large gusset VelcroTM opening which makes them so easy to get on and off. Do beware, while the bottom half is waterproof, the top half is only water resistant and while the seams keep snow out, it doesn’t do the same with water so watch out if your child likes jumping in deep puddles – these are not designed for that kind of job and don’t ever claim to.
You can choose from four bright colours – navy, purple, red or raspberry – or more funky designs like stars or flowers. I have really fallen for these and so has the little man. He got a red pair and now calls them his Spiderman boots. At least I know my mini superhero will have cosy toes during the winter months now.