As a family who love being outdoors, I cannot stress enough the importance of owning a decent pair of wellies. We don't have to worry so much about Meg but Eli will really put a pair of boots through their paces. If he sees a puddle, he will wade through it, no matter how deep. If he sees some mud, he will jump in it. If he sees something that can be climbed...you get the idea!
As a result we have discovered a number of brands which just don't offer the durability he needs from his boots; as well as keeping his feet warm and dry they also have to stand up to the rigorous testing he puts them through every time we head outside and I was curious about whether the Bogs Wellies we had been sent would be able to withstand Eli.
He has worn them pretty consistently for the last two months; it's the kind of weather now where you can't always risk heading out for a walk in trainers as you don't know what you are going to come across so whether we are going to the park, down to the beach, or through the woods, we turn to our wellies.
The first thing we really like is the way the wellies have been designed and this is something which a number of other people have commented on when we have been out and about. They have little handles cut into the wellies to enable children to pull them on by themselves but they are far enough down in the boot that they aren't going to damage by a bit of pulling. We have had a couple of pairs with the handles which stick out of the sides and these have snapped within a couple of wears...I don't think this will be the case here.
Bog wellies are also lined with Bogs Max-Wick™ to keep feet dry and technology to help keep the boots smelling fresh as well. In addition they are incredibly soft and flexible which makes climbing up sand dunes and trees in the woods that bit easier as they almost seem to mould to the foot rather than being rigid which cheaper brands of wellies can often be.
You can no doubt see that thus far we have been really impressed with the wellies; we have welly socks for the kids which are thermal socks so we know that their feet will always be warm but we haven't had any complaints about the wellies letting in water and last weekend we discovered that they are just the right height for some wave jumping in the freezing cold sea...no accidental water seeping in over the tops.
Prices for the wellies start at around £35 which is a little more expensive than you might usually pay but we have honestly no complaints to make. In fact, we weren't asked to write this separate review but we wanted to share with you how fantastic the wellies are and how much use we have gotten from them. You don't want to head into winter without having a solid pair of shoes for your kids to wear and I really feel like Bogs Wellies tick all the boxes for us.
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