My first thoughts of getting out my kid’s rain boots is prompted by wonderful Fall activities: pumpkin patches, corn maze, and farm visits. This year my oldest son didn’t have rain or snow boots because of a big growth spurt so thankfully the timing was perfect when I recently heard about Bogs Footwear. Just the thought of going into the rain boot section of a big box store brings on a migraine with the stench of cheap plastic so after checking out the Bogs site and finding out the boot is actually made from natural rubber instead of PVC – I knew we’d be a great match. This isn’t the only eco-feature of these boots. They are made from natural rubber, neoprene, and with superior quality guaranteed to not crack or split like cheaply made boots. They are also heavy duty for winter (thinking ahead with snow action) because they are comfort rated from temperate conditions down to -20 degrees F. Because they are made with breathable materials, rather than PVC, they are comfortable in milder weather too – all the while looking incredibly hip too! The spider style was my favorite model for boys, although I stuck with the classic black for my 8 year old because I’m hoping for a few years of wear from these boots. Bogs footwear has made the kiddie styles so adorable for little girls and very cool for boys. It’s pretty rare when a boot that could be used for extreme outdoor weather conditions is so stylish. Kids also love the handles that they grab to easily pull on the boots in these waterproof rubber and neoprene upper. The Bogs Classic High Kids is the style Francesco is wearing and he loves them.
When you’ve been around the block with kid’s products – there are a few items that scream “you get what you paid for!” Footwear is one thing a parent learns to invest and research their time. I recommend purchasing Bogs boots a little big (if your child is a half size…got up to the next size) since they can always wear thick socks until the next year. These boots have some serious non-slip soles and it would take a lot to wear them out. When you add the cost of what two pairs of boots would cost for rain and snow, plus the fact these are made without PVC – the price is great! I’ve found Bogs online around the $60 mark, which is not a bad price for 2-in-1 boots for Fall and Winter.
And moms…don’t drift over to the Women’s category of the Bogs site unless you’ve got some extra time and a bib to catch the drool. Who knew that outdoor sport boots could be so cute, fashionable, and easy! With a pair of jeans or tights – you’ll be rockin that pumpkin patch or just looking generally ‘cute’ for everyday footwear this Fall and Winter. Footwear doesn’t easily tempt me but I couldn’t resist getting a pair of Bogs for myself. My style of boots is the classic high handles with a fun print on the boot. I love them and can’t wait for the weather to get chilly so I can slip them on more often. Never mind for kids… I love how easy they are to get into . =)
Enjoy the weather change from chilly summer to glorious fall days and soak up all that nature has to offer during the month of October. This mild weather won’t be here for long and the pumpkins and hay rides keep calling our name. Get outside and enjoy.