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My baby loves them!
on January 25, 2011
I had a very hard time finding boots for my 20-month-old daughter. She has a tiny foot (size 3.5) and the only boots worthy of walking in the snow (rubber bottom, etc.) start at size 5. (I looked here, Zappos, local stores both large and small.) The boots that are smaller than size 5 tend to have "crib soles" which are designed for indoor use by non-walkers. These boots were the closest I could find to a winter boot for a little walker to wear in the snow.
Pros: my daughter loves them. They are adorable, look cozy, and I would buy a pair if I could. The sole is sturdy leather. They are easy to get on and off but not so easy that my daughter can pull them off on her own. They are warm and suitable for wearing in our cold New England weather. They are good indoor shoes with no increased slipping on floors (they seem to have good traction). They get tons of compliments -- if style is your thing, these work.
Cons: The sole is not an actual outdoor sole. They work fine for playing in the dry snow but I would not have her wear them to walk in any kind of wet slushiness. The outermost-layer of the sole got damp after playing in the dry snow (but dried quickly after I took them off her). On her size 3.5 foot these are too big BUT they are so wooly inside that you may find they run small if you go true-to-size. Cost: $50 is steep for a kid's boot. I suspect we will be able to get some use out of these next year too (maybe I am naive) so we hope it will pay off (we bought the size 5). However, since a typical Stride Rite, LL Bean or Lands' End kids' boot runs $35 it's only $15 more for a much cozier, warmer, and more stylish boot. If you are a consigner or ebay-er of your used children's stuff, you might get a good enough return.
We love them.