Winter Wellies Test!
With winter upon us, its time to start preparing your little one’s wardrobe for those wet, windy walks. Whether it’s a trip to the park, the woods or leaping into the car, you’ll want to ensure they’re wrapped up and most importantly, in comfy footwear. So we’ve been busy getting our hands on wellie boots – just like all of our reviews, we’ve put them through their paces and rated them out of 5.
Deichmann, Toddlers Space Print Wellingtons, £9.99
We were lucky enough to get our hands on two pairs of Deichmann wellies, and we’ve ended up with mixed reviews on the comfort verdict. One found the fit baggy, with little structure, the other found them super comfortable. The designs were a big hit, so much so one of our little road testers wanted to wear them all the time. But what we really loved about these boots was the pull up handles – it made them so easy to get on, giving our little one more independence. At £9.99, these are great value boots, and rest assured, they’re easy to clean. Why not give them a try, and make your own mind up?
The Muck Boot Company, Kids Hale Tall Boots, £50.00
These unique wellie boots offer a whole host of benefits for your little one – the light, neoprene fabric lining is much comfier on the leg than standard wellies, and made for a very comfortable wear. They kept our little one’s feet cool (yet warm), were easy to clean and wipe down, and the pull tab helps to get the wellies on. The unique, funky design is available in a range of colours and designs. At £50.00 they are somewhat of an investment but if you’re happy to pay for quality then rest assured these are sturdy boots, built to last and withstand some serious splashing & muddy welly walks!
Jo Jo Maman Bebe, £18.00
These flower wellies supplied by Jo Jo Maman Bebe were very popular with the recipient, they were her first pair of wellies. She loved them so much she didn’t want to take them off. They offered a lovely design, with good insoles and were very comfortable, with great grip and perfect for a puddle jumping walk. They are good value as they are very well made and would last.
Tractor Ted, Tractor Ted Welly Boots, £16.00
As soon as these wellie boots were out of the box our little one couldn’t wait to get them on (he even wanted to wear them when the sun was out!). The tractor design in keeping with the Tractor Ted brand was a huge hit, as were the pull up handles either side of the boot – they’re great for little hands and gave our little one more independence when it was time to leave the house. The super thick soles gave a great grip and will no doubt be very durable. We’re a big fan of these.
Cuckooland, Waterproof Sheepskin Style Kids Snug-Boot Wellies, £29.95
Something a bit different to your average wellie boot, these completely waterproof Cuckooland’s are as warm and snug as they look. Our little one really put these wellies through their paces (having worn them all day to a festival), and the verdict? Super comfortable, mainly thanks to the faux-fur lining. They’re easy to clean, the design is roomy so gives plenty of room for a thick pair of socks, and being unisex they are a great pair of wellies to hand down to siblings. Our little one is eagerly awaiting winter so she can wear them all the time!
Reima, Kids Rubber Boots Taika, Euro 34.95 (Approximately £31.00)
These wellies are great, soft inside and the rubber is soft and very flexible making them very comfortable to wear. We loved the bright yellow as they really stood out, and would work for boys or girls, great for the hand me down factor! They were a big hit, with both the child wearing them and the parents
Shoezone, Girls Pink Unicorn Glitter Welly, £9.99
Now who can resist a unicorn wellie boot? We were very excited to review these, and so was our little road tester, however they received mixed reviews. Let’s start with the positives – the wellies were fairly short in the length which made then easy to pull on and off, they kept our little one’s feet perfectly dry, and they were very easy to clean. The not so great – the sizing came up extremely big, in fact a whole size or two bigger. The insoles felt comfy but they were just too big for our little one to walk a long distance in. On the plus side – it does leave space for a very, very thick pair of socks (what can we say – we like to see the best in everything, so we had to end on a high)!
The Verdict: Our top picks have to be the Tractor Ted Welly Boots and Cuckooland Waterproof Sheepskin Style Kids Snug-Boot Wellies. Both are very different styles of welly, the Tractor Ted being your more ‘traditional’ kid’s welly boot and the Cuckooland more ‘Ugg’ style (I don’t think they’ll mind us saying that). At accessible price points we thought both of these ticked the right boxes for preparing your little one’s feet for Autumn/ Winter. Rest assured whichever boot you go for, they’ll be kept warm, comfortable and the cleaning won’t be too tough either.