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Jelly welly gogs!
Asda Wellington Boots
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Asda Wellington Boots
Advantages: Cheap, comfortable and does exactly what they are intended too!
Disadvantages: Doesn't stop my children's feet from growing too quickly!
After forking out a rather unfeasible amount of money on a pair of Thomas the tank engine welly gogs for my son (translation - Wellington boots!), then when he actually needed them he had grown out of them (he wore them once, I will try not to swear or cry!), I was determined not to pay over the odds again for such an item.
After doing a shop some time last year, I knew I had to get both of my children some welly gogs as the weather had been stated as "very snowy". which at that time was just before we had that terrible snow fall that shut down all the schools in my area...well, actually all but one (my children's!), so it was very lucky I bought these before the first flake landed!
After perusing the shoe section in my local George, I was pleased to see that they had anticipated the snow too, with there being a vast selection of wellies available.
The pair I choose for my son were plain blue, very understated but (according to him) very comfy and good 'cause the tops of them are wide enough to tuck my trousers into mummy! Sold!
The boots themselves are not quite knee length, but again a bit higher than ankle, just in case a muddy puddle incident arises (it doesn't matter how much you tell them if there is one there, they have to have a jump!), they are again quite wide around the tops, but not baggy, with the rubber that these are made from being soft and pliable, but holding there form when on.
The inner sole of the boot is much softer than the rest, being more material than anything else, though I always make my kids wear there thickest socks with these, just in case of rubbing, though they have never suffered with any.
The outer sole of the boot is made from a much sturdier rubber, coloured slightly darker blue, and quite thick with deep tread, perfect for the icy or slippery weather, even on there school playground, that had been once salted, which had then refroze and was like a skating rink, these still held there own, though Connor did look like a penguin when walking on there just in case!
Wear and tear wise I have to say my children don't get enough wear out of them for them to show any, though when they are used I find sticking them into the sink and rinsing them off best, making them the easiest to care for boot in the house!
Price wise I paid £4.00 for my sons pair, but £5.00 for my daughters (in the obligatory pink of course!), and from what I can recall range from a size 5 through to a size 1, though I do think for the bigger sizes there is a more grown up version of the welly gog!
Never again will I worry about my children's feet (inevitably) growing too quickly, at £4.00 a time I won't be breaking the bank, recommended!
For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
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