Product Type: Asda Hunter Original
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"There's a snake in my (wellie) boot!"
Asda Woody Wellies
Member Name: loopy-lou33
Asda Woody Wellies
Advantages: Cheap. Well made, look great.
Disadvantages: A bit babyish for older kids.
Buying shoes for kids is a bit like painting the Forth bridge; a neverending task! Each child need school shoes, trainers/pumps, formal shoes, sandals in the summer and a pair of wellies for the winter. It is no surprise then, that when we get a bit of snow and I drag the wellies out from the bottom of the big shoe box, that generally, the kids have all gone up a shoe size and I need to buy new ones. This was the case recently, which was the reason for my buying this rather fetching pair of Woody Wellie boots from Asda, for my little one, who is five years old.
Where we live in the Midlands could hardly be described as beautiful rolling English countryside, so our wellie use tends to be limited to snowy days or the occasional walk in the woods (yes, we do have a bit of woodland in Walsall!). This, combined with the fact that my kids feet are growing at a ridiculous rate means that it is not worth me shelling out piles of cash on expensive wellies for the kids, especially the youngest, as he hasn't any younger siblings to pass them down to. I tend to get the kids wellie boots from Matalan or Asda, as I find that they have a really nice range of boots, which are cheap, well made, hardwearing and colourful.
When I was in Asda, this pair of boots caught my eye for obvious reasons. Anyone who has read my reviews will know that we are big Toy Story fans, and my little one absolutely adores Woody, having his own Woody costume and Woody doll. They were reasonably priced at £7, so I snapped them up there and then. When my little boy got back from school and saw them, he got really excited, and wore them round the house all afternoon!
The boots are absolutely lovely, and a real treat for young Toy Story fans. The boot is a good height for protecting the bottom part of the leg from mud and splashes, and come a lot higher than his previous wellies. The boots are made from rubbery waterproof material and the whole boot is cobered in small "Woody" logos. The outer side of the boot has a rubber cutout cartoon picture of Woody stuck to it, which runs down the whole length of the boot, and the cutout gives the picture a 3D effect. To continue the western theme, the boot has a row of buffalo head shapes running along the bottom, just above the base, which gives a nice contrast in colour and pattern to the rest of the boot.
The sole of the boot has a really deep tread, perfect for snowy days! There are small shallow horizontal tread lines along the toe and heel of the sole, an the reast of the sole is covered in a very deep, zigzag shaped textured tread, which is great for preventing slipping. My son has a tendency to trip over a lot, because he has problems with co-ordination, so anything that helps him stay upright on a slippy path is a big bonus. There was a warning recently in the paper that a lot of people were having acidents in the icy weather because they were wearing trainers or normal shoes, whereas a wellie boot, with its deep tread is a much more sensible option. The sole is attatched firmly to the rest of the boot, with no danger of it coming away. In the few months that we have had the boots, the soles have shown no signs of wear at all.
The inner part of the boot is made of plain white fabric, and the insole is the same. The insole has no padding, but my son has not complained about feeling uncomfortable walking in these boots. in fact, quite the contrary. They have ample room around the tyoes, and do not slip when he is wearing them. Also we have not had that annoying problem you sometimes get with wellies, when they work your sock off your foot as you walk in them! They also support his foot as he walks, so he doesn't "roll in" as he walks, which can be an issue with some boots.
As I have mentioned, my son has co-ordination problems, and dressing can be a real challenge for him. I am glad to say that these wellies have been really easy for him to take on and off himself and give him a measure of independence when getting ready for school. Sometimes wellies can be tight and hard to remove, but these were very easy, without being too loose to walk in.
The wellies got put through their paces in the snowy weather, with lots of walking to and from school every day, as well as long sledging sessions on the hills at the back of our house. The wellies did a great job at keeping his feet warm and dry and protecting the bottom of his school trousers from getting wet, which would have been horrible for him to have to sit in all day.
I have nothing bad to say about these boots. they are very well made, sturdy, and of course, nice and cheap, as well as looking great. The only downside to them is that they would probably be a bit babyish to kids over 6, but kids 5 and under will love them. Also, the design and colour of the boots make them more geared towards boys, which I think is a bit of a shame, because girls love Woody too! Of course, there is nothing stopping girls wearing these if they want to.
I love these Adsa Woody boots and recommend them to anyone with kids 5 and under who love Toy Story. I know that when my son outgrows these, they will still be in good condition to pass on to another child.
Summary: The perfect wellie for my little boy.