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I am definitely not a girly girl and buying shoes is a nightmare because I have size 8/9 feet. I love my Crocs shoes because they are so comfortable and so I was delighted when a friend passed on a pair of Crocs Georgie wellies to me.
These wellies are made of one piece of moulded plastic and are exceptionally light. Like the Crocs shoes they are very bulky, especially around the foot area. The outside of the welly has various patterns embossed onto it and also has the Crocs logo on the ankle. The boots are nice and bright, mine are red but they are also available in pink, yellow and blue. In terms of fashion, they probably look out of date since Crocs were big a couple of years ago but since I'm not a slave to fashion I don't care.
The wellies are really small made, I take a size 8 in normal Crocs but the size 9 wellies are slightly snug on me. The sole has exactly the same kind of squishy sensation that I associate with Crocs shoes and makes you feel like you are walking on air. They are exceptionally comforable to wear for prolonged periods of time and are a delight to walk about in. My feet don't become too hot when wearing them, even with thickish socks.
These are short wellies, they come to around 3 or 4 inches past my ankles. This is ideal for people like me with fat calves who find traditional boots and wellies to be too tight. The leg section is really roomy which also gives enough space to tuck your trousers in to keep them dry.
There is a good thick grip on the soles of the boots and while this is good for walking in the rain and mud I don't know if I would trust the grips in the ice as they seem pretty soft. When I have worn the wellies in the rain and splashing in puddles there has been no leakage at all.
The Crocs wellies cost around £30 although if you look around there are offers to be had. They are comfortable but don't seem very hard wearing so would be best for dog walking or festival use rather than for the depths of winter.
Despite being regarded as ugly, I have to admit to owning a few different pairs of Crocs, simply because they are so comfortable and easy to wear. However, I will put my hands up and admit that (ashamedly) when I saw my first pair of Crocs Georgie Boots, I was driven by the fact that I really liked the way they looked, rather than any idea about comfort. I don't know what that says about me and I'm sure more than a few people will think I'm a bit barmy and consider calling the fashion police, but I really like them and think they are a great alternative to the traditional wellington boot. When I bought my Crocs Georgie Boots about 18 months ago, I paid about £40 for them, but they are currently available from the Alternative Store (www.thealternativestore.net) for the reduced price of £31.50. I think this price, considering they will probably last you a life-time, is pretty good value and like most Croc products, these are really built to last.
The Georgies come in a variety of very bright colours - which was one of the plus for me. I opted for the red colour, which is a very bright pillar box red, and I bought my daughter a pair of girlie fushia ones to match. The colours are just really stand-out colours - and I think this is fun and appealing. The boots are moulded out of one piece of rubber and so there is not seams as such to come away from each other - which is what adds to their robustness. Like more Croc products, they are quite chunky in their design, but actually for wellington boots I think they are less chunky and clumsy looking than the traditional boot, and they certainly make my feet look smaller and feel less clunky when I'm wearing them. Because they are rubber, they easily mould to your feet and stretch accordingly. One thing I really like about them is that they are comfortable around the ankle / calf and as I have quite chunky calves, it's nice to have a welly that fits well. The sole is springy and very comfortable to walk on and massage your feet as you walk......lovely. I do find I can wear these without socks, but the only thing to be aware of is that if you wear them when it's fairly hot outside then your feet and ankles can get sweaty and they the boots can rub - and for this reason I often find it better to wear socks with them.
They have a good grip on the bottom of the boot - and being rubber, they are fairly non-slip anyway, even in the wet. I have worn them in all types of weather and they are completely waterproof and so are good for splashing around. Because the whole boot is made out of rubber, if they do get dirty then you simply wash them in water and within 10 minutes or so of air drying, they are ready to be worn again.
Overall, I love my alternative wellys and can't see any reason not to recommend them.
I bought my croc wellies a few years ago now from ebay at a reduced price, but they are generally about £25.
I decided to buy the crocs as I tend to find it quite difficult to find wellies that fit properly. They often are to tight around my calfs and I can never fit my jeans inside, so they end up getting filthy.
I spotted these on the website mainly as they were bright red. Now I know this will not appeal to everyone but I do like to be a little different at times! They do come in a variety of colours but are mostly bright.
When my crocs arrived I was pleased to see they were as bright as they were in the picture, other than that though they are quite plian. A small croc logo is at the ankle bone area and a few ridges in the plastic, but thats all.
They are notably short in comparision with other wellies, mine are a height of just 8 1/2 inches from the ground.
The other thing you notice straight away is the foot shape - they are foot shaped but it is exaggerated. The toes section is very wide and so would be good for people with wide feet or sore toes, but it does make them look more child like, personally I don't mind that though :) Wellies are meant to be fun too as well as fitting a purpose. The tops of the boot are also wide meaning that you can easily fit your jeans in with your legs.
Being plastic / rubber type material they are simple to wash under the tap or a hose, inside and out - very useful.
Getting the wellies on is easy straight in no pushing or shoving. Getting the off is pretty much the same, no great tug of war!
When you actually put the wellies on you do notice tiny little bobbles under foot. Now I am not sure exactly what these are supposed to do??? massage your feet??? but they are kind of irritating to be honest and uncomfortable to walk on. I wear two pairs of socks now.
So out and about in them.....
Walking in the rain along the road in and out of puddles - fab! they keep the rain out and are funky and fun. However, take them onto the mud and snow and it's a whole different ball game!
I have slipped numerous times in these whilst walking my dogs in them, which was why I bought them. Yes I have huskys which invariably pull so I know I was expecting a lot, but to be fair they are useless for this purpose ;( My crocs are resigned to rainy shop walks and I have purchased hike boots for doggie walking instead. I admit slipping in the mud can be funny at times but it can also be dangerous and these wellies have absolutly no grip what so ever!
Overall they are a great fun pair of wellies to wear in the rain - providing you stick to the road and stay off the mud and snow.
SHOES FOR KIDS: They can jump/dance/run around in these light weight wellies and be sure to keep their socks dry. Not only are these calf length boots waterproof, Kids will love them. They also come with health benefits such as an orthotic foot bed and circulation nubs to keep the blood flowing in these mucky situations. However I do not think that they are suitable for adult wear. They are clearly designed with kids in mind and and adult wearing them would simply look daft.
Like the original crocs, they are practical and comfortable. They keep your feet secure, providing you put them on properly, and they also have good grip.
They are also reasonably priced. Kids, especially the younger ones, love wellies and with so much on offer your kids should love these. That means that you should have trouble getting your kids to wear anything else and so these are fantastic value for money .... just remember not to try to fit in with the young ones. You will look silly!
Urrggg! I hate these, I was never a big fan of the original crocs but these seem to top it off for me (birthday present bought with love but not with thought). They rub until your feet are red raw and why buy these when you can get some beautiful wellies which I have two very lovely pairs. With loads to choose from with a multitude of patterns and designs it seems an easy decision for me! However my children just seem to love these for some unknown reason to me although I have not succumb to buying them for them yet I feel it may only be time and by next christmas they will be a permanent feature on their feet! But as for me these are not the footwear of choice, as for keeping warm and dry in the winter I will stick to my uggs or wellies!