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If you have read any of my other reviews you probably know by now that my son is Thomas mad so when we seen these Thomas boots in Asda we just had to get them and as they were on sale reduced from £8 to £5 it was even better.
They are made of the strong rubber that all wellies are water proof of course to keep the rain out and very durable which is definitely an upside with my 3 year old son. The design is of course Thomas the tank engine and the image on the boot is an exact copy of the Thomas himself.
Also on the boot is the number 1 as anyone with a Thomas mad child will know this is the number on Thomas as he is the number 1 engine.They also have train wheels printed all over them which my son loves to count.What i liked about these boots is that the image on the boot is not a sticker that can peel off. It is actually printed on to the plastic and so last far longer without looking scruffy like some boots do.
My best feature of these boots is the assistant handles on the top. Now my son is at nursery he is becoming more independent and like to put his coat and shoes on which sometimes can be a problem but not with these. The handles allow him to independently put his shoes on so just seeing that little smile make them worth the money to me.
We have had them around 8 months now and although he has grown out of them now they are still in perfect condition and I will be keeping them for my youngest boy who is already Thomas mad.
Thomas the Tank is a cheeky, blue engine from the Island of Sodor. He has been a well known name for over 60years now and his face can be seen on games, DVDs, clothes and toys.
*~*Fun In Puddles With Thomas*~*
For your devoted Thomas fan, you can purchase a set of wellies. The picture shown is of just one pair with pull up handles. However, there are many different choices which vary by design and colour. The ones we have here are known as The Thomas Original Wellies. These boots are available in Infant sizes and are mainly aimed at boys.
The boots are of course designed to be worn for wet weather days. They are made with a strong, rubber construction keeping little feet warm and dry. The upper and sole are synthetic whilst the lining inside the boots are textile.
The boots are well made with emphasis being on the sole and actual foot area. The main area of the boot is navy blue and shiny due to its material. The sole is bright red and although all the one level, offers 10 large grip areas around the sole and 8 further grips in the middle. The grips are quite rough to the touch and give reassurance during icy weather.
One side of each boot is plain navy with the exception of a wavy design running around the whole boot. The outside side of each boot shows a well moulded on, Thomas logo and the cheeky engines picture with Original printed underneath. The boot is thinner at the leg part with the thickness granted to the sole area for protection. The inside offers a white netted lining throughout.
*~*Availability and Price*~*
These boots can be purchased in toddler size 4-10 through www.amazon.co.uk and are priced at £8.94. Barratts offer them at £10.00.
My son loves jumping in puddles and even if it is a dry day, he will find a puddle to jump in! This is a new experience as he used to be a clean freak! He owned a pair of basic Asda wellies which did the job nicely but he grew out of them just after Xmas. Whilst shopping in my local Alworths store, I decided to opt for a pair of Thomas wellies which were priced at £6.00 at the time. As you all know, Ryan adores Thomas and I though he would like these. The ones in the picture do look lovely too but they are more expensive as you get the pull ups on them. These ones are lovely too.
I purchased the size 8 for Ryan as 7s were getting too snug. Whilst he wears his trainers most days, he does ask to wear his wellies and anytime he does, he seems to know its going to rain which is quite freaky! These boots are very boyish in terms of colour and the fact they are Thomas. Thats not to say a girl couldn't wear them as it would be perfectly acceptable (this is an issue in our family as my nephew prefers pink Peppa Pig and handbags to Thomas).
The boots do appear sturdy and of a decent quality. The sole itself impressed me as Ryan can be quite clumsy and we needed a sole that would keep his feet firmly on the ground. Once he is ready to go out, these are the last things he puts on. We always ensure he has 2 pairs of socks on as these are still a bit on the big size as they are big made. We go out in all weathers and generally Ryan will prefer his trousers tucked into the top of the boots so that Thomas can be shown off to everyone!
Ryans feet slide into the boots with ease and I can check they are in properly by feeling about. Around the top of the boots is quite wide so there is often a gap around his legs. This allows comfort but tucking in his trousers seals it up a bit and keeps his legs extra cosy. Ryan can put these on by himself and can tell which boot is for which foot by the way Thomas faces.
*~*Splash Splash Baby!!!*~*
So these boots have seen it all. We go long walks around a country park, we go to the shops, we go to the swings etc and Ryan does a fair bit of walking (with the option to jump back in the buggy if needed). Ryan has never once complained about wearing these over the past 2months. The insides do look cushioned enough and the sole although sturdy, appears bouncy and light on his feet. Even though these are still a little on the big side, he doesn't fall over or slide his feet out them when walking. They remain firmly on his feet with still enough room to move his toes. Judging by the size, I feel he will get a good few months wear out them.
Ok, so the weather is getting a bit better but the rain seems to be persistant. We don't sit at home when its wet..wheres the fun in that? If we need to go to the shops we go and we brave it. My trainers certainly don't keep my feet dry but even out for a few hours, Ryans socks and legs are dry on returning home. The thickness of the outer boot teamed with the soft, lining inside is sufficient in keeping the rain out and everything inside dry and warm. Not once have I removed these to discover any leakages or cold toes which is excellent as it confirms the boots are doing their intended job.
Ryan didn't wear these during the snow we had but when it was quite icy and cold outside the boots came into action. The grips on the bottom are well positioned and spaced far enough apart to create a good hold. Although Ryan slipped a few times due to clumsiness, the boots were always there to stop him accidently falling on the slippy pavements. They are certainly more efficient that trainers as they are designed just right to grip the ground and avoid accidents.
The boots being the colour they are, do show up dirt but not as badly as some others. When we go out down the country park, although we usually go on a dry day, you never know when the heavens are going to open. Sometimes the pathways and the swing park can be muddy from previous rainfall and rather than get a difficult to clean pair of trainers dirty, the boots can handle it. Ryan can comfortably slide down chutes, play on swings and jump in muddy puddles til his heart is content. When we arrive home, I take his boots off at the door and then carry them to the bathroom. I find a quick wipe down with a damp cloth of baby wipe, restores the boots to their former glory and ready for their next adventure.
These boots are extremely durable which I believe is owed to the thickness of the material used. As we go on some rough terrain and surfaces such as woodchips, pavements, stones etc, they need to be sturdy and willing to take whatever is thrown at them. They are known to have minor scuffs and scrapes but this doesn't effect the overall quality of the boots. They still look almost new and the soles have stayed intact and strong.
*~*Conclusion and Recommendation*~*
These boots were a bargain and my son loves the fact that he can jump in puddles and go walks with Thomas! I was recently in Alworths again and spotted the boots on offer at only £2.40 a pair! Whilst I don't anticipate any need for them during the summer, I purchased 2 bigger pairs for next winter as these are much loved and well worth the money!
Thanks for reading x
My son is Thomas the Tank Engine mad.....like most little boys in particular seem to be! He's just turned 3 years old and if we go past anything "Thomas" in a shop he nags and nags until eventually I feel obligated to give in and buy it (that makes him sound spoilt!!). These Thomas the Tank Engine welly boots were no exception. Although I originally saw these in-store, when I went back to buy them they were no longer on display, but thankfully they were available on the Asda Direct website for just £7.
When reviewing these boots I have to refer to my son who has told me on no less than five occasions that "Mummy, I love my boots". And yes, he does love them. Trying to explain to a 3 year old why he can't wear his wellies to bed is no easy feat!
The boots look just like they do in the photo above. They are light blue with darker blue soles and trim, with a big picture of Thomas smiling on the side of each boot. The boots are manufactured from rubber (both boot and sole) and are white polyester on the inside. Because they are manufactured from rubber, they are waterproof - although that doesn't stop water splashing in over the top should your little devil jump in a deep puddle! However, my son's feet do remain dry when he is wearing these boots - even when he went "paddling" in the sea in mid November.
There are gripped ridges on the soles of the boots - and they do afford some grip - although not quite as much as I'd like. He has slipped over a number of times when running on wet grass - and although he wasn't injured because it was on soft grass, I would have more confidence if the grip was a little better.
Obviously, I cannot attest to how comfortable the boots are - but, like I said, my son doesn't ever want to take them off and so I assume that this means they're comfortable enough. However, there is no padding or fleeciness on the inside of the boots and so I have to admit that they don't actually look that comfortable. That being said, they haven't rubbed or resulted in any red marks or blistering to my sons feet - although I would recommend thick socks to protect from this.
There are two red rubber loops attached to the top of each boot which are there to help children pull the boots on - and my son does utilise these, not only when putting them on, but also sporadically when he is already wearing them. These loops also double up as straps to hold on to when carrying around.
Overall, these boots have proven to be very durable. They are obviously wipeable and so easy to keep clean. In addition, despite being worn pretty much continuously for the past few months, the boots remain in good condition with no damage to the rubber or to the waterproofing.
==Thomas The Tank Engine Wellington Boots===
Jack had these wellies bought for him from his Nana last year and unfortunately didn't really get that much wear out of them. I have just had a clear out and had to get rid of them as they are now too small for him.
As they were a present I really don't know where they were purchased from or how much they cost but I have seen you can pick them up on Amazon for around £10 which is not cheap but not overly expensive either.
The design of this Wellington boot is pretty good, if you like Thomas the Tank Engine (which Jack doesn't really) they are made of a good tough rubber and they have handle type bits on each side of each welly so that the child can get then on and off themselves with ease.
I have to say that the reason that these boots didn't really get that much use was because it was such a struggle to get Jacks foot in and his chubby little calves. The boots are designed to fit a standard width of child's foot and because Jack has a H width foot (Clarks size) they were uncomfortable and not overly practical.
They were more or less brand new looking when I took them to the charity shop so I guess someone will snap them up! I would think for any Thomas the Tank Engine fan who has a standard sized foot, these would be a perfect gift. However for us, they weren't really any good and for this reason I can only award them a 2 star rating. I don't know if they came in any other sizes of width but I doubt it very much, which it a real shame.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I've got a 3 year old who is quite a girly girl and loves pink sparkly things, so she surprised me a bit when she got into Thomas the Tank Engine! There isn't much in the way of clothing to suit her (my) tastes for Hollie's wardrobe with Thomas on, so when I saw these wellies in Asda I bought her a pair as I knew she'd love them.
They were only around £5 and even though they are definitely boys wellies they do look great, I'm not embarrassed to put my daughter in them and she does love them. And that's the main thing.
The wellies are typical children's wellies, rubbery with a soft sole which promises to keep out the water. The grips on these wellies aren't the best I've seen, but ateod they're cheap wellies so you can't expect miracles. I'm confident Hollie isn't going to slip in the frost which is on the ground at this time of year, but if we get an icy winter like last year I'm not sure how much trust I'd put into the grips of these.
We haven't had much wet weather yet, the few puddles Hollie has found to splash in haven't even been deep enough for her to need wellies. She usually uses that excuse to grab these off the shoe rack though and as she can pull them easily on and off herself it's no skin off my nose how many times a day she wears them for five minutes! When she's been in any water none of it has soaked into the wellies so they've got a decent seal, which isn't exactly hard for a wellie manufacturer I know so no extra brownie points for that!
Helping her pull the wellies on and off are small rubber loops at the top of the wellies. These are an excellent idea and I don't know why they didn't start putting these on kids wellies years ago. All small children have problems getting wellies all the way onto their foot but these looped handles make it such a simple job, from the first time she wore them my daughter worked out how to pull the loops to slide the wellies on. They don't help when it comes to taking them off, but most toddlers will just drop to the floor and drag their wellies off with no thought about dirty hands anyway!
The only complaint I've got about these wellies is the tops of both wellies are very roughly cut. There's no turn over of the rubber at the top and at one point the rubber actually looks like it's been trimmed with a pair of scissors by hand! It's a very poor finish which spoils the overall appearance of the wellies in my opinion, it might not seem much but I hate it when companies create an excellent product and then spoil it in such a thoughtless way.
As with all wellies the sizing is off. Oh, there's a surprise. Of course if you want the wellies to fit you'll buy a smaller size, I bought Hollie the size she is currently and they'll last forever I think (as far as the size goes) but it was my intention for the wellies to be a bit big so that I can put thicker and thicker socks on her as the months go by.
£5 from George at Asda.
My son is a big fan of Thomas The Tank Engine, he has lots of thomas toys, clothing and shoes. His feet seem to be growing so fast at the moment and he has out grown his last shoes that he only had for two months.
I decided to buy him a pair of wellies for winter and i did my food shopping online this week on asda's website. I looked at the kids wear to find him some wellies and they had a few different pairs but i knew he would love the Thomas The Tank Engine ones best.
They are still on the website as i write this if you are interested in buying them. My son has size 6 feet but they are available from a size 4 to 10 and cost £7.00.
They are mainly light blue in colour with the classic thomas the tank engine character on each boot. They have red rubber handles on each boot that makes it easy for kids to put them on by them selfs although my son is a little young to do so. They also have a clock on them and train wheels dotted all over them. The side of the soles have darker blue stripes on them.
The boots are made from rubber with a gloss finish on them which makes it easy to wipe them clean with a damp cloth. The boots are wide enough to pop his trousers into to keep them dry and are a good fit for his feet. They have good solid grips on the soles which will be great for when the snow comes.
They look very comfortable and supporting for his feet and they look very cute on him. He loved showing off his new boots to his granny and wears them around the house alot.
I cant say how durable they will be as i have not owned them long enough but i bought my daughter ones from asda last year and they lasted all winter until she grew out of them and they were very durable and long lasting.
I am really pleased with them and will continue to buy wellies from asda in the future. Asda charge a small delivery charge of £2.95 but i would spend £10 on petrol getting thier and back so i dont mind paying for delivery.
5 DOOYOO STARS