I’ve been disappointed by kids rain boots ever since Bergen started to walk.
We live in Seattle.
We need boots that keep his feet dry and stay relatively dry inside. Rain here isn’t just a once in a while thing. Boots can be necessary multiple days in a row, and often more than once a day. We don’t have time to wait for wet boot linings to dry.
We also need boots that last. With frequent use, we can’t worry about tears and gaps developing after just a season (or a few wears). Our son is very active. Between playground romping, hiking, scooting around on his balance bike, and trekking through the neighborhood, he’s quite hard on shoes.
Plus with this frequent use, the boots have to be supportive. Clunky rain boots that cause him to trip and fall just won’t work.
Up until this recently, we made do, but we really weren’t happy with the (run of the mill) rain boots we’d purchased, and even with a lot of research for alternatives and trying to scope out what other kids were wearing, we were coming up short.