Buying kids’ wellies should be an easy task. Take the little darlings to the nearest budget store, find a colour they like. Young girls may be crazy about pink but boys’ wellies come in many more colours. Make sure they fit and that's it until the kids grow out of them.
However, it's not so easy. Often the treads seem to disappear after a couple of weeks and the wellies are only fit for sliding. Cheap synthetic rubber is prone to cracks and punctures that are dangerous for all feet, but most especially young ones.
So when choosing kid's wellies, think about the kind of activities for which they will be used. Muck boots may be expensive but they keep the kid's feet warm, dry and safe. A wraparound outer sole adds further stability and toe protection. Those soles come in purple, pink, black, orange, blue, green and red.
The Joules wellies are a cheaper but still durable option. They come with a hard-wearing rubber sole and a reflective tab and are perfect for those kids most of them who love muddy puddles. They come in a variety of patterns, such as sharks, bikes, stripes and stars, which can even make a fashion statement as the kids’ splash about.
Woody Pop wellies from Aigle are ideal for those long walks, especially when walking the dog. They are made from natural rubber with polyester and cotton lining. They can withstand prolonged wear and tear and even have a paw-print pattern to enchant the young dog handler and his charge.