What's your toddler dd wearing on her feet this winter?

(52 Posts)
Suddengeekgirl Fri 20-Sep-13 14:54:41

Dd (2.5yo) has cheap Velcro plimsoles but they are starting to fall apart after a summer of hard wear and aren't really suitable any more.
I don't want to get her a ballet pump with an ankle strap type job from Clarks as they're not suitable for cold or wet weather and a toddler who can find a puddle with her eyes shut. hmm

Can you show me what you've got/ getting? smile

Suddengeekgirl Fri 20-Sep-13 14:56:26

Oh and I only want to buy her one pair of shoes so they need to be suitable for all types of casual clothes - dd isn't a party dress sort of girl yet thank goodness- she will cost enough in clothes later on smile

snowgal Fri 20-Sep-13 15:07:40

I've been admiring these smile

Lagoonablue Fri 20-Sep-13 15:08:40


Artandco Fri 20-Sep-13 15:11:15

Personally I think you do need two things.

Nice warm boots / ankle boots similar to above


Waterproof snow boots for deep puddle hump

Artandco Fri 20-Sep-13 15:11:51

Oops- snow boots for puddle jumping/ snow/ winter walks

PuddingAndHotMilk Fri 20-Sep-13 15:12:12

Snowgal they're gorgeous. Do they do them in big sizes?!? envy

snowgal Fri 20-Sep-13 15:14:12

I know!! I think that's why I've been admiring them..... smile

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 20-Sep-13 15:23:15

She'd like Sandals...

SkodaLabia Fri 20-Sep-13 15:26:55

DD has these. I love their shoes.

NoForkNKnife Fri 20-Sep-13 15:27:18

Dd has got these. I want some!

MooseyMoo Fri 20-Sep-13 15:38:25

DD has these Clarks shoes and these John Lewis boots (for colder weather as lined)

flootshoot Fri 20-Sep-13 16:17:34

I'm in the same boat needing something for 2.5yo DD who's currently only got glittery canvas pumps. Some of those are lovely but £40 on toddler boots! shock

OneLittleToddleTerror Fri 20-Sep-13 16:30:54

Where do you buy waterproof snowboots for 2-3yo?

tethersend Fri 20-Sep-13 16:31:54


I've managed to stash an unworn gold pair away from when DD1 was small. They are lovely, comfy, go with everything and are very hard-wearing.

Worth the £££ IMO, although ebay is best for cheaper ones.

SmokedMackerel Fri 20-Sep-13 16:52:35

JoJo maman bebe do wellies and snow boots for tiny feet. They were the only place I could find a size 3.

Lidl have excellent fleece lined wellies, but they started too big for my 2 year old.

I love those start rite boots, snow gal

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 20-Sep-13 16:56:12

Go to an independent shop that does European brands and buy her some waterproof boots/snowboots.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Fri 20-Sep-13 17:02:03

Leather boots for everyday, Wellies with multiple socks for snow/very very wet days. Possibly jazzy party shoes from tesco or similar for Xmas and parties.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Fri 20-Sep-13 17:10:21

Oh yes, and kickers are brilliant for littlies.

FrancesFarmer Fri 20-Sep-13 17:14:01

DD is wearing these. I may also buy her boots if the winter is very cold.

noisytoys Fri 20-Sep-13 17:16:32

Peppa pig snow boots we picked up brand new from a car boot sale for 50p because someone bought them for their DD to grow into and they didn't fit her at the right time of year

AnotherStitchInTime Fri 20-Sep-13 17:18:17

Autumn either clarks leather ankle boots or wellies.

Winter mid-calf Clarks leather boots or these snowboots.

MakeHayIsAWhaleNow Fri 20-Sep-13 17:23:20

Both dcs had snow boots from Aldi last year - they were excellent, really did the job. Only about £8...! I'm hoping they do them again this year.

OneLittleToddleTerror Fri 20-Sep-13 17:28:41

Thanks, for the suggestion on jo jo maman bebe and independents. There are both of these in that expensive old town close to us which I seldom set foot on.

dyslexicdespot Fri 20-Sep-13 17:41:01

Something like this, I take cold weather seriously!


QueenCadbury Fri 20-Sep-13 17:41:06

Dd wears clarks trainers or wellies in wet weather/snow.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Fri 20-Sep-13 17:42:55

I would say re.snowboots, they are lovely and warm but lots aren't as waterproof as they should be, and obviously you can't really tell when you buy them. That's why I prefer Wellies, and on a really cold and snowy day just layer lots of socks. Might also get some lambs wool insoles which I can move between dds boots and her Wellies.

MakeHayIsAWhaleNow Fri 20-Sep-13 17:45:45

The Aldi snow boots are definitely waterproof. And fleece lined. Might get myself some, too if they do them again.

dyslexicdespot Fri 20-Sep-13 17:46:01

Rain boots/wellies should never be worm in snow or minus degrees. They do not insulate against cold.

You would really need proper water proof snow boots if you expect moderate or severe cold.

dyslexicdespot Fri 20-Sep-13 17:48:55

Forgot to add that its best to buy winter gear that is made for people who live in countries that have cold winters.

UK winters, even at their worst are like a summer day compared to what I grew up with!

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 20-Sep-13 17:49:12

DD has those purple startrite boots and silver hunters - got 25% off via quidco from the white co.

TarkaTheOtter Fri 20-Sep-13 17:52:58

Beautiful lined leather boots from Livie and Luca because if I have to spend nearly £40 on toddler boots they are going to be beautiful <take note clarks>.

Will also be getting her wellies in a size up and very thick fleece-type welly socks - waterproof and warm.

IWillOnlyEatBeans Fri 20-Sep-13 18:27:44

I'd really recommend Gumbies Gumboots. My DS lived in them last Autumn/Winter when he was 2.5 and I have bought another pair for this year.

They are fairly unattractive, but are waterproof, warm and stand up to puddle jumping, leaf kicking, snowman building, scooting through mud and whatever else your toddler might enjoy in the colder months!

Suddengeekgirl Fri 20-Sep-13 20:17:32

Wow snowgal! grin
Those are perfect!

I now new to find a startright stockist so I can get an idea of what size she needs - Clarks are all we have in town here. hmm

Will look into snow boots too - especially as a friend said we are due snow here in E Mids before the end of October! shock

Thanks for all the suggestions. A colourful boot is the way forward! smile

herecomesthsun Fri 20-Sep-13 20:22:46


We went to a local independent; I was surprised that the Clarks above was such a hit, my daughter really loves them

cathpip Fri 20-Sep-13 20:27:03

Snow boots and some ankle boots, I learnt my lesson with ds and cold feet, Christ he cried, they were like ice poor little chap....

InsertBoringName Fri 20-Sep-13 20:32:21

DD1 had JoJoMamanBebe snow boots last year and they weren't waterproof sad

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 20-Sep-13 20:34:50

Startrite come up slightly bigger than clarks - you can download a fitting guide from their website.

ToddleWaddle Fri 20-Sep-13 20:44:06
noviceoftheday Fri 20-Sep-13 21:14:03

Dd wore emu boots last winter. She said her feet were lovely and warm.smile

Would second wellies in the snow and severe cold, they're just not warm enough. Even with wool socks. I have 4 dc and I have learnt my lesson now! Does anyone know when roughly the Aldi snowboots are out?
Someone mentioned the John Lewis Isobel boots, how warm are they and is the leather stiff? They look pretty sturdy and a good price for school shoes in the winter.

Gingersnap88 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:39:43

I was also going to recommend Livie & Luca and also Verbaudet

bellamysbride Fri 20-Sep-13 21:54:48

skoda are the Bobux water resistant (ish)? I love the look of them and fact that they are lined but worry that they would get trashed in one outing.

snowlie Fri 20-Sep-13 21:57:40

I am a big fan of gortex boots for kids, these ones from ricosta will be fab...their shoes are unbeatable for quality and longevity.

BikeRunSki Fri 20-Sep-13 22:04:06


DD is currently wearing some red ones I bought for DS but he only wore three times, before he grew out of them. They are getting a bit tight, will be replaced with more Kickers.

SkodaLabia Fri 20-Sep-13 22:57:46

I polish out the inevitable scuffs and spray them with protective stuff. They're a good fit for wide feet, if that helps!

SkodaLabia Fri 20-Sep-13 23:08:51

I polish out the inevitable scuffs and spray them with protective stuff. They're a good fit for wide feet, if that helps!

Jellypudmum Fri 20-Sep-13 23:11:23

My dd lives in celtic sheepskin boots!!

Snowlie, I bought those ricosta boots for dd last year. They were really warm but she totally trashed them. And I did use protective spray and clean them a lot! Don't think I would buy again.

snowlie Sat 21-Sep-13 09:47:47

I always buy Ricosta. When they were small we used to get the gortex lined boots....I still buy them Ricosta for school, I must have bought my kids 20 pairs and I've been happy with them all, accessorize I think you have been v unlucky for them to let you down. We've had bad experiences with a couple of pairs of start rite and I would never buy their shoes again but yet they have a loyal following!

To be fair I have got other ricosta shoes and they've been fine, but these are suede and just didn't cope with the thrashing from my 4 yo!

aerynsun Sat 21-Sep-13 12:09:50

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