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Summerisdone Sat 08-Oct-16 23:30:39

I ordered my DS a new pair of wellies the other day for his 2nd birthday and my nana has bought him the matching coat. Well today the wellies came and they are an adult's size 6 rather than a child's, silly mistake on my behalf as I should have read correctly when selecting the size.
Here's the thing though, the coat is available from 2-8 yrs, yet it turns out the boots only start from child size 8 (which according to the retailer's guide is suitable for 3 1/2 year old), however they go right up to an adults 7 even though the retailer labels it as a 'junior child' size.
Clearly this is not a serious issue but I guess I just want to know if AIBU to be baffled that the retailer would make matching items that do not correlate in sizes and that they would consider an adult's size 7 shoe to be a junior child's, especially in said wellies which are clearly very child orientated in design

evelynj Sat 08-Oct-16 23:34:25

Yabu, that's weird. Is it a child's design though?

Catsize Sat 08-Oct-16 23:35:32

Not sure really. However, it is always daft to correlate age and shoe size. My 2yr old is a size 9. Drives me bonkers with socks when they only put 'age 2-4' on them for example.

Maybe my 2yr old will be an adult's size 7 shoe when 8yrs old. We're going to put her in for waterskiing. Without the skis.

BikeRunSki Sat 08-Oct-16 23:38:43

Does seem a little odd, and I probably would have made the same mistake. Which brand? My 8 year old would love patterned wellies, but there's not a lot in adult size 3 for boys

BackforGood Sat 08-Oct-16 23:41:17

I'm confused by the concept of 'matching coat and wellies' confused

<misses point entirely>

Summerisdone Sat 08-Oct-16 23:46:10

The wellies and coat are from Joules and are really very lovely for a child, not so much an adult though I wouldn't have thought.

I do appreciate that some children will have larger feet but according to the website's own size guide the size 7 are approximately suitable for a 13/14 year old so at least make the coat available for that age, and also make the boots available for a two year old if the coat is. Like I said, my mistake for not reading properly, but I really am baffled that the shoes and coats aren't available in at least the same 'approximated age range'

AnthonyPandy Sat 08-Oct-16 23:49:22

Can't see many 13 year olds going for those wellies!

Summerisdone Sat 08-Oct-16 23:50:26

BackforGood the coat and wellies have matching patterns

Summerisdone Sat 08-Oct-16 23:52:14

AnthonyPandy that was my thoughts exactly grin

NeedABanner Sun 09-Oct-16 00:12:28

That's bonkers!

I hope DS wasn't too dsappointed.

Pythonesque Sun 09-Oct-16 00:19:10

In my family we reach size 7 shoes at around age 10-11. Mind you, clothes have to be age +2 as well.

QuackDuckQuack Sun 09-Oct-16 00:20:08

That's weird. If you're looking for little wellies the Debenhams has a range with handles - great for toddlers to put on themselves.

How frustrating!

AnthonyPandy Sun 09-Oct-16 00:51:28

Do you think Joules made a mistake when they ordered them from the factory (or wherever they get them made up)?

CatchIt Sun 09-Oct-16 01:35:17

YANBU, I had that child's shoe sizes are so complicated. Why not give them letters instead of numbers as I'm always worried about an adults pair arriving through the post!

raspberrysuicide Sun 09-Oct-16 01:42:46

No self respecting 13 yr old is going to be seen dead in some wellies and a matching coat like that!
I love Joules stuff but I agree that's got to be a mistake as only little children would wear them.

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Oct-16 04:03:22

CatchIt because letters are used to refer to shoe width?

Joules would hate me, I was an adult size 9 when I was 12!

blueturtle6 Sun 09-Oct-16 08:02:31

Yanbu, I am just entering the realms of this with a walking 1year, can get her waterproof clothes but no size 3 wellies. Double socks for puddle jumping this year!

Summerisdone Sun 09-Oct-16 10:19:48

I re-checked the Joules website and it's definitely not a mistake on their side, it appears that all of their children's wellies go from kid's 8 to an adult's 7. I truly don't know any teenagers or adults that would ever been seen in wellies like these though. Oh well, I'll just have to look around and try to find a plain pair, though now I've got he arse-ache of returning these things and waiting for a refund: the reason I hate online shopping angry

HurtleTurtle30 Sun 09-Oct-16 11:32:53

Some small kids have big feet though I guess. My boy just turned 11 last month is an adult 8. Annoying as I now have to pay adult prices for a not yet teen. Though to be fair he wouldn't be seen dead in those wellies, he's far too cool wink

BackforGood Sun 09-Oct-16 13:52:05

Funky wellies are quite "in" with teens.

Obviously not coats though.....

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Oct-16 14:37:13

blue you can get size 3 wellies from Jojomaman. Also Next I think and maybe Mothercare, but definitely Jojo.

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Floralnomad Sun 09-Oct-16 14:43:34

I've got size 6 feet and I can't see any teen or adult wearing those wellies , how ridiculous ,they are obviously designed for small children and definitely under 10s .

FleurThomas Sun 09-Oct-16 14:51:01

Girls will often get their adult foot size at 13/14. I was an adult 7 by then.

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