My DD had a pair for Christmas last year-she lives in them.They have very hardwearing soles -much more hardwearing than Uggs. Fine for bikeriding and dogwalking if not muddy. I waterproofed them with scotchguard and she has worn them in rain and snow no probs.
Not really, they have on occasion run promotions on the children's celts, but not for a couple of years now. I'm lucky in that I'm close enough to visit the factory shop where you can buy the seconds at lower prices.