You have to suffer to be beautiful, the old saying goes. But we do not believe this is the case. Here, we believe everyone should be able to wear high fashion walking boots, and still be able to…. err.. walk in them too.
It is annoying enough when grown women are forced to constantly choose between the look of a shoe, and complete podiatry meltdown, but this definitely should not be happening to our little girls.
Fortunately Orgrimmar, a company based in China, has seen fit to give us these delightful articles.
If there was such a thing as an adorable meter, on a scale of one to ten, we reckon these would score about a twenty!
Snow boots for a baby? Well, not quite, but almost. These waterproof boots by manufacturer Orgrimmar will fit from age two to age ten, so this is a pretty close thing to a baby snow boot.
Of course there are snow boots available for babies and toddlers, but they don’t usually look like this, and they are usually more for show than actually stomping about in mounds of the white stuff.
So what are our criteria for assessing this pair of diminutive snow boots for your emerging ice princess?
Firstly we will be giving these a good long inspection from a design perspective.
Constructed from wholly rubber, cotton and wool, these should please vegans looking for style, as well as ethics. Although vegans, who don’t wear wool, probably won’t want them.
From first glance, these do look incredibly warm and cozy, and should keep your ice maiden’s tootsies toastie warm.
With a rubber sole and outer shell, they ought to do as it says on the box and keep her feet dry as well.
The ultra-chic lace-up affect is just for show only, although they may help the fit be just that bit snugger. For actual practical purposes, these fasten up with a zip, you will be glad to hear.
Colors available range from two shades of white, two shades of almond, and one in pink. Judging by the available footage, (pardon the pun) it would seem that the two styles of white and almond , are virtually identical though.
From a color perspective, our only complaint is that the manufacturer does not do more of them, especially in darker shades. When you’re talking about snow boots, only making them in very light colors is not the best option ever, as beautiful as they are! This goes double when dealing with the under tens, who have made jumping into dirt their life’s work!
The interior fur is both practical and stylish, and makes them very warm to look at; but are they really?
This leads us to our next question – how do these feel to actually wear?
Unlike shoes that are only designed for pre-schoolers or babies, these run from the age of two right up to ten years. So this should mean that we have a degree of certainty in the reviews of the wearers!
In terms of sheer comfort, it would seem that these are as cozy to have on as they are to look at. There aren’t any untoward reports reaching us that they are cold, or leak and let in water.
This is pretty good news! Finding an adult snow boot that manages to be warm and actually dry, and be a genuinely pleasurable wearing experience seems to be like a quest for the holy grail.
Obviously, we are hoping that you are not putting your tiny daughter through quite the same vigorous paces that you would yourself, in a snow boot, i.e. no building igloos or marching across the north face of the Eiger in these for her. But for everyday usage in the snow, it seems that they do not disappoint.
Another rather important thing, especially when you are buying shoes online, is how well they fit and how good the sizing is.
With an encouraging 85% of customers saying that these fit just right, we are quite pleased with the manufacturer’s sizing information.
As well as giving the shoe sizes (in U.S. sizing) there is also additional information, in terms of interior length of each boot.
There were a small percentage of customers who thought that you might have to size up by about half a size, but they are the minority.
As far as we can ascertain, no one has any real issue with these boots, and they seem to hold together pretty well.
The quality is high, and we aren’t expecting that they will drop apart too fast. Being for toddlers and little kids, more than likely, these will be outgrown before they are worn out, but they will be something that should stay the distance. Literally!
Selling at around the $46 mark, we are the first to admit that these are hardly cheap, especially for a child’s boot. It is totally possible to buy snow boots, even fairly cute ones, for far less than this.
However, we’re sure that most of these will not be the watertight, durable construction that these Orgrimmars are. A lot of boots advertised as being for the snow in these age ranges, may not even be properly waterproofed, and a lot of the younger age ranges are mainly for show.
These are the real deal, and actually keep feet warm and dry, as well as looking adorable.
If you are going to buy snow boots for your little girl, and you want them to actually work properly, as well look cute, these are an absolute must have.
Buy them or live with the regret forever!