They are not the luxe leather variety that are fashionable, they are utilitarian boots that are made for grime and puddles.
If you have been following along here for awhile
you might remember when I purchased these...
I had been lusting after Hunter boots
and tried some on
only to discover that my legs were too short
and that the top of the boot went well above my knees.
These boots are perfect for me but I do love how the Hunter boots look.
You'd be surprised to see how many of our students at school are wearing them.
There's an adorable young fellow who wears a kilt with his!
Cozy with wooly liners and great for the muddy playground.
Our local "village street" has a new shop which sells rain gear for women and children.
In the Pacific Northwest rain is a given.
So you must be prepared and suitably attired.
Curious about this shop I popped in and checked out their stock...
very chic, stylish, and very pricey
welcoming staff who were eager to assist.
If Miss Isla were a size 4, I could buy her a pair for $55.
Were she to want some, they come in many cheery colours
I particularly like red and yellow.
I can see her splashing about in puddles
her feet dry and warm...
what a picture of loveliness!
Our children wore Mothercare boots in cheery red
with their "muddy buddy" zip up gear.
Rain did not keep us indoors.
I am a proponent of seeking fresh air in all kinds of weather.
I used to put my children outside in the garden to nap in the pram when they were babies.
Mothercare was available here by catalog only and it was my "go to shop" when they were young.
(Before they decided what styles they would insist on wearing!)
Osh Gosh B'Gosh
from Wisconsin was another place that I ordered regularly from...
denim overalls and pink jeans
worn with white tees underneath
gosh they were cute
and they never wore out
I passed them on to several friends and they may still be in service
My Mother and Gran, my husband's mother
saw to it that they were dressed up in fancy clothes
smocked dresses with white tights and leather Mary Janes
navy jackets grey flannels shirts and bow ties...
Social outings with the family required more than casual attire
but I digress...
the company that has been making deck shoes for boaters for years...
Mr. HB checking his email
(I have lost count of how many Sperry shoes he has owned over the last 30 years)
if Sperry can help us keep our feet firmly planted on the mahogany decks
they can certainly be trusted to keep our feet dry in the rain.
Now I think I'll go outside and splash in a puddle....