View Full Version : warm winter boots for first real winter - recommendations?
Oct 12th, 2011, 02:40 PM
I have to buy boots for my son who will be 18 mths - 2 yrs during the winter. As I have never had to buy these before, I don't know what kinds are good quality. Basically I want his feet to be warm when outside (I hate cold feet). I saw that sears has a sale on some right now but not sure if they are good or not. They have Sorel, Columbia, kamik and Cougar.
Also, are the ones with the liners a good thing or not?
Anyway, any help is appreciated
Oct 12th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Those are all fine brands, but remember that your child won't fit them next winter, so I sure wouldn't buy any which are really pricey.
It's good to have the ones with the removable liner because you can take them out to have everything dry more easily.
Oct 13th, 2011, 09:04 AM
yes, boots usually only last 1 year ...they grow so fast!
Oct 13th, 2011, 10:02 AM
Cheap boots will probably be alright for the little guys, but when my kids were 4 and 5, they destroyed the cheapies and we ended up paying extra to buy a second pair mid-winter. From then on we have only bought/borrowed Sorel/Columbia (which are extremely similar) and have never been disappointed. We also had a third hand pair of LLBeans which were still as good as new after 3 winters.
Oct 14th, 2011, 08:33 PM
thanks all! Yes, I am realizing that they unfortunately won't last long
Oct 15th, 2011, 09:45 AM
As people are stating - they will likely only last one winter.
I am lucky that I have 2 boys - so last year I purchased a pair of Sorel at Sears for about $35 and hope to use them for my second son when he grows into them as they are still in great condition. Perhaps after my second son outgrows them - I can sell them on kijiji!!!
I would suggest trying to find a good brand one on sale (such as at Sears today) and then if you only have one child - sell them on kijiji! You'll make some $$ back, and have your son in better boots than walmart stuff and likely for cheaper after you sell it!!!