As I started to prepare for back to school in July I made a list of all the things that Roo and Tigger would need for the school year. Alongside the usual school uniform, bag, lunch box etc. there are other bits to consider like a decent raincoat and wellies. This is where I hit my first problem, you see, Roo is approaching her 10th birthday and the prospect of having to wear wellies is appalling to her.
Wellies are for little children, I’m not wearing them – was the response I got from her when I mentioned about going to buy some new wellies. I tried to explain that she didn’t have to get ones with a character on, or bright colourful ones, she could choose whichever pair that she wanted. But no, she was steadfast refusing to wear wellies at school – after all, her friends would see her in them (can you imagine the horror!).
Muck Boots | Kid’s Muckster II Ankle
Thankfully I had a trick up my sleeve, Muck Boots. After leaving the subject of wellies for a week or so I sat down with my computer looking for some new shoes on the Muck Boots site with Roo next to me. As she looked along with me I drifted over to the wellies section and pointed out a couple of different styles, when the Kid’s Muckster II Ankle caught her eye.
The Kid’s Muckster II Ankle is short style wellie boot offering all the protection of a wellie boot whilst still looking stylish. Available in a choice of four colours, Roo decided to go for the plain black as it would match her jeggings etc over the winter (got to love that she’s thinking of outfit choices).
With a high traction rubber sole, it provides both protection from the wet but against slips and trips too. Whilst the neoprene top provides ease of getting on and off as well as comfortable fit around the ankles too.
Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…
I honestly thought that at the beginning of the summer holidays that Roo and I would still be having the same argument about wellies. Thankfully she has found a pair that is cool enough for her to wear for school and whilst we are out and about in the wet and muddy weather. I really love the design of these wellies and I’m considering getting myself a pair as I find it difficult to get full-length wellies to fit me.
The neoprene top fits snuggly around her ankle and allows for her to tuck in her jeans or trousers, whilst the rubber sole keeps her fit dry whilst she is pretending not to jump in puddles next to Tigger.
The Kid’s Muckster II Ankle are available to purchase from Muck Boots, currently priced at £44.00
Disclosure: We received a pair of Muck Boots Kid’s Muckster II Ankle FOC for the purpose of review