Welcome to another amazing edition of Favourite Things Friday!
If you had told me a few years ago that I would one day own a pair of $80 slippers, I would’ve looked at you like your were crazy. Mind you, if you’d told me a few years ago that I would collect cloth diapers…
So sure, $90 might seem steep for a pair of slippers. Except, if I look back over the past 5 years or so, I’ve definitely spent at least $90 on slippers. And where are they now? The landfill. Not because I just decided I didn’t like them: I wore them all down til they were threadbare, and none of them were repairable or even worth repairing.
As for my toddler wearing a pair of $40 slippers, again, I scoffed at the idea when I was pregnant. And I don’t think I could call, say, a newborn pair of Padraigs anything more than a luxury (as is any kind of footwear for a newborn, realistically), but as soon as he got mobile, I wanted every day, indoor footwear that would stay put and be comfortable for him. (PS: I will still definitely buy newborn-size Padraigs for a future baby.)
This past Christmas Cub and I asked Santa (aka Mother-in-law/Grandmaman) for Padraigs. Well, actually, Grandmaman asked us what we wanted, told us to order it and get it shipped to her so it could go under the tree. (Thanks, Boutique Bummis!)
Why I love Padraigs for my toddler:
- They stay on his feet;
- They’re super roomy for his rather large and bulbous tootsies;
- They’re easy to wash (be patient for them to dry, however);
- The leather bottoms stop him from slipping;
- They’re warm enough under a pair of Stonz booties for winter outings in his stroller (with his bunting bag) or in the car;
- They have a resale value if I ever decide to destash them (although I suspect I’ll be keeping them for my grandchildren…).
Why I love Padraigs in general:
- They are made in Canada;
- They’re ridiculously durable, and can be easily repaired by even a novice crocheter/knitter.
Honestly, I wear my Padraigs every single day. I bring them with me in my purse (I have a big purse) to wear at other people’s houses and I bring them to wear at the indoor playground (obviously, Cub has his on to match).
I’m a size 9.5-10 in shoes and the size larges are a perfect fit. Cub is a size 5.5-6 and has a bit of room still in his size 5 Padraigs.
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