At our house, we luvz Stonz! All winter long, my kidz don’t leave the house without some Stonz on their pawz! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!) We are already committed users of Stonz’s Mittz, Toddler Booties and Trek Winter Bootz: I am so grateful to Stonz for creating mittens and boots that I do not have to wrestle my children into and out of. When winter lasts four or five months, you need good gear to make it through.
With spring on the horizon, I wanted to try out Stonz Rain Bootz. Cub loves a good puddle, and Little Miss loves whatever her big brother loves. Cub got a pair of size 12 green Bootz with Rain Boot Linerz and Little Miss got a pair of size 5 purple Bootz. (They were already out of Linerz in her size at headquarters!)
There’s still tons of snow on the ground here, but we’re experiencing some very mild days that are perfect for testing out our Rain Bootz. Cub loves how cozy his feet are with the Linerz on. When the temperature is hovering around zero, his feet are plenty warm enough … although he is dissatisfied with the availability of puddlz.
Both kids’ Rain Bootz are one size larger than their regular shoes, and I have been using thick wool socks in Little Miss’s purple pair so that they fit properly. Cub prefers the snugger fit of his boots when he is wearing the Linerz, but he can definitely still wear them with his regular socks.
Since Little Miss is so often in my arms, in a shopping cart or being lifted in and out of a car seat, she loses her boots easily. As cute as her purple boots are, I prefer putting her in her Stonz Toddler Booties if we’re running errands since they never fall off. When she’s clambering about, it doesn’t take long to lose a boot.
As long as she’s keeping her feet on the ground, her Bootz are made for walkin’! (Or ridin’!)
I have to wonder if one day Stonz might create a Booties/Rain Bootz hybrid: the waterproof, natural rubber construction of the Rain Bootz with a nylon, drawstring cuff like the Booties! (They can call them the “Lindz Bootz!”)
As for Cub, the only time he loses his Bootz is when he kicks them off in the car or when his legs are dangling in the shopping cart. (We just take them off and put them in the cart when we’re shopping.) They’re perfect for preschool since he can take them off easily and switch to his inside shoes, and pull them on again when it’s time to go home. Cub never met a puddle he didn’t want to jump in, but nothing infuriates him more than having wet socks …
… so naturally, he is a huge fan of his Rain Bootz. It’s finally warm enough to play outside for extended periods, and his current favourite activity is to shovel the soft, slushy snow into the storm drain.
In terms of comfort, I can only speak to the fact that my quick-to-complain son has had nothing negative to say about his Rain Bootz. We’ve been out walking for a couple of hours in them, and his feet have been happy.
I’m put off by the strong odour that accompanies many rain boots, and I noticed that Stonz Rain Bootz have no such odour. This is because they’re made from natural rubber from—it may seem too obvious—the rubber tree! Natural rubber is breathable and has good bending resistance, natural elasticity and memory. If you’re like me and have never considered synthetic versus natural rubber, you’ll love this blog post from Stonz!
Stonz Rain Bootz are also free of PVC, phthalates, lead and formaldehyde. With black soles and black lining, they come in yellow, green, pink, purple, royal blue and grey, and in sizes Toddler 4 to Youth 4.
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