Two of my favourite hashtags on Instagram are #Nochildleftindoors and #Lastchildinthewoods. I love the days where I’ve had occasion to use them, and I love the days where we are the only people walking the woodland paths. The downside of these much-loved hashtags when you have young children, however, is that I have to get out from under my duvet, dress up like the Michellin-man, and get out in the woods with them – which I generally enjoy, but only when I’m kitted out right.
In forest school there’s a saying “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing” and that is very true, which is why as a mama who likes to get the kids outdoors in all weathers, it’s really important to have a pair of cozy, comfy wellie-boots. And when they’re pretty too? Well, that’s just an added bonus.
I recently received these Geraldine Women’s Wellington Boots from Trespass to help us with our woodland wombles.
These gorgeous women’s wellington boots do the most important of the jobs they’re made for: they keep your feet warm and dry while you’re meandering.
The upper part is made from Neoprene, and the lower is made from a durable, waterproof rubber that keeps out all wetness as far as I’ve been able to tell. The outsoles are rubber too with decent sized grooves, making them great for traction in wet and muddy conditions.
Two things I really love are the fact that the Neoprene leg bit is soft, as compared to hard rubber, which means I don’t end up with blisters or uncomfortable rubs against my shins or calves. The other thing is the pull-handles. It means I can pull the boot up easily and without much effort or getting your hands dirty.
The flowery style ispretty and it looks good on too. And adds a bit of colour to winter-drap wardrobes.
The only thing I’d recommend is if you have a wider foot, go up a size. I normally wear a 7 or 8, but the 8 on these is really very tight, width-wise, especially if I’m wearing woollen socks. Because they are rubber they don’t really have much ‘give’ to them, so sizing up is important if you normally have a half size.
These Geraldine Wellington Boots are available in two styles and are currently on sale for £31.99 at Trespass.