Fall is a beautiful time of the year and one of my favorites but it also means the colder nastier weather is on its way especially here in the Northeast. Since these months can be unpredictable weather wise, it's important for parents to make sure their children have proper shoes to protect their feet from rain, mud and snow.
There are lots of children’s footwear brands and styles to choose from nowadays and it can get confusing as to what to buy. When you do start shopping for a good fall/winter shoe for your child be sure to checkout styles that have the added benefit of GORE-TEX waterproof and breathable technology.
A great brand to check out is Primigi, an Italian footwear company known for high-quality fashionable and comfortable children’s footwear, which uses GORE-TEX in a selection of boots for boys and girls. I have always been a fan of Primigi shoes. I love the design and the flexibility of the shoe, so I was excited when the opportunity to test out a pair of boots featuring GORE-TEX came my way. I knew my daughter would love the style called Macy, which of course she did. The Macy is a beautiful stylish winter boot that is constructed with GORE-TEX membranes providing high breathability and durable waterproof protection. The boot also has a mix of suede fabric, faux fur lining and a toggle closure rather than a zipper or a tie lace.
On a recent rainy my daughter wore the boots and they definitely lived up to its claim. She walked in the rain and jumped in a few puddles and her feet were 100% dry. My daughter also said they were great because they were warm and comfortable. I love that these boots are stylish and functional at the same time due to the benefits of GORE-TEX technology (waterproof, flexible, comfortable, breathable). I have not found many boots for the cold weather that can achieve this, so I am glad that Primigi and GORE-TEX have such a wonderful working relationship and can work together on such a fantastic line of boots.
Like me you might be wondering how GORE-TEX works. GORE-TEX is designed to keep out water but still allows perspiration to escape. This keeps feet warm, dry and comfortable. The key to the success of the technology is the size of the fabric’s pores. Each pore is 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, but still large enough to allow moisture vapor to escape. This is how the fabric technology is able to be both waterproof and breathable. To learn more about GORE-TEX technology and to view other products made with this technology please visit their website at www.gore-tex.com.
With the upcoming winter months here in the Northeast, I highly recommend getting a good pair of boots for your child. The boots are a little pricey but definitely worth it. The Macy style retails for $135.95 and can be found at shoe stores around the United States. Here in New Jersey the shoes are available Jenny Jon Fine Shoes – Paramus, NJ; Closter Bootery of Footwear – Closter, NJ; Ridgewood Bootery – Ridgewood, NJ. If you prefer online shopping check out Little Shoe Boutique, Zappos and Shoe Buy.