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      23.08.2013 21:55
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      cheap wellies

      My son goes through shoes like no-ones business - being a growing toddler, we get his feet measured every 6-8 weeks and quite often we learn he has gone up at least half a size and therefore have to go on the resulting shoe shop. Depending on season, this means trainers, Clarks shoes and/or sandals/crocs. Regardless of season, we always buy him a pair of welly boots so he can splash about in puddles or walk in the woods near our house no matter how much rain there has been. We have just had to update his boots again but the pair before this came from Asda. The boots were a navy blue in colour with small vehicle prints all over - red double decker buses and yellow cars. The sole of the boot is a clear plastic with a red rim. The boots have a slightly shiny appearance and feel smooth to the touch. We purchased these in a toddler size 7 but they seemed to range from 5 to 8 (although possibly more than that - that was just the stock in our local store!). The boots cost £5 which seemed a good price to pay for boots that would probably last only a few months before my son once again out grew them! At first they were a bit stiff to put onto my son's feet and I could only really get them on properly once he stood up in them. I think this was down to the fact that they were slightly less rubbery and more plastic-like than previous pairs of boots we had bought him. Once on, they seemed to fit him well and came midway up his calf. His feet seemed comfortable in them and, although he has quite wide feet, there was plenty of room and the sizing seemed good. My son seemed happy and comfortable in them and loved the design too so always wanted to wear them! The boots stayed on his feet well and did not slip or cause him to trip nor did they rub at all. They also protected his feet well and any amount of splashing in puddles did not result in damp feet. The sole was also pretty solid and durable and hardly wore down at all. They were also really easy to clean and I even had them in the washing machine a few times which bought them up really nicely too. Had my son not outgrown these, he would undoubtedly still be wearing them as they were such a good quality and the design was so attractive and appealing to him. Overall, a good quality pair of welly boots for a good price.

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      30.07.2012 13:21
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      Lovely wellies for small children at a very reasonable price

      With the appalling weather we've had so far this summer (give or take a sunny day or two) it's hardly surprising that I've not really bought many summery clothes for the kids yet, but it was still quite a surprise to find that Asda had a pretty extensive stock of wellies in in June - it must have been wetter than I had even imagined as at this time of year the shelves are usually given over to sandals and flip flops! Anyway, wellies it was. Hollie had outgrown her previous pair at what should have been the end of winter, but as the rain pelted down in Birmingham I decided to buy her a pair as just like her hero (Peppa Pig) Hollie loves to jump in muddy puddles. Goddam you Peppa Pig for encouraging this behaviour! Asda had a range of wellies in which were all the same style but with different colours, and as they were priced at just £4 a pair I decided to buy two pairs for her - one in the Jade green colour she favoured and the other in the pink you can see above, which I preferred. Hollie's are in the children's size nine and are a little too big, this is easily solved by popping her an extra pair of socks on though and to be honest even without doing this they don't slip around too much on her feet as the foot portion of the welly is so well shaped without being overly wide. They slip on and off easily at the correct times but while she's jumping in those pesky puddles they stay close to her feet and I can see that she's comfortable in them. The tops are very wide so if she's being too vigourous with her jumping activities they let a lot of water in, causing her to come in complaining after a while that she has wet feet - of course, the obvious solution (ie. not jumping in the water) is not to her satisfaction... The wellies themselves are very waterproof so she doesn't get soggy socks simply by walking through the rain while wearing them, the extra width allows me to tuck her trousers in but this can be a double edged sword as they're so wide that they'll often just pop back out after a few steps. I've sorted this out by tucking them into her socks inside the wellies but this isn't ideal as it can make her uncomfortable at times - obviously this isn't a huge issue due to the very cheap price of the wellies but if you're the kind of parent who likes to keep their children's clothing as dry as possible during a walk in the rain then these might not be the Wellington boots for you! The sole is very good; thick and rubbery with deeper grips than I thought there would be based on the price (cheaper kids' wellies being notorious for lack of grippiness), Hollie hasn't worn hers in icy weather yet obviously but I can tell they'll be reasonably good at keeping her upright when the winter comes. The inner sole is part of the actual boot (ie. no flappy strip of sole to come unattached and curl up under her feet) and while not particularly soft or padded the natural softness of the rubber keeps her comfortable even if she's doing a good bit of walking in them. These wellies have no character motif or endorsement on them, which partly explains why they are so cheap to buy. The colours are all bright and cheerful however so this will appeal to small children almost as much as if their favourite character were peeking out at them - she obviously would prefer to still be wearing her Peppa Pig wellies but she grew out of those last year, and with a price difference of almost a tenner I'm glad she's so pleased with these Asda ones!

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        25.10.2010 20:29
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        When we lived in Bournemouth, we used to regularly go down to the beach even in the winter when it was cold. It was during these winter months that my daughter's wellies would be out in full force so we ended up buying her a few different pairs (one because there were different character ones she wanted and two because I am a bit odd when things don't match so I wanted colours to match her clothes!). One pair of wellingtons she owned came from ASDA and they were the ASDA brand wellington boots which cost £4.00. The ASDA wellingtons only came in one design for girls and that was a bright, glittered and glossy pink which you can see in the picture. I have to admit I fell in love with them when I saw them and thought my daughter would look very cute and girly in them. I also thought they were an absolute bargain for £4.00. I also found that the wellies covered an wide range of sizes which were from size 4 to 12. These wellies were a pretty basic design. There were no pretty patterns or anything on them, just glitter running through them. They were simple but nice. I must admit, I did think the glossy sheen on them gave them a plastic look but there were just for the beach and to add a touch of colour. My daughter loved them too and called them her "Barbie wellies". These wellies are made of rubber material and you can really smell it. It is such a strong rubber smell and it is such a strong smell that it lingered in my daughter's wardrobe for a good few weeks! Nothing would shift it so I do recommend putting them in a cupboard rather than a wardrobe! The wellies do not have any soft or fleecy material inside the welly which I found a bit odd and it was something I didn't notice when I purchased them. My daughter didn't like this aspect as the rubber against her sock tended to make her feet sweat even in the cold depths of winter walking on the beach. The lack of material inside of the welly is a bit of a let down but then again for £4.00 I guess you cannot really expect too much. My daughter did notice the effects of the lack of material and complained that they made her feet a bit too hot and wet! The sole of the welly is nice and sturdy and grips fairly well to the surface. It is a slightly darker pink than the rest of the welly but it is nice and thick as well as flat to the floor. All in all, these were okay wellies but my daughter grew out of them very quickly so I do suggest purchasing the size up from what your child is normally. Recommended but a bit of a let down on the fact that the lack of material made my daughter's feet hot and sweaty.

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        22.10.2010 13:42
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        After forking out a rather unfeasible amount of money on a pair of Thomas the tank engine welly gogs for my son (translation - Wellington boots!), then when he actually needed them he had grown out of them (he wore them once, I will try not to swear or cry!), I was determined not to pay over the odds again for such an item. After doing a shop some time last year, I knew I had to get both of my children some welly gogs as the weather had been stated as "very snowy". which at that time was just before we had that terrible snow fall that shut down all the schools in my area...well, actually all but one (my children's!), so it was very lucky I bought these before the first flake landed! After perusing the shoe section in my local George, I was pleased to see that they had anticipated the snow too, with there being a vast selection of wellies available. The pair I choose for my son were plain blue, very understated but (according to him) very comfy and good 'cause the tops of them are wide enough to tuck my trousers into mummy! Sold! The boots themselves are not quite knee length, but again a bit higher than ankle, just in case a muddy puddle incident arises (it doesn't matter how much you tell them if there is one there, they have to have a jump!), they are again quite wide around the tops, but not baggy, with the rubber that these are made from being soft and pliable, but holding there form when on. The inner sole of the boot is much softer than the rest, being more material than anything else, though I always make my kids wear there thickest socks with these, just in case of rubbing, though they have never suffered with any. The outer sole of the boot is made from a much sturdier rubber, coloured slightly darker blue, and quite thick with deep tread, perfect for the icy or slippery weather, even on there school playground, that had been once salted, which had then refroze and was like a skating rink, these still held there own, though Connor did look like a penguin when walking on there just in case! Wear and tear wise I have to say my children don't get enough wear out of them for them to show any, though when they are used I find sticking them into the sink and rinsing them off best, making them the easiest to care for boot in the house! Price wise I paid £4.00 for my sons pair, but £5.00 for my daughters (in the obligatory pink of course!), and from what I can recall range from a size 5 through to a size 1, though I do think for the bigger sizes there is a more grown up version of the welly gog! Never again will I worry about my children's feet (inevitably) growing too quickly, at £4.00 a time I won't be breaking the bank, recommended! For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk Thanks for reading x

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        21.10.2010 22:04
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        BARGAIN BOOTS!

        Asda is a well known supermarket. As well as stocking food, beauty and entertainment products, most Asda stores stock a clothing range known as George. The George range in Asda offers various clothing, accessories and footwear for adults, children and babies/toddlers. Whilst the clothing range takes priority, there is a small range of shoes/slippers available to purchase and the sizing is usually quite extensive. ===Product=== Wellington Boots are ideal for wet and snowy weather. George have created a pair for infants which are basic and excellent value for money. These boots come in a navy colour and are available in infant size 4-12. The upper of the boot and the outersole and made from "other materials" with the lining and sock area being made from "textile". ===Design=== The boots are mainly a navy blue colour and appear to be quite shiny and plastic like on the outer. Inside, a soft and very thin layer of grey material can be seen. The sole of the boot is slightly raised and silver in colour. It is firm yet not exceptionally strong and feels like a firmer version of the stuff used to make jelly sandals! The bottom of the boot is silver and blue. There are raised panels around the bottom to help control the grip when the infant is walking. The design of the Wellington Boot is very plain..no fancy characters or bright logos. ===Availability and Price=== These Wellington Boots can be picked up online or in Asda stores. They are priced at a low £4.00. ===My Thoughts=== Since my son was born 28months ago, we have bought and been given several pairs of shoes. At first, his tiny little feet spent time in booties and soft shoes before moving on to something a bit sturdier for crawling and eventually walking. When he first started using his feet for something other than sucking or giggling at, we invested in a few high quality pairs of shoes such as Clarks. His first proper pair were £30 Clarks ones which barely lasted a few weeks before becoming too tight..they were passed down to my nephew but its still a lot of money for one pair. He was also bought a few pairs of Nike and Adidas trainers but despite how cute they were, they didn't fit him after a short time and the price was high! With money being rather tight this year, I decided to purchase a few cheaper but still decent quality pairs of shoes for Ryan from George. My local Asda stocks quite a wide choice of George and I have rarely been disappointed by anything purchased from there. I decided to purchase some Wellington Boots for him as lets face it..it is the UK and the weather does tend to get messed up on a regular basis! I spotted some Thomas the Tank ones at £8.00 but they only appeared to have bigger sizes. I will admit that the initial appearance of these Wellington Boots didn't capture my attention. The price tag and the good selection of sizes encouraged me to buy these. I picked them up a few months ago in a size 6 and also a pair of red and white trainers for £4.00 each. My thoughts were that if he got a few months use from them I would be happy. It is a few months down the line now and these Wellington Boots are still going strong. I feel that they are quite well made and although not the sturdiest Wellies in the market, they do the job perfectly. My son has thin, chicken legs but quite long feet. When I first bought these for him, they were quite large but he was still able to walk around in them. They slide up over his foot and leg effortlessly and I can tell when his foot is secured as I can hear it sliding into place in the sole. Despite the opening at the top being quite wide, my son can wear these comfortably with different clothes. His jeans can slide down the side and grip nicely into the top and his more comfy trousers can cover the top of the boot and finish at the foot part. The simple design and navy colour is so neutral that it blends in perfectly with whatever my son is wearing. They aren't too cheap looking which I appreciate. My son is now a size 7 in trainers yet these size 6s still fit him perfectly. This goes to show that they are quite big made and will last for several months without becoming too snug. My son isn't one for jumping in puddles as he is a bit of a clean freak and hates being dirty! We do put these on him when its wet outside as his feet sometimes peep out from under the pram rain cover. The rain just slides off the boots and has never once managed to get inside and make his tooties damp. Although not brilliantly lined, these do keep his toes quite cosy. Like any new shoes, walking in them for the first time can be weird but my son after initially finding them different from his trainers, got along brilliantly with them. The grips at the bottom allow him to walk with ease and he has never once slipped or tripped over whilst wearing these. They didn't make his feet uncomfortable like some new shoes can and he has never had any blisters or soreness. He usually wears quite thick socks with his boots. The only time we did have an issue with liquid was on an occasion where my son had no nappy on..don't ask! He did his business and had nothing to catch it except the boot! Luckily it was only a dribble and I dunked a cloth in with hot soapy water and then turned it up to dry. By the next day, his boot was dry inside and had that "fresh shoe" smell again! They didn't get ruined which is great considering the price. On the occasion where the outer of the boot gets muddy or dirty, I simply give them a quick once over with a damp cloth. This restores them to their shiny self. These Wellington Boots have lasted my son well and are used regularly as it rains a lot! There are of excellent quality considering the low price and are a complete bargain so I highly recommend them! Pink ones are also available for the girls. Thanks for reading!

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          08.10.2010 03:52
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          good for occasional use

          Sorry folks as soon as I think of wellies I think of the welly song, just so all you Scots can curse me for getting the song stuck in your head and the rest can just roll your eyes I'll reproduce a verse here: "wellys they are wonderful wellys they are swell cause they keep out the rain and they keep in the smell. and when yur sittin' in a room you can always tell when some bugger takes aff his wellys." Wellys are an essential piece of footwear for during the snowy weather, they range in price from the cheap and cheerful Asda George wellies which start at just £6 in price up to the green wellies favoured by farmers which can cost a serious amount of money. Me and my daughter both own wellington boots from Asda George range which have cost around £12 a pair and have served us well. The wellington boots (to give them their posh name) are made of other materials which in this case is plastic with a fabric sock lining. The sock can start to peel away after quite a bit of use proving these are not the wellies to wear if you are a serious outdoors type person and need something more durable. The boots are fairly easy to slip on as they are made of a reasonably flexible plastic, they are average sized around the calf so will fit an average sized person well. There is no strap to adjust the wellies so if you have very thin legs expect to feel a cold draught. There is plenty of room in the foot compartment for either a wide foot wearing thick socks or a thin foot wearing thick socks. Thanks to the thick grips on the sole of the wellies these are ideal for use in the snow or ice as the grips make you feel secure when walking in the knowledge that you are unlikely to slip over. The boots are reasonbly comfortable to wear, the plastic is soft enough not to chaff at the top of your legs and the soles are nice and thick and springy. Your feet will sweat due to the plastic they boots are made from but the fabric lining cuts this down somewhat. Overall the Asda wellington boots are a good buy and as they are available in a wide range of patterns will look funky too. A good pair of wellies for occasional use but serious outdoor folks will want a better pair.

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            08.10.2010 03:32
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            These boots are sturdy, waterproof and pretty in design, a MUST for any little girl...i'm told!

            ~ Technical terms used in this review ~ Rubber {Natural rubber is an elastomer [ELASTOMER is a polymer {POLYMER is a large molecule composed of {repeating structural units{STRUCTURAL UNIT is a building block of a polymer chain] that was originally derived from latex, {LATEX is a complex emulsion and milky substance called colloid {COLLOID is matter that microscopically disperses evenly throughout another one] produced by some plants/trees. There are many varieties of Rubber trees but for commercial uses, the source is from the Para rubber tree {Hevea brasiliensis. This is primarily because it reacts to the process of extraction by producing more latex. Polyvinyl chloride {commonly abbreviated as PVC, is a thermoplastic polymer {THERMOPLASTIC is a polymer that will turn to liquid when heated and when froze, to a glassy condition. Plasticizers are additives that increase the fluidity of the material. ~*~ Wellington boot ~ Brief history of the boot ~*~ The 1st Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, wore leather hessian boots in which the Wellington boot was based on. After the Statesman had his boot maker make some design alterations, aristocracy soon became fans, partly due to wishing to imitate this well respected Field Marshal. Although the boots were initially made of leather, in 1852, the American business man, Hiram Hutchinson met up with Charles Goodyear, who had just invented the vulcanization process for rubber. We all know the line of work Goodyear took! But Hutchinson bought the patent to manufacture footwear and moved to France a year later. All but 5% of the population was working in fields with only clogs to protect their feet, hence why the water-proof Wellington-type rubber boot became an instant triumph! ~*~ The Asda Wellies ~*~ My little grand-daughter loves welly boots. Everything has to be pink! When these were spotted, Nanny suddenly became popular to walk around the store with. When I noticed the price of only £4, I became an instant fan of the boots too! ~COLOUR~ The Wellington boots are available in both glittery pink or plain navy blue. ~MATERIAL COMPOSITION~ Right, here's the tricky part. The only Fabric composition details given for these boots are: Upper: Other Materials. Lining and Sock: Textile. Outer sole: Other Materials. Therefore, I performed a little research...actually a lot...groan! I knew that obviously they were rubber. I have mentioned under the technical terms, what type of rubber is used in boot manufacturing. But 'other materials' can also mean Polyvinyl chloride, known by its common letters, PVC. This material is used extensively because it is cheap and durable. Manufacturers use plasticizers to the PVC during manufacturing so that they can be made softer and more flexible. Many of this type of footwear are made by combining both materials in their production process. ~DESIGN~ But, what is important is that the boot is a very flexible, soft and comfortable material; perfect for little feet and legs. The boots come around three inches below my grand-daughter's knee. This means that when she's not splashing in puddles, the park swings present no problem as her little legs are not restricted. ~CLEANING~ The boots are very easy to clean. I generally use warm soapy water and a soft sponge to clean the outer layer. If the inner lining becomes marked, this presents no problems because this can also be cleaned by the same method. To avoid odours or dampness, I thoroughly dry the inner layer with a towel. ~SIZES~ The boots come in sizes from 12 months to six years. But I do find that probably due to the price and design, these particular boots sell out quickly. ~PURCHASING~ Anything from the Asda George range can be purchased on-line which I do find best as you can confirm that they're in stock to avoid disappointment. For the Asda George site, you can receive goods within 2-3 days. But this has a charge of £2.95, unless your orders come to over £25, which then the order will be delivered free. ~*~ RECOMMEND?~*~ I would definitely recommend this product. It serves its purpose in keeping little legs warm and dry; they can be easily worn with warm socks as the sizes leave room for comfortable movement. They are very sturdy. But, the fundamental reason you should buy these, my grand-daughter says, is that they are PINK!

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