Last night I was scouring the internet for a pair of snow boots that my 3-year-old would not hate…for the 4th or 5th time this winter. We didn’t have a pair for the snowstorm we just had, and her leather ankle boots really didn’t cut it for warmth, dryness, and safety.
I had checked out Clarks (our go-to store for kids shoes) and a few stores at the mall, but many of them are too stiff for my daughter’s taste (she’s the kind of kid who FREAKS when that seam on the sock isn’t sitting in the right place; I’ve heard of people who have to buy seamless socks because they can’t handle the sensation). The ones I bought last year from Land’s End were way too stiff, almost like putting on a ski boot. Of course, she threw herself to the floor screaming and kicking at the torture of it. [Read more...]