We spend a lot of time outdoors with the children – walking the dog, visiting the beach and playing in the garden. As the weather gets less summery, and we head into the damper and cooler autumn months, good boots are an essential.
Wellies are great for this time of year, and obviously perfect for puddle jumping, but we find that the children often struggle to walk far in them. They aren’t ideal for walking really – the height restricts their movement slightly and they often rub after a long walk. So, instead, the kids have been trying out the Muck Boots Muckster II.
This all purpose ankle boot is a great alternative to wellies. They are lightweight, and made from breathable neoprene, which makes them hardwearing and able to stand up to mud, rain and anything else you can throw at them!
There is a tab at the back which makes them easy to pull on, and the material has plenty of give in it for comfort, while the lining is both waterproof and soft. The boots sit just above the ankle bone, meaning the children can run, jump and splash in comfort. They have been wearing the boots very regularly for several weeks now, and there has been no rubbing or discomfort.
The bottom of the boots has an outsole pattern, which holds onto the dirt, so it doesn’t get brought into the house if the children forget to remove their boots after a muddy walk! It’s also made from a high traction rubber, which means the boots have a fantastic grip, even when worn in wet conditions.
The Muckster II boot is available in black, purple, pink or green/navy, so there is something to suit everyone, and they are priced at a very reasonable £44.
Over the years, we have tried a variety of different boots for the children, but none have come close to the comfort, durability and all round value of the Muck Boots Muckster II. We will be investing in a pair for Eliza as soon as she is big enough, and both myself and Kevin are considering the adults Muckster ankle boots for the winter.