Top positive review
Perfect, but the size listing could be clearer!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2020
I bought these for my grandson and granddaugher and by some miracle they fit as expected! Size listings everywhere are ridiculously confused and confusing, and I don't understand why someone hasn't sorted them out by now. The best system to use is perhaps the EU one as it is continuous instead of jumping from 'small child' UK 13 to 'large child' 1, but on this site the listing goes up above 13 to 15! I bought sizes 13 and 14 assuming the latter was equivalent to large size 1, and I was right! The boots themselves are very clearly marked with size moulded into the sole underneath, and mine say 1 and 33 and 13 and 32. These are in fact equivalent in most tables, but some other sizes come out half way, just to confuse things further, so 12 is 30.5 ! So it would be better if the seller listed the sizes in dual notation as on the actual boots. The order says 'purple lila 13 size 14', on the size 1 (33) just to confuse things further!! Have you got all that? No I'm not surprised !! If I had my way all sizes would be EU with the addition of N or W (narrow or wide) and no reference to girls boys or ladies!
The actual boots are nice, and importantly they don't smell at all (and I have a sensitive nose). I say this because apparently some kids wellies smell terribly, as is the way with some plastic or rubber items. I now realise that girls shoes are supposed to be narrower than boys, but I bought oversize and he's not complaining!
An option worth looking at is to purchase oversize boots and use short boot socks - something I have done for years with my own wellies for greater warmth and comfort. I highly recommend the 'Tobeni'; sold in pairs on this site with a full and sensible listing of sizes. Though listed confusingly as 'horsehair' (it's a mystery why) they are in fact polyester and wool, well made, and better than the Bama alternative (which are ridged) in that they have a slightly slippery feel that makes them easier to slip in and out of the boots without leaving them behind - they can be kept on as slippers in the house when going in and out.