Reviewed by: Amelia
Price (MSRP): $45
Best Use: Multi-Use
Where to Buy: Bogs Footwear Site
Testing Location: Yellowstone National Park and Wisconsin trails
Testing Environment: Wet, snowy, windy, and cold
I admit I have been checking out Baby Bogs from afar for a while now and have been super skeptical. Sure, they’re cute, but didn’t seem like a boot that would actually keep my kid’s feet warm.
So, like we do a lot here, when we finally got our hands on a pair, we worked pretty hard to put them through the rigorious (and cold and wet) paces until they reached that inevitable fail. Long story (outlined below) short, I was wrong. While Baby Bogs certainly have their place (and are NOT for tromping through 12 inches of snow) they are pretty incredible little footwear.
Similar in style to their adult counterparts, Baby Bogs are lined with a plush fleece and have a soft and flexible sole AND upper. They are rated to 14 degrees (F) and have handles (like most Bogs Boots) for easy on and off that even young toddlers can handle. I love that they are available starting in a size toddler 4 (and up to a Toddler 10)
While other reviews online that I have seen will say they are not waterproof, Bogs guarantees that they are, and I back up their claim. In fact, this was the part I was most skeptical about so I let P do plenty of tromping in (deep) puddles to test them out (which he didn’t mind one bit.) I checked his socks and the inside of the boots every time and found them to be dry. However, since the boots are NOT very tall, water and snow can find its way in fairly easily, which obviously cancels any waterproofness of the boot. We remedy this by just pulling his snowboots (or Ducksday Suit if he is puddle tromping) over the top of the boots.
What they are great for:
– An every day boot for toddlers, not excluding new walkers
– Tromping around in a little bit (or packed down) snow
– Wearing indoor and outdoor (like going to school, doing errands, etc.)
– Use as an indoor slipper (though their feet may get warm, depending on the indoor climate)
– Puddle tromping
– Layering in (I usually add an extra thick sock to P’s feet to keep them from falling off)
– Teaching your child to put on (and take off) their own boots
What we love:
– Kids love to wear them
– They are easy to get on and off
– They keep little feet warm
– They are cute
– They have kept his feet dry
– Super easy to walk in (the ups and downs of piles of snow is hard enough, you don’t need boots getting in the way too!)
What we aren’t so crazy about:
– They definitely can easily fill with snow/water/sticks through the top (having them be a little taller or having the ability to cinch the top a little better would be nice)
– They fall off easily if kids are kickers (I remedy this by adding a pair of Big Brother’s thick wool socks to his feet)
– A bit spendy for toddler shoes (though a few styles are currently on sale for $33!)
The Bottom Line:
We are surprisingly very impressed with Baby Bogs. They perform better than we imagined they would and are definitely a favorite for P. Two thumbs up from us!
Bogs generously provided us these boots in order to facilitate this review. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own. You can find my full disclosure here.
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