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A classic children's gumboot. Made from natural rubber and fully lined with a  reinforced rear heel for added strength!


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WHY THESE WELLIES?

Kids love to play outdoors. It doesn't matter if the temperature is hot or cold, raining or snowing, muddy or dry: when kids want to play outside, little shifts in the weather aren't going to stop them. With that in mind, parents need to make sure that their kids have the clothing necessary to stay warm, dry, comfortable and safe when the weather does get rainy, snowy, cold or muddy.

And these Wellies are extremely comfortable, versatile and waterproof footwear that are perfect for all ages

THE HISTORY OF WELLIES

All welly lovers know the story of Arthur Wellesley. Yes, that’s right, he’s fondly known as  the Duke ofWellington . What an insightful chap he was to recognise that a waterproof boot for his troops could propel him triumphantly into a new era!

Dismayed as he was with soggy hessian footwear, which was your only footwear choice in 18th century, he longed for a solution to keep his hand knitted socks dry.

The clever Duke commissioned his shoemaker to produce a calfskin leather boot , treated with wax, thus rendering them waterproof. Yes, he concluded, these boots will certainly keep my foot soldier’s feet dry.

And what successful foot soldier’s they became. No footrot in his army. He reasoned that even if they did lose a battle they would not lose their feet. The Battle of Waterloo was not a minor undertaking and Napoleon Boneparte was defeated. Arguably, the wellies had given them the edge.

Now as fashion so often dictates, once the Duke of Wellington strode about in his wellies, Wellington boots   became the  necessary fashion item of 1840’s gentry. (Very upmarket)

In 1852, Charles Goodyear (does the name ring any bells?) had developed a process to produce RUBBER. Hiriam Hutchinson established Aigle Wellington boot company in France. Now they were really catching on. In 1856, the British Rubber Company in Edinburgh was established.

The outbreak of WW1 created a huge demand for rubber boots. Almost 2 million Wellington boots were supplied to soldiers.Wellington boots became an essential for soldiers in the flooded trenches.

By the end of WW2, the welly had become popular for men, women and children. Farmers and workmen embraced their use.

Aussie farmers ploughed through mud, slid through pig pens, irrigated creeks and rode horses wearing their black rubber gumboots.

Children of all ages quickly adopted Wellington boots as the most comfortable and versatile of all children’s footwear.

Well, well, well. Haven’t wellies come along way? Fashion designers now market high quality, fashionable Wellingtons world wide.

Scandinavian countries enjoy their durability and warmth in the snow.

American’s wouldn’t consider fly fishing in the rapids without them.

The English wear them anywhere and everywhere.

New Zealander’s have laid claim to the gumboot capital of the world, even declaring a gumboot day. But then they love the outdoors.

Finally, we are seeing wellies on catwalks around the world as a fashion item.



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Size Guide & Guarantee

 

Based on averages, we believe that a "Size 2" should actually fit your child from when they are two to when they are three.  However, we do appreciate that not all children are built the same and so in the spirit of helping you make an informed choice, have included our manufacturing size guide below.

Having said that, we also appreciate that buying clothes online can be difficult and even if you measure your kids according to the chart, sometimes things just don't fit right.

Therefore, we offer all our customers, the right to return items from their first order in order to exchange them for different sizes at no charge. Simply contact us and we will be more than happy to help you out. 

 

Clothing Size Guide:

(in cms)

6m

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Chest

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

63

66

69

71

Waist

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

58

60

62

64

Hip

54

56

58

60

62

64

66

69

72

75

78

Height

76

80

89

98

107

114

120

126

132

138

144

Leg

35

38

44

50

57

62

66

70

74

78

82

 

Plae Shoes Size Guide:

All sizes published on our website are US sizes. Make sure to refer to the below shoe size conversion chart if you have any questions about your child’s foot length and the corresponding size in AU, European, or UK sizing.

We know how challenging it is to get the right fit, that’s why we’ve designed a simple process you can use at home. Print out our PLAE FIT KIT and try it out. 

US Size EU Size UK Size AU Size Inches Cms
6 22 5 5.5 5.5 14
7 23 6 6 5.7 14.5
8 24 7 7 5.9 15
9 25 8 8 6.1 15.5
9.5 26 8.5 8.5 6.3 16
10 27 9 9 6.5 16.5
11 28 10 10 6.7 17
12 29 1 11 6.9 17.5
12.5 30 11.5 12 7.1 18
13 31 12 12.5 7.3 18.5
1 32 13 13 7.5 19
2 33 1 1 7.9 20
2.5  34 1.5 2 8.1 20.5
3.5 35 2.5 3 8.5 21.5
4 36 3.5 3.5 8.9 22.5

 

Wellies Size Guide:

In order to ensure correct size for your feet, we have measured the internal length of each insole of each Wellington boot as shown in the table below. Please measure one of your insoles that currently fit your foot length, and match it to our measurement, to find your correct size. We have found that this is the most efficient way, as shoe sizes and measurements vary between manufacturers.

AU Size EU Size Insole Measurement cm
1 19 12.5 cm
2 20 13.5 cm
3 21 14 cm
4 22 14.5 cm
5 23 15.5 cm
6 24 16 cm
7 25 16.5 cm
8 26 17 cm
9 27 17.5 cm
10 28 18.5 cm
11 29 19 cm
12 30 19.5 cm
13 31 20 cm
1 32 21 cm
2 33 22 cm
3 34 23 cm
4 35 23.5 cm

 

Please note: while all care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information and the final result, the processes of manufacturing (marking, cutting, sewing and finishing) mean that some variances will occur.

 

If you have any questions regarding sizing, please feel free to contact us using the form below.