Mission, Find winter boots in January in Canada. Bonne Chance.
Did I mention my son is part Neanderthal and has feet like Fred Flinstone that are thick and square.
Went everywhere I could think. I bought a couple of pairs from Crappy Tire. Didn't fit. Out of sheer despiration, I bought these from Lands End in black. He loved them. Score....or so I thought.
He wore these from the end of January last year until mid March. Then two days this week. So all told, about 8 weeks.
The gum bits on the bottom that looked like this when they were new
now look like this
The gum rubber part is flaking off and has worn a ridiculous amount. Yup that is a hole worn right through his boots he wore for 8 weeks.
I've spent this evening trying to find boots that are Made in Canada on-line in his size which of course, knowing me, lead me down google's memory lane.
If you grew up in Toronto in the 70's you had limited choices which included these (brown like these for boys, white like I had for girls)
These - how retro cool
or if you were REALLY lucky these