Flexible Waterproof Footwear
- What: MyMayu boots for kids
- When: 18 months to 8 years
- Why: Durable, packable, lightweight
- Where: Secondhand
If your kid needs serious protection from the elements with the flexibility of a sneaker, look no further than a pair of MyMayu rain boots (no longer in production, though you can score some secondhand).
When Croc Bump It rain boots won’t do the job, MyMayu can come to the rescue. This rain gear functions more like a shoe with a plastic leg gator permanently attached. The solid sole provides lots of traction while still offering good flexibility for active kids. The upper shoe portion tightens thanks to a sliding loop along elastic laces. The upper polyester fabric with sealed seams keeps water from sneaking in even when they wade almost knee deep through puddles and streams. It tightens above the calf with another sliding loop and elastic cord to keep their feet and calves dry.
Looking to travel? These boots pack down into shoe size, and take up much less room (and weight!) in your luggage. With a good pair of winter socks, they can handle most conditions year round. The knee-high upper portion keeps clothes cleaner when worn on the outside. Or you can put outerwear over the high rise boots, to provide even more protection from the elements. These boots offer lots of flexibility, with a roomy footbed for thicker socks or wider feet.
We have the Traveler style boots, which come in sizes toddler 5 (around 18 months) to size 3 big kids (around 8 or 9 years). While you can’t buy direct anymore, if you find a secondhand pair online or elsewhere, snag them! They will easily last through multiple children and seasons.