Previously, I did not see the need to purchase demi-season footwear for children. Indeed, in the spring it gets warmer quickly – a couple of weeks after winter boots, you can wear sneakers, and then go on sandals.
In the autumn, the situation is similar – you don’t have time to look like in ballet shoes and slippers, as it is the turn of rubber boots and, again, winter boots. However, lately my point of view has changed somewhat. The reasons are, of course, both in growing up of a daughter, and in a slightly different way of spending leisure time.
Honestly, I rarely pay attention to the male department. The only thing that I noticed is that men’s demi-season shoes look like winter shoes, just do not have insulation.
For girls, there is a place to go for a walk – from boots of various materials to half-boots, low shoes, ugg boots, felt boots, etc.
The choice depends on what kind of clothes the child wears. So, if it is jeans and pants, then it does not make sense to buy boots, the top of which will be covered with a pant leg. For example, my daughter likes to wear tight jeans, leggings and skirts. Therefore, our choice – high boots.
Unlike winter shoes, which are designed for aggressive weather conditions and often have water-repellent properties, demi-season shoes have a more decorative purpose and are not designed for strong cold and deep puddles.
The most common materials for children’s boots are leather, leatherette, suede, nubuck, crosslay (the famous Crocs footwear), the membrane is almost never found.
At the age of 3, the daughter was already doing well with the lightning at the ankle, despite the fact that it was located not at the side, but at the back. By the way, contrary to my fears, such an arrangement of the castle does not cause discomfort at all.
We already acquired the following boots with a side zipper, and, in the latter, the ankle is so wide that they can be worn without undoing it.
There are more options – Velcro, laces, gum. The latter are more decorative in nature, since they practically do not fix the foot. It is often difficult for a preschooler to cope with laces. Velcro easy to use, but look more sporty, I think.
The only negative in children’s demi-season boots – a small wear resistance. Still, preschoolers are very active and often the shoes lose their appearance within a few weeks after the acquisition.
So, the daughter’s problem is knocked down socks. I found a way out – I gloss over them with improvised means, including nail polish, cosmetic pencil and even a marker for disks.
Another drawback is that, depending on the weather, demi-season footwear can be worn very little, and after all, children’s legs grow very quickly. So, for example, last year the snowy winter lasted until the end of April, and then it became sharply warm and good.
In principle, the presence of demi-season footwear is optional, and it is quite possible to do without it. Especially, in the presence of sneakers and rubber boots. But, if the aesthetic moment is important for you and you think that such shoes are an integral part of the child’s wardrobe, then it is worth buying it.
Do your kids have demi-season shoes?