I know you’ll all be shocked to hear that it is a rainy day here in Vancouver. For those of you unfamiliar with our climate, we have almost as many words for rain as the Inuit do for snow. It could be misting, sprinkling, drizzling, showering, pouring, coming down sideways, in sheets, in torrents, or like cats and dogs! Today is rather monsoon-like, and while I’m feeling a bit guilty that I’m warm and cozy with my tea and my tech, I’m happy knowing that my munchkin will stay dry and happy splashing about outside in her MyMayu boots!
Guest post by Heather van Mil
Heather is mom to two young girls and the founder of Word of Mom Marketing. This article first appeared at her blog, Life, Love and the Pursuit of Play.
MyMayu’s Muddy Munchkin line of boots are perfect for nature walks and outdoor adventures, rain or shine. These waterproof boots for kids have flexible soles and are designed to hug the ankles and stay on, protecting your little ones all the way up to their knees, while not tripping them up as they go. Not only are they great for wet weather, but when we had our recent snowfall I popped their warm liners into the boots and we were good to go.
The line of boots were the brain child of some Vancouver parents who were tired of their outdoor fun being cut short by all the falls of a little boy struggling to run, jump, climb, and play in clunky, ill-fitting boots. They knew there had to be a better way, and after much research and hard work, they found the solution. I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne and Javier at a photoshoot for MyMayu and could see their passion for play firsthand as my toddler was free to explore the beautiful duck pond while staying warm and dry!
MyMayu boots are a bit pricier when compared to your average rain boot, but here’s why they’re worth every penny and then some.
- They have a longer life. With the option of a removable liner, not only will they last through fall, winter, and spring, but it offers an extra layer for smaller feet, with room to grow for bigger feet when removed. Add in the adjustable toggles at the ankles and top and you have a completely customizable boot that will fit every foot. This means your child won’t outgrow them as quickly as other boots.
- They are made from high quality materials. MyMayu cares about the environment and the health of your little ones, which is why their boots are vegan; the uppers are 100% recycled polyester and the soles are BPA-free and completely recyclable. This durability means these boots will last and can be passed on to siblings or friends.
- They are ethical. MyMayu has chosen to manufacture in North America instead of looking for cost cutting options overseas. They carefully monitor the working conditions of the people making their products to ensure a healthy work environment and a living wage. This means you can feel good about supporting a company that cares for every detail involved from beginning to end!
Now that my toddler is footloose and fancy free in her MyMayu boots, my 6-year-old is always asking when she can get her own Muddy Munchkins. She is a monkey herself, and very petite for her age, so often finds that her boots get in the way of games of tag, tree climbing, and gymnastics (because who doesn’t love a cartwheel in a puddle)?
MyMayu boots currently only go up to a size 7/8, but I am excited that a line of boots for big kids will be coming in the spring of 2015. I will be first in line to grab a pair (or four).