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Can anyone recommend one? It needs to be VERY waterproof. We are moving to a rainy climate soon. I'd like to keep ds in soft soles b/c he is only 16 months. Thanks!
 

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I know <a href="http://www.softstarshoes.com/" target="_blank">Soft Star Shoes</a> makes a waterproof soft-soled <a href="http://www.softstarshoes.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=514" target="_blank">boot</a>. I called and talked to them about it, because I felt their online description was a little vague. They said it is totally waterproof except that it velcros up the back, and obviously the velcro area won't be waterproof. In this case they're designed for snow, so unless one's dc goes stomping through puddles in them, they should be okay.<br><br>
We didn't end up getting them because of the expense, but I know the company has an excellent reputation, and is highly recommended by MDC mamas. I don't know if they have any waterproof shoes, but they were the only company I found that made a truly soft-soled waterproof boot. You can place a custom order, too, so perhaps they can make something for you if they don't offer a waterproof shoe already.<br><br>
We ended up getting these <a href="http://www.molehillmtn.com/storefront.php?mod=product&id_prd=141" target="_blank">shelled booties</a> from Molehill instead, but I can't really comment on how well they work, because we never ended up using them (over the winter) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">. DD just wasn't quite big enough to manage in all the bundled up clothing it would take to keep her warm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">.<br><br>
They can be worn alone (I believe) or put on over shoes for more warmth (I intended to pair them with a pair of <a href="http://www.padraigcottage.com/" target="_blank">Padraig slippers</a> -- and she did get a TON of use out of those at least). My main concern would be traction, as they are fairly smooth on the bottom (although they are "rubbery"). But they are completely soft-soled, almost as flexible as a pair of socks.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Thanks for all the replies....<br><br>
I'm hoping someone knows of the perfect shoe still...<br><br>
I contacted Pedoodles about this shoe<br><a href="http://www.pedoodles.com/product.php/26/11/" target="_blank">http://www.pedoodles.com/product.php/26/11/</a><br><br>
She says that it tested out okay in the winter with occasional puddle jumping, but she wasn't sure about really consistently rainy weather.<br><br>
I'm considering these crocs, but I'm concerned about if the sole will be soft enough....<br><a href="http://shop.crocs.com/pc-54-4-kids-georgie.aspx?reqid=54&reqProdTypeId=41p&subsectionname=footwear&section=products" target="_blank">http://shop.crocs.com/pc-54-4-kids-g...ction=products</a>
 

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The Pedoodles boots have a thick sole (not a soft-sole) and run about a full size bigger. Just a heads up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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wanted to post for anyone who might search for this later on<br><br><a href="http://www.stonz.ca/about.html" target="_blank">http://www.stonz.ca/about.html</a><br><br>
These look neat!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks for all the replies....<br><br>
I'm hoping someone knows of the perfect shoe still...<br><br>
I contacted Pedoodles about this shoe<br><a href="http://www.pedoodles.com/product.php/26/11/" target="_blank">http://www.pedoodles.com/product.php/26/11/</a><br><br>
She says that it tested out okay in the winter with occasional puddle jumping, but she wasn't sure about really consistently rainy weather.<br><br>
I'm considering these crocs, but I'm concerned about if the sole will be soft enough....<br><a href="http://shop.crocs.com/pc-54-4-kids-georgie.aspx?reqid=54&reqProdTypeId=41p&subsectionname=footwear&section=products" target="_blank">http://shop.crocs.com/pc-54-4-kids-g...ction=products</a></div>
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I was going to suggest trying the georgie boot since Crocs are nice and soft. They have a decent return policy if you get them and don't like the feel. You're out the shipping cost, but that's it. (return in new unused condition, of course - but you can tell by bending the sole if they're flexible enough)<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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To return product to Crocs Footwear, merchandise must have been purchased within the last 60 days. The product must be in its original, unworn condition unless the return is due to defects covered under the product warranty. Absolutely no returns will be accepted after 60 days from the delivery date. Crocs Footwear is not responsible for customer size or color selection. We will refund your money or replace the original product with a different size and/or color if the return conditions are met. Refunds for merchandise purchased by credit card will be made only by credit issued to the original card. Crocs is not responsible for shipping charges for non-defective returned merchandise. Shipping and insurance charges will not be refunded.</td>
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I love the thought of those Crocs boots--I wonder if I could get enough warm stuff inside them for them to work in the winter. Regular snow boots seem so heavy and stiff...<br><br>
We used the molehill mountain boots last winter, and they were great, but are fleecy on the inside so I think they'd be too warm if it wasn't cold out. They also have absolutely NO sole--just tough fabric, so I think for a walker you'd want to put on shoes inside the boots. Probably not so ideal for your use.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Target has soft-soled rainboots and matching rain jackets on clearance right now, you might get some if you hurry!</div>
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Is this Target clearance online by any chance? I'm not sure if my Target here in Northern CA would have the rain gear? Do they all carry it? Maybe I could call.....I'd get it online if they had it. Thanks!
 

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We have Soft Star boots, and I applied the waterproofing stuff that they also sell. Ds walked right into a deep puddle with them and his socks stayed dry. We have the ones that lace up the side (<a href="http://www.softstarshoes.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=621)" target="_blank">http://www.softstarshoes.com/index.c...roduct_ID=621)</a>, so if he had stayed in the water, they probably would have leaked there. The velcro style mentioned earlier would probably be more waterproof, but also very warm, since they are fully lined with sheepskin. The lace up ones only have sheepskin for the soles and around the ankle.
 
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