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In 2002, I bought myself a pair of waterproof, leather hiking boots which cost me around $250 temtem download. I thought they would last me the rest of my life, because I only actually wore them for 2 weeks!
But 15 years later, I took them out from where I carefully stored them and discovered that the rubber sole had disintegrated and fallen off the shoe herunterladen. It would cost me about $150 – $180 to resole them, so I decided to buy myself a new pair.
However, by complete coincidence, my late mother-in-law had tiny feet like me, so I inherited her hiking boots!
So the boots (pictured above) came from my lovely mother-in-law, they are size 36 and apparently they are 30 YEARS OLD? download apple news app!
Yep, they are an eye-watering $300. But hey, these boots were flipping amazing. I was submerging half the boot into water and my socks remained completely dry helvetica font download kostenlos. They easily let me walk over slippery rocks, loose rocks, fallen trees. I’ve worn them to hiking Tasmania, through the Australian bush and now to Scotland windows 10n herunterladen.
A pair of good boots is worth every cent.
On the OTHER HAND.
When it came to buying hiking boots for MY KIDS, I was not happy to spend $120 EACH on something they were going to use for 6-7 days, never use again, and then grow out of in 6 months screenshot for free.
So I hunted online, found an online sports store based in the UK, took a big risk, paid $30 for shipping… and bought 3 boots.
The one of the right are Gelert Children’s Walking Boot Child’s size 12 and they were AUD$20.
I had to buy thick hiking socks for the boots to fit better and comfort.
I also went ahead and bought 3 insulated, fully water proof jackets from the same shop.
They all worked out to be absolutely perfect and the quality was really impressive.
Hehe this isn’t a sponsored post, I’m just happy to share because I was so happy with the products, my boys all commented how comfortable the boots and jackets were, and we ended up using them everyday for 3 weeks while we were in Scotland.
PLUS I couldn’t believe how lucky I was with guessing the correct sizing of my kids (UK kids sizing is by age, and my kids are not the typical size for their age). It might have been a different story if I had to send 3 pairs of boots back to the UK?!
Hope this helps!