This isn’t a sponsored post. I was given a pair of rain boots to test out and to see if I liked them, with no obligation to write a post.
Well, I’ve had them for 2 weeks and I’ve given them a good go – in the rain, mud, grass, school runs – and they are awesome! So I was keen to share.
I have been a soccer mum and footy mum for a total of 8 YEARS!
At some point, all THREE of my sons played football, so I was going to 3 games each weekend – including all their training sessions too. That’s a LOT of standing around in the rain, on cold, wet grass.
During those 8 years, I had always wanted a pair of “investment” rain boots (you heard me right, don’t judge!)… but they were ahem… AUD $260. I tried them in a store once, but because my calves are small, the top of the boots flobbled around and made me look like a pirate. I couldn’t really justify the cost, so I didn’t get them.
I did get some $25 Target rain boots though. But I found they lacked cushioning, they weren’t great for the soles of my feet. Plus they were a bit stiff, so my walk was more like a march. Again the top of the boots were so wide for me, and there was so much flobble.
Anyway, Däv Rain Boots offered me some rain boots this winter and I jumped at the chance to try them.
I picked out these Glasgow Ankle Boots, because they were under AUD $90 and I loved that they looked like classic Chelsea Boots.
They don’t even look like gumboots! They look more like stylish, patent leather boots.
The inside of the shoe is really comfortable, it has a bendy + flexible sole, the sole has a good grip, it’s super easy to slip on and off, and the mesh panel makes it breathable.
I’m usually a Size AUS 6 for boots. But I chose the EU 36 – AU 6.5 (because it was the smallest size available). It was a perfect fit, with socks.
I wore some thick socks with them one day, and I swear they felt as comfortable as sheepskin ugg boots. I was happy to walk in them all afternoon.
The only thing I wasn’t too happy about was, when I first wore them, I wore ankle socks, and one of the inner stitching at the top kept scratching my ankle and was quite painful. I found that I only could wear thick, long socks with them, which suited the weather just fine.
However, after a few wears, the itchy stitching disappeared or maybe it smoothed itself off. So it’s all good now, I can wear ankle socks with them.
Even though I’m not a soccer or footy mum anymore, I’m still in the park every other day with my kids and I love wearing these boots to keep my toes dry.
Däv Rain Boots have recently launched their boots in Australia, offering Free Shipping over $100 Australia wide from their website. They have a pretty good range of styles, and I had a hard time picking my favourite.
Apparently they’ve been seen on various celebrities. And I did a bit of snooping around and they used to be stocked on Shopbop.
Hope you enjoy my review!
And I hope you keep your toes dry too!