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11.3.13

Crocs and Jelly Egg {Review}

The boys were both in desperate need of new shoes. Charles needed some which were strong, hardwearing and comfortable for preschool, and Harry was in need of some warm, snug wellie boots, perfect for exploring in the woods without his feet getting cold and wet.

Jelly Egg offered us shoes for both of the boys, and with Charles' assistance we selected a pair of Crocs Kids Hover Sneak Sea Blue/Lime for Charles and Crocs Kids Iridescent Crocband Gust Boot Navy/Sea Blue.

When first trying on his pair of Crocs Shoes on Charles commented on how comfortable they were, adding that they felt nice and 'squidgy'. The inside of the shoe is a soft spongey material. I completely trust that these will be comfy enough for him to stand, run, dance and play in for 3 hours at preschool without hurting his feet.
The fun, bright colours make the shoes appealing to a 3 year old...according to Charles they are "really cool". He couldn't wait to show them off to his friends, and his 'teachers' at preschool.

 The website describes these shoes as:
  • Traditional lace system provides a secure fit
  • Lace runner accommodates Jibbitz™ charm
  • Lightweight, durable canvas upper
  • Croslite™ material midsole for lightweight comfort
  • Non-marking Croslite™ material outsole
These retail at £34.99, which I would happily pay.

Harry was equally as excited about his wellie boots.
My first concern with these boots was that they were maybe going to be too tight, as they did look quite small and snug. This is simply just the shape of the shoe and the padding. Harry walked really well in these and has wanted to wear them ALL day EVERY day, even in the two rather warm days last week.
I couldn't believe how many people commented on these boots. Everyone seems to notice them.
He's not able to put them on himself as they do need a slight tug to get them on but it's not an issue and just signals to me that they are good quality and fit well. This also means we are unlikely to have any "wellies-stuck-in-the-mud" moments, where Harry walks off leaving his boots in the mud as his feet have come out of them.
The colours again are appealing to children, and clearly to adults judging by the comments we have had.


  • Water resistant nylon upper with fill for warmth and comfort
  • With an iridescent shimmer and shine
  • Rubber outsole pods for increased traction and durability
  • Adjustable elastic and toggle around the shaft to keep the wet and cold out
  • Croslite™ material base.
The price of these surprised me at first. £34.99.
In the past we have just purchased wellies from the supermarket for around £10 BUT now, after recieving these it's clear that the price is completely reasonable, and it's worth paying the extra money.
The supermarket wellies wouldn't always last the winter whereas I know the Crocs wellies will last us until Harry grows out of them, in which case I will then confidently pass them on to a friend, or give them to charity, knowing there will probably still be plenty of wear left in them and buy Harry a new pair.
I will definitely buy Charles a pair of these when he next needs some.


We were sent these shoes/boots for the purpose of this review. All words and photos are honest and my own.