For those of you that have read my posts you will know that Harry practically lives in wellies. He is one of those children that likes stomping around and splashing in anything worth splashing in. Unfortunately for us though Harry has an obsession about his socks not firmly fitting on his feet. He is constantly whinging because they ruffle down in his wellies and crease under his foot. It becomes a bit tiring after a while having to stop and stoop down to re-adjust them. So when I saw these things called Welly Socks by Little Grippers I approached them to ask whether I could write a review on them. They seemed like the answer to my prayers, and if anyone can thoroughly road test Welly Socks then Harry is your man.
Thankfully they didn’t mind my cheekiness and I received a pair of Welly Socks in the post. The pair I received were in a really colourful star design. They are made out of a lovely soft cotton towelling, perfect for keeping his feet and legs warm and cosy, and the thickness means they prevent his wellies from rubbing against his skin. They fit snuggly just below the knee on his chubby little legs. The unique selling point for these socks is the thin layer of hypoallergenic silicone applied to the top of the sock which is what stops them from rolling down.
To put them to the ultimate test we put them on for a day out at the beach. From the photos you can see that Little Grippers had reason to fear. We were out for the whole day, stomping in lots of water, playing football, and running for miles up and down the beach. So how did they do?
Well I am very pleased to say that the socks did not move. It was a massive relief not to have to keep stopping every few minutes to take his wellies off and pull his socks up. It meant we were able to just crack on with enjoying the day. And all because of a thin layer of silicon around the top of the socks that kept them firmly in place! So simple and so effective.
I wondered whether the Welly Socks would irritate his skin but there were no red marks (from them being too tight) and no sign of a reaction to the silicon. And, the added bonus – which Little Grippers probably haven’t considered – is that they didn’t let in any sand so he wasn’t complaining about itchy toes. For that reason alone I wouldn’t mind a pair myself for next time we are at the beach.
I am also very pleased to report back that they have washed beautifully and look like new, ready to go for our next welly stomping adventure. It is easy to see why they have won a number of Awards and have featured widely in the Press. The pair of Welly Socks I received cost £7.50 and in my opinion are worth every penny. I haven’t stopped singing their praises and must admit that H wears them even when he hasn’t got his wellies on. Thank you Little Grippers.
Harry’s Honest Mummy x
Little Grippers do a wide range of socks ranging from school socks, to sport socks to Welly Socks, all in different sizes and designs. You can find them at www.littlegrippers.com
I was not paid to write this review. As I said earlier, I am just cheeky and asked if I could write one.