Monday, September 28, 2009


I was already starting to dread getting Brandon some winter boots this year. I can't stand getting toddler winter boots. They need them if they walk outside but they can't seem to walk in them. They come up to high and they are too thick in the soles and not very flexible, if at all. Its also hard to find something to keep your not yet walkers feet and ankles cold. Socks and slippers sometimes just don't cut it. Toddlers, babies and their parents are on the same page when it comes to winter boots. In steps Lisa, creator or Stonz.

Lisa’s favourite quote is “There is no such thing as bad weather; only inappropriate clothing”.

As an active mom based on Canada’s wet and rugged West Coast, Lisa discovered that finding warm footwear for her young kids was near impossible. With her five-month old son in a backpack, Lisa resorted to wrapping scarves around her son’s legs to keep him warm. When she met another mom with a boot that look a lot like a fleece-lined chalk bag (which was made-by-hand for her child), Lisa instantly knew that these booties could fill a need in the market. Together, they created some samples and attended their first trade show in 2004.

While the original booties were created out of necessity, the company has grown out of a passion for the products’ ability to help parents connect with their kids in the great outdoors. With Lisa leading a growing team and closely involved in production at their head office in Vancouver, BC, the company continues to flourish into one of the dominant manufacturers of versatile children’s outdoor gear.
Stonz has the best winter boots around. They are warm, soft, sized generously, and to top it off, adorable!

We got to try out the Digger boot in Olive. I choose a size large which is 1-2 1/2 years and they are sized great! Even a bit generously. We may even get two winters out of these and Brandon is 19 months right now. The boots have a rubberized very flexible, like you can easily fold it in half, gripper sole. And they are lined with some very very soft fleece. These will be some very warm boots. They have a toggle for around the ankle and another one at the calf and can be worn with bare feet, socks, slippers or shoes depending on your baby/child and what they are most comfortable in and how cold out it is.
Stonz also sells liners for their boots if you want them, mitts and hats. Be sure to check them out for winter!