I haven’t done quite as many girls fashion posts as I used to, which is a shame, because Lil’ Foodie has exhibited a distinct interest in what she wears. She may be verbally challenged, but she has a strong opinion on what she likes, and is a bit of a little fashion Diva at times. She likes sparkles, like most girls her age & gets excited about new outfits. Where things get a little difficult at times are when her fashion sense clashes with her sensory issues. I have to be even more mindful of comfort when buying apparel for my autistic daughter, since if something is uncomfortable it is harder for her to ignore than it might be for her more typical peers. I would say half the boots I’ve gotten her never really ended out getting worn.
When I had the opportunity to select a pair of Keen boots to review with my daughter, my eye went straight to the Darby Boot style. As you can see they have soft wool section around the back of the calf, so they are far less likely to chaff little legs. I remember going to school in boots that chaffed. I was in misery all day, not going to happen to my little girl. The simple zipper closure also appealed to me, since Lil’ Foodie isn’t too coordinated when it comes to getting dressed. I do most of the work.
The Darby Boot for girls comes in black, brown or purple. I went with the purple for her, since we are expanding into the purple zone more these days (although pink still seems her fave). When the boots came in I was immediately pleased with the obvious quality of both the leather & the craftsmanship. What the heck, my 5 year old has nicer boots than I do…
Fun, hip and durable boot for trendy little ladies.
- Leather and synthetic upper with flannel collar
- Medial side zipper for easy on/off
- Sizes youth 1-6 toddler 8-13
As I have mentioned, my daughter has a hard time with boots, and seems to take longer than typical kids to adjust to the dynamics of wearing them. She really likes these boots and was excited about trying them. Luckily, the comfort-minded design seems to reduce the level of sensory issues, she experiences. Although I am not ready to send her to school in them quite yet, the transition is going smoother this year (as you can see by her “rock star” pose below).
Media sample provided. All experiences and opinions presented here are my own.