With all the rain we've been having, you may be thinking about buying some wellies. But should you size up in wellies?
Wellies are boots designed to keep your feet dry in wet conditions and they're made out of rubber and other materials that are waterproof. They're great for keeping your feet warm and dry when it's raining out. When you buy wellies, the first thing you'll want to do is measure your child’s foot length. You can do this by simply measuring from the tip of their big toe to the end of their heel.
If you're looking for a pair of wellies that will fit you for years to come, don't buy them a size bigger than your actual foot size. Instead, try getting a pair that's true-to-size.
Wellies are made to be roomy and flexible—that's why they're so comfortable! But if they're too big, they'll wear out faster and be less comfortable over time. You also run the risk of getting blisters or even developing an infection if they don't fit properly or have any holes or tears in them.
If you think you might be between sizes, it's usually best to err on the side of caution and go with the smaller size.
Ask yourself these questions before you buy your next pair of wellies.
Does your little one have wide feet?
If so, then no! Don't size up in wellies if your feet are wide. It's better to buy a pair that fits snugly than to buy one that is too big and risk losing circulation in your toes.
Are your kids’ calves particularly large or muscular?
If so, then no! Don't size up in wellies if your calves are unusually large or muscular because this will make it difficult for the boot to stay on your foot properly without pinching or slipping off altogether during use.
When it comes to buying wellies, you want to get the right fit—but you also want to make sure they'll last.
So how do you know if you're buying the right size for your kid?
Well, it's not as simple as just a numbers game. If you're looking for wellies for kids, the best thing to do is take their measurements and find a pair of wellies that matches those measurements. You can do this by measuring from the heel up to their ankle bone (if they have one), or from their big toe to the back of their heel if they don't have an ankle bone. Then compare those measurements against the sizing chart for each brand of wellie.
However, most kids as well as adults don't have both feet exactly the same size—so what then? If one foot is larger than the other, it's likely that your shoe will be too small no matter how many sizes bigger it is. But if one foot is smaller than the other? That's where sizing up makes sense: if your shoe is too small on one foot but fits fine on another, try buying a larger size and see if that helps! You may need a different size in different brands or styles of shoes too; some brands run large while others maybe on the smaller side. We recommend you check out our size guide to help you out!