Last year I reviewed a gorgeous retro-style Mr Bump babygrow (here) from Fabric Flavours, a company which specialises in quirky, colourful, vintage-style baby clothing. Their 70's and 80's inspired designs really appeal to me, reminding me of my own childhood, but I was also highly impressed by the quality of the product.
Well, they've done it again ! They've just sent me a pair of these ultra-cute Mr Men leather booties to review and they're gorgeous. Ultra cute but also ultra-comfortable, I can't help but smile every time I see them and Pierre is the same ! He keeps pointing at the Mr Happy saying "da" and grinning !
I foresaw two problems with these booties - I thought they would be skiddy and keep falling off - but I was wrong on both counts. The elasticated bit at the ankle keeps them on really well - Pierre even manages to pull his trousers off at naptime and they still stay on his feet ! - but doesn't cut into the skin or leave red marks. The soles are made of soft suede but don't slip around, even on lino or wooden stairs. Pierre may be 19 months old but he hasn't been walking for very long so I wasn't sure how he'd get on without the ankle support of his proper walking shoes - well, he gaily trots around and certainly doesn't fall over any more than when he's wearing his sturdy boots.
The Mr Men design is appliqué and is very firmly attached. The booties are also dyed using environmentally-friendly and non-toxic products so they're perfectly safe if your little one decides to put his toes in his mouth (or is it just Pierre that does that ?!)
They'd make an absolutely perfect gift, which would be appreciated equally by baby and mum (especially if she's a child of the 70's/80's !)
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £14 (Sizes: 6-12 months and 12-18 months)
for more information : http://www.fabricflavours.com/store/brands/mr-men/mr-happy-booties/
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