Introducing the Bobux IWalks Winter 2019 Range.See Them All in 1 Place!
Want to know a little bit more about the Winter 2019 Bobux Iwalk Styles?
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We thought you might :) so here's anice little (well not so little as the range is quite big) run down to help you with your buying decisions. See styles like the new WATERPROOF versions in both trainers, boots and more.
Because all we do is shoes, we have a unique perspective on what could be good, or not so good for you little one this season. Oh and yes, we have a real store and fit thousands of kids shoes every year!
The full leather Mary Jane style that is also leather lined. A great all rounder for wearing with skirts, pants. Average to narrower width and suitable for every occasion. Not as warm as some of the other styles
Super doper T Bar, offers a bit more protection over the top of the foot than a Mary Jane. This style is better on a average to wider foot. Leather Lined & upper for durability & comfort.
Lighterweight & lower to the ground. Leather upper across the top of the foot offers good protection for the elements, though the canvas on the sides will lessen water resistance. It's a favourite with many as active kids can run around, climb etc with hinderance
Dimensions (Hi & Lo)
Fabric uppers and a fine merino wool lining. A bit of a wider fit and features the Super Fabric scruff resistant toe that has been tested over the last year. A firm popular choice around NZ. Cute styling of the hi top with it's sock like upper to keep the ankles warm.
Watch out - there are 2 versions - with or without waterproofing. The waterproof styles are less flexible, but will give over time and have an opening that is not as wide. The non waterproof version is great on a wider foot and both have a merino fabric lining for warmth.
A new style with a single velcro fastening. Better on an average to narrow width & fully leather lined! A superb unisex choice (think handing down) in neat colourways.
Classic styled double velcro trainer that has a full leather upper & leather lined. A bit more of a formal look, but still a fav with our customers. It's a wider width and just looks good with anything.
It's just a favourite year after year, this year with a couple of shimmery styles for the girls. Often bought with handing down to boys and girls in mind. Classic look with a zip on the inside of the leg. An average to narrow fit & not so good for those with a higher arch. Wear them, like most boots, with pants, skirts and leggings, everything really.
Another style that gets updated every year. Good on a average to wider foot - it's leather & leather lined with a big velcro tab. And as boots can be a bit harder to get on & off, this one open ups wide. We had it on a child with a very wide foot & HIGH arch & it wasn't high enough at the top of the foot.
Another unisex boot and again good on a average to wider foot - it's leather & leather lined with a zip on the inside leg. We had it on a child with a very wide foot & chunky legs and found that the fit around the ankle was a bit restrictive when walking - BUT - absolutely perfect on a average to wider foot.
There are 2 versions of this leather upper boot - 1 is leather lined & the other, fluffy merino lined. Pick your's based on how cold it is were you are. Higher up the leg, so can be a bit restrictive on those toddlers with shorter legs. Another 'goes anywhere, goes with everything' style.
This a was new last winter now with more colours. Leather lined, however the Black is Nubuck with a waxy finish & the Mustard Nubuck ( has a furry feel) so it you are worried about keeping it clean then think about choosing a different colour :). Unisex boot good on a average to wider foot it has a single strap around the ankle. This is the style that fit well on our child with a very wide foot, high arch & chunky legs. No restriction when walking, he looked the most comfortable in this style. The Navy, Pink, & Olive are smooth leather, so easier to wipe clean.
It's WATERPROOF and has velcro, plus a zip on the inside of the leg. Also fluffy warm merino lining to keep those toes toasty warm, but could be a bit too warm for those in the upper North Island. Fab for the colder climates. Higher up the leg & can be a bit restrictive on some toddlers with shorter legs.
The NEW WATERPROOF (for 4 hours)boot with a zip on the inside of the leg & a bit of has a gusset at the back of the leg which looks quite comfy. Warm merino fabric lined and a real firm favourite all ready - especially the yellow. Dry naturally. Action leather so coated to extra durability.
I-Walk hold a special place in the heart of Bobux designers. At this stage children are starting to have more of a say in what shoes they want to wear so, aesthetically, we get to have a bit of fun.
Of course there is much that needs to be taken into account at this critical stage. Running and jumping poses interesting design challenges along with the less obvious mental development going on at this stage.
Based on Bobux’ expert foot health foundations and styled to demand attention, it’s no surprise I-Walk have been such a massive hit around the world.
Consider - Waterproofness
Worried about the wet and cold? Consider these waterproof styles.
Grass Court trainer ( careful there are waterproof & non waterproof versions)
Aspen Boot ( with merino fluffy lining)
Leather uppers, while not water proof are more resistant than canvas
Mary Janes, Trainers, Boots & T Bars offer that little bit of extra protection from the elements.
Canvas/fabric styles or those with a mix of leather as well generally are a bit more flexible and runny aroundy (yup, that's our techincal term) but can get damp quite quickly.
Consider - Width
As we are a nation of slightly wider feet, it can be hard to find shoes suitable for a narrow width. While not be specifically narrow, some Bobux styles may fit.
Delight Mary Jane
Most styles will be fab on the average (and slightly chubby) toddler foot.
Though the Jodphur boot will probably be be a little bit of a squeeze (not so good for a growing foot) for those that are a little wider and/or have a higher arch.
The Grass Court is a great trainer style here - though watch out for the waterproof style. While it looks similar in width, it does not open up the same due to the waterproof membrane.
The girls T Bar works on the wider foot, & boots wise most are ok , apart from the Jodphur.
The Atkivs may not be suitable for those that are very wide (but the Dimensions can be ok).