Autumnal Adventures with Gore-Tex

As you may know, we are currently working with Gore-Tex and testing out some of their fabulous kids’ footwear, putting it through our paces on our adventures!  (You can read about our Summer outings here: Roundhay Park and Chester Zoo)
We loved our shoes from the Spring / Summer range for their comfort, fit and practicality however I wasn’t keen on them asethetically – pink really isn’t my colour!  I was thrilled when I opened up our Autumn / Winter footwear packages to find that they were considerably less pink and perfect colours for the season.  The kids were all really excited by their new boots and wanted to try them on immediately.  As soon as they had them on their feet they declared them perfect for stomping and set about marching around the living room in them.  I can absolutely see where they were coming from, their new boots are nothing if not sturdy.  They look big on their feet yet they’re not heavy or clumsy.  I worried at first that they might trip over themselves if their shoes were a little bulkier than usual but it really wasn’t an issue.
For our first adventure in the new Gore-Tex shoes we took ourselves up to Heaton Park a couple of weeks ago.  Heaton Park is one of our favourite places, no matter what time of year the kids are always excited to go and explore.  There’s such a feeling of space and freedom making it perfect for stomping in new shoes!  I must admit I was concious of not wanting to go too far in new shoes just in case there were any issues with fit or rubbing but nobody had any complaints!  We had a few problems with socks falling down inside boots but these were soon rectifiesd and we decided that perhaps next time they would all wear thicker socks.
Gore-Tex kids' shoes
boys gore-tex boots
girls' gore tex boots
gore-tex boots
All three children were excited to explore in their shoes; kicking leaves, marching through puddles and climbing trees as all good adventurers do.  Their boots were supportive with good grip and kept their feet warm and dry leaving them free to play and explore!
gore-tex walking in leaves
gore-tex shoes walking through puddles
gore-tex boots climbing trees
Aside from being super pracitcal I have to admit I think the boots are pretty stylish too!  The girls’ boots were perfect with their jeggings tucked inside but Ben’s jeans didn’t sit quite so well with his boots and we need to have a play about with those next time he wears them.
toddler wearing gore-tex boots
Siblings autumn walk
stomping siblings
I had rather expected that after such a good stomp around Heaton Park, their boots would be looking a little worse for wear but no, any water and mud just seemed to slide off them and all three pairs of boots were looking pretty pristine when we got them home.  I’m really interested to see how they withstand the weather conditions that our lovely country will be throwing at us over the coming weeks!
gore-tex shoes
shoes shot
gore-tex soles
Since our trip up to Heaton Park the weather has definitely taken a turn for the worse, the grey skies and rain have set in and it really feels as though winter is on it’s way.  Check back with us next month to see what we get up to on our next Gore-Tex Big Day!


*Discalimer – We were sent the Gore-Tex shoes free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions reamin our own*



  1. November 17, 2015 / 8:09 am

    Love the looks of all of these I think they are all fairly suited to both boys and girls #triedtested

  2. November 17, 2015 / 8:15 am

    This look great, I love the pink laces 🙂 My daughter had Gore-Tex snow boats last year and we would definitely buy from them again. They were super waterproof and really reliable in the snow.


  3. November 17, 2015 / 8:27 am

    I love Gore-Tex – BB has boots and they always stay waterproof no matter whatx #triedtested

  4. November 17, 2015 / 8:27 am

    These look fab! Perfect for autumn. I love the fact that they still looked pristine after a day out in the park too! #TriedTested

  5. November 17, 2015 / 9:29 am

    These look great – just what my boys could do with #triedtested

  6. November 17, 2015 / 9:34 am

    I love the look of the tan coloured ones. Very cool. Your pictures are fab like always 🙂 #TriedTested

  7. November 17, 2015 / 10:09 am

    These look perfect for this time of year….

  8. November 17, 2015 / 10:15 am

    I like the sound of mud and water sliding off them, brilliant! They all look really lovely, and practical, too.

  9. November 17, 2015 / 10:25 am

    Oh I love them, they are fab and I love all the matching Gap hoodies, gorgeous! Thanks for hosting #triedtested xx

  10. November 17, 2015 / 11:05 am

    I love these boots!! I seriously need to get myself sorted and get Mini M some boots for winter, these look great #triedtested

  11. November 17, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Oh look at those cute little adventurers – lovely boots! #triedtested

  12. November 17, 2015 / 11:43 am

    Those boots look fab and perfect for this weather! Thanks for sharing

  13. November 17, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    The Gore-Tex range looks fantastic and actually really stylish! 🙂 great review #TriedTested

  14. November 17, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Such gorgeous shoes and practical too for some outdoor fun. Don't forget to share on Country Kids too.

  15. November 17, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    I love the look of these shoes. They look fantastic and are practical. A win win. Thanks for sharing your Autumn adventures xx

  16. November 17, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    oh my word your kids are the cutest in their matching hoodies! The shoes look fab too, really sturdy and well designed 🙂 #triedtested

  17. November 17, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    They all look very sturdy and comfortable don't they.

  18. November 17, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    They look so gorgeous with those boots… I love the color of those boots, looks durable and comfy too. Great Review! #TriedTested

  19. November 17, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    They are beautiful but practical shoes, so trendy. I LOVE them! I also love their little poses for the pictures too.

  20. November 17, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    Those look great. Pity they don't do adult versions for us too

  21. November 17, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    These look great, I love the design and they look so sturdy and comfy too. Perfect for the weather we are having at the minute!!

  22. November 17, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    I love the look and style of these shoes, great colours to pick from for boys and girls. They also look very durable and waterproof which is always a win for childrens shoes. Great review 🙂 #TriedTested

  23. Joanna @mumbalance
    November 18, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    These sound very impressive. My walking boots are from gore-tex and I know what a wonderful fabric it is. I'm very impressed that your kids shoes where still looking clean after an autumn walk.

  24. November 18, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    These look great, O could really do with his first pair of walking boots. I really want to climb a few smaller hills with him next year, it's been a while since we have managed to get up any sort small hill! Great photos and I'm impressed at how clean they still are too!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

  25. November 19, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    these do look really great, they are stylish and make a change from wellies! xx

  26. November 19, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    These look fab!
    Very practical too.
    And it's nice to see colours other than pink for girls shoes 😉 x

  27. November 22, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    What fabulous shoes and what a great excuse to go outside for a stomp about. I love your photos and these shoes sound brilliant for outdoors adventures.Thank you so, so much for linking to #whatevertheweather xx

  28. Sian - The Mama Story
    November 22, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Wow these boots mean business! Lovely looking and fit for purpose for winter walks. Heaton Park brings back memories – I grew up the other side of Manchester and some friends and I went there for a day trip after our GCSEs!

  29. November 23, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    These look great on and if the mud slides off of them I'm all up for that! Might be considering these next time. Thanks for hosting #TriedTested X

  30. November 23, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    I'm quite surprised that they look amazing after all these challenges! I will be definitely bookmarking this for the future

  31. November 24, 2015 / 6:49 am

    They look great! I like the colour and design! And of course what I like the best is that they surviva pretty well after this autumn walk! Thanks for this great review and for hosting #TriedTested 🙂 c

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