Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter is here.

Time to break out my Relaksy.

Sure, my Relaksy are much more modern that this guy’s. Mine aren’t even real “Relaksy”, just Relakso-podobne from Puma. But my feet are warm and dry and that’s all that really matters.

I tried to persuade Misiu to get himself a pair of kultowy Relaksy which have been re-introduced to the market by Wojas. Misiu isn’t turned on by winter footwear and he wasn’t especially turned on by Relaksy by Wojas when he saw the price – over 400 PLN. C’mon, Relaksy are the ultimate egalitarian footwear. How can they cost so much? OK, they’re cheaper than the Ecco’s I was looking at, but are definitely more than the Puma’s I ultimately purchased. Wojas, shame on you ;)


Olivia D {The Road to Poland} said...'s good question for you. How much should I be willingly to pay for a decent pair of warm winter boots? The kind that are waterproof and warm. I'm not looking for stylish and leather. It's a challenge. (i also hate shopping for shoes) Suggestions?

Chris said...

For warm and waterproof boots, about 250 PLN. In my opinion Ecco's are really great (I have some old ones) but expensive. That's why I opted for cheaper shoes to try and so far so good. It stinks to say that 250 is cheaper, but Ecco or Merrel or Keen run about 400-500. I should also add that I walk 3-5 miles a day so comfort, warmth and dry feet are important to me.

We spent about the same for the girls' shoes at Bartek. It's a lot esp. considering that you have more kids, but 2 years ago we bought cheaper winter boots for them and ended up buying 2 pairs when the first pairs fell apart. Once again, my kids walk a lot. We walk to and from school and on the weekends we walk in the woods.

Let me know how your shopping goes :)

czarownica said...

Consider Rieker, decent and not-so-expensive boots.

kama said...

Super zdjecie, super:)
Chris, uwielbiam czytac wszystko o czym piszesz i ogladac zdjecia zawsze odpowiednio dobrane :)
Pozdrowienia cieple :)

Chris said...

Thanks, Czar. I will check out Rieker too.

kama - Thank you for the compliments. I haven't had time to write lately which in fact is good because it means I'm busy at work. Warm greetings for you too :)

Tomek C. said...

And don't forget about Uggs (or other Emu-podobne), really warm (not waterproof, however). :)

Chris said...

Tomek, I almost forgot about the Uggs. I bought a pair a few years ago and the girls were given a pair each as a present when we were in the States. The are extrememly warm, it is true, but not so good in the snow as you mentioned. We walked to school behind a tween today whose Uggs' sole was slowly but surely separating from her shoe. Oh, and they definitely are not too good on the budget. I was checking the budget-friendly kid's shoes at Decathlon. I think that they have pretty decent shoes for a decent price.

madkasia said...

Relaksy!!! - nienawidzilam tych butow jako dziecko!!! But the Wojas version looks awesome! I often buy Wojas shoes when I come to Poland and their quality is undeniable. Maybe you should buy a pair of cheep boots, and when Wojas Relaksy goe on sale at the end of the season you should buy larger size for cheaper for the next year?