It can often be hard to find good outdoor footwear for your kids at an affordable price - who wants to shell out hundreds of dollars on a pair of boots that will likely see just two years' use?
US-based Northside has just entered the New Zealand market and plans to bring its budget-saving boots and sandals to consumers this summer.
The Northside range available here includes kids and adults insulated winter boots, hiking boots and shoes, water shoes and sport sandals.[caption id="attachment_95937" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The waterproof Snohomish hiking boot comes in sizes for kids and adults.[/caption]
The hiking boots in the range top out at $199.99 for the Apex Mid Waterproof - a full leather boot with a waterproof/breathable lining. Next most expensive is the Snohomish which comes in men's women's and kids and retails for a paltry $149.99 for adults and $129.99 for kids.
This boot features a waterproof suede and mesh upper, moisture-wicking lining, gusseted tongue, toe guard, heel stabiliser, EVA insole and multi-directional rubber outsole.[caption id="attachment_95935" align="aligncenter" width="900"] The Burke II sandal costs just $89.99 for adults and the kid's version $69.99.[/caption]
The most expensive sandal in the range is the Burke II which retails for $89.99 for adults and $69.99 for kids. It's Northside’s best-selling closed-toe water sandal and comes with a synthetic upper, multi-directional rubber outsole and protective toe bumper.