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It’s that time of year… It’s that time of year…
Here we find ourselves again.  Fall.  In Vancouver.  A.k.a cold, damp, wetness. It’s coming and we all know it!  I am a warmth-seeking sun-baby, so... It’s that time of year…

Here we find ourselves again.  Fall.  In Vancouver.  A.k.a cold, damp, wetness.

It’s coming and we all know it!  I am a warmth-seeking sun-baby, so I’m kind of holding my breath in anticipation of the days and days (and months) of rain that we will be experiencing soon.  While bundling up in rain gear and trudging around in miniature ponds all over town is not my favourite thing to do, somehow (SOMEHOW!!!) it IS my girls’ favourite thing to do. Go figure!

Portia (age 5) has always loved puddles and rain and the gear that comes with that weather. Madeleine (age 2.5) is following in her big sister’s footsteps.  They both LOVE rainy days! I’m still trying to wrap my head around it, to be honest.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite happy to be cozied up in front of a fireplace, cup of tea in hand and wrapped up in a blanket. But, that’s my idea of how to spend a rainy day.  The girl’s would much prefer getting all (rain)geared up to hang in the puddles and take shelter under umbrellas.

Natives in Vancouver

Since the rain is inevitable and I like to be well-prepared, I jumped at the opportunity to try out the Native boots, which I honestly didn’t even know were an option!  The girls live in their Native shoes all summer, but Native winter boots now too?! Count on a Vancouver company to understand our West Coast needs!!

Mommy Jimmy Winter and baby Jimmy Winter boots.

The Native boots we have are the Jimmy Winter styles (adults + kids) and they’re not just water resistant and pretty! They are lined with micro-fleece making them warm and cozy.  (Nothing worse than cold, wet feet!)

The Jimmy Winter boot is:

Native Shoes

One of the things I love most about the Jimmy Winter kids boots is the drawstring to do them up.  Laces at these ages are still an ‘issue’ so a shoe or boot that eliminates that extra step is golden in my books! They are also super lightweight, much like the very popular kids summer shoes that I’m sure most of us know and love!

It’s so great to buy 1 pair of boots that will serve the purpose of rain AND snow protection (should we even get any of the fluffy white stuff in Vancouver this year).

Learn more about all the great styles of Native shoes and boots on their website, on Instagram, on Facebook and on Twitter.

About Native Shoes

Native was established in Vancouver, Canada in 2009 with a vision to create ‘Future Classics’ by combining iconic, casual silhouettes with the best of evolving technology. Native Shoes are made from injected-EVA and advanced textiles. The result is lightweight, future forward shoes for both adults and kids. Headquartered in Vancouver with strong ties to an international creative community and distributed in more than 45 countries, Native makes innovative, desirable, and, above all, fun products.

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Chantelle

    October 22, 2015 #1 Author

    I want these!! After hearing about the natives for my wee ones from you for the summer now I want winter ones too!! Did you get the black pair for you??


    • Jessica Blumel

      October 22, 2015 #2 Author

      YES! I have the black and I LOVE them! The girls are going to live in theirs this winter, I am sure of it!


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