If only they came in my size.

I {{heart}} these adorable Rileyroos Boots (Cater style) that the Bug has been sporting for the last two weeks. Cozy and snug, these soft boots kept her toes warm on our recent eight day trek to chilly Chicago. While I wouldn’t recommend these for snow trenching (they’re a soft shoe with a rubber padded sole – not necessarily the most water proof), they are great for inside, trips to Grandma’s house, or dry outside surfaces. They successfully passed a ‘digging for dinosaurs in rubber mulch’ test at the Chicago Children’s Museum, too. Not that we were too scientific about it…

Did I mention how cute they look with a skirt?

We did almost loose one when the Bug went racing and swinging through the airport. The left one came flying off as she ran around. Other than that, it’s a truly solid shoe for emerging walkers. Extra bonus? Machine washable. That came in handy when I found a handful of mac ‘n cheese stuffed into the toe. Don’t ask how. I have no idea.

Rileyroos is a Charm City area company that strives to make fashionable and developmentally friendly shoes. Their lightweight construction and specially designed protective bottoms are perfect for the under 24 months crowd. Lila has been wearing the line for about a year – – and has almost outgrown it. Sad to think I’ll be looking for another ‘go to’ shoe line very soon…

You can buy the shoes directly from Rileyroos website, but you can snag a pair for your tyke at one of these local gems: Red Tree Baltimore (where we first discovered the line!), Pied Piper, The Lily Pad of Towson, or Teresa B Gift and Home. Not a Charm City resident? Just click here to find a store locator!

Many thanks to Rileyroos who provided a complimentary pair of boots in exchange for review. We love them! But we would have told you if we didn’t. That’s part of our commitment to you – – 100% honesty.

Rileyroos was kind enough to extend a 20% discount – – exclusive to (cool) progeny readers! Enter the code coolpr at their online checkout in the coupon field. The coupon is valid until January 12th at 11:59 PM EST! The fine print? It’s not valid on prior purchases and only through website purchases.