We headed to our first family festival (the Corbridge festival) this summer and as GORE-TEX ambassadors we thought this would be the perfect chance to put Heidi's GORE-TEX shoes through their paces. The weather forecast was changeable with sunshine and showers and I wasn't keen to take our wellies as they can get hot in the sunshine. I was slightly worried it may get too muddy and wondered if Heidi's GORE-TEX shoes would be enough, but decided to risk it.
We pitched our tent in no time and headed to the festival field......
GORE-TEX shoes are guaranteed for waterproofness, windproofness and breathability - there was probably nowhere better than a festival field in Northumberland to put these guarantees to the test.
Heidi is adventurous and comfort is important. We tried out the funhouse in the funfair, danced around for hours and practised our circus skills in the circus tent without any of the usual complaints of sore feet when the kids have been on their feet for hours.
This being England, it wasn't long before the rain started and true to their word, Heidi's GORE-TEX shoes kept her feet completely dry and at the perfect temperature all day.
Heidi demonstrated some of her best moves to the crowds as Grandmaster Flash played his set. She seemed to be able to jump pretty high wearing her GORE-TEX shoes and received lots of hi-fives from the other dancers around us.
It wasn't long before the festival silliness started and all the kids grabbed bottles of silly string for a huge silly string fight. Heidi's shoes survived even if her face didn't :D
Overall, we think GORE-TEX shoes are an excellent alternative to wellies for children at festivals. They are breathable, keep children's feet warm and dry and are flexible and durable enough to cope with an array of festival antics from funfairs to dancing and silly string fights!