The Macaroni Orthotics

$69.95

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Unsure about sizing?

Join our closed Facebook group, "Butler with Orthotics", where other parents can guide you in regards to your child's specific situation, or you can always

Print our size chart to measure your perfect fit!

The Macaroni’s Orthotics Edition is Butler’s Original tall all-weather, 3-in-1 boot, with a special V-stitched front opened liner to better accommodate braces.

We are extremely proud that our products are adaptive and friendly for children with disabilities and children with special needs.

Butlers also promote self independence and confidence through many of its unique features.

Join our closed Facebook group Butler with Orthotics

Features

100% waterproof

all weather versatility

AFO, orthotics and special needs friendly

Big Fan Easy Entry System

Custom Velcro® Brand closure

Dishwasher-safe boot

Machine washable liner

Easy on, Easy off

Made in USA

Non-toxic and environmentally-friendly

Slip resistant sole

Ultra lightweight

The Original 3-in-1 concept

1. All weather boot
(boot and liner)
Your children’s feet should never get wet or cold, from cold winters -30F to sunny outdoor summertime fun +68F. Our products are 100% waterproof, in addition to the 16mm thick tech liner that provides extra comfort and protection against moisture, whether from inside or outside.

2. Slipper
(liner only)
Our tech liners are too much fun to always remain inside the boot! Comfortable, antimicrobial and cute looking, our liners are perfect for all indoor adventures!

3. Overshoe
(boot minus liner)
You’ve invested in good quality shoes or expensive braces for your little one. Now you can protect your investment from the elements and let them jump wherever they please every day, whatever the weather. Makes life easier for children, their parents and their teachers!

Slipping into a pair of Butler’s with shoes on really is child’s play. All your children have to do is pull out the liner, step into their Butler’s (wearing any pair of shoes or brace), secure the strap and you’re ready to go!

 

100% waterproof
Butler boots are perfect for puddle jumping and keeping little feet dry, warm and cozy, whatever the weather. Splash around or stay outside building snowmen for hours. From rain and sun to snow and cold, you’re covered!

All weather versatility
Little feet and their shoes need protection from the rain, sleet and snow. From -30F to +68F, children can wear their Butler boots anywhere and everywhere. Butlers are a well mannered helper and a symbol of peace of mind.

AFO, orthotics and special needs friendly
Butlers are adaptive and can be worn by all children, all year round, whatever the weather.

Big Fan Easy Entry System
Thanks to its flexible design, any type of shoe can fit comfortably inside our products, from high-top sneakers to ballet slippers.

Custom Velcro® Brand closure
We wanted a closure that would be extremely durable and reliable, so we partnered with the very best in the industry. Learn more.

Dishwasher-safe boot
You’re already busy enough, right? Simply take the liners out, and and put the Butler boots shells in your dishwasher, along with a load of toys maybe! They’ll come out as bright as new.

Machine washable liner
High tech and 16mm thick yet so easy to keep clean! Simply throw our liners/slippers in your next machine load.

Easy on, Easy off
Butlers’ easy-on puller is practical, tear-resistant and easy to use, helping little ones develop a sense of independence. Because they’re built to stand up on their own, sliding off a pair of Butler boots is just as simple.

Made in USA
Manufacturing Butler boots in the United States ensures the highest quality product and helps support the local economy.

Non-toxic and environmentally-friendly
All our materials are eco-friendly and meet or exceed all Consumer Safety tests, with zero traces of lead or plastic toxins, so you can be sure your children’s feet are in good hands.

Slip resistant sole
Butler’s reliable rugged outsole keeps little ones from slipping and sliding as they explore the great outdoors.

Ultra lightweight
Butler boots are lightweight, so you can easily carry them with you wherever you go.

Waterproof & Insulating

Made from one mold, Butler outer shells use no glue or stitched parts that would cause leaky seams. The liner ensures warmth to -30F and cool to +68F.

Construction & No Adhesives

Butler uses a TPE compound, a consistent high performer in cold temperature crack tests and slip & wear tests. The accordion pleat and strap lock in the foot or shoe. We use heat and NO adhesives for the liner lamination. This insures improved breathability & eliminates toxic substances. Our materials are lead and phthalate free.

Breathability & Comfort

Butler’s Atmosfeel 3-part liner lamination ensures superior breathability and long-term comfort in cold and warm weather.

1. Breathe Right® breathable 16mm compression foam is the latest in breathable technology, providing the ultimate cold and warm weather comfort and ensuring a quick drying time.

2. The inside layer is a polyester based tacliner. This ensures that moisture is wicked away from the foot and combats odor causing bacteria, fungal mold and mildew.

3. The outside lining material is a Skyline polyester fabric increasing the wicking effect and providing lasting durability.

 

Duel Density Footbed

Our liners are completed with a duel density footbed to maximize the child’s comfort while insuring a snug and stable foot. It is coated with Agion®, the best performing antimicrobial on the market.

The Ultimate Comfort

Immediate comfort

No other boot provides the cushioning and hugging effect achieved from our combination of liner and TPE outer shell. The 15mm thick breathable liner combined with the TPE outer shell hugs the foot to provide unprecedented cushioning not achieved with traditional boot construction.

Long Term Comfort

Breathability is the key to sustained warmth and comfort and the Butler’s Atmosfeel breathable laminate works better than any traditional boot liners.

SHIPPING POLICY
FREE SHIPPING: All orders come with free shipping to customers in the USA and Canada. Butler covers it – it’s that simple. Expect 3 business days for delivery.

EXCHANGE POLICY
EXCHANGES: Butler has found it simpler for everyone to first initiate a return for a full refund… This way you can place a new Butler order for any style/color/size that you want, and at any time that you want.

WARRANTY POLICY
LIFETIME WARRANTY: Butler boots are fully warranted to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. If a product ever fails due to a manufacturing defect, even after extended use, we will replace the product with the same style, color, and size. This warranty does not cover damage caused by an accident or normal wear and tear.

Please email Butler at smile@thebutlerbrand.com including:

  • a copy of the original receipt
  • a picture of the boot
  • a brief description of the defect

We will get right back to you.

RETURNS POLICY
RETURNS: Nothing takes care of you like a Butler! If you are not completely satisfied with your Butler boots, you can return them for a full refund.

Please return:

  • within 30 days of receipt
    unworn and in the original packaging
  • enclosed in another box, as to preserve the original packaging
  • with a copy of your original receipt
  • to the following address:
USA
Butler Inc
148 Bryce Blvd
Fairfax, Vermont 05454
Canada
Butler Inc
800 rue Sud
Cowansville, Quebec
J2K 2Y3

Your refund:

  • will be issued at the purchase price and applied to the original credit card.
  • will be confirmed to you via email when your credit card has been refunded.
  • Expect 5 business days from the date we receive your Butlers’ for the credit to be applied.
The Original 3-in-1 concept

1. All weather boot
(boot and liner)
Your children’s feet should never get wet or cold, from cold winters -30F to sunny outdoor summertime fun +68F. Our products are 100% waterproof, in addition to the 16mm thick tech liner that provides extra comfort and protection against moisture, whether from inside or outside.

2. Slipper
(liner only)
Our tech liners are too much fun to always remain inside the boot! Comfortable, antimicrobial and cute looking, our liners are perfect for all indoor adventures!

3. Overshoe
(boot minus liner)
You’ve invested in good quality shoes or expensive braces for your little one. Now you can protect your investment from the elements and let them jump wherever they please every day, whatever the weather. Makes life easier for children, their parents and their teachers!

Slipping into a pair of Butler’s with shoes on really is child’s play. All your children have to do is pull out the liner, step into their Butler’s (wearing any pair of shoes or brace), secure the strap and you’re ready to go!

 

100% waterproof
Butler boots are perfect for puddle jumping and keeping little feet dry, warm and cozy, whatever the weather. Splash around or stay outside building snowmen for hours. From rain and sun to snow and cold, you’re covered!

All weather versatility
Little feet and their shoes need protection from the rain, sleet and snow. From -30F to +68F, children can wear their Butler boots anywhere and everywhere. Butlers are a well mannered helper and a symbol of peace of mind.

AFO, orthotics and special needs friendly
Butlers are adaptive and can be worn by all children, all year round, whatever the weather.

Big Fan Easy Entry System
Thanks to its flexible design, any type of shoe can fit comfortably inside our products, from high-top sneakers to ballet slippers.

Custom Velcro® Brand closure
We wanted a closure that would be extremely durable and reliable, so we partnered with the very best in the industry. Learn more.

Dishwasher-safe boot
You’re already busy enough, right? Simply take the liners out, and and put the Butler boots shells in your dishwasher, along with a load of toys maybe! They’ll come out as bright as new.

Machine washable liner
High tech and 16mm thick yet so easy to keep clean! Simply throw our liners/slippers in your next machine load.

Easy on, Easy off
Butlers’ easy-on puller is practical, tear-resistant and easy to use, helping little ones develop a sense of independence. Because they’re built to stand up on their own, sliding off a pair of Butler boots is just as simple.

Made in USA
Manufacturing Butler boots in the United States ensures the highest quality product and helps support the local economy.

Non-toxic and environmentally-friendly
All our materials are eco-friendly and meet or exceed all Consumer Safety tests, with zero traces of lead or plastic toxins, so you can be sure your children’s feet are in good hands.

Slip resistant sole
Butler’s reliable rugged outsole keeps little ones from slipping and sliding as they explore the great outdoors.

Ultra lightweight
Butler boots are lightweight, so you can easily carry them with you wherever you go.

Waterproof & Insulating

Made from one mold, Butler outer shells use no glue or stitched parts that would cause leaky seams. The liner ensures warmth to -30F and cool to +68F.

Construction & No Adhesives

Butler uses a TPE compound, a consistent high performer in cold temperature crack tests and slip & wear tests. The accordion pleat and strap lock in the foot or shoe. We use heat and NO adhesives for the liner lamination. This insures improved breathability & eliminates toxic substances. Our materials are lead and phthalate free.

Breathability & Comfort

Butler’s Atmosfeel 3-part liner lamination ensures superior breathability and long-term comfort in cold and warm weather.

1. Breathe Right® breathable 16mm compression foam is the latest in breathable technology, providing the ultimate cold and warm weather comfort and ensuring a quick drying time.

2. The inside layer is a polyester based tacliner. This ensures that moisture is wicked away from the foot and combats odor causing bacteria, fungal mold and mildew.

3. The outside lining material is a Skyline polyester fabric increasing the wicking effect and providing lasting durability.

 

Duel Density Footbed

Our liners are completed with a duel density footbed to maximize the child’s comfort while insuring a snug and stable foot. It is coated with Agion®, the best performing antimicrobial on the market.

The Ultimate Comfort

Immediate comfort

No other boot provides the cushioning and hugging effect achieved from our combination of liner and TPE outer shell. The 15mm thick breathable liner combined with the TPE outer shell hugs the foot to provide unprecedented cushioning not achieved with traditional boot construction.

Long Term Comfort

Breathability is the key to sustained warmth and comfort and the Butler’s Atmosfeel breathable laminate works better than any traditional boot liners.

SHIPPING POLICY
FREE SHIPPING: All orders come with free shipping to customers in the USA and Canada. Butler covers it – it’s that simple. Expect 3 business days for delivery.

EXCHANGE POLICY
EXCHANGES: Butler has found it simpler for everyone to first initiate a return for a full refund… This way you can place a new Butler order for any style/color/size that you want, and at any time that you want.

WARRANTY POLICY
LIFETIME WARRANTY: Butler boots are fully warranted to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. If a product ever fails due to a manufacturing defect, even after extended use, we will replace the product with the same style, color, and size. This warranty does not cover damage caused by an accident or normal wear and tear.

Please email Butler at smile@thebutlerbrand.com including:

  • a copy of the original receipt
  • a picture of the boot
  • a brief description of the defect

We will get right back to you.

RETURNS POLICY
RETURNS: Nothing takes care of you like a Butler! If you are not completely satisfied with your Butler boots, you can return them for a full refund.

Please return:

  • within 30 days of receipt
    unworn and in the original packaging
  • enclosed in another box, as to preserve the original packaging
  • with a copy of your original receipt
  • to the following address:
USA
Butler Inc
148 Bryce Blvd
Fairfax, Vermont 05454
Canada
Butler Inc
800 rue Sud
Cowansville, Quebec
J2K 2Y3

Your refund:

  • will be issued at the purchase price and applied to the original credit card.
  • will be confirmed to you via email when your credit card has been refunded.
  • Expect 5 business days from the date we receive your Butlers’ for the credit to be applied.

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Review for The Macaroni
5/5
Awesome!!!

We bought a pair for our toddler and they are awesome ! Great for snow and great for puddle jumping too! And they smell amazing 👌🏻

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BC
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Canada
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nicole@abc.com

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Review for The Macaroni
1/5
I bought these

I bought these boots after several failed attempts at finding boots to fit my son’s AFO orthotics. This was my last hope. These absolutely DID NOT fit over my son’s orthotics. I did the size chart and it put him at a 12, so I ordered a size 1 just to be sure there was extra room for his braces. We live in a climate that sees negative temperatures, so the slipper was a must. The slipper has no give to it. It is so stiff and has no opening to put an orthotic foot into, we actually broke the slipper. So I tossed the slipper aside and tried for the shoe inside the boot. His shoes will not fit inside this boot. I spent a very frustrating 30 mins trying to get my son’s shoed feet inside his new boots. I am very frustrated at trying to find a snow boot that fits an orthotic. I really wanted to like these.

City
Pleasant hill
State / Province
Iowa (IA)
Score Score:
1
Langue
en-US
Email
brett.e.bullis@gmail.com
  • Hello there Mrs.Bullis! It’s very unfortunate our boots were not the right fit for your son’s special needs. We know it can be very frustrating for parents to find boots that fit over their little one’s braces, especially since every brace is unique. As you already know, our boots are not designed for AFOs, but instead *AFO-friendly*, meaning they happen to fit over most braces. Again, we’re sorry it wasn’t the case for your son, as they happen to be working very well for many other children with orthotics.

    This being said, what we’ve been told other parents do to accommodate orthotics within Butlers is they put the foot + brace directly inside the boot shells, sometimes adding an outsole at the bottom for even better insulation (as a hack). Our overshoes functionality therefore become “over-braces” and can safely be worn as snow playing or puddle jumping boots! Since our liners are designed for a bare foot, it is indeed very hard to fit a foot + bulky brace in there.

    As for the sizing, we strongly recommend to always print our sizing chart (available on both our product pages, within the big blue rectangle) to ensure you buy the correct size. We understand the difficulty to measure a foot with brace for fitting, which is why we are currently working on a sizing chart that’ll also include the inside width and height by size, for better chances of making sure the bulk of your child’s specific brace will fit within the boots you’re ordering.

    Again, since we’re no experts at orthotics fitting and since every brace is different, the best we can suggest for parents of children with orthotics is to join our closed Facebook group “Butler with Orthotics”, where other parents that have experienced with our products will be able to guide you in finding the perfect size for your little one.

    Here’s the direct link to this amazing group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1838973139748218/

    Hope that helps!

    – Your Butler team

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    Review for The Macaroni
    5/5
    My son absolutely loves them

    My son absolutely loves them and so do I knowing that his feet are warm, dry and healthy in a great boot that meets the requirements for a minimalist shoe – flexible sole, wide toe box, lightweight and zero heel lift. 

    City
    Ottawa
    State / Province
    Ontario
    Score Score:
    5
    Langue
    English
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    Review for The Macaroni
    5/5
    Awesome boots!

    Awesome boots! Bought it last winter and this year are somehow small we wanted to buy bigger, couldn’t find so he insisted that he wants to wear them like this. I have another son that wears 38 europeean size (12 years old) but couldn’t find in this size…..

    City
    Montreal
    State / Province
    Quebec
    Score Score:
    5
    Langue
    en-US
    Email
    Popescudia@ymail.com

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    Review for The Macaroni
    5/5
    Great boots for

    Great boots for winter and for rainy days. The boot are durable and they keep little feet warm and dry. The boots are easy to slide on and take off. The kids love them and they look adorable.

    City
    Montreal
    State / Province
    Quebec
    Score Score:
    5
    Langue
    en-US
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    ailajane83@gmail.com

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    How flexible are the soles?

    Alberta (Edmonton)

    How flexible are the soles?

    Answer

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Butler and your message!

    Please know that the sole is a few mm thick and it is very flexible and slip resistant as well (‘zero drop’, no elevation). However our boots will guarantee you a four seasons protection from -35C/-30F to 20 C/+68F. Also the boots shells are made of a Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) compound, so no phthalates, no smell at all. If you’d like to learn more about our technical specifications, please visit either product page, scroll down to the block following “Features” and click on the green tab named “Technical specs”

    How well does the liners stay in the boot

    Toronto, Ontario

    How well does the liner stay in the boot when kids are taking them on and off? Does it bunch up in the toes?

    Answer

    Hello!

    We found out (through focus groups and with our own kids!) that the liners indeed stick very well inside the boot shells. They don't bunch up in the toes, but sometimes (depending on the child's movements to put their feet in/out, they might crush a little in the heel, which simply requires a quick pull up as you put the feet inside.

    As you might have read on our website, our liners are 16mm thick and made of multiple high tech layers, which allows them to stand on their own quite well, plus there's a removable outsole inside that prevents the fabric from 'falling' down.

    Thanks for your question!

    Jamie, from Your Butler team

    Liners alone

    MI (Houghton Lake)

    Where can I buy the Liner for the Tall Over Boot. Also can you tell me what it would cost ? Thanks

    Answer

    Good afternoon,

    Unfortunately, we do not sell liners by themselves.
    However, all of our boots come with liners, so it shouldn't be a problem.

    Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance,

    Have a great day!

    -The Butler team

    Measuring

    Coral Gables, FL

    I was wondering when measuring for a boot size, should I measure my child’s foot with a shoe on? Or without a shoe on?

    Answer

    Good question! Our sizing chart is meant to measure a bare foot. The removable liner takes up the space a shoe would inside the boots shells :)

    Jamie, from Your Butler team

    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Pa(Somerset)

    What is the weight of each boot? My son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy so something ultra lightweight is needed

    Answer

    Hello! The weight depends on the size of course but as an average they weigh aprox 3/4 lb per boot (size 12). For aprox weights see below. these weights are by pair so if you want the weight if each boot divide the weight by 2.
    Butler weights per pair based on size: starting with size 8 (toddler sizes 5,6,7 are not listed)

    8. 1.1 lbs
    9. 1.2 lbs
    10. 1.25 lbs
    11. 1.35 lbs
    12. 1.50 lbs
    13. 1.65 lbs
    1. 1.75 lbs
    2. 1.95 lbs
    3. 2.05 lbs

    We truly hope these will work out for your son!

    Your Butler team

    Fitting over AFO

    New Mexico (Los Lunas)

    Looking at the Macaroni for my granddaughter. Her current sneakers, that fit over her braces, are 1.5 extra-wide. Will the size 2 boot be big enough to fit over those? We can't really use the fit guide because she is wheelchair bound and can't stand, and she hates to be measured for anything.

    Answer

    Good morning,

    I'd be glad to assist you, but fitting our boots over braces is a difficult process because of the uniqueness and bulkiness specific to each brace.
    The best we can suggest is for you to join our closed Facebook group called "Butler with Orthotics": https://www.facebook.com/groups/1838973139748218

    Parents of children with AFOs that have experience with our boots should be able to further guide you in terms of sizing and what works/doesn't work.

    Worst case scenario, you should also know that our returns policy is quite simple; send us the boots back in their original state and we'll fully refund you as soon as they're received by our warehouse. You can read our full (very short!) policy on that matter on our website. It is located at the very bottom of our homepage: www.thebutlerbrand.com
    Thanks for your interest in our boots!
    We truly hope they'll fit your granddaughter.

    Have a great day,

    Jamie, from Your Butler team

    Adult sizes?

    United states

    I am wondering if you make adult sizes I these. I have a 13 year old daughter who wears an AFO and boots are hard to find for her Let me know thanks

    Answer

    Hi there,

    Unfortunately, we don't currently offer bigger sizes than 3 youth. However, based on the great amount of feedback we're currently receiving, it's definitely something we're considering for the future.

    Thanks again for your interest!

    Jamie, from Your Butler team

    AFO sizing

    Chicago

    Hello! My daughter wears AFOs. We've had an extremely difficult time finding boots to fit over them. What is your recommendation for ordering a size and style? I've seen your sizing chart, but wasn't sure if I need to modify it. Should we order two sizes of boots (one larger) and plan to return one? Do you offer free shipping on returns? Also, what should we anticipate for a shipping timeline from the time we place an order to receiving it in Chicago? Thanks, Jen

    Answer

    Hello Jen,

    First of all, thank you so much for your interest in our boots as well as your kind words! We're sure you'll be able to find just the right size for your daughter. We're glad our boots can be worn by all children, to us that's part of respecting the spirit of childhood!

    What we found out from other parents of children wearing AFOs (through their testimonials) is they tend to remove the liner and insert the foot + AFO directly within the boot. Braces can be quite bulky, so they take up the space a shoe would inside our boot shells.

    Generally speaking, we do recommend ordering a tad bigger only to allow children's feet to grow a little, like you would for any other shoe/boot, but that's totally up to you and your common sense!

    Since we're no experts at orthotics fitting and since every brace is different, the best we can suggest is for you to join our closed Facebook group "Butler with Orthotics", where other parents will be able to guide you in finding the perfect size.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1838973139748218/

    Rest assured, shall you need any further assistance, that we're always available to help. Also, if for any reason you end up buying the wrong size, simply return the unworn product and we'll refund you right away, for an easy and convenient way to be able to reorder in the correct size faster, if that's what you wish. We cover shipping your way on every order, however return fees are to the expense of the customer.

    As stated in our policies (located at the bottom of the homepage, at www.thebutlerbrand.com), shipping takes 3-7 days. We're fully stocked as we speak (and our factory+ warehouse are in the US), so there is not reason why they wouldn't reach Chicago in that timeframe

    Thanks again for your trust and if possible, send us a picture of our little one with her boots! It always melts our heart to see little ones wearing our products..

    Have a great day,

    Jamie, from Your Butler team

    Allergies

    USA

    Hello, We bought a pair of your boots for our daughter. After receiving it, we found there is a special smell on the boots. May I ask what is it? Is it safe? And what is TPE? Is it from a natural product? Our daughter has an allergic problem so we are afraid about it. What are those black dots on the inner sole? And does the essence of vanilla reach the food safety level? Thank you very much!! Mr and Mrs Sumeragi

    Answer

    Dear Mr.Sumeragi,
    Thank you for choosing Butler boots!
    The scent is the essence of vanilla in minute concentrations. Our TPE (synthetic rubber) is fully tested to exceed gov't specifications concerning any harmful ingredients in children footwear. Our compound contains no PVC. The black dots are polyurethane.
    We have never had an issue concerning allergies with our products but we since we do not know the specifics concerning your child's allergies you might want to consult with her physician concerning her specific allergies.

    Best regards,
    Jamie, from Your Butler team

    Extreme cold

    Wi(Glenwood)

    I am concerned about the sole breaking off the boot in extreme cold. We have had below zero conditions and my grand daughter’s rubber/plastic boot split along the front bottom on side in front and appeared to originated from bottom. These were 2 years old. Perhaps due to jumping. Haveyouhadany issues with fatigue of material breaking? Sincerely, Lesley

    Answer

    Hello Lesley,

    We're glad you're adressing this concern since it gives us the opportunity to tell you a bit more about our the story behind our boots.

    It took 5 years of development for the inventor (a father of 4!) to create our extremely durable, resistent yet eco-friendly boots, made of a unique TPE compound (not rubber nor plastic!). Our products are molded in one piece, so they're 100% waterproof and simply cannot detach or split.All of the technical specifications of our boots are available on the product page under the "Technical specifications" tab,if you'd like to learn a bit more about how they're made.

    Sincerely,
    Jamie, from Your Butler team

    boot and AFO's

    New Westminster, BC

    Hi, I am an early intervention PT and have a couple families with children with AFO’s. On your website, it says these boots accommodate AFO’s well. Are parents able to order boots in 2 different sizes (1 order). Some children only require one AFO – that shoe size is generally at least a size bigger than the other foot. Thanks! Jessica Harris, DPT Registered Physical Therapist

    Answer

    Hello Mrs.Harris,
    Thank you for reaching out to us. Indeed, our boots are AFO-friendly. Unfortunately, we do not sell odd sizes (2 different sizes) at this point, although it is something we'll consider for the future.
    What we found out from parents of children wearing AFOs with our boots (through their testimonials) is they tend to remove the liner and insert the foot + AFO directly within the boot shells on one side and leave the liner on the other. We've had very few comments so far where this "hack" didn't work. Braces can be quite bulky, so they take up the space a shoe would inside our boot shells and allow the other foot to either wear a shoe (without the liner) or be used with a simple sock on (within the liner). Some parents also decide to put an insole at the bottom of the boot shells for better insulation in cold weather.

    Generally speaking, we always recommend ordering a tad bigger only to allow children's feet to grow a little, like you would for any other shoe/boot anyways. In terms of "length", parents can use our sizing chart (available to print on both our product pages on the big blue rectangle).

    Since we're no experts at orthotics fitting and since every brace is different, the best we can suggest is for the parents to join our closed Facebook group "Butler with Orthotics", where other parents will be able to guide them in finding the perfect size. We'll be working in 2018 on an improved sizing chart covering the width/opening measurements for each size, to further support parents of children wearing orthotics. Here's the link to the group:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1838973139748218/
    Hope that helps and if we can be more helpful, let us know!

    Cordially,

    Jamie, from Your Butler team

    Older kids sizes

    Ontario

    Do you have sizes for kids that are older, like 10? It would be so nice to have these for my older kids!

    Answer

    Hi and thanks for your kind suggestion! We currently carry up to size 3 youth, however rest assured we are certainly considering adding bigger sizes in the future ;) Stay tuned!

    Fit over any shoe?

    Alberta

    I'm intrigued by this product! And not sure about how every type of toddlers shoe would be able to fit into the boot since All shoes are not generic. And do they have a rating for winter? I live in Alberta and temperatures can get quite cold!

    Answer

    Hi! Our unique patented accordion pleat extends greatly, which allows any type of shoe to slide right in. They're been designed and tested in Canada :) Our comfort ranges are from -35C to +20C.

    Canada weather

    Winnipeg

    What is the temp rating on these boots. We live in -20 to -40 weather up in canada for most of winter. Will they handle those temps?

    Answer

    Hello! Our comfort ranges are from -35C to +20C. They were actually developped and tested in Canada!

    True to size

    Saskatoon

    I know you have a size chart to print, but are these pretty TTS? My daughter is in a size 5-6T right now. I don't have a printer

    Answer

    Hello there, indeed our boots are usually pretty true to size. You might want to order one size up, just in case, if your child has been wearing the same size for a while though :) I should mention our liners are 16mm thick so they allow quite a bit of growth too. Hope that helps! Thanks for your question

    Are your boots made of latex

    Maine

    Hello, Can you please tell me what your boots are made of and if they have any latex at all? Asking for a friend with a serious latex allergy. Thanks! Marci

    Answer

    Hello Marci,

    Thank you for your interest in Butler and your message! Please know that our boots shells are made of a Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) compound, so no latex. If you’d like to learn more about our technical specifications, please visit either product page, scroll down to the section following “Features” and click on the green tab named “Technical specs”.

    Kind Regards,

    Jamie, from Your Butler Team

    How do these possibly keep feet warm in winter

    Ontario (Chatham)

    How do these possibly keep feet warm in the winter. There's no closure at the top to keep snow out….. the slippers are suppose to keep feet from -10 and lower weather conditions? It's -20 plus in Ontario right now.

    Answer

    Hello,

    Our boots do have a special accordion pleat allowing them to open wider than any other boot on the market, in order to accomodate any shoe to fit in (if worn as overshoes). However, they also have a custom Velcro brand closure at ankle level that keeps them thightly attached to the foot. Our liners/slippers are 16mm thick and high tech. They adapt to the child's calf perfectly. Any snowpant can easily fit on top of the boot, in order to make sure no snow gets inside if the child is playing outside (just like for any other winter boot).

    Our boots have been designed, developped and tested in Montreal, Quebec, so rest assured they ARE warm enough for our crazy Canadian winters.
    They rate from -35C to + 20C in the summer, for a full 4 season versatility.

    Hope that answers your question!

    Jamie, from your Butler team

    Temp range

    Calgary

    -30... it needs to be approved for colder than that for Canada I think

    Answer

    Hi, great news is they were actually developed and tested in Canada :) The -30 comfort range is in Farenheits, in Celsius they actually rate from -35C to +20C. Truly all weather boots!