Meindl Magic Junior Mid

This children’s walking boot has a Gore-Tex waterproof lining; reflective fabric for road safety; good underfoot support; very stiff toe box; rubber rand around toe for durability. But quite a low ankle cuff, so not ideal for rough terrain; some boots have a slightly stiffer and more aggressive sole; a leather upper may be more durable.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a low-cut waterproof boot that is ideal for muddy valley paths.