What’s the story behind KidORCA?
What inspired you to create these unique kids’ rain boots?
Interview with Elena (owner of KidORCA) given to Active Baby, North Vancouver.
On a cold wet day, I was watching my toddler twins wild running from puddle to puddle (that’s right, we play outside regardless of the weather :)), and I thought that probably, at this very moment, their greatest childhood memories are being created. Just puddles and mud made them so happy!
However, something restrained me from enjoying the time – their rain boots got soaking wet. (Oh, those cold wet feet… :)). I could hear the wet slurping sounds coming from their wellies weighted down by the cold water splashed into them. We had inevitably to cut short our walk.
The other day we were hiking. I encouraged the kids to get off the trail and trace the path of the creek. They were so excited, we discovered a tiny waterfall on our way, with a tiny pool at its base. Kids decided to measure the depth. Guess what I heard a few seconds later? Yes, a very familiar sound, the slopping again. The pool was right an inch deeper than their rain boots.
Okay, I am an active and fun parent. But how could I ensure my kids’ feet stay dry and warm? Take extra boots and socks for all of them? Or stay away from the water fun in a cold season? There must be a better solution.
Accordingly, the main idea of creating KidORCA kids’ rain boots with a waterproof OVER-the-KNEE protection is to extend this precious family time outdoors. To encourage little ones to explore the watery universe and to wonder about things like wetness of the water or bubbliness of the bubbles))). To create the best memories possible for our children to hold on to as they grow up.