I bought these after two frustrating days of constantly wet shoes. My 2 y.o. loves to walk into puddles. I don't like the regular rain boots for winter time, they're too cold. So when our old ones cracked (after getting good use out of them with one kid), I went for these. He can run in them like they're regular shoes but walk in wet grass and puddles like they are rain boots. He is a toddler size 7.5, I got him size 8 and realized teh insole pulls out and there is still lining under the insole. So I decided that if I pull the insoles out when the boots become too tight, we'll get another year out of them. That makes it a good value even at this price.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend