XC is all about the wet and mud. That's the fun of it. (As Millsy). However if you did have a waterproof shoe, the water would get in the top (as above) and wouldn't get out.... that would be much less desirable surely. I think you have to accept if your son is going to run in XC he is going to get wet and muddy.
Harry, I run for stoke. does your boy run in the north staffs league? If so spikes are needed for the Stafford common & leek course. But park hall is on a trail and in my opinion not suitable for spikes. Don't worry about getting wet feet, thats the name of the game.
You can get waerproof trail shoes, but they are heavier and as has been said once water comes in the top it stays there. Having had a waterprof pair of trail shoes I will never buy any again and much prefer the "easy in, easy out" approach to water.
I remember running in the North Staffs League back in the early late 80's - great days!
Harry - Something I've learnt about cross country as an adult... your feet get wet and muddy, and indeed that is part of the fun. BUT it's not much fun staying in cold, wet gear after the race. Make sure the little fella has some dry clothes (and socks!) to change into after the race. And get a hot drink down him. Brrr!
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