Winter is here and that means it’s time to outfit the kids in cold weather boots. Whether you’re living in the heart of a winter wonderland or things are a bit more slushy, we’ve found seven different boots that can go from mud to snow faster than you can say frosty. Scroll down to see our favorites (pssst..many of them are on sale right now, too.)

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Merrell MOAB FST Polar

Looking for one boot they can wear at recess and on rain or snow days? The MOAB FST Polar offers the best of both worlds. It’s got a high-ankle and extra insulation to keep their feet warm, but plenty of traction and support for trekking and hiking too. Perfect for those days when they need shoes to run around in but it’s too cold to just go with sneakers. Available in big and little kids sizes, including half-sizes. $49-$70.

Look for them here.

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Muck Boot Kids Element

Looking for an easy-on, easy-off solution that will keep their tootsies warm? The Kids’ Element by Muck Boot has 5mm Neoprene, is like a rain boot with bonus features: a warm fleece lining and a guarantee to keep those toes cozy to -20° F. There are lots of cute patterns, like the owls featured here, and they come in both kids sizes 7-13 and youth sizes 1-7. $80

Find your best fit at muckbootcompany.com

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Kamik Kids Stance Boots

These go-to boots are good for temps as low as -25° F which means your kiddos can stay out and play as long as they want! The interior is insulated with foam and fleece and there’s a moisture-wicking fleece lining. They are easy to jump into, too, thanks to the bungee lace and velcro strap. They are available in infant sizes all the way up to 8-year-old. $22.19-$64.99


Buy yours here.

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KEEN Elsa Boot

If playful but cozy is your game, check out the newest colors and styles of the Elsa Boot by KEEN Kids Footwear. You’ll find stylish patterns and faux fur trim, but also lots of warmth thanks to 100g KEEN.Warm insulation, heat reflecting strobel for a thermal barrier and sturdy construction. They work well in cold temps, but are lightweight and waterproof enough to handle a big rainy weekend, too. In big kids and little kids sizes!  $68-$85

Shop KEEN Kids footwear here.

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Bogs B-Moc Monsters

This shoes is cozy like a slipper and waterproof like a rainboot, and the adorable monster pattern makes them your kiddos new favorite stomper. Take on cold rainy days or magical snow days with these sweeties! $65

Shop at bogsfootwear.com.

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Plae Jack Waterproof

Got a major snow player who likes to dive in feet first and doesn’t come inside until the sun sets? Their feet will stay warm and dry with the extra insulation of the Jack Waterproof from Plae. Shoe is also customizable with interchangeable velcro straps. Comes in little and big kid sizes. $94.95

Find yours at plae.co

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Cat & Jack Jace Neoprene Boots

Got a rapidly growing toddler you can’t keep inside all winter? These Jace Neoprene Boots from Cat & Jack are your perfect solution. We love the adorable bear pattern, and they are waterproof, warm and easy on-easy off. They also have a bungee cord at the top to tighten them and keep snow (or rain, or mud puddles) from seeping in. $29.99

Get your pair at target.com

Editor’s note: at the time of publication all boots featured here were in stock.

What’s your best brand of winter boots? Tell us in a comment below. 

—Amber Guetebier