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.)
When you live in a climate where winter can be more slush than snow, they need a sturdy waterproof boot that is more like a hiking boot. We love the Kamik Takodav for just this reason! Perfect for city-to-trail living, they feature waterproof leather uppers and a seam-sealed waterproof construction to keep feet dry. And the adjustable hook-and-loop straps make it easy to jam on so kids can get outside and play. The Takodav comes in four colors. $69.99.
Cat & Jack Boys Preston Neoprene Winter Boots
These neoprene boots from Cat & Jack are basically a more affordable version of the classic muck-boots and our Minnesota-based editor swears by them. They will keep the kids' feet warm and dry and are super-easy on and off. They are listed under boys shoes on the website but we think the black and red is gender-neutral and suitable for any kid. $34.99
Get your pair at target.com
When winter equals snow, go for a boot that keeps your little ones toes warm and toasty. From recess to recreation, our top choice for this winter's snow boot is the Kamik Luke. It's just tall enough to fjord the wide and drifting snow banks without being restrictive with a -40 degree rating. Easy on, easy off makes this a favorite of parents and teachers alike, too! $59.99
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.
Kids Element by Muck Boots
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Kamik Snovalley II
No teen will argue against wearing warm winter boots when they slide on the incredibly toasty (rated to -40) Snowvalley 2 boots from Kamik. Not only are they stylish—they come in a deep rose (pictured here) as well as three other colors, including black—they have cushion-like removable insoles, so they can be worn all winter long. Excellent grip for those dashes to the bus/car/school door. The higher price tag means these are best suited for feet that won't keep growing, because they'll last many winters to come. $119.
Editor’s note: at the time of publication all boots featured here were in stock.