For most of the country, winter has arrived a little early this year so let’s not let a little rain and snow stop us from enjoying the great outdoors (or at least our walk to the bus). We’ve combed through the latest winter boots and found 18 different stylish winter boots for kids, for rain, slush or snow. Scroll down to see our picks.
For Rainy Days
For the Hero Kid: Western Chief Paw Patrol Rain Boots
For your preschooler or kinder-kid who really doesn’t like sneakers, this will likely become a year-round staple. Super easy on and off, these 7” rain boots are made for kids who need to be there on the double.
Sizes Toddler 5 to Youth 13
Shop them at westernchief.com, $40
For the HIker: Fitzsimmons Treklite from Native Shoes
These ultra light and ultra waterproof boots are lined with microfleece and have a Thermal rating to keep kids toes nice and cozy through slush, sleet and snow.
Available in child’s sizes 6-13
$65 at nativeshoes.com
For the Kid Who Never Stops: Kids Chore by Muck Boots
Looking for an easy-on, easy-off solution that will keep their tootsies warm? The Kids Chore is the most popular Muck Boot for men and women, scaled down just for those little feet. From Youth Size 1 to 13.
From Youth Size 1 to 13, $80
Find your best fit at muckbootcompany.com
For the Peppa Pig Fan in Your House: Peppa Pig x Hunter Collab
A mini-version of the iconic Hunter Original Tall Boot, this is scaled down just for little feet. The pull-on boot (with those handy handles) comes in bright colors (yellow, pink or blue) and are made of high-quality natural rubber. They feature reflective patches, signature Hunter treads, are highly resistant to wear and abrasions, and have a comfy polyester lining. They’ll outgrow them before they wear them out.
Exclusively at hunter.com, $55
Sizes 8-12 (kids ages 2-6)
For the Discerning Teen: The Chooka Chelsea
These ankle-height chelsea style are as simple and sleek as a rainboot can get, with neutral, matte coloring and a soft, fleece lining. We voted for the Smoke color for a basic that is gender-neutral and goes with anything, anywhere.
Available in women’s 6-13, fits men's sizes 8-11 (but run narrow).
$65 at shopchooka.com
For a Classic & Cozy Look: The Paddington
Bold, bright colors meet minimalist design in these waterproof boots, these leather shoes have a rubber-like red finish. Tested to keep kids’ feet dry for over four hours submerged in water, these boots are also ergonomically designed for maximum foot health for your puddle stompers.
Toddler & big kid sizes available, you’ll want to check out the sizing chart before you order.
$70 at bobux.com
For the Dreamer: Western Chief Frozen 2 Fearless Sisters Rain Boot
These Anna and Elsa boots are pure magic; with easy pull on snowflake handles (so cute!), Western Chief’s classic signature 7” boot includes a moisture-absorbing cotton lining. These are the boots she’ll be wearing way past rainy season.
Sizes 5 toddler to 4 youth
$40, get them at westernchief.com
For the Puddle Splasher: Thandi Waterproof Pull-On Boot
This super quick pull on boots will keep your intrepid explorer's feet nice and dry whether stomping puddles or fording a creek, they’ll last through multiple seasons.
Check out the Plae fit guide to find your size.
Get them at plae.co, $79
For Hybrid Days (Light Snow, Slush)
For Early Walkers: Stonz Boots in Robot Blue
Tiny robot boots! Waterproof, flexible with non-slip soles, these weather-resistant little shoes are lined with fleece and have a toggle closure to make sure they stay on their feet. You can slip them on over bare feet, socks, shoes or Stonz Bootie Liners, making them good for nearly every season.
Check out the sizing chart here.
Get them at stonz.com, $45
For Little Adventures: Bogs B-Mocs in Mountain
This shoe is cozy like a slipper and waterproof like a rain boot, and the adorable pattern makes them your kiddos new favorite stomper. Take on cold rainy days or magical snow days with these sweeties! Plus, they're machine washable!
Baby & toddler sizes available
Shop at bogsfootwear.com, $65
For Hybrid Days: Sperry's Saltwater Duck Boot
Sperry’s classic-look duck boot in mini sizes, these boots have the ultimate wet/dry traction and a zipper closure for close fit and easy on/off. They’re perfect for super active kids who never let a little rain or light snow stop them.
Little Kid sizes 6-10 & Big Kid sizes 10.5-6
Shop them at sperry.com, $70
For Snowy Days
For Active Winter Snow Play: Merrell Snow Crush
This is the boot for the kid that won’t come inside, no matter the temp. They’re rated to -25 degrees F. and fitted with super warm insulation, extra grip technology for traction and an easy toggle closure.
Toddler 5-10, Big Kid 11-7
Snag a pair at merrell.com, $70
The Affordable Snow Boot for Fast Growers: Kids Arcterra Snow Boot
This boot is perfect for those cold, snowy days with a nylon upper. They have a nylon upper, a TPR shell and a warm fleece lining. And they are easy-on, easy-off, perfect for quick changes at school. And with a lower price point, you can buy them just for one season if your kid outgrows them.
Sizes 7 toddler to 6 youth
$35, find them at westernchief.com
For Comfy Treks to School: Merrell Snow Ban
These super warm boots with a classic snow boot look are perfect for cold climates where kids walk to school or wait for the bus (or have snow banks to play in at recess). They’re temperature rated to -25 degrees F. and have an easy toggle closure along with added grip technology for slippery sidewalks. And they’re slip-on, so getting ready is a breeze.
Big Kid sizes 11-7 (little kid size 10)
Shop them at merrell.com, $70
Last Year’s Top Snow Boots That Are Still Available
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.
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.
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. It comes in little and big kid sizes. $89.
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.