10 Snow Boots Your Kids Will Actually Want to Wear

Winter weather is just around the corner, so it’s time to get your kids’ snow gear ready.

For many parents, one of the toughest items to shop for is boots — it’s difficult to know which styles and brands will really deliver when it comes to functionality. So we did the legwork for you, scouring the market for performance-packed styles guaranteed to keep your little ones’ feet warm and dry in even the harshest of conditions.

Key performance features to look for include waterproof and windproof constructions, temperature-rated insulation, and durable, lugged rubber outsoles. In addition, adjustable straps and bungee-lace systems help deliver a more secure fit and keep snow out.

And let’s not forget fashion: Many brands are turning up the style dial with fun details such as prints, colored laces and faux-fur accents. These boots are anything but basic.

The North Face jazzed up its popular Alpenglow II pull-on style with a cool camouflage print for boys. The boot features the brand’s patented Thermalfelt Plus removable liner for superior warmth down to minus 25 degrees, as well as a flexible, lightweight TPR bottom.

north-face-kids The North Face’s ‘Alpenglow’ style with patented Winter Grip rubber outsole, $65. Courtesy of brand.

Bogs, a well-known player in the boot world, brings a little fashion flair with its adorable Casey lace-up boot for girls, which combines colorful polka-dot and floral prints. The boot, which is temperature rated to minus 30 degrees, also incorporates the brand’s Neo-Tech insulation for warmth and Max-Wick technology in the lining to keep feet dry.

Bogs-kids-boot Bogs’ “Casey Pompoms and Dot” waterproof, insulated boot, $90. Courtesy of Zappos.

Perfect for school, Stride Rite offers a clever sneaker boot design — or “snoot,” as the Boston-based brand likes to call it — which incorporates a lightweight, fleece-lined textile upper that can be rolled down when indoors or for easy packing. Even better, the boot is machine washable.

stride-rite-boot Stride Rite’s “Made 2 Play” sneaker boot with compactible, water-resistant upper, $55. Courtesy of brand.

Canadian brand Kamik layered a colorful patterned sweater-knit design over a stretchy neoprene upper to give its popular Bluster 2 style a fresh update for the season. Oversized thumb hooks make the boot easy for little hands to pull it on and off.

kamik-kids-boot Kamik’s “Bluster 2” boot with four-way stretch neoprene upper, $78. Courtesy of Nordstrom.

To see all our stylish, snow-stopping looks, click through the gallery here.

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