Whether its snowing outside or just incredibly cold, a well-made pair of insulated boots is necessary to keep kids’ growing feet warm, dry and protected. In the interest of helping you find the perfect style for your little one, we did some research and compiled some of the best options on the market for boys and girls, from toddlers to preteens. We opted for boots from respected brands like Northside, Bogs and The North Face. Each pick is built for top-notch comfort, complete with features like shock-absorbing outsoles and easy-pull handles, while preventing cold air, ice and water from entering.
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1. Northside Frosty Winter Boot
These Northside boots contain a lightweight TPR shell, water-resistant nylon upper and 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation to keep kids’ toes toasty, even at -25 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pros: A hook and loop vamp strap let you securely adjust them and an elastic toggle collar ensures a customized fit. Reflective heel pull tabs enhance visibility and promote easy on and off access. Durable, light multidirectional outsoles supply traction, shock absorption and good abrasion resistance in snowy or icy conditions. A removable and washable insole with a cushy Berber top layer offers extra warmth. They come in a bevy of sizes, colors and patterns.
2. Bogs Classic High Insulated Boots
These are made with hand-lasted rubber over a four-way stretch inner bootie, 7mm of waterproof Neo-Tech insulation and a moisture-wicking lining to keep feet warm and dry.
Pros: They’re comfort rated to withstand temps as low as -30° degrees Fahrenheit. Cushioned footbeds featuring biotechnology fight unwanted odors. Sturdy, kid-tested pull handles make them easy to pull on and remove. They come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
3. The North Face Chilkat Lace II Boot
These boots feature split-suede uppers with waterproof construction, cozy fleece linings and 200 grams of Heatseeker synthetic insulation that deliver plenty of warmth.
Pros: A die-cut EVA footbed adds cushioning. Lightweight, flexible thermoplastic rubber shells with TNF Winter Grip outsoles provide protection from the elements and superior traction. They come in three colors.
Cons: They run somewhat small.