Toddlers trekking out in the snow will need a sturdy pair of boots for safety, warmth and protection. With that in mind, FN did some research and curated a list of our favorite unisex models for little boys and girls. Great winter boots should be designed with superior grip to take on slippery snow and ice, provide easy on and off access, and of course, prevent feet from getting cold. The styles featured, selected from well-respected outdoor gear brands like Kamik and Northside, do all that. And they’re anything but boring, since they come in a range of colorful patterns that little ones will love.
For more than 75 years, Footwear News has been the shoe authority. Our coverage spans top industry news, retail trends, head-to-toe fashion, athletic and outdoor analysis and more. Footwear News’ global network of editors has carefully curated all product selections featured using our expansive brand knowledge and thorough research to find quality, long-lasting items. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
Kamik’s Snowbug3 boot comes with a sturdy, adjustable Velcro strap and a toasty layer of insulation so feet stay warm and cozy.
Pros: A thick felted insole also enhances warmth. The tongue folds down to create a large opening for ease of access. These are also available in several designs to choose from, including camo print and purple with pink accents.
Cons: They may not be 100% water-resistant.
Northside’s wallet-friendly Icicle boot offers a waterproof nylon upper, quick zip-front feature and Thermolite insulation.
Pros: Lightweight, multi-directional outsoles ensure optimal traction, shock absorption, and abrasion resistance. A plush sherpa lining provides added comfort and warmth. These also include cushioned EVA insole that can be removed and washed. They come in over 20 fun colors and prints.
Cons: These tend to run small, so we recommend sizing up.
This waterproof style features a secure bungee-cord lacing system, gusseted tongue for added protection and toasty fleece lining.
Pros: A reflective patch on the heel offers better visibility. An anti-skid outsole design with a traction pad delivers increased friction. These come in various colors to choose from.
Cons: Some may find the laces to be slightly long.