Whether winter has arrived where you live or you’re planning to head to the snow in the next few months, you’ll want to make sure the kids are ready for whatever the weather throws at you. We’ve combed through the latest winter boots and found 25 different stylish winter boots for kids, for rain, slush or snow. Scroll down to see our picks.

Boots for Rainy Days

Best Rain Boots for Toddler & Preschool

For early walkers and new-to-school routiners, you want shoes that are fun, easy on (and off) and puddle proof. 

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The Paddington by Bobux

Bold, bright colors meet minimalist design in these waterproof boots that 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. 

$65 at Zappos

Western Chief Light-Up Unicorn Rain Boots 

For your preschooler or kinder-kid who likes to sparkle, Western Chief has this fun unicorn print that will have them dancing in the puddles. There's also a light-up camo version that's equally fun. 

Sizes: Toddler 5 to Toddler 12

Buy here, $29.99. 

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Hunter x PETER RABBIT™ 2 Collab

A mini-version of the iconic Classic Wellington Boots, this is scaled down just for little feet. These boots come in bright colors (green, orange and blue) where kids can spot furry Peter Rabbit hiding among carrots, cabbages and pumpkins. You'll find that they are perfect for little hands to easily pull on for muddy adventures. They’ll outgrow them before they wear them out, we know it!

Sizes toddler 5-little kid 3

Exclusively at hunter.com, $60-85

Best Rain Boots for School-Aged Kids

As kids get older, you want something a little sturdier and a bit less “light-up” but since sizes change so quickly, you want to keep costs down. You’re also looking for something that allows independent on/off. Most of these clock in under $50. 

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Kensington Treklite from Native Shoes

These ultra light and ultra waterproof boots are made of vegan materials and will be the stylish shoe your little one chooses when the days are wet. Use the pull tab in the back to get these on with ease. 

Size Toddler 6-Little Kid 13

$60-65 at Zappos

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

Find your best fit at muckbootcompany.com, $80

Thandi Waterproof Pull-On Boot by plae

This super quick pull on boots will keep your intrepid explorer's feet nice and dry whether stomping puddles or fording a creek. Bonus: they’ll last through multiple seasons and multiple kids. 

Check out the Plae fit guide to find your size.

Get them at plae.co, $83

photo: Western Chief

Solid Rain Boots by Western Chief

If you want a style of rain boot that really covers, this is it. The solid style of this rain boot from Western Chief is easy to pull on and will protect kids from the weather as it goes high up the calf. 

Get yours at DSW, $30. 

Best Rain Boots for Tweens & Teens

Once kids hit their tweenage years, style (and less glitz, we’ve found) seem to be the most requested. You’re moving on to adult sizes but still want that cozy comfort to keep them dry. 

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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. Tweens will surely love it. 

Available in women’s 6-10.

$62.48 at Zappos

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, $69.95

photo: Northside

Snohomish Waterproof Hiking Boot by Northside

We love this option for rainy days when you want to hit the trail. The mid height gives you extra support but you're still comfortable enough for a full day's adventure. It's waterproof so you don't have to worry about complaints about wet socks. 

Sizes: Adult men's 8.5-13

Get yours on Kohl's, $60

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RAINY-K by Blowfish Malibu

We love the cute and street combo of this rain bootie from Blowfish Malibu. The extra-grippy sole will keep you from slipping when you go puddle stomping. 

Sizes: Youth 13-5

Get yours here, $44.99.

For Snowy Days

Best Snow Boots for Toddlers & PreK

For early walkers and the PreK crowd, you want that combo of a snug fit that won’t slip off too easily while still being an easy-to-put-on-and-go type of boot! 

photo: Stonz Wear by Devinfoto Photography

Stonz Boots in Haze 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 Amazon, $40-45

photo: Zappos

Bogs B-Mocs in Sharks

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 Zappos, $65

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ON SALE: Disney X Sorel Youth Flurry™ Frozen 2 Boot

How cute will your little one be in this special edition snow boot collaboration of Disney and Sorel? Sport your favorite Frozen 2 character like Elsa, Anna and Olaf all winter long in a boot that will stand up to the winter weather. You'll find these boots easy to pull on with great features like a top toggle and Velcro ankle for a snug fit. 

Available in youth 1-7

Get yours at Sorel, on sale for $35. 

photo: Northside

Kid's Frosty Insulated Snow Boot by Northside

Northside knows how it is when you are trying to get kids into their winter gear—you want it to be done fast! We love so much about these snow boots for kids like the color choices, ease of putting on and price tag. There's a toggle at the top so you can keep snow from getting in above the boot top and a Velcro closure at the ankle to make it snug for easier walking. It's also Thinsulate lined so toes stay toasty. 

Sizes: Toddler 8 up to big kid 6

Get yours at Kohls, $35-40. 

KEEN Lumi II Waterproof Boot

This ultra-light, ultra-warm waterproof snow boot has cold-weather grip and 400g of KEEN.WARM insulation rated to -40°F. The molded shell construction on bottom prevents slush from soaking in, while the cozy collar repels snow and cold rain without the use of harmful PFCs.

Get yours here, $65. 

photo: Zappos

Kids Arcterra Snow Boot

This boot is perfect for those cold, snowy days. 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 9 toddler to 6 youth  

$26.25, find them at Zappos

Best Snow Boots for School-Age Kids

Kids of school age can generally tie laces quicker, but you still want something that goes on easy and tightens up snug without too much hassle. 

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Merrell Snow Crush 2.0

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, $60-70


The Howser is a step-up from a slipper while still providing at-home comfort, yet rugged enough to wear on outside. A go-to for walks on the trails, car camping or backyard fun while staying cozy and comfortable. 

Many colors on sale for $49.99. 

KEEN Kelsa Waterproof Boot

A boot that looks cute, stays warm, feels comfy, and is a cinch to get on? It's got all the makings to become the winter boot she wears all season. Waterproof, fleece-lined, and a durable direct-attach construction.

Get yours here, $85. 

Merrell Big Kid's Snow Bank 2.0

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

photo: Plae

Jack Waterproof by Plae

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. 

Find yours at plae.co, $93

photo: Merrell

Merrell Snow Crush 2.0

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, $60-70

Best Snow Boots for Tweens & Teens

Style and snow boots don’t always go hand in hand, but with shoe sizes gradually becoming more stable you can splurge for something a little more low-profile without sacrificing the warmth. 

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KEEN Kootenay III

KEEN’s best selling waterproof boot, the Kootenay has 100g of insulation plus a thermal lining to keep not-so-little feet toasty in colder weather. Same easy on/off design and comfort kids love with a sleek leather design.

Buy yours here, $80. 

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Deckers XLab KO-Z SNPR Mid Wedge

Known for all kinds of sneaker-like hybrid, it's hard to believe a boot like this could give Sorels a run for their money but we put them to the test: our teen tester wore these on a zero degree day (hello, Minnesota!) without socks (!!!) and reported proudly that her toes were not the least bit cold. Plus the sole has a ton of grip and looks stylish. 

Women's sizes: 5-10

Shop them at deckersxlab.com, $150

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Tracker Hi from Vivobarefoot

Tweens and teens will love the sleek look of these high-profile hiking boots that are perfect for winter adventures. The "firm ground sole" will give you extra traction over slippery winter terrain with every step. 

We love that Viviobarefoot is thinking about our planet. They just launched their shoe amnesty program which allows customers to return their footwear through reconditioning, re-commerce platform, ReVivo with the option to receive 20% off of a new pair of Vivobarefoot shoes or have a donation made on behalf to the LiveBarefoot Foundation.

Available in adult sizes 5.5-11.5

Get yours here, $250

photo: Northside

Modesto Winter Snow Boot by Northside

We love the classic look of these boots that are perfect for your tween (or even mom!). Lace them up nice and tight and know that your feet will stay warm with the 200 gram Thinsulate insulation. They are perfect for adventures in the woods and chic enough for aprés activities like hot cocoa by the fire. 

Adult sizes 6-10

Get yours on Amazon, $66-80

Editor’s note: at the time of publication all boots featured here were in stock at the prices noted.

—Kate Loweth & Amber Guetebier


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