If your spring is like mine, you haven’t packed up your snow boots yet. Even though I think we should be watching flowers bloom, Mother Nature keeps dumping snow on me. For everyone with growing children, this is a challenge. You may think that the snow boots that you purchased at the start of winter will last, but your child’s growing feet may have other plans–especially if winter lasts longer than planned.
For anyone who’s in such a crisis, I created a guide to the best snow boots. In my opinion the Kamik Footwear Snowbug3 Insulated Boot is the best because of its construction and style. Here’s more about my choice for the five best snow boots for toddlers.
Best Snow Boot Overall
Out of all the snow boots, I think that the Kamik Footwear Snowbug3 Insulated Boot is going to be the best for your toddler because they’ll keep your child’s feet dry and warm, and they’re easy to put on.
These snow boots are great because you pull them on and secure a Velcro fitting strap just above the ankle. By securing the boot to your child’s shin, you make it less likely that snow or moisture will get down in to the foot area.
Because they’re synthetic with a rubber sole, these boots will protect your child’s feet from the elements. Plus, the insulation and plush lining will help keep your child’s feet warm.
These boots are made in the USA and are 6.4 inches high. They come in toddler sizes 5-10.
With 8 colors or patterns to choose from, it will be easy to choose a Kamik Footwear Snowbug3 Insulated Boot that your toddler loves.
- This snow boot tends to run small, so make sure you understand the sizing before you order. One person recommended ordering two sizes above your child’s regular shoe size.
- There may be issues with the sewing or construction quality. In particular, there have been some complaints about the Velcro strap not being sewed on securely.
The Runner Up
I’ve chosen the SkaDoo Kids Cold Weather Snow Boots as my backup choice. Part of the reason that I did this is because these boots come in two styles. The black camo boot that is pictured is the Velcro flap style. Most of the other styles that they make have a Velcro secure above the ankle and a bungee tightener around the top of the boot.
Look closely at these snow boots because there are two different styles. The pictured black camo boots have a large flap that secures on both sides with Velcro. This is the style of snow boot that I’ve used with both my kids when they were very little. I love this because it’s wide enough for them to easily get their feet in and out, but it secures nicely to keep out snow and water.
The second style of snow boot is one with a Velcro strap just above the ankle and a bungee at the top of the boot. I don’t really like this snow boot style as much. It just doesn’t seem to work as well as the other style for some reason.
With 20 colors and designs, it’s easy to choose a SkaDoo Kids Cold Weather Snow Boot that your toddler will love. Plus, these boots come in a wide variety of sizes.
- Make sure that you order the correct size. People are saying that this boot runs a little bit smaller than expected, so plan for that.
- The plastic slider on the drawstring may break.
- There may be poor stitching quality.
Best Snow Boot for the New Toddler
The Stonz Three Season Stay-on Baby Booties are a simple kind of genius. These snow boots can either be boots or overshoes for your toddler.
This snow boot is made of nylon and lined with fleece, so it’s great for keeping little feet warm and dry. The non-slip soles allow for safe walking in wet weather.
Your little one can wear this boot barefoot, with socks, or even with other shoes on. This gives this boot the ability to be both a snow boot and an overshoe.
There are two adjustable bungees (at the top of the boot and at the ankle) to help ensure a good fit for your child.
An additional Sherpa-fleece liner can be purchased and placed in the Stonz Three Season Stay-on Baby Booties.
With 14 different colors and designs, it’s easy to find a favorite (or two).
- These boots are not waterproof; they’re water-resistant. This makes a big difference in the amount of protection from the elements that these boots can provide.
- If you have a very active toddler, you may want to choose a boot that offers better support and protection.
- The nylon can get worn down quickly if you’re walking on sidewalks.
- There’s no insole and no real support for your little one’s foot.
- Finding the correct shoe size can be extremely tricky. Please be sure to check out the manufacturer’s directions for ordering the correct size.
Best Snow Boot for Light Snow
Since not all people may experience significant amounts of snow, I wanted to include a toddler “snow boot” that might be used in more of a heavy dusting than in real accumulation. For such situations, I recommend the Fire Frog Soft Unique Stay On Baby Toddler Socks.
Fire Frog is a brand of shoes for babies and early toddlers. Because of that, this snow boot is more of a fleece-lined waterproof shoe.
It’s about the height of a high top shoe, so your little one will be able to walk easily while wearing this snow boot.
Because of the unique two-part closure Velcro fastening system, the Fire Frog Soft Unique Stay On Baby Toddler Socks stay put! This means that it is tricky for your little one to remove. The Velcro also allows the shoe to provide the best fit for your child. Plus, the adjustable straps allow the shoe to grow along with your child.
These shoes come in 6 fun, bright colors. Their sizes are 0-6 months (4.25 inches), 6-12 months (4.76 inches), and 12-18 months (5.11 inches).
Another great perk is that these snow boots are relatively inexpensive!
Plus, the company offers 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Zero Hassle Returns. If there’s any reason at all that you don’t love these shoes, you can return them.
- This is a soft sole shoe with anti-slip dots. If you’re going to be in a large amount of snow (or even lots of water), you may want to have your child in a different pair of shoes. Although the sole and upper are listed as waterproof, some people have complained that their child’s feet got wet.
- If you’re looking for a toddler snow boot that gives your little one the freedom to put on his or her boots and go outside, this is probably not what you’re looking for. With the two-Velcro closure, your little one will probably not be able to put the shoe on correctly by themselves.
- There’s always the chance that the shoe could have some poor stitching.
Best Feminine Snow Boot
Snow boots can be rather drab or masculine, so I wanted to include a fun, really feminine snow boot. My choice for the best feminine snow boot for a toddler is the Kimloog Baby Girls Winter Waterproof Fur Warm Martin Snow Boots.
These fun, bright boots come in pink, hot pink, or white with fur trim at the top. Plus, the insides are lined with a fuzzy fur, too!
The Velcro adjustable strap fastens around the back of your child’s lower leg. Not many snow boots have an adjustable strap that fastens around the back, but it makes sense that it would help the boot fit correctly on your child while allowing your child comfort and freedom of movement.
The soles of the Kimloog Baby Girls Winter Waterproof Fur Warm Martin Snow Boots are anti-slip, making these boots perfect for rain or cold weather.
These boots come in sizes 5.5 M US (5.1 inches), 6 M US (5.3 inches), 7 M US (5.5 inches), 7.5 M US (5.7 inches), and 8 M US (5.9 inches).
Kimloog offers a risk-free purchase. If you’re not satisfied with your boots, contact the company and they’ll do their best to make you happy.
- These boots tend to run a little small. The manufacturer recommends that you add half an inch to your child’s foot size to allow for growth.
- There’s always the chance that the shoe could have some poor stitching.
What to Look for in a Toddler Snow Boot
When you’re shopping for snow boots for your toddler, there are two main factors that you need to consider. First, you want to ensure that your child’s feet will stay warm and dry. Although this is probably the most important feature to you, it will probably not be the most important feature to your child.
Your child will want freedom to walk in the boots as they would in their usual shoes. They’ll also want independence to be able to take the boots on and off by themselves. Therefore, you also want to look for ease of use. Look for boots that are easy to pull on and that secure with a bungee or Velcro strap.
For toddlers, finding a great snow boot is a little bit tricky because they’re new to walking. I prefer boots that have a strap that secures around the shin. This allows a little more space and freedom around the ankle joint so that you child can walk correctly by rolling through their foot instead of clomping around flat-footed.
This correct walking style is important because it develops good habits and strong muscles for your child. Plus, it makes it more likely that they won’t be in pain after a short time of running around in the snow.
Although all five of these snow boots would be good choices, my top choice is the Kamik Footwear Snowbug3 Insulated Boot. I think this style will do the best job to protect your little one’s feet from the elements while allowing them the independence to put their boots on themselves.