Beat the snow with our pick of the best kids' winter boots to buy now. Whether it's wet, snowy or just really cold, choosing the right winter boots, as well as the best puddle suits and waterproof gloves for your child is essential.
So we've been hard at work digging out the best kids' winter boots to help you find the perfect pair of kicks to keep your youngsters' feet warm and dry, no matter how low the mercury drops. When it comes to what you should look out for, GoodtoKnow Consumer Editor, Heidi Scrimgeour says: 'The best kids' winter boots are warm, waterproof, and easy to put on and take off. But they should also be lightweight and fun to wear, otherwise little ones will be reluctant to swap the familiarity of their usual footwear for chunky winter boots.'
And since we're all watching the pennies these days, we've looked out for some really good deals on kids' winter boots. 'There's no need to pay over the odds for a good brand of kids' winter boots,' adds Heidi. 'Lots of leading shoe retailers have sales at this time of year and if you choose a pair of kids' winter boots in last season's styles then you can make a significant saving, with up to 50% off the original price.'
Kids' winter boots for all ages
From cosy options for Christmas footwear to snow boots lined with faux fur to make the most of snow days and keep tiny toes toasty, these are our top picks for this year's best kids' winter boots.
Get your baby in on the winter boot action with these super-cosy fleece-lined and waterproof booties. A velcro strap means you can always ensure a comfortable and secure fit, and the long cuffs make it easy to tuck in trousers so your little one remains snug as a bug.
Made from grey leather and with a charming mouse design on the toes, toddlers will love these winter boots. The foam footbed, padded collar and the fact the sole bends with natural foot motion means they are really comfortable for little feet, while the side zip makes it quick and easy to get these boots on and off.
The cool print on these snow boots belies some seriously cool features. They are snow-proof, have padded insulation to provide really good heat retention, and an adjustable drawcord or elastic laces to ensure a perfect fit and easy taking on and off. The soles also offer good traction and are non-slip in wet and icy conditions.
Made from breathable brown leather with a shearling layer, these winter boots are perfect for active toddlers and help to encourage natural foot movement and development. With a grippy rubber sole you can be sure your little one is as stable as possible when taking their first steps. To ensure the perfect fit, these boots come in whole and half sizes as well as different widths.
Your little one will look cool while staying warm in these snuggly tan hiker boots with a cosy warm lining. They have a zip fastening and laces so you can ensure a comfortable fit, and the sole will offer good traction in wet and slippery conditions. If you really want to rank up the adorable factor, you can get similar boots in the adult section.
Kids will love these cute and toasty ankle boots with a quilted star design from M&S. They're lined with borg to keep tiny toes warm and snug in cold weather, have a zip fastening so they're easy to get on and off, and have adjustable toggles to help achieve the perfect fit. But as a real perk, these are also made with the retailer's Freshfeet™ technology that helps to prevent odours.
Available in wide fit
In an eye-catching leopard print, these winter boots are lined with warm borg to keep your child's feet warm all day long. Available in both standard and wide fit, with a lace up and zip fastening, you can ensure a perfect fit, and the memory foam insoles really ramp up the comfort factor.
Great for older kids
It can be hard to entice older kids into winter boots but these are definitely the ones to try. The waterproof membrane is slush proof and the faux fur liner means feet will stay warm even at temperatures as low as -4°F. A bungee closure makes these boots a doddle to take on and off.
These fleece-lined kids' winter boots have been bestsellers for years and it's easy to see why - they keep feet dry and warm in both snow and shallow water, while the deep treads on the soles mean young explorers can enjoy outdoor adventures without worrying about taking a tumble.
If you're looking for a smart pair of kids' winter boots that will keep little toes cosy when they're dressing up for the festive season, these brown leather girls' zip-up boots are just the ticket. They're water resistant with a warm faux shearling inside collar and Aqua-rite lining to make them waterproof. Also available on black - handy for school!
In the sale
Another good choice if you're looking for kids' winter boots that can be worn with a Christmas outfit, these water resistant boots are smart enough to wear indoors but durable enough to keep foot warm and dry outside, thanks to the cosy Sherpa lining. A tough outsole offers sturdy grip and rubber laces add durability - as well as a stylish touch!
Last sizes remaining
If you're not looking for full-on snow boots but want to invest in a pair of kids' winter boots for everyday use with a little extra warmth, these Boden boots tick those boxes. They have a touch and close fastening which is easy for little hands to manage AND there's more than 50% off them right now.
What to keep in mind when buying kids' winter boots
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Factor in that kids' feet grow quickly but don't be tempted to size up just to get your money's worth - it's important that shoes fit little feet perfectly. Remember, too, that a decent pair of cosy socks go a long way to making sure that winter boots for kids are as cosy as can be. These Heat Holder socks from Amazon are brilliant value for money while these welly socks are super cute, fun for kids to wear and come in a range of adorable designs.
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Sarah is GoodtoKnow’s Consumer Writer & Money Editor and is passionate about helping mums save money wherever they can - whether that's spending wisely on toys and kidswear or keeping on top of the latest news around childcare costs, child benefit, the motherhood penalty. A writer, journalist and editor with more than 15 years' experience, Sarah is all about the latest toy trends and is always on the look out for toys for her nephew or Goddaughters so that she remains one of their favourite grown ups. When not writing about money or best buys, Sarah can be found hanging out with her rockstar dog Pepsi, getting opinionated about a movie or learning British Sign Language.
- Heidi ScrimgeourDeputy Editor
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