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Best winter boots for kids this year

The best kids' winter boots are warm, waterproof and easy to put on. These toasty snow boots will keep the chills away.

Written by
Allie Early
Danielle Valente
Oliver Strand

Winter arrived early this year, and caught the city by surprise. Don't worry: Browe our list of the 15 best winter boots for kids, and your kids will be prepared when the next storm rolls in.

We scoped out picks from Columbia, L.L. Bean and other great brands to ensure that your little yetis will have warm and dry feet when they spend a day on the best sledding hills in NYC. These are the winter boots that you want for the drizzly walk to school or a snowy day at the best ski resorts near NYC for kids and families. And let's be honest, these kids' boots are so cozy you'll wish they came in your size, too.

Once you get the footwear sitch squared away, you can think about other creative ways to keep the fam warm. One suggestion? An excursion to the best hot chocolate in NYC for kids—and grownups.


Best winter boots for kids

Good for: Little kids and big kids

Kids can master their next snowball fight (and stay cozy in the process) with this waterproof Columbia boot. The hook-and-loop velcro closure means no shoelaces—your little yeti can handle putting on and taking off the boots, givie you (and your back) a deserved break. The boot is available in sizes ranging from toddlers to big kids. And another thing: The boots are washable. $40–$125. 

Good for: Little kids and big kids

These winter boots from L.L. Bean are a must-have for snowy, slushy sidewalks. The waterproof lower keeps your tot's feet dry, while the insulated upper keeps in the warmth. Deep treads, removable liners: This boot has it all. They're also available in three colors! $54. 


Good for: Toddlers

These boots were made for walking...right into the snow thanks to its rubber soles and nylon prints (with different color options for boys and girls). No matter how wet your child's feet get, they'll feel cozy with the shoe's faux-fur insulation. $37-$60.

Arctiv8 Nordic Knee-High Winter Snow Boots

Good for: Toddlers, little kids and big kids

There's no stopping your kiddos with these babies. The colorful water-resistant boots are perfect for when the temperatures drop into negative territory. It's recommended to order a half size up if your child prefers a loose fit. $26–$30.


Good for: Toddlers, little kids and big kids

These shoes allow you to be creative with a little bit of fur along the exterior or subdued if your kid prefers a solid color. The hoop-and-loop closure is simple for younger children and the water-repellent, non-slip rubber sole make it a perfect choice for those kids on the go. $22–$30. 

Snow Flurry Insulated Winter Boots from Lands End
Courtesy: Lands End

12. Snow Flurry Insulated Winter Boots from Lands End

Best for: Little kids

A durable boot for little feet, the Snow Flurry will keep your toddler's feet warm and dry all snow day long. Quilted upper, waterproof gusset, fleece lining, Thermolite insulation: That's some boot. $60. 

Kamik Kids' Snowbug4 Snow Boot

Good for: Toddlers, little kids, big kids

Let the snow days commence! These colorful, fierce-looking boots are adorable and durable when the wind howls and snow falls. If your kids can't wait to get outdoors, the adjustable elastic hook makes it easy to slip on when you are late to the snow tubing play date. $23–$50. 

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