WORDS BY STEPHEN YU
Even for the most energetic of kids, the fun only lasts as long as their cosiness does. We want them off the iPads and in the great outdoors, so invest in your youngster’s wellbeing by buying them a pair of this season's best kids winter boots. Complete the look with some sweet winter accessories like a pair of mittens, a scarf and warm hat, and your kid will be making snow angels until spring. So, whether the mercury rarely drops below jumper weather, or shovelling snow off your driveway is a daily occurrence, we’ve got a pair of boots for every occasion, guaranteed to turn soggy socks into beaming smiles.
The Best Kids Winter Boots
Best Designer Boots For Girls
Playing in the mud, den building, water gun fights — with these Gucci boots, your little one can go toe to toe with even the naughtiest kids in the playground. The rubber lugged sole is perfect for wet weather races, with the eye-catching yellow colourway and Gucci branding. The simple front-zip opening makes them easy to slip in and out of too, meaning your child can showcase their independence whether at home or at daycare. Who knew kids’ Gucci boots could do it all?
Shop this style: Gucci Kids Leather Boot With Faux Fur Lining
Best Winter Boots For Boys
Whatever phase your child is going through, these Ralph Lauren boots will keep their imagination fuelled. Whether he’s an army man camped out in camouflage in the woods, or a modern-day Richie Rich schmoozing during après-ski in Aspen, these boots are guaranteed to keep leaves and snow out with their stylish camo collar that fastens with velcro.
Shop this style: Ralph Lauren Kids Camouflage Panel Snow Boots
Best Rain Boots For Kids
No matter how many times you tell them off, your kids will never stop finding the biggest puddle in the street to splash in, and this is one time where waterproofing is better than saying ‘I told you so’. A classic pair of rubber wellingtons like these Burberry kids rain boots will have them splashing in style with its Nova check cotton panelling. But while it will keep their toes toasty, it won’t stop them getting dirty puddle water all over your clothing. Sorry.
Shop this style: Burberry Kids house Check Rubber Rain Boots
Best Kids Boots For Walking On Ice
These are the next best thing after a pair of ice skates when your local pond freezes over. Supplied by the grippiest sole manufacturers in the world, Vibram, the sole on these Stella McCartney boots features an aggressive anti-slip tread pattern that’s ideal for kids who won’t let a little snow or ice slow them down. Decked out like a fully-fledged hiking boot, they come with a fluffy fleece lining and thick rope laces for maximum comfort and that all-important ankle support. Every day out feels like an adventure when you have these on.
Shop this style: Stella McCartney Kids Chunky Sole Boots
Best Warm Boots For Kids
When it comes to winter footwear for your children, they have to feel like slippers yet act like a boot. Thankfully, Moon Boots deliver on both with highly-insulating padding that envelopes the foot in fleece and is practically begging to be paired with thick socks, as well as enough height to keep frostiness away from the toes up to the calves. Best of all, they’re super easy to get on or off, reducing tantrums in the hallway — simply slide them off, adjust the bungee lacing and you’re good to go. Finished in a wet-look material, these boots would look totally adorable paired with a matching Moncler jacket.
Shop this style: Moon Boot Kids Wet Look Moon Boots
Best Snow Boots For Kids
Whether it’s just a sprinkling of flakes or a 10-foot snowdrift, the best snow boots for kids keep everything snug, warm and dry from the calf down. Fleece-lined with plenty of room to tuck trousers into, these Moschino snow boots will keep the warmth in and the slush out during even the most vigorous sledging sessions or snowball fights thanks to an adjustable drawstring collar. Fully waterproof with a thick rubber sole, they’re ready to take whatever your child throws at them.
Shop this style: Moschino Kids Logo Print Snow Boots
Best Designer Boots For Children
Sometimes it’s not rain or snow your kids are worried about, it’s street cred, and with these children’s designer boots from Fendi they’ll have nothing to worry about. Featuring a trainer sole, they’re comfortable enough for all-day wear and have just enough weatherproofing for light showers. Most importantly, with that iconic all-over FF logo print, they’ll give your fledgeling fashionista enough kudos to carry them through to next year in style.
Shop this style: Fendi Kids FF Logo Print Boots
Best Winter Boots For Toddlers
Your toddler’s first steps will be some of the most photographed walks they’ll ever take, so make sure they look the part. These Moschino boots come in a luxurious gold leather, and look so good you’ll be wishing you could squeeze into them. Fat black laces and a heel tab make pulling these on and lacing them up a cinch, while the lug sole is both flexible and grippy to minimise any wobbles and tumbles. The classic Doc Marten shape is transformed into something more playful with the addition of a cute teddy bear patch too.
Shop this style: Moschino Kids Teddy Bear Patch Ankle Boots
Best Designer Baby Boots
Make sure your newborn is the best-dressed kid at the creche with some designer baby booties. Even if your baby is months away from their first steps, they still need warm feet for pram journeys, and these super cute ankle boots from Camper are lined with felt to keep tiny feet toasty. The side-zip entry makes for a tighter fit too, meaning there’s no more arriving home to find out your baby is missing a shoe. There’s extra bragging points around other parents too: these boots are made from sustainable leather, and it’s never too early to kickstart your little one’s eco-wardrobe.
Shop this style: Camper Kids Peu Cami FW Ankle Boots