Spring Forecast: It's Raining New Kids' Boots
Boots? Check them off the list with these new styles for 2022. Kids' rain boots are here to make navigating stormy days a little more fun for everyone.
When the weather won't stop 'em, gear up the girls and boys in rain boots to power through showers and puddles. Best style options to consider are a classic rubber rain boot or a lightweight weather boot, depending on your climate and the play options on deck.
Rubber Rain Boots
If raindrops are falling on their heads, standard rubber rain boots will keep kids' feet dry just fine. Full waterproofing lets them play in puddles and are tall enough to withstand even the most enthusiastic splashing. The fun features about many of these styles are the playful pull-on handles, prints and palettes that kids love to wear. They're made extra roomy for easy, independent on and off, but with no laces or buckles, keep in mind you can’t adjust the fit. So we recommend ordering true to size, even if you’d typically size up for fast-growing kiddos.
Light Weather Boots
Northerners take note: Standard rubber rain boots don’t provide much warmth, and while they have enough traction for slick wet sidewalks, they aren’t designed for icy surfaces. So if you live in an area where a wintry mix of rain and sleet is common, a light all-weather boot might make sense in your rain-gear arsenal.
Below, we’ve rounded up our favorites from this season’s crop of cute, cozy rain boots that'll have them singin' in the rain while staying dry.
Best Rain Boots for Girls
It doesn't get much cuter than these girls' rain boots from Capelli covered in unicorns and rainbows on a bubblegum-pink backdrop. The classic design has a functional addition for tiny fingers: handy pull-on loops that double as handles. Padded insoles provide cushioned comfort and rubber traction outsoles give support on every surface.
Appropriately named for their water-repelling features, duck boots for girls are made for all kinds of weather, from rainy days full of puddles to the muds of slush season. Sperry Port girls’ duck boots bring a little pretty to nasty weather with a pink-and-silver waterproof rubber upper and fabric shaft. Padded lining and cushioned insoles add a supportive fit, while the durable outsole takes on wet surfaces with tough traction.
Not every girl loves glitter, pink and rainbows. For the minimalists who crave clean lines, there's the rubber girls' rain boot from Western Chief. A combat-boot style, this waterproof footwear will have her feet staying dry while looking fly. Interior side zipper allows easy on-and-off access and a cushioned footbed keeps her feet comfy.
Best Rain Boots for Boys
A new fun take on the Northside Dino boys' rain boot, this design comes in blue and orange with googly eyes, sharp teeth, dinosaur feet and a 3D spiked spine. They can use the pull-on handles for easy, independent on and off.
The return of a classic to our Best Rain Boots for Kids list, this shark style lights up with every step. With a watertight rubber upper, breathable cotton lining, and durable pull-on straps, these check all the boxes for comfort and function. Add in the fun of a light-up translucent heel, your shark-loving kiddo will “prey” for rain!
The Cadillac of boys' rain boots comes from the Bogs Classics. This durable weather boot takes on puddles, mud, and slush in a waterproof design with light insulation to keep little toes warm. Structural pull holes create side handles for easy on and off.
As the seasons change, you can’t control the conditions outside, so when the rain and slush come calling, answer with the best in kids' boots.