KEEN-parison: Which Kids' Snow Boots for Winter Warmth?
When you were a kid, one of the best feelings in the world was waking up to a snow day, right? Sled races, snowball battles, and building larger-than-life snow people remain fond childhood memories for many of us who grew up in snow-dusted parts of the world. The not-so-fond memories? Wet mittens and soppy socks. Luckily, kids of today can have all of those good times without the soggy feet part, thanks to our collection of cozy, grippy, and waterproof winter boots for kids.
All of our insulated snow boots use KEEN.WARM insulation. It’s extremely compressible and light for the warmth it provides, plus retains its insulating ability, even when damp. This season, we've added new insulation icons to our snow boots, so it's easy to see what the warmth level is. There's a fox for 100g (rated to -4°F/-20°C), a moose for 200g (rated to -25°F/-32°C), and a penguin for 400g (rated to -40°F/-40°C).
Warmth is the #1 factor when shopping for snow boots, but there are other features to consider — like easy on/off, versatile style for Monday to Sunday wear, and a lightweight design that makes it easier for kiddos to plow through that powder. Here's some help to pick the pair that’s best for your little snow angel — from toddler to teen.
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Kids’ Snow Troll Waterproof Boot
The extra-warm, super-flexy boot for kids who want to stay outside on a snow day
The way we see it, winter fun goes best with winter warmth. We also think it's best without bulky boots that are hard to walk in. So we took our warmest and lightest snow boot for kids, and added KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX to the forefoot. It makes every step feel easier – from bending down to craft the perfect snowball to running up the sled hill – so kids can move more naturally and confidently in winter weather. It's also built with a removable (and washable) KEEN.WARM insulated liner that’s rated to a shivering -40°F/-40°C. When it's time for everyone to head inside for some hot cocoa, kids can get out of their boots more easily with our new "step-off" heel.
Kids’ Redwood Waterproof Boot
The tough leather boot for kids who play hard in the snow and on the trail
Whether you’re layering your kiddo up for a full day of sledding or some cold-weather hiking, the durable, quick-drying Redwood is up for anything. One part snow boot and one part leather hiker, these boots for big and little kids are packed with premium cold-weather features. Snow-stopping gussets and KEEN.WARM insulation help little feet stay warm and dry in temps as low as -25°F/-32°C. To keep kids on the go (without slip-sliding around) they even come equipped with a high traction TPU outsole. Plus, these planet-loving snow boots feature a long-lasting, environmentally preferred leather upper and pesticide-free Eco Anti-Odor insoles (like all KEEN shoes).
Kids’ Greta Waterproof Boot
The winter sidewalk-to-sled-hill boot that's winter wonderland ready
Kids have a unique ability to see opportunities where grown-ups rarely do. Skidding across frozen puddles, burying each other in the snow, or stacking a leaning tower of icicles — kids need boots that don’t get in their way (but still look presentable when playtime is over). Designed to handle all of the opportunities that winter brings and then transition right into school or dinner out, the Greta boot comes outfitted with an environmentally preferred leather upper and a cozy fleece lining. The grippy traction and KEEN.WARM insulation rated to -25°F/-32°C keep little feet warm, dry, and stable (so kiddos can focus on having winter fun instead of on their feet).
Kids’ Kootenay IV Waterproof Boot
The easy-on boot for kids who need lightweight warmth
The evolution of one of our bestselling waterproof boots for kids, the Kootenay IV now comes equipped with lightweight KEEN.WARM insulation that keeps feet toasty in temperatures as low as -4°F/-20°C. Perfect for winter play, cold-weather errands, and everything in between, these cozy boots for big and little kids have a soft and fluffy fleece lining and a durable, environmentally preferred leather upper. Bonus points for the fact that your little one can easily get them on and off on their own. (Note: The Kootenay for toddlers is water-repellent (vs. waterproof) and insulation-free, making it extra comfy as an inside-outside shoe. It's a toddler fan-fave year after year.)
Kids’ Knotch Double Strap Waterproof Chukka
Like a sneaker for winter, for toddlers to teens
Winter isn't always white and fluffy. Most of the time, it's gray and slushy. What's a sneaker-loving kiddo to do? They can stay dry and cozy in the Knotch Chukka, now in a double-strap design that's as easy-on as ever (even for mitten wearers!). The KEEN.WARM insulation and a fleece liner keep toes toasty in temps as low as -4°F/-20°C.
Kids sure know how to make the most out of cold and wet winter days. Make sure their little feet can keep up and stay warm no matter the weather in comfy KEEN boots for every activity.
Not sure what size your kiddo needs?
Download our printable, easy-peasy Kids' Sizing Chart (pdf).