Snow days. Sled-all-day days. Follow-Mom-and-Dad-up-the-frozen-trail days. Whatever you and your little ones are getting into this winter, we want to make it even more fun. Picking the right waterproof or insulated winter boots or shoes for kids can be the difference between an afternoon full of tears or a smartphone full of smiles. Not sure which boot is best for your kid? Read on and choose the sentence that makes you say, “that’s the one!”
“My kiddo needs a heavy duty, do everything, no excuses winter boot.”
Kids live by one winter rule and one rule only: if it’s wet, cold, or dirty… check it out. Our Terradora and Lumi boots for big and little kids keep feet warm and dry no matter how deep the puddle or how big the snowdrift. Both styles are waterproof, insulated, and feature KEEN.FREEZE rubber soles for flexible grip on slippery sidewalks. What’s the key difference between the two? The Lumi comes with a removable insulated felt liner. Pull it out during those early fall days, and then pop it back in when the mercury drops come winter.
“My 5yr old loves his (Lumi) boots! They're very easy to put on; keep his feet very warm and they are light, which allows him to run and play, without feeling like he has rocks in his boots :) I love the removable liners. We like them so much that I just bought my 9yr old daughter the same pair.” - Roxy in New Hampshire
“Our kiddo needs a winter boot that transitions from sloggy park to birthday party.”
For toddlers just learning the ropes of the whole walking thing, to big kids who can do everything (ahem) on their own, our Kootenay Boots cover all the bases. We designed these kicks to keep kids moving in wet and cold weather with a cozy faux shearling lining tucked inside a water-resistant leather upper. A wide, hook-and-loop strap closure makes them easy to get on, so getting everyone out the door and on their way is that much easier. They’re so comfortable, you’ll wish they came in your size too.
“My four year-old… loves them because they're not clunky or heavy, like his snow boots, and I love that they are warm and water resistant. They are easy to put on and take off for a little kid, for which I am grateful every morning.” - Dorothea in California
“Does KEEN offer any sustainable winter boots or shoes for kids?”
When it comes to winter boots, water repellency is a must for curious kids. Another thing that’s a must here at KEEN? Protecting our planet for those same kids. That’s why we use a PFC-free alternative coating that repels water just as well as PFCs without leaching into the environment. Now that’s something that makes hearts (and feet!) happy.
For great protection from the weather that you can stand behind, check out the kids’ Hoodoo, Terradora, and Kootenay boots.
From icy playgrounds to snowy trails, KEEN Kids winter boots and shoes always have little feet in mind. Check out all our cold-weather styles here.