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Best Rain Boots for Kids

They'll be puddle-jumping like pros.

The benefits of rain boots are simple: They’re there to keep your kids’ feet dry. Because kids with wet feet have wet socks, and that combination leads to epic amounts of whining.

Plus, rain boots make rainy days funTry to remember how much fun it was to puddle jump as a kid. The hop. The splash. The power to create a tsunami on the sidewalk. And it didn’t require batteries! And, for a protective parent fearing wet feet, all it takes is some proactive purchasing of boots that can stand up to a kids’ jumping for joy in stormy weather.

A good pair of rain boots keeps kids’ feet snug, even in torrential downpours. If you live in a particularly frigid area, it may help to get insulated rain boots for extra warmth. You want rain boots that have solid traction, so kids don’t slip and slide. And they’re easy to pull on and off.  Kids’ rain boots have never been more brilliantly-colored – and we found the best rubbers around. Just don’t be too jealous if they don’t come in adult sizes, too.

Just like the essentials for adult gardeners, these beauties are as comfy as they’re practical.

Pros: These rain boots have the foot-bed support found in regular shoes, are madly waterproof and insulated to keep tiny feet warm. And they also come in dozens of fun patterns from winking green dinos to floral pinks so your kids will be happy to wear them even on the wettest days.   

Cons: Not so easy-on, easy-off for squiggly toddlers.

These are back-to-basics four-season rain boots for warm feet in cool colors.

Pros: They have a no-slip lugged sole, thick rubber shaft that goes high up the calf to avoid seepage, and a strong handle to help little hands pull them on all by themselves. And they come with a lifetime guarantee.

Cons: They run small – so order a size up. And the linings can separate from the boot, shortening their use life. Plus, they’re challenging to pull off. 

Ranked a #1 bestseller on Amazon, these rain boots are the jolly-colored rainy day basics that will line the school cloakroom on cloudy days.

Pros:  We love those handles that help kids learn to grab their own rain boots and put them on. They’re lightweight high-quality rubber and waterproof, they come in nine colors including sunny yellow, 

Cons: Buyers beware: some found the sizing smaller and narrower than expected and suggested buying a size up. And they don’t come with an inner lining.

These are the jelly beans of boots – sweet and jolly and ready for jumping. Kids love them.

Pros: Like the adult Hunters, these simple stylish high quality 100 percent rubber boots and soles are easy to clean and nearly indestructible. They also have a textile lining that keep feet warm and comfortable.   

Cons: If you use and abuse them, the rubber can tear. We speak from experience. 

The Hatley rain boots are made from pure rubber, have a fabric lining, and slip-proof soles.

Pros: Hatley boots are a no-brainer for most kids. They’re easy to pull on and take off. They’re flexible at the ankle, making them more comfortable to wear. And the non-slip sole will help keep kids safe during major puddle jumping.

Cons: They run slightly large.

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Pros: These rain boots have a durable lugged sole for slip resistance; a large, round opening for easy on-and-off; a ten-inch shaft to keep the water from entering at the top. And they come in a variety of solid colors including a rocking red, and some with contrasting soles.

Cons: The felt foot beds can slip around.

Race cars, and sharks, and bunnies: oh, my! These delightful reasonably-priced printed boots will make kids pray for rain!

Pros: Big handles make these easy-on and kid friendly for children learning to dress themselves. They’re high quality, soft, flexible and so super cute your kids may want to wear them when the sun is shining!     

Cons: The handles have been known to break off and sizing can be an issue but the vender is very accommodating to exchanges.

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