The Best Family-Tested Winter Boots

This winter keep toes warm and dry with these winter boots for kids.


Canadian winters can be harsh on little feet, especially when kids play outside for hours. The last thing you want is your child coming in with wet socks and the sniffles. We had Canadian families test winter boots for insulation, waterproof and moisture-wicking abilities. Check out our selection of the best winter boots to keep toes warm and dry.

4 responses to “The Best Family-Tested Winter Boots”

  1. April Leigh says:

    I got my 9yr old daughter a pair of (this exact pair, actually) BOGS after her winter boots fell apart halfway through this winter. They are so cute and she just *loves* them! They are worn everyday.Her feet don’t get cold and her boots look like new even now as we enter ‘mud’ season!

  2. brittany jeffrey says:

    Was The North Face even in the running for this test? Was thinking of either purchasing sorel or north face

  3. Bogs are nice for going short distances in cold/slush, but you can’t actually do outdoor activities in them. You need a “traditional” winter boot for hiking, snowshoeing and roughhousing in the snow (something that fastens and won’t slide off when crawling through a snow tunnel for example).

  4. Brittany says:

    Hi There,

    I am a footwear purchaser in Northern Ontario and I wanted to give some insight into winter boots for Children. Buying a pair for Kids can be tricky due to what activities you will be performing in the boots, the best advice I can give is try to suit what your child will be doing most often. Bogs are great for short amounts of time in colder weather so try to wear these when its -15C or warmer ( these are great for your typical winter days or rainy days in spring and fall) now for the true northerner winter is all about ice fishing or snowmobiling which requires a -40C rating or warmer which I would then suggest Baffin or Sorel. To add extra warmth always wear merino wool socks which will be the best insulator and great for moister management. I would stay away from cheaper Brands that will use a simple cotton liner which will not optimize warmth. Even North face and Columbia seem to do basic insulation for kids ( which is more for the southern Canada consumers) Hope this will aide in your future purchases.