Best Snow Boots for Toddlers with Narrow Feet – Waterproof, Insulated, Lightweight, and Flexible!
Are you having a hard time finding a pair of snow boots to fit the shape of your toddler’s narrow feet? Do you feel like every single snow boot style that you try for your toddler gaps too much around the calves and there is too much extra material in the front of the boots? Most shoe companies don’t manufacture toddler shoes in narrow widths for the simple fact that most toddlers have medium, wide, or extra wide feet. The good news is that I have put together a list of the best snow boots for toddlers with narrow feet based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.
Most parents end up wasting a lot of time and money trying different shoe styles for their toddlers with narrow feet and having to return them all.
When it comes to snow boots, there are only a few styles that are capable of accommodating the shape of toddlers with narrow feet. By a few styles, I mean that there are 3 to 4 snow boot styles capable of accommodating toddlers with narrow feet. The good news is that I know exactly which styles these are from having fitted them before.
I have helped hundreds of parents from all over the world find the perfect pair of shoes for their toddlers, and I want to help your toddler as well. You are in good hands because I truly believe that shoes can be life-changing and I will make sure that your toddler ends up wearing the correct shoe style in the correct shoe size.
If you are in a rush and would like to go directly to a selection of the best snow boots for toddlers with narrow feet, simply click here.
How to Check if Your Toddler’s Snow Boots Are Too Wide?
If you provide your toddler with a pair of snow boots that are too wide, there will be too much foot movement inside the boots, and the constant friction and rubbing can lead to several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
There are 2 simple ways you can check if the boots that your toddler is wearing are too wide:
1️⃣ First Step: Check if there is too much extra space around your child’s ankles. I shouldn’t be able to comfortably slide more than one finger around that area. Do you notice how I can fit three of my fingers in there?
2️⃣ Second Step: Check if there is too much extra material in the front part of the boots.
I always recommend parents take their toddlers to their local shoe store to be fitted for shoes, so let’s start by making sure that you don’t have a good-fitting children’s shoe store in your area. While most specialized children’s shoe stores have been closing down, there are still certain stores that do a great job fitting children’s shoes. I created a resource that showcases the best-fitting children’s shoe stores by state.
If after looking at that resource you still can’t seem to find a store in your area then keep on reading because I will provide you with a selection of the best snow boots for toddlers with narrow feet shortly.
Your toddler might be still learning how to walk or already walking stable. Whichever walking stage your toddler is, we need to find snow boots that are lightweight and flexible to allow your toddler to take those steps with confidence.
Most snow boots tend to be very heavy and clunky, but the ones that I will describe shortly are actually lightweight and flexible.
We also need to make sure that the snow boots are fully waterproof and insulated since we need to keep your toddlers’ feet warm and dry.
Snow Boots for Toddlers – The 5 Most Important Features!
Let me break down the list of features that the snow boots that I recommend provide:
1️⃣ Narrow Platforms: The snow boots come with a narrower toe-box and a narrower heel. There is a velcro strap at the top of the boots which is going to help hug your kids’ calves and prevent snow from getting inside your toddler’s feet.
2️⃣ Waterproof: It doesn’t matter how long your toddler leaves his/her foot in the snow or inside a puddle, these snow boots are fully waterproof and will keep your toddler’s feet dry.
3️⃣ Insulated: The snow boots come temperature rated: -22ºF/-30ºC
4️⃣ Grip: The boots provide excellent grip on the bottom which helps prevent your toddler from slipping and falling, especially when walking on wet and slippery surfaces.
5️⃣ Lightweight and Flexible: It’s important for snow boots to be lightweight and flexible to make it easy for your toddler to walk in them.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at a selection of the best snow boots for toddlers with narrow feet. Disclosure: Some links in this post may be affiliate links and we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) when you click our links and make purchases.
The Best Snow Boots for Toddlers with Narrow Feet
I only review shoes that I have fitted before since that is the only way for me to tell how supportive and durable they are, and most importantly, how the shoes fit. These are my go-to snow boots for toddlers with narrow feet.
Before you order a pair of snow boots for your toddler, you need to make sure that you know your toddler’s exact foot size. You already figured out that your toddler has narrow feet, but are you 100% of your toddler’s foot length?
How to Retrieve Your Toddler’s Exact Foot Length and Shape
If you want to be 100% sure about what shoe size to order online, I suggest that you follow the instructions in a different article I created.
One of the most common questions that parents ask me is: What is the correct amount of growing room that we need to provide inside the boots for your toddler to be able to wear them for the whole winter season? Let’s find out!
How Much Growing Room Should You Provide for Your Toddler?
As a rule of thumb, I always recommend parents provide their toddlers with 3/16 of an inch or 0.4 centimeters of space between the toddler’s longest toe and the end of the shoes, which usually translates to a shoe that is half a size to a whole size bigger. Please keep in mind that your toddler’s longest toe doesn’t necessarily need to be the big toe, it can be the second or even the third toe.
Snow boots are not available in half sizes, they are available in whole sizes only. Let me provide you with a couple of examples that will help you identify which snow boot size to get:
- If your toddler measures a foot size 5, then I recommend providing your toddler with a snow boot size 6.
- If your toddler measures a foot size 5 ½, then I recommend providing your toddler with a snow boot size 7.
If you are still unsure of what snow boot size you should order for your toddler please do not hesitate to contact me directly and I will help you out:
Before you leave, I wanted to remind you that the type of socks that you provide for your toddler play a key role in keeping your toddler’s feet healthy.
Winter Socks for Toddlers – Merino Wool!
The socks that you choose are going to act as a barrier between your toddler’s feet and the snow boots. The correct type of socks can help prevent the formation and buildup of bacteria inside the boots.
I always recommend socks made out of Merino wool. Keep in mind that the type of fabric used is a key element to consider when buying warm socks for your toddler.
The comfort level and the durability that the socks provide are determined by the material and construction of the socks. I have made things easier for you and compiled a selection of the best winter socks for toddlers:
I mentioned before the importance of providing children with the correct shoe size, and the same applies to socks. It can be a little tricky to figure out what is the correct sock size to order, so if you have any doubts please do not hesitate to contact me. Socks that are too long will bunch up below your kids’ feet and cause discomfort, while socks that are too short will cramp your kids’ toes together and make them rub against each other.
What Are the Best Sneakers for Toddlers with Narrow Feet?
I created a different resource that describes the best everyday narrow sneakers for toddlers.
Have you found a particular snow boot style that has worked well in accommodating the shape of your toddler’s narrow feet? Please share your findings below so other families can benefit from your experiences.