When the cold of the winter season comes around, you must be ready to provide the warmest type of footwear for your child! It’s 14 degrees in Washington DC right now. I have been wearing a pair of snow boots, thermal underwear, gloves, hats… anything that you could possibly imagine to help keep me warm.
I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 6 years now, and yesterday one of the weirdest things happened. This family came to the store, and the kids’ were all bundled up (you could barely see their faces), but guess what they were wearing on their feet? Crocs! They did have two pair of socks on but that wasn’t going to make much of a difference!!!
I asked the parents why would they allow their kids’ to wear Crocs in the middle of winter and their response was, “That’s all that they like to wear”. That’s when I decided to show the parents a pair of Emu boots for kids. I told the kids’ to feel the inside of the boots, and tell me how it feels. The kid’s responded,”COZY and WARM!”
The parents decided on the emu boots they both loved the way they felt! The kids said that they felt even comfier than the pairs of Crocs they were wearing! Emu boots for kids are an alternative to Ugg boots, since they provide the same features at a much more affordable price!
Some of their boot styles are even waterproofed! If you live in an area where it gets cold, you should definitely try these boots for your children. They will not only keep their feet warm and dry during the cold weather, but they also come in different and fun styles while providing the best comfort and support for your kids’ feet!
Why have Emu boots become so popular? These boots are made from Australian Sheepskin which is a super soft, thick material that provides great comfort to our feet. They are made of the warmest natural fibers in the world!
What Are Some Of The Advantages Of Wearing Emu Boots Vs Ugg Boots?
While Ugg boots remain the most popular boots as far as popularity goes among teenagers and adults, Emu boots for kids are no different in every other way. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages Emu boots have to offer in comparison to Uggs boots:
- Emu boots are more affordable than Ugg boots.
- Emu boots come with a removable insole (This is a great feature if you need to put another insert in the boot for extra arch and ankle support).
- They both provide the same durability (since we are talking about kids’ footwear, children should always outgrow their shoes before anything happens to them).
- They are both super comfortable since both brands make their boots from 100% Australian Sheepskin.
- They both require the same level of maintenance and provide the same amount of support.
- Emu boots have superior traction and ground insulation.
These boots are not only super fun to wear, they also provide great comfort on our little ones ’feet! Why are Emu boots so comfortable? They are made of natural wool, genuine leather and woolmark sheepskin. These boots also have double stitched seams for maximum strength and durability, which ensures thatyour child will outgrow the boots before anything happens to them!
Emu Boots For The Winter… And The Spring!
Get the waterproofed version of Emu boots for the cold, rainy, snowy and yucky days of Winter and Spring! Another great feature of these boots is that your child can wear them in the winter as well as the spring season! Because the material of merino wool breathes well, the boots will keep your child;s feet Warm in the winter and cool during the Spring!
While I recommend wearing these boots for a maximum of 5 hours a day due to the amount of support they provide to your kids’ feet, the new features of the Emu boots come with a reinforced heel cup that provides better support. Your child can wear them for longer periods of time, but if he or she starts complaining about feet or leg pain, immediately switch them to their everyday shoes!
ALERT: Emu Boots Come With Removable Insoles!
One of the best features these boots provide is that you can remove the inner sole of the shoe and replace it with a new or a more supportive one! This is an AWESOME feature that other boots don’t provide! If your child is wearing a pair of Emu boots, you can remove the inner sole of the boot and replace it with a pair of Superfeet inserts if your child needs extra arch and heel support!
This is an awesome feature since I have spoken with several parents who were hesitant to let their children wear these boots because of the lack of support they provide. I wrote a post where I describe the best inserts for kids who need extra support from their boots. The post is called:
Alert: Emu Boots For Kids’ That Are Waterproofed!!!
The greatest feature of these boots is that some of the styles that they offer are waterproof! This is an awesome feature since children are always jumping in puddles and running around on wet, rainy days. This will guarantee that their feet are not only kept warm, but DRY as well! I find all waterproofed footwear to be incredibly versatile and functional!
Many parents have contacted me asking were best place are to get their kids shoes. I ALWAYS recommend that parents take their kids’ to their local children’s shoe store to have their shoes properly fitted. However, several parents have told me that they don’t have a local kids’ shoe store that they TRUST.
If you don’t have a local shoe store that you can take your kids to have their feet properly measured, I wrote a post where I describe the best place to get your kids’s shoes online. You can find that post here:
Below you can find the best styles of Emu boots for kids that I have fitted throughout the years!
All of these Emu shoe styles fit “short”,which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Pleas keep in mind that you should always round-up when purchasing shoes that don’t come in half sizes.
The Best Emu Boots For Kids’ And… Their Parents?
It’s time to keep our kids’ feet warm, dry, and cozy in one of the softest, and most comfortable boots in the market right now! Emu boots are also not gender oriented, actually most footwear is not gender oriented anymore! But yes, whether you have a boy or a girl, either can benefit from wearing these awesome boots!
Did you know that if you wear a women’s shoe size 8 ½ or smaller you can purchase the kids version of Emu’s boots and save a lot of money???!!! I wrote a post about moms wearing children’s shoes, and saving a lot of money! You can find the post here:
At the children shoe store that I work for, I have fitted mothers who decide to try a pair of kids’ shoes. They get the same support and structure that they would have gotten in their adult shoes, while paying half of the price!!!
Most moms are not aware of the size translation between women and kids’ shoes, but now YOU know!
WARNING: THESE MIGHT BE THE WARMEST AND COZIEST BOOTS THAT YOUR CHILD WILL EVER WEAR!
Does your child already own a pair of Emu boots? Do you prefer Emu boots for your child or Ugg boots? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!