Have you been looking for a pair of good waterproof shoes for your child? How many times have you complained about your kids coming home with wet feet and wet socks? If your children are not wearing waterproof shoes, they will get their feet wet if they are walking on wet surfaces such as wet grass.
Parents are always trying to keep their kid’s feet dry and warm, so they provide their kids with rain boots and always tell them to avoid stepping on puddles. However, kids cannot just avoid the fun of stepping into a puddle when they see one, and you simply cannot just make them wear rain boots every day just to keep their feet warm and dry.
While rain boots are a great way of keeping your kids’ feet warm and dry, they tend to be heavier and stiffer than other type of shoes, which makes it harder for kids to wear them specially for longer periods of time.
There are certain type of waterproof shoes that look like sneakers and are more lightweight and flexible, which means your child can wear them for longer periods of time and to different activities.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for the last 10 years now, and we specialize in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I am familiar with the best children’s shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brands.
I am an expert when it comes to fitting children’s shoes, and I know the key role that shoes play keeping children’s feet and legs healthy.
There are so many waterproof shoe choices for kids out there that is hard to choose right one for your child. In addition, your child might have narrow, wide, or extra wide feet, which will make the process of finding a waterproof shoe style for your child much more complicated.
The good news is that I know which shoe styles will fit a child with narrow or wide feet, and I will HELP YOU find them.
The advantages of providing your child with a waterproof shoe are:
- They will protect your kids’ feet.
- They will prevent your kids’ feet from getting wet and damp.
- They will help in preventing your kids from catching a cold.
- They are comfortable to wear.
- They can be used for different activities such as hiking, playing sports, or outdoor activities.
- They are very cost effective because it lasts longer as it can withstand harsh conditions.
- They are very trendy and fashionable to wear.
Remember that the shoes must be waterproof but lightweight and flexible at the same time, so your kids can wear them all day.
If you have ever worn wet shoes and socks then you must know how uncomfortable that feels, and that’s just exactly how your kids will be feeling walking around in wet shoes.
I will show you a selection of the best waterproof shoes for kids shortly, but I want you to first get familiar with what features these shoe styles will provide and show you how you can figure out your child’s foot size from home.
Waterproof Kids’ Shoes -They can Prevent Infections!
Keeping the feet of your children dry is essential if you want to keep their feet healthy. If your kids’ feet get wet, it will not only cause discomfort and lead to foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns, but it will also compromise their overall health, since cold, wet feet might progress to fever.
Kids are susceptible, so parents should endeavor to take care of them because the slightest change in temperature can result in illness.
The feet being a soft and tender part of the body can easily be infected when wet especially when kids play on contaminated puddles. Parents are always worried about their kids contacting infections such as tinea or athletes foot, which can be as a result of wet feet. This fungus infection is common in kids, and it is mainly due to wet feet.
This is one main reason parents provide waterproof shoes for their kids.
A wet foot makes the skin of your kids’ feet very soft and easily prone to injuries especially as kids jump and play around. A little accident that might have resulted in a little bruise might tear up, opening up the skin because it has become too soft due to your kids feet being wet.
Keeping your kid’s feet dry will also prevent your kids from having smelly feet. Consistently wet feet can develop an accustomed smell that may eventually become difficult to eliminate.
Taking proper care of the feet is necessary for the overall health of the body. Keeping your kids’ feet dry is one of the most important aspects of taking care of their feet.
Durable and Waterproof Shoes for Kids – The 4 Most Important Features!
One aspect that raises parents concern when buying shoes for their kids is how long the shoe will last, as the kids are liable to handle the shoe recklessly.
Your kids will step on water with the shoes, and the shoe will begin to wear out quickly, even if they are made with quality materials. Water does weaken the tensile strength of materials used in making most shoes, especially if they are not waterproof.
- Supportive Sole: This feature will support your kids’ feet and minimize the impact that your kids’ feet take every time they come in contact with the ground. This feature will allow your child to be able to run and play around comfortably. This supportive rubber sole will also provide protection to your kids’ feet, preventing sharp objects from readily penetrating the shoe.
- Reinforced Toe-Box: This feature will protect your kids’ toes and provide durability to the shoes, no matter how much your child likes to drag his/her or play in the puddles, the shoe will hold up just fine.
- Lightweight and Flexible: This will prevent your children’s feet from easily getting tired.
- Firm Heel Counter: This is the part of the shoe that provides ankle support. You will notice how the heel counter of these shoe styles will be firm and also comes well-padded, which will provide comfort to your kids’ feet and prevent the formation of blisters.
Parents also love how versatile these shoes are, since children can wear them for various activities such as hiking, going to school, and outdoors activities.
Please keep in mind that if the shoe style that you get for your child is not labeled as waterproof, then it isn’t! You must always look for a label in the shoe stating that is waterproof. Take a look at the picture below for clarification:
Please keep in mind that if you don’t provide your children with the correct shoe size, they won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local children’s shoe store that they trust, the issue is that most stores have been closing down and parents need to end up buying their kids’ shoes online. There is nothing wrong with this, but you must know your child’s exact foot size in order to know what size to order.
I created a map that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state, so I suggest you start by taking a look at that map:
If after looking at that map you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article along with a video I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
Now that you know what features these waterproof shoe styles will provide and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home, let’s take a look at a selection of the best waterproof shoes for kids.
The Best Waterproof Shoes for Kids – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Waterproof shoes are becoming more popular for children, as they are not only comfortable, but play a huge role in keeping children’s feet healthy.
Please keep in mind that I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
Below you can find a selection of the best waterproof shoes for kids:
All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”,which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device), in order to allow for growing room.
The feet are such a sensitive part of the human body, and for kids, it is important to keep the feet warm, dry and healthy. The feet are like a conduit to the body, and the temperature of the feet usually determines the temperature of the body. So keeping the feet of your children warm and dry will keep their feet healthy.
Have you been looking for a pair of waterproof shoes for yourself? I actually created an article where I describe the best waterproof shoes for women. Go to the link below:
Is there any particular waterproof shoe style that you can recommend? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so other parents can benefit from them!