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The Best Waterproof Shoes for Toddlers – Lightweight, Flexible, Supportive, and with Great Traction!

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Have you been looking for a pair of waterproof shoes for your toddler? I always recommend parents to provide their toddlers with a pair of waterproof sneakers instead of rain boots. Some toddlers might not be fully stable when they walk, and the type of shoes that they wear plays a key role in helping them balance and walk with confidence.

Whether your toddler is already walking confidently or learning how to walk, a pair of waterproof sneakers are always going to be a safer and more versatile choice than a pair of rain boots.

Your toddler’s waterproof sneakers must be supportive but lightweight and flexible at the same time. In addition, the shoes need to provide excellent grip on the bottom to minimize the likelihood of your toddler from falling down, especially when walking on wet surfaces.

There are only a couple of waterproof sneakers available in toddler sizes, but the good news is that I know exactly which ones they are from having fitted them before.

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now.  This experience has afforded me many insights into children’s shoes and the way they fit. Our store specializes in shoes for children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. From my experience on fitting thousands of kids, I have become familiar with the best shoe brands for toddlers and the best styles among those brands.

The waterproof sneakers that I recommend are some of the most versatile toddler’s sneakers that I have fitted before. In addition to providing the correct amount of support and being lightweight and flexible, these shoes provide excellent traction that will minimize the likelihood of your toddler slipping and falling down.

Another awesome feature of these shoes is how they come with a rounder toe-box instead of a pointier one, which will prevent your toddler’s toes from rubbing against one another or the side of the shoes. It’s important to allow your toddler’s toes to move freely inside the shoes, since when toddlers move their toes that’s a way of exercising their feet.

On a different note, most toddlers tend to outgrow their shoes before they wear them out, since they tend to outgrow their shoes every 3 to 4 months. However, certain toddlers tend to destroy their shoes pretty quickly, and parents get frustrated from having to replace their toddler’s shoes every 2 months. This brings me to another awesome feature that parents love about these shoes which is how they are practically indestructible, since they are reinforced in specific areas where toddlers tend to wear down faster.

It’s important to provide your toddler’s with the correct pair of shoes in order to prevent foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns, as well as foot and leg pain.

The shoes I describe shortly will keep your toddler’s feet dry and comfortable, as long as you order the correct shoe size. Before I provide you with a selection of the best waterproof shoes for toddlers, I want to make sure that you know your toddler’s exact foot size, which involves getting the correct shoe length as well as the correct shoe width, the latter being a factor that most parents tend to ignore.

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Several families have reached out letting me know how difficult it is to find a pair of waterproof sneakers for their toddlers. Let me show you what were some of the most common complaints:

“I had to buy a pair of rain boots since I wasn’t able to find a single waterproof pair of sneakers in toddler’s sizes. My toddler keeps falling down when wearing his rain boots, and the last couple of times he even refused to wear them. I would love if you could recommend a pair of waterproof sneakers for my toddler. You should know that my toddler has wide feet”.

“My toddler refuses to move as soon as we put his rain boots on. He throws himself on the floor and won’t move until we take them off. I want to make sure his feet stay warm and dry during those rainy days. Any suggestions?

“My daughter loves her princess rain boots, but she has a very difficult time walking in them. I have looked everywhere for a pair of waterproof sneakers and I can’t seem to find any. Is there any shoe company that makes waterproof sneakers for toddlers? Please advise.

You might have some of the same or similar questions that these families have, and I am here to answer them all.

Let’s move on to how you can figure out your toddler’s exact foot size from home.

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Are You 100% Sure of Your Toddler’s Foot Size? – Let’s Find Out!

I always recommend parents to take their toddlers to be properly fitted for shoes at their local children’s shoe store, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet.

The issue is that most specialized fitting children’s shoe stores have been closing down, and parents are left with big retailers that don’t have staff that knows how to properly measure children’s feet.

This is the main reason why I created a map of the US where I describe the best specialized children’s shoe stores by state. Go to the link below:

The Best Kids’ Shoe Stores In The United States – Where To Go For Proper Fittings

If after looking at that map you still can’t seem to find a good fitting children’s shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article I created where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your toddler’s foot size from home. Go to the link below:

How to Measure Your Kids Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

Now that you know how to figure out your toddler’s foot size, let’s take a look at the best waterproof shoes for toddlers.

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I only recommend children’s shoes that I have tested and fitted before. That is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.

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Keep in mind that these shoes are most appropriate for toddlers who are close to be fully walking on their own or that are already walking. If your toddler is just learning how to walk and is having difficulty walking, there are other shoes that will help your toddler balance better.

Below you can find a selection of the best waterproof shoes for toddlers. By clicking on the image you will be able to see all the colors that the shoe is available in. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

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As a standard rule, we always want to provide toddlers with 0.3 inches/0.7 centimeters of growing room in order to prevent toddlers from outgrowing the shoes faster than expected. However, the final shoe size that you buy depends on how that particular shoe style fits. For example, shoes can fit short, long, narrow, wide, or true to size, and depending on how they fit you need to adjust the size that you get for your toddler.

In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

The issue is that these shoes are not available in half sizes, they are available in whole sizes only. This means that if your toddler measures a foot size 5, you need order the shoe size 6 to allow for growing room. If your toddler measures a foot size 5 1/2, you need order the shoe size 6.

Makes sense?

It’s really important to provide your toddler with the correct pair of shoes in the correct shoe size to ensure that their feet and legs develop healthy and naturally. Wearing shoes that are too stiff or that are the wrong size can lead to several foot issues including foot and leg pain.

I have written several other articles that cover everything you need to know about keeping your toddler’s feet healthy, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you are having trouble finding a particular shoe style for your toddler. It doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your toddler’s feet are, there is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your toddler’s feet, and I will help you find it: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

Now you can have the peace of mind that your toddler’s feet are going to stay dry during those rainy days.

Have you tried any of the waterproof sneakers that I recommended? Is there any other shoe style that has worked well for your toddler’s feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.

STOP BUYING THE WRONG PAIR OF SHOES FOR YOUR CHILDREN.LETS START TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET!

I created this webpage to help parents understand the importance that shoes have in healthy foot development and how they can prevent foot problems in the future.Join the rest of the parents who are taking care of their kids feet and get my guide for free: 10 Mistakes Parents Must Avoid When Buying Shoes for their Kids.

 

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