Ugg Boots for Children – Use Your Parenting Good Judgment
Have you been looking for a pair of Ugg boots for your child? Have you heard that these are some of the most stylish, comfortable, and popular boots for children? Several parents have asked me whether it’s appropriate for their children to wear Ugg boots and how many hours a day they should be allowed to wear them. I have compiled a list of the best Ugg boots for children based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.
There are certain styles of Ugg boots that are better than others in terms of comfort, support, and durability. Some Ugg boots are too flimsy and end up falling apart faster than others.
Before I provide you with a selection of the best Ugg boots for children, there are certain facts that I want you to learn about these boots since they have become a very controversial subject.
Kindly note that if you are in a rush you can go directly to the selection of Ugg boots for children.
Ugg Boots for Children – Can They Harm Your Kids’ Feet?
Ugg boots are often criticized for hurting women’s and children’s feet. Podiatrists and chiropractors believe that Ugg boots, which are particularly popular among young teenage girls, are leading to a rise in the number of people suffering pains in their feet and knees which might lead to ankle, hip, and back problems. The plush lining also can create an ideal breeding ground for foot fungus.
Maybe your child already owns a pair of Ugg boots. Don’t worry, I am not here to judge. I actually own a pair of men’s Ugg boots that I use during the winter season. It is one of the most comfortable and versatile (they are waterproof too) pieces of footwear that I have ever owned. However, I understand that they don’t offer as much support as they should.
Uggs and its offshoots are a very popular brand and genre of footwear worn for warmth and we tend to sell a ton of them at the store where I work. Every time we approach the winter season we start selling the classic styles, which consistently sell year after year, as well as the latest annual Ugg fashions.
The main problem with Ugg boots is that they are an unsupported piece of footwear. This is what most specialized shoe fitters and physicians who deal with injuries stemming from improper footwear believe. Based on my research and knowledge of fitting shoes, and foot-related health, I tend to agree with the opposition. Unsurprisingly, people tend to confuse supportive footwear with fashion footwear.
How Many Hours a Day Should Your Child Wear Ugg Boots?
I believe that as long as your children wear Ugg boots for a couple of hours a day (4 hours max), they will not harm your kids’ feet. Parents do raise a very valuable point: ” I don’t want to spend 150 dollars on a pair of boots that my child can only wear for such a short period of time during the day”.
I get it, I wouldn’t want to spend all that money for a piece of footwear that my child will wear occasionally and will outgrow in a couple of months. What would happen if I told you that there is a way your child can wear his/her Ugg boots for long periods of time?
As I mentioned before, we have a lot of children who come into the store who are flat-footed, are experiencing overpronation, have low muscle tone, or have some other type of foot condition. There is a pair of inserts that recently came out and have a low profile that allows them to be fitted inside Ugg boots. These insoles provide good arch and ankle support, and I will show them to you shortly.
Granted, spending between $120 to $180 for a pair of fashion boots is not in everyone’s family budget, but some families do decide to purchase them for their children.
I have seen parents provide their offspring with some options, such as waiting for a sale, asking them to start saving to pay for the boots themselves, or suggesting they might request them for their birthday. Some parents will chip in and tell the child to pay for the rest. I believe it is always best to provide the child with options instead of a plain “no.”
Please note that I only write reviews of insoles and 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 some of the most popular and supportive styles of Ugg boots for children. 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 Ugg Boots for Children
Many of the Ugg boots featured below come in several color options, so if you want the boots to be made of a specific color, please make sure to click through and see if they are available in that specific color.
You should always round up when trying Ugg boots. For instance, if your child measures a foot size 5 1/2 you should get a size 6. When your children are trying on Ugg boots, make sure they don’t feel overly tight. At the same time, they should not fit too loose, since they will stretch over 1-2 weeks of wear.
How to Retrieve Your Child’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 resource I created.
Inserts for Extra Arch and Heel Support Inside Your Kids’ Ugg Boots!
Parents usually explain to me how upset their kids get when they find out that they cannot wear Ugg boots because of their foot conditions.
I always recommend good, supportive footwear for children who are dealing with foot issues. However, this doesn’t mean that children can’t wear the shoe that they like. For example, we started carrying a type of insert that fits inside the Ugg boots. These inserts come with a built-in arch and a heel cup that provides arch and ankle support.
Will these inserts make Ugg boots more supportive?
Definitely! This means that your children will be able to wear them for longer periods of time.
Now that you know what inserts can be fitted inside your kids’ Ugg boots, you are ready to see a selection of the best Ugg boots for children.
Do You Need a Pair of Ugg Boots for Yourself?
If you are looking for a pair of Ugg boots for yourself you should take a look at a different website as it describes the best Ugg boots for women.
A Fashion and Health Dilemma – How to Stop Uggs from Smelling
The next concern parents will deal with is the odor that will quickly rise with wear. Unless your child is a sweat-free specimen, her Uggs will get smelly, and fast. Ugg fans delight in the design of this quite frankly shoddy boot as it seems to encourage going sockless. Smelly boots are not the only problem this can create.
Skin infections like athlete’s foot and dermatitis will arise if your child is not wearing socks with the boots, since bare feet can really sweat in the fur. I strongly recommend making your child wear socks and spray the liner once a month with anti-fungal spray. There is a Ugg kit that comes with everything you need to clean them and make them look new.
Make sure if it is raining outside or snowing you should not wear your Ugg boots since they will leave small stains on your boots. You can spray them to make them water-friendly:
The Biggest Secret to Saving Big on Ugg Boots!
Did you know that if you are a women’s shoe size 8 1/2 or smaller you can purchase the kids’ version of the Ugg boots and end up saving a lot of money?
I have fitted several of the moms that come to the store looking for Ugg boots for their children, and they end up buying boots for themselves as well as other types of footwear, as long as their foot size is no longer than an 8 1/2. I wrote a different article where I describe how this shoe size conversion works in more detail.
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Have you found a particular Ugg boot style that has worked well for your feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them.