There is nothing more uncomfortable then walking around with wet feet and in the cold weather, the discomfort magnifies. Imagine your child walking around with wet feet all day due not wearing the correct type of shoes. This can simply be prevented by providing your child with pair of waterproof boots.
Have you been looking for a pair of waterproof boots for your active boy? Children like to play rough, and it’s important to keep their feet dry and warm specially during the winter season. Providing your child with a pair of waterproof boots will allow him to play in those rainy, wet, cold days and keep his feet healthy at the same time.
Finding a pair of waterproof boots for your child is not hard, but finding a pair of waterproof boots to fit the shape of your child’s unique feet can be more complicated. Please keep in mind that children’s feet come in different shape and sizes, and if your child has narrow, wide, or extra wide feet, it makes the process of finding the correct shoe size much more challenging.
A pair of waterproof shoes will prevent your child’s feet from getting wet and cold. Keep in mind that most children won’t speak up once their feet get wet, and walking around with wet feet all day an lead to foot issues or even getting a cold.
I will help you find the perfect pair of waterproof boots for your boy, but please remember this: It doesn’t matter how much support and how many features a certain shoe provides, if it’s not fitted properly (the correct shoe length and the correct shoe width), your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. What’s even worse, you will end up creating all sort of foot issues to his feet.
I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for ten years at a premier children’s shoe store specializing in proper fit for over forty years. We specialize in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fitting as well. It’s important for us to carry top quality shoes that are available in different widths, since that’s the only way we can guarantee to FIT every single child.
If you don’t know whether your child is wearing the correct shoe size, START by reading a post I wrote where I explain everything you need to know about providing your child with the correct shoe size:
Now that you know how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size, let’s find out which are the best waterproof boots for boys.
The Advantage Of Waterproof Boots – Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy!
Did you know that our feet are like a conduit to the body, and the temperature of the feet usually determines the temperature of the entire body?
It doesn’t matter how many times you warn your child to avoid stepping on puddles, children cannot just avoid the fun of stepping into a puddle when they see one or playing around wet surfaces.
A pair of waterproof boots will keep your kids’ feet dry and warm and still allow them to have fun. Waterproof boots are specially designed to protect your kids’ feet and lower legs from extended exposure to moisture, cold and harsh weather.
In order to figure out whether a boot is waterproofed or not, it must come labeled with a sign that says waterproof in the boot. Take a look at the picture below for clarification:
Waterproof boots also come with great traction and they are flexible and lightweight enough to be worn for long periods of time. If you live in an area where it gets really cold and wet, a pair of waterproof boots is a must to take your children to school, the playground, or any other activity that involves being outdoors.
Your children’s feet are a soft and tender part of the body which can easily be infected when wet, especially when kids play on contaminated puddles. Did you know that your child can get foot infections such as tinea or athletes foot which are a result of wet feet? This fungus infection is common in children, and it is mainly due to wet feet.
It’s important to not confuse water-resistant and waterproof boots. The only way to be 100% sure that boots are fully waterproofed is to make sure they come with a label that says “waterproof”.
The Best Waterproof Boots For Kids – The Secret Revealed!
When I recommend a particular shoe style, is because I have fitted it before, and I am familiar with the features it has to provide and how the shoe fits (short, long, narrow, or wide).
The selection of waterproof boots I will describe below are great for kids because they offer the following features:
- They protect your kids’ feet by keeping them warm and dry.
- They help in preventing the kids from catching a cold.
- They are lightweight and flexible, making them comfortable for your child to wear them.
- They can be used for different activities such as hiking, walking to school, or any other outdoor activities
- They are very cost effective because they last longer as they can withstand harsh conditions.
Parents can be easily overwhelmed by so many different brands and styles of waterproof boots, which makes it hard to figure out which are the best type for their kids’ feet.
I always recommend parents to take their kids to their local shoe store, where an experienced shoe fitter can properly measure your kids’ feet and finds shoes accordingly. The issue is that most parents don’t have a local kids’ shoe store that they trust, so they must purchase their kids’ shoes online.
If you are one of those parents, please find below the best selection of waterproof boots for boys. The boots described below will fit a boy with a medium or a wide foot:
All of these boot 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.
If you have a boy with narrow feet, the boots described below will fit the shape of his feet much better than the ones described above.
All of these boot styles also fit “short”,so you also 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.
Keep in mind that none of the boots I describe above are snow boots. These are called waterproof hiking boots, which are much more lightweight and flexible than snow boots and can be worn for longer periods of time. If you are looking for a pair of snow boots for your child, you can find them in a post I wrote called:
And, if your child has wide feet:
Those snow boots will also fit a child with a medium width foot. Please remember that snow boots are much heavier than hiking boots, and it will limit your child to wear them for a shorter period of time and only when it snows.
Now that you know which are the best waterproof boots for boys, you are ready to make the most informative decision. Please let me know if you are unsure about how a particular shoe style fits, because I will be able to tell you whether the boots run long, short, narrow or wide.
Remember that shoes must be fitted perfectly in order to not create issues to your child’s feet. A shoe that is too short or too long has the same negative impact since it will lead to the formation of blisters, calluses, or corns (these last ones are really hard to get rid of ), the shoes must be fitted just right.
Don’t Forget About The Socks – Keep Your Kids’ Feet Comfortable!
Believe it or not, socks play a key role in keeping your kids’ feet healthy. They act as a barrier between our kids’ feet and the shoes and prevent the buildup of bacteria inside the shoes.
Socks also prevent our kids’ feet from rubbing against parts of the shoes, preventing the formation of blisters around the toes or the ankles.
I have spoken with several parents that explain me how their children refuse to wear socks, because they feel every bump and lump. That is not a reason to allow them not to wear them. Have you ever heard of seamless socks? Parents call them the “magical socks” since children love the way they feel.
While I can’t get into too much detail about this type of socks in this post, you should take a look at a post I wrote where I describe seamless socks in more detail:
Have you found a particular waterproof boot that has worked well for your child’s feet? Do you have a local children’s shoe store in your area that you will recommend? Parents are always asking me if I know about a good children’s shoe store in their particular area, so it will be really helpful if you will share your experiences in the comments section below.