13 best girls' boots

Shoe season's over, so get your boots on. Kate Hilpern laces up

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It’s that time of year when boots start to become a more common sight than shoes. Good news for girls is that this season has plenty of great styles on offer for all aged youngsters, from babies taking their first steps right up to tweens and teens.

1. Step2wo Jessie Cowboy Boot: from £78, step2wo.com

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Available in sizes 11 to three, these suede mid cowboy boots with tassels are incredibly comfortable, as well as being right on trend. There’s a zip fastening for easy access and lots of attention to detail for a top quality look. They also come in black or blue.

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2. Mothercare First Walker Pink Pull On Boots: £12, mothercare.com

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How much easier it is when little ones take their first steps in summer, but for those that wait for colder weather, these pretty boots with bow detail are both affordable and comfy. And unlike many other boots for this age range, they’re nice and light, which makes them much easier for kids to actually get anywhere in them.

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3. Dr Martens Delaney Kids’ Boot: £55, drmartens.com

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These junior reproductions of the iconic Dr Martens boots are fabulous. They come in lots of colours, as well as prints including floral, for both boys and girls. A great buy for a girl with younger sisters as the robustness makes them ideal hand-me-downs.

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4. River Island Girls Blue Heeled Ankle Boots: £28, riverisland.com

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Aimed at older girls, these chunky block heeled ankle boots will appeal to kids with a sense of fashion. They come in baby blue or tan, and have a lace-up front for a snug fit, whilst the jumper-style ankle detail adds a nice finishing touch.

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5. Next Chelsea Vulcanised Boots: from £21, next.co.uk 

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Suitable for toddlers up to girls aged around seven or eight, these gorgeous suede Chelsea boots are available in navy or grey, with glitter cut-out detail. The zip fastening makes them easy to get on and off and the rubber sole have a decent grip.

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6. Boden Tall Leather Boots: from £50, boden.co.uk

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These warm boots are so well-made that they’ll do for hand-me-downs, possibly even more than once. They’re available in black and brown, with coloured zip, for a more traditional look, or a glittery navy suede for fashionistas. Then there’s our favourite – the leopard print.

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7. UGG Classic: £100, uggaustralia.co.uk

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UGG Classics have long been popular among adults, and girls have increasingly been catching onto their good looks and incomparable warmth and comfort. In fact, despite UGG now doing a wide range for kids, it’s their classic style – which is available in a range of colours, including a stunning new green – that remains the most popular.

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8. Clarks Maxi Fleur: £38, clarks.co.uk

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A new style for this year’s First Shoes collection, these cheery looking boots will brighten up the darkest of winter days. Made from purple suede, with a delightful pink flower, there’s a cosy faux fur detail on the ankle too. Handily for smaller feet, they are available in half sizes too.

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9. Next Chelsea Boots: from £36, next.co.uk

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These attractive patent ankle Chelsea boots, with buckle detail on the strap, are great for smarter occasions and with sizes available from nine to seven, they even do for girls with huge feet. Not the softest leather, but they’re still very comfy.

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10. Clarks Daisy Game: from £50 www.clarks.co.uk 

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There are both infant and junior versions of this black high boot available. Coupled with the fact that they do half sizes and various widths, it means pretty much all bases are covered and your child gets the best fit possible. They’ll love the hidden toy in the heel too.

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11. Bobux Aztec Rose: £52, bobux.co.uk

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A lot of thought has gone into this brand, which makes shoes and boots from the softest leather, coupled with security and room to grow – all at the same time as enabling the best co-ordination and balance. We love these blue ones for this winter – pretty, yet practical.

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12. Marks & Spencer Suede Fringe Trim Ankle Boots: from £26, marksandspencer.com

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She’ll be the height of cool with these suede ankle boots, whose quality means they last a lot longer than similar styles from other stores. They’ve got a good grip and lace up for extra comfort. And whilst we wouldn’t recommend jumping in puddles with them, they are water repellent. 

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13. Startrite Aqua-Chill Zip Up Boots: £68, startriteshoes.com

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Not only are these water resistant, but they are nice and high, keeping little calves warm on the coldest of days. They have a zip fastening to make it easy for them to get them on and off and they look fabulous. There’s a smaller version available for younger girls too.

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Verdict

Boden’s Tall Leather Boots get our vote for combining practicality with style so well, whilst Marks & Spencer Suede Fringe Trim Ankle Boots are both fun and fashionable. 

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