10 best kids’ snow boots

Keep little feet warm and dry in snowy and icy conditions with some practical footwear

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When children are out in the snow for hours, it can be a challenge to keep them warm and dry. Start from the bottom up - our pick of the best snow boots mean no one will get cold feet on snow days.

1. Mountain Warehouse Firbank: £34.99, mountainwarehouse.com

 

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Our mini tester loved these so much she insisted on wearing them even with pyjamas. Sensible enough to wear to school and cosy enough for long sledging sessions in the park. Ultra-snug as they’re a pull-on style with stretchy toggled ties for the perfect fit.

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2. Clarks Syd Up GTX: from £55, clarks.co.uk

 

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The great thing about these boots is that they’re not too clunky, so look cool for everyday use as well as snow days. The leather is nice and flexible, so no chafing, and they come in half sizes for the perfect fit.

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3. BOGS Tacoma: £40, easy-wellies.co.uk

 

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Not your average welly, these have easy-pull handles and are lined with neoprene to keep feet warm down to temperatures of -15˚C. What’s more this American brand offers an impressive lifetime guarantee on their boots

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4. Vertbaudet Ski Boots: £17.25, vertbaudet.co.uk

 

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The rock-solid soles and toes may not suit all kids, but if your young ruffian loves nothing more than to kick his way through every snowdrift then they’re a bargain. And it seems even tough guys like a cosy fake-fur lining. Also come in a shiny pink version.

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5. Olang Patty Kid: £45, olang.co.uk

 

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This stylish boot scored highly with our mini testers as it comes in a great range of colours like silver, white and frosty blue – very Frozen. They also liked the snowflake detail and glam fur trim while parents will love the thermal efficiency.

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6. Lands’ End Snow Flurry: £34.95, landsend.co.uk

 

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These sturdy snow boots come in a range of nine colours, from funky lime to sensible navy. They have Thermolite insulation, but even better, the ingenious wide fold fastening meant even bulky salopettes were a doddle to tuck inside.

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7. Teva Youth Lenawee WP: £65, teva.co.uk

 

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These have fantastic rubber grip soles that works well in slippy conditions and an inner waterproof liner to keep little feet dry. Thinsulate insulation blocks the chill and our older testers thought the brown colourway and plaid print ‘cool and grown up’.

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8. North Face Back to Berkeley: £50, thenorthface.co.uk

 

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Have a sporty child who refuses to wear anything other than trainers? They’ll soon get soggy in the slush, so fit them with a pair of sporty boots like these North Face numbers. They have a high-tec HydroSeal membrane to keep the wet out and the warmth in.

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9. Ecco Xpedition Kids: from £68, shopeu.ecco.com

 

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In a soft nubuck leather, these boots come in various colourways are lined with GORE-TEX for great insulation and weatherproofing. Parents will appreciate those Velcro straps for making ‘shoes on’ time less of a chore. They come in black and royal blue.

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10. John Lewis Faux Fur Snowboots: £32-£40, johnlewis.com

 

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What sensible parent would buy their child a pair of white boots? Ah, come on, live a little. These are really easy to wipe clean, have a great tractor grip and really do look the (snow) business.

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Verdict:
Style-wise, Italian après ski experts Olang scored with our snow fans. The Lands’ End Flurry boots weren’t the most pricey by any means but were favourites with both parents and kids. Even when temperatures plunged our tester’s feet stayed warm and they were easy to get on in a rush when the first snowflakes fell.

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