Who this is for: People who want one pair of highly versatile outdoor shoes that are easy to slip on and off. These boots function foremost as rain boots, but they also make for a comfortable pair of three-season outdoor shoes that can manage outdoor walks, grip slippery metal like grates and train tracks, and remain easy to drive in.
The bottom of the boot is cross-functional, too. It has a thicker heel than on most other boot types, so it will take longer to wear through, and the shallow, rounded tread is built for releasing debris; you can easily rinse it off, as well. And in the base of the shoe, these boots have a steel shank, a piece of metal in the sole that runs from the ball to the heel of the foot. This is a feature sometimes found in work boots, and it protects the foot from below and keeps the shoe from wearing out quickly.
Who this is for: If your feet get cold, the 4-millimeter neoprene lining on these boots will go a long way to keep your feet extra warm. These are also great if you want simple, everyday styling without downgrading to cheaper boots made with less durable materials.
The ankle opening is narrower than other boots, which is almost always a dealbreaker, but because the neoprene is so stretchy you can still get your foot in and out fairly easily, and your ankle can flex while driving. And that elastic panel, the most recognizable feature of a Chelsea boot, is designed to keep out as much water as possible: The opening itself is quite small, which is important, and the neoprene is waterproof.
But the other materials that boots are made of have their own environmental issues. PVC is recyclable (if you can find a place to recycle it), but it can release dioxins during manufacturing or disposal and is often made with phthalates, a group of potentially harmful chemicals that humans ingest by consuming food contained in household plastics or inhale by breathing in emissions from landfills. Rubber can be sourced in a destructive way. Finally, EVA foam is recyclable, but suitable collection facilities and infrastructure are rare.
As one commenter mentioned, Muck Boots are a favorite among winery and brewery workers and horseback riders. If you love the Chore Mid boots, get them, but we really like the rounded sole of the Bogs for heavy mud.
I love the Bobbi Rain Boot and am already planning on purchasing another color. It's rain and mud season in Upstate New York, and these are perfect for tromping through the days of messiness. They are so comfortable with or without socks. They look adorable with dresses and are as practical as they are cute. Bring me more Bobbies, please!!
These boots are incredibly comfortable and flexible, they're like warm little hugs on my feet. Not to mention the customer service is next level, honestly, the best service I have ever received in any avenue of life. They stopped at nothing to ensure I got my boots in time.
After initially choosing the wrong size boots, the communication I had with Merry People was excellent. The return process was simple and my new, correctly sized boots arrived quickly after. I LOVE them. They are so comfortable and I am hoping they will last me a lifetime. Thank you for excellent service.
This year more than any other I am SO happy to report that it is almost spring. Bring on the allergies, mud, muck and rain - I am done with snow and slush. Rain boots are my favourite piece of footwear in the store. They come in amazing colours and I believe that no-one is too old to have fun puddle jumping. This guide will walk you through how each of our best-selling rain boots fit and suggest options for narrow feet, wide feet and everything in-between.
Sizing for rain boots is pretty simple. They don't come in half-sizes so generally you round up from what your child is measuring to give them room to grow. You can do this by printing a foot measuring device such as this one by Stride Rite. Or by measuring their foot in cm and comparing it to our sizing chart here. It is important to note that you always want to buy something bigger than the size of their foot for room to grow. If your child measures a size 12 and you buy size 12 rain boots their foot will fill the boot from back to front.
Unfortunately the correct length doesn't always guarantee the perfect fit. A rain boot that is the right length but way too wide will fall off when your child is walking. A too-narrow boot will hurt your child's foot and compress their foot. Keep reading for more information on getting the right fit for your child's foot. If your child has a medium-width foot most of the models we carry should fit for your child. If your child prefers a snugger fit for their footwear, shop the narrow models. If your child prefers their shoes to be a bit looser, or you intend to put wool socks inside for colder days - take a look at the wider models.
The only thing worse than rain boots that fly off when you're kicking in puddles is having to chase down your baby's rain boots that fell off somewhere along the way while you were carrying or wearing them. A well-fitting rain boots should give you a little \"pop\" feeling as they slide on. This means they are secure on your child's foot. It is possible to have room to grow and a boot that doesn't come off (as long as it is narrow enough) - we promise.
The Kamik Stomp rain boots is the classic, go-to narrow fitting boot. These fireman rain boots for kids are lightweight, narrow, and super durable. But best of all They are made in Quebec. In our opinion, this model is a no-brainer for your child with narrow feet. They are tall enough on the leg to take on serious puddles, but not so tall that they will hit their knees. Plus, when your child(ren) outgrows them you can recycle them! We currently carry the Kamik Stomp in: Grey/Pink, Space Print, Yellow, Red, Purple, Pink, Black, Navy, and Grey/Blue.
If you are looking for a narrow boot for your little fashion icon look no further. The Kamik Raindrops and Kamik Glitzy are stylish and very shallow - perfect for narrow feet. Just like the Kamik Stomps these rain boots are made in Canada and are recyclable. The difference between the Raindrops and Glitzy Sparkles! The Kamik Raindrops are available in Purple, Teal/Pink, and Black. The Kamik Glitzy is available in Grey/Pink and Purple/Blue.
The Alisa line rain boots are a great option for longevity and our unpredictable Canadian weather. I always like to say that these boots \"grow\" with your child since the boot fits a full size bigger without its removable liner. That means that if you buy them in the spring to wear with the liner they should fit in the fall when you remove the liner. These boots fit on the narrow side (especially with the liner). They are made in Europe and are the perfect mid-season boot. Available in Red, Yellow, Mint, and Purple.
The Hunter boots aren't extremely narrow. However, like the Alisa boots, the removable liner (purchased separately) can help snug the boots up around a narrower foot. Otherwise, the boots on their own fit \"medium\". Meaning a narrow-medium or medium-wide foot should have no problem sporting these classic wellies. The Hunter First toddler boot (size 5-13) is available in Pink, Shiny Pink, Silver Metallic, Coral, Black, and Yellow. The big kids Hunter Original Kids (size 1-5) is available in Black, Metallic, Shiny Pink, and Metallic Blue.
I have wide feet. Okay... I have VERY wide feet. I remember spending a field trip to a maple farm shifting my weight from side to side so I could pull one of my feet out of my rain boot to relieve the painful pressure on either sides of my toes. Since rain boots are made of rubber they will not break in, and they do not stretch. This means that if the boot isn't wide enough your child's feet will be compressed from the sides. It wasn't until I started working at the store that I got my first pair of rain boots that were wide enough and I was over the moon. The rain boots below don't have the classic tapered boot look and instead have rounded toe-boxes to accommodate square feet and deeper entries for high insteps.
First on the list for toddlers is the Bogs Skipper rain boot. All of the Bogs rain boots are made of a wonderfully thin and flexible-feeling rubber. This is what amazed me the first time I put them on. They actually have a little bit of give to them which makes wide feet feel comfy. The Skippers are also low on the leg which is helpful for toddlers with thicker calves and ankles. The handles make them easy to slide on, while the flat sole is very easy for babies to walk in. Available in Pink Mermaid, Purple Pegasus, Navy Robots, and Black Astronauts.
These aren't exactly rain boots but they are a great option for your wide footed little ones. The Hichaud duckies are waterproof and lightly insulated. Perfect for between seasons. They are also \"cankle-approved\" because they open up very wide and accommodate chunky legs better than anything else. Plus, they are made in Canada. You are likely familiar with Hichaud's incredible winter boots... these are just as great. Available in Black, Navy Blue, and Pink.
Hatley makes fantastic wide rain boots. In fact, they are probably the deepest rain boots in the store. They are perfect for wide toddler feet and it doesn't hurt that they are absolutely adorable. Hatley is a Canadian company from Quebec who specialized in matching rain gear for kids of all ages. They also have removable liners you can purchase (Navy or Magenta) if you'd like to snug up the fit for your child who isn't quite as wide. Available in: Navy/Yellow, Pink Pegasus, Purple Shooting Stars, Blue Sharks, Blue Dinos, and Pink Horsies. 59ce067264