Rainboots For Your Boy Toddler – Our Complete Guide

THE BOY TODDLER

baby boy

Consider the boy toddler.

rain boots for boy toddler

By turns, charming,

cute boy toddler rain boots

terrifying

shouty boy toddler

and of course, very, very, curious.

boy chasing cat

He isn’t about to stop exploring just because the rain is falling outside. And why should he?

boy and girl in puddle

When there is such a great selection of easy to pull on rain boots available for him.

In our round up, we review four of the most popular rain boots on the market for toddlers and little boys. And we also help you decide how to choose the right pair for your boy…

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Onward to the burning questions…


DO KIDS ACTUALLY NEED RAIN BOOTS?

cute baby boy

At Best Walking Shoe Reviews, this question comes up a lot. And all we can do is say; have you ever met a child?

baby boy spaghetti

Because when the rain comes, all kids but especially the boys, make it their solemn duty to charge around ta-rant-ah-rah like Sir Lancelot and jump headlong into every single lake/ muddy puddle between here and Camelot!

sir lancelot rainboot

Of course kids need rain boots! And this probably goes double for boy toddlers.

Because remember, being knee high to a grass hopper comes with the disadvantage that everything is going to absolutely soak him.

Even if you don’t anticipate them being worn very often, you might quickly be surprised at how much action they see.

The reason for this is that they will soon be worn, for every occasion, even ones you weren’t anticipating.

So, painting and messy play = rain boots on, because it stops them dirtying up their other shoes.

You’ll soon find rain boots being the preferred footwear for many other activities, just because they clean up nice and easy and prevent their ‘good’ shoes from becoming scuffed.

Given that they will likely see a lot more action than you think, it pays to get it right when it comes to choosing them…


ARE TODDLER BOY RAIN BOOTS TRUE TO SIZE?

We really need to discuss the idea of a good “fit”…

Fit

Because rain boots only come in whole sizes, it is usually best to size up when making your choice.
This means that your kid can wear thick socks with them, in the colder weather.

However, beware sizing up by more than a half size. They might rub and of course, with most rain boots, there’s no lacing on them to make them fit any better.

A lot of times, the sizing on rain boots is known to run a little large, however, for our selected reviews, they are pretty accurate.

Remember to leave a little space for their feet to grow, though!


ARE TODDLER BOY RAIN BOOTS WARM?

Whether your toddler boy’s rain boots are capable of being warm, depends on two major factors.
The waterproofing level they afford and also the materials used.

Waterproofing

On the whole, you should be able to trust a rain boot to be water resistant. This is not however the same as being a water shoe or something that is meant to be worn wading through rivers in!

We would advise caution for excessive exposure to water in most kids rain boots – they’re not for actual underwater use. But they will stand up to muddy puddles and snow.

However whether they are warm in the snow is really down to the materials they are made from.

Material

RUBBER

Rubber is still top of the list, when it comes to waterproofing. Natural and lightweight, rubber’s advantages also include a high degree of flexibility.

In our mini reviews, all of our rain boots featured are made from rubber.

NEOPRENE

Neoprene is a popular choice for rain boots, because it is so flexible and long lasting. It is what they make wet suits out of and it certainly won’t be letting the rain in any time soon!

PVC

PVC is plastic and highly waterproof. It is also lightweight and has the advantage of being inexpensive.

Perhaps it won’t last as long as rubber does, but in the case of kids’ shoes, often that doesn’t matter as they will have grown out of them before this becomes a problem!

Warmth 

Mostly, rain boots are just that. They are often not the warmest thing to wear in the extreme cold.

Snow boots differ from rain boots in many ways – often these will be fur lined and have a degree of fastening or lacing on them, to help keep the ice and cold out.

Rain boots for toddlers tend to be slip on/ pull on affairs, with handles for ease of use. They don’t normally come with lacing or fasteners, although a few of them may have buckles on.

This means that they probably aren’t going to be the warmest choice for the colder winter days and although they will keep your sons’ feet dry in the snow, it won’t keep them warm.

We would always recommend a really good pair of snow boots for the coldest winter weather.


WHAT ARE THE BEST RAIN BOOTS FOR TODDLERS (BOYS)?

When deciding what is the best rain boot for your boy toddler, it is best to think of what he is going to require from them.

In most cases, it boils down the traction, flexibility, traction and comfort provided

Traction

Always check for anti-slip soles on your kids rain boots. It’s all very well having waterproofing, but if they’re going to slip and fall in the wet, then the benefits are limited!

And particularly with toddlers, just taking their first few tentative steps in the world, traction matters.

Toddler rain boots need sturdy soles and a solid construction, so always look at the underside of the boot, before purchasing!

Flexibility

Chances are, your little boy is going to do a hell of a lot more jumping, falling, bending and lifting than you are.

So this means that they need a pair of boots which is properly flexible.

Perhaps a PVC boot might be fine for an adult, but for a kid it might be a little stiff.

aleader flexible

We would always advise rubber or a similarly flexible material for the best toddler’s rain boots.

Comfort

With your own rain boots, you are probably resigned to the fact that they are never going to be the most comfortable experience. But, then again, you probably only don them for the wettest of days and for the briefest of use.

This is most likely not going to be the case for a toddler. This is because what we consider to be a little puddle, to be avoided, to them is a challenge!

Puddles are swamps to the toddler mind and are likely to engulf them up to their armpits. For this reason, you will find your little ones living in their wellies because they always seem to seek out mud and water.

And because they are practically living in their rain boots, it’s important to ensure that they fit properly.

We recommend measuring their feet before every shoe purchase to get the very best fit.

For greater comfort, check out the boots with EVA soles and cotton linings.

CAN KIDS WEAR RAIN BOOTS TO SCHOOL?

On rainy days, it is only natural to want to protect your little boys’ feet from the water and that extends to the walk to school.

Most schools are fine with rain boots being worn by kids – but many other might insist on a change of shoes on arrival.

To be sure, check with your child’s school to see whether their rain boots comply with their policy.

WHICH BRANDS OF RAIN BOOTS FOR TODDLER BOYS ARE BEST?

We have looked at four outstanding manufacturers of rain boots for little boys ; Zoogs, Aleader, Lonecone and Oaki.

However, there are other notable brands which come highly recommended, namely Hunters, Joules as well as trusted retailers Target.

Rain Boots By Hunters For Toddler Boys

https://www.hunterboots.com/gb/en_gb/kids/

Renowned British brand Hunters have built their reputation on quality.

By appointment to the Queen of England, no less, we reckon if they’re good enough for royalty then they’re good enough for your little prince.

Specializing in outdoor footwear, they are your natural choice for toddler boys rain boots.

Rain Boots By Joules For Kids

https://www.joules.com/Boys-Clothing/Wellies-Wellibobs

Very few places are as rainy as Britain, so it is the natural home for rain (Wellington) boot manufacturers.

Although this iconic brand do more than just rain boots, they are one of their trademark products.

As always, their boots come with the unique prints that have come to define them

ARE KIDS RAIN BOOTS AT TARGET RIGHT FOR A TODDLER BOY?

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Although only you can decide whether the rain boots at online retailer Target are the right ones for your boy, one thing we can promise is tons of choice!

With their fashion conscious approach to their brands and department store origins, you know that shopping with Target will be a fulfilling experience – and a name you can trust.

OUR REVIEWS

ZOOGS CHILDREN’S RUBBER RAIN BOOTS REVIEW

• MANUFACTURER: ZOOGS
• MODEL NAME: RUBBER RAIN BOOTS FOR KIDS
• STYLE: RAIN BOOT
• SIZES: 5-10 (M) US TODDLER, 1-13 (M) US LITTLE KID
• HALF SIZES: NO
• COLORS: BLACK, BLUE, RED, FUCHSIA, PINK, GREEN, PURPLE, YELLOW, WHITE, GREY – VARIOUS STYLES AVAILABLE
• OUTER MATERIAL: RUBBER
• SOLE: RUBBER
• ALSO: TREADED SOLE FOR ADDED TRACTION, HANDLES FOR EASE OF ON/OFF
• WATERPROOF: YES
• TEMPERATURE: NOT FOR EXTREME COLD
• FIT AS EXPECTED: 80%
• PRICE GUIDE: $13.97-$22.97+
• OUR RATING: 4.5 STARS OUT OF FIVE

ZOOGS CHILDREN’S RUBBER RAIN BOOTS

Storm through the April showers with a pair of these delightful Rubber Rain Boots by mystery manufacturer Zoogs.

Not to be confused with the swimwear manufacturer of similar name, it seems Zoogs are yet to have a website, but don’t let that stop you from choosing their rain boots for your toddler boy.

zoogs rain boots

These are, as the name implies, an all rubber construction and sturdy enough to stand up to some serious puddle stomping.

With more than enough styles to choose from, we think these lovable boots are both cute and hard wearing.

zoogs rain boots

And it seems as if you agree!

An overwhelming 75% of customers have given these five star feedback and we can see why. They are resilient and highly waterproof.

Are there any issues you should be aware of? Not exactly.

zoogs rain boots

The only thing that received complaints was the apparent ‘mud’ on the soles. Newsflash: it’s not mud!

If you look carefully, you will see that it is meant to be on the soles. Although it hasn’t been confirmed by the makers, we think it might be something to do with the anti-slip soles.

So, rest assured, the soles are meant to look like that and there isn’t anything defective about the boot.

All in all, we think these make a great choice for your toddler or little boy!


LONECONE RAIN BOOTS WITH EASY-ON HANDLES FOR TODDLERS REVIEW

lonecone toddler boots

• MANUFACTURER: LONECONE
• MODEL NAME: KIDS PATTERNED RAIN BOOTS
• STYLE: RAIN BOOT
• SIZES: 4 M -10 M US TODDLER, 1-13 M LITTLE KID US
• HALF SIZES: NO
• WEIGHT: ONE POUND (SIZE 12)
• SHAFT FROM ARCH: 6 INCHES (TODDLER SIZE 5)
• COLORS: 22 OR MORE PATTERNS AVAILABLE INC PUDDLE A SAURUS, BEETLE BOOTS, RAINBOTS, FIRE CHIEF, RUSH HOUR, CAMO SAURUS, CAMPFIRE CRITTERS, SHARK SHADOWS, FROG POND, ROCKET LAUNCH, CUTE TRIANGLE BOOT, PUDDLE SHUTTLE, WHITE BEES, FOSSIL FRIENDS, ARMY MEN, HOOTY BOOTS, BUTTERFLY BOOTS
• OUTER MATERIAL: RUBBER
• SOLE: RUBBER
• ALSO: SOFT COTTON LINER, REINFORCED HANDLES, BPA FREE
• WATERPROOF: YES
• TEMPERATURE: FOR SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL, NOT SUITABLE FOR EXTREME COLD
• FIT AS EXPECTED: 84%
• GUARANTEE: SIX MONTHS LIMITED
• PRICE GUIDE: $19.99+
• OUR RATING: 4.6 STARS OUT OF FIVE

LONECONE RAIN BOOTS WITH EASY-ON HANDLES FOR TODDLERS

lonecone boots kids

You want choice? Is twenty two styles enough for you?

No one can accuse makers Lonecone of not providing enough options! These robust boots do what it says on the tin and will keep your boys’ feet warm and dry on even the rainiest of days.

With soles that mean business and a big, chunky handle for ease of putting on, these tick all the right boxes that your emerging toddler need to stand up tall on their own two feet.

lonecone rain boot

Are there any downsides to them? If there are, we haven’t really discovered it.

Besides the occasional defective pair, we think these stand up pretty well to repeated abuse – and let’s face it, they are going to see some of that!

lonecone soles toddler

The only thing worth pointing out is that these are rain boots pure and simple. They’re not designed for the snow or ice.

Remember that and they should be just fine for all your toddler’s watery adventures this spring, summer and fall!


OAKI TODDLER LOOP HANDLE WATERPROOF RUBBER RAIN BOOTS REVIEW

oaki police patrol toddler boots

• MANUFACTURER: OAKI
• MODEL NAME: TODDLER LOOP HANDLE RUBBER RAIN BOOTS
• STYLE: RAIN BOOT
• SIZES: 4-13 M US TODDLER, 1-4 M US LITTLE KID
• HALF SIZES: NO
• HEIGHT: 8 INCHES (SIZE 12)
• WEIGHT: 1.7 POUNDS (SIZE 12)
• INSOLE: 2 7/8 INCHES WIDTH, 7.5 INCHES LENGTH
• COLORS: 30 STYLES INCLUDING CROCODILE, TRAINS, COLORFUL RAINDROPS, NARWHALS, OUTER SPACE, ARMY CAMO, WHITE/ BLUE/GREEN STRIPES, FIREMAN RESCUE, BLUE AND GREEN TRAINS, CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES, TRAINS AND TRACKS, GREEN AND BLUE MONSTERS, TRIBALS, SHARK FRENZY, SHARKS AND TURTLES, NAUTICAL SAILING, TIMBERLAND CRITTERS, WILDLIFE TRACKER
• OUTER MATERIAL: RUBBER
• SOLE: RUBBER
• ALSO: COTTON LINER, EASY ON STYLE
• WATERPROOF: YES
• TEMPERATURE: RAINY DAYS ONLY
• FIT AS EXPECTED: 83%
• PRICE GUIDE: $16-24.99
• OUR RATING: 4.5 STARS OUT OF FIVE

OAKI TODDLER LOOP HANDLE WATERPROOF RUBBER RAIN BOOTS

oaki toddler rain boot

Another pure rubber construction, the Oaki Loop Handle Rain Boots are total joy to have on your little one’s feet.

Sturdy, without being too heavy and flexible, these boots are a top contender for your rainy days this year.

oaki nature tracker toddler

Once again, this is another boot that comes with handles for ease of putting on – you will wonder how we all coped without them!

No, they haven’t been designed with skiing, arduous trekking or long term snow use in mind. But as long as they stick to leaping through rainy day puddles in them, all will be well.

oaki sharks toddler

We especially like the Scaley Monster design- check it out!


ALEADER KIDS RAIN BOOTS REVIEW

aleader boy toddler rain boot

• MANUFACTURER: ALEADER
• MODEL NAME: WONDER WATERPROOF RUBBER RAIN BOOTS FOR TODDLERS
• STYLE: RAIN BOOT
• SIZES: 5-10 US TODDLER, 11-13 US LITTLE KID
• HALF SIZES: NO
• SHIPPING WEIGHT: 3.3 POUNDS
• SHAFT FROM ARCH: 8.5 INCHES
• COLORS: BLUE SHARK, OLIVE DINOSAUR, BLUE OWL, BLUE UNIVERSE, NAVY ROBOT, BLACK/ORANGE/FIRE MARK, RED/YELLOW/FIREMARK, BLACK/BLUE/SOLID
• OUTER MATERIAL: RUBBER
• SOLE: RUBBER, SLIP RESISTANT
• ALSO: EVA LINER,
• WATERPROOF: YES
• TEMPERATURE: RAIN ONLY
• FIT AS EXPECTED: 82%
• PRICE GUIDE: $9.99-$29.99
• OUR RATING: 4.5 STARS OUT OF FIVE

ALEADER KIDS RAIN BOOTS

aleader rain boot

Aleader are a manufacturer specializing in water shoes and all things wet. If it goes on your foot and it involves H2O then it is fair to assume that they have it.

So we have high hopes for these jolly looking boots – especially the funky Olive Dinosaur!

aleader rain boot olive dinosaur

A hit with both kids and parents, these are 100% rubber and nice and flexible to have on the foot. They can bend and sway in time to your kids and keep their feet powder dry.

aleader fire mark yellow

With more than 80% of customers professing themselves delighted, with these have some of the highest feedback of all our reviews.

They are also relatively inexpensive, with some of the designs starting at only $9.99 – this makes them the cheapest of our round up.

aleader fire mark boots

With more than one design available, we would just point out that some of the styles featured for sale differ slightly from others -in both sizing and handles, so just check you are getting the ones you want.

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Super cute and super dry, we think these are some of the cutest designs we have seen this year!

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY…?

kid in puddle

If by the end of reading this, you still want the rain to go away, then we reckon we’ve done something wrong!

With all the choice on offer, there is sure to be something that is just perfect for your toddler boy’s rainy day adventures!