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If our nippy, drizzly weather of late is any evidence, fall is quickly approaching. And if there's anyone who needs a pair of kicks that can withstand the elements, it's kids. Because parents here know their small humans can't resist splashing in puddles...and also can't tolerate the uncomfortable consequence of wet socks on their tiny feet. Whether your family plans include tromping around on a local playground or on a foliage-filled hike, you may find these rain boots makes things a little easier for you this fall.
Blundstone Black 531 Boot for Kids, Sole Food
If the kid isn't down with a classic rubber rain boot, a pair of trusty Blundstones are a great choice. These waterproof Chelsea shoes have those signature pull tabs, elastic sides, and removable, washable insoles to make room for growing feet. University Village
Hunter x Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles Rain Boot, Nordstrom
If there's a Peppa Pig fan in your family, this collaboration between the world's most famous cartoon pig and boots brand Hunter is a no-brainer, especially for jumping up and down in muddy puddles.
These classic Wellington boots are ideal for playing in the rain. They're completely vegan, with outsoles made from vulcanized PVC-free rubber, insoles that conform to the foot, and a breathable cotton lining.
Kids Sport Chelsea Boot, Western Chief
These sneaker-inspired rain boots by Seattle brand Western Chief are the sporty take you've been searching for. A lug sole adds traction, and a polyester-blend cotton lining absorbs moisture to avoid any stinky buildup.
Kamik Navy Stomp Rain Boots, Bootyland
The Kamik Stomp boots are extra comfortable and ideal for the playground with a flexible bottom and shock-absorbing midsole. Bonus: They can be recycled after your kiddo has grown out of them. Capitol Hill
Toms Red ZigZag Rain Boots, My Three Little Birds
Environment-conscious parents might choose to go the consignment route, in which case, these Toms are perfect with pull-on handles, removable insoles, and a rugged outsole. West Seattle
Hatley Girls Rain Boots Pink Navy Matte, Childish Things
Keep it simple with these Hatley rain boots in a sweet matte finish. Soft bootie liners keep tiny feet cozy in even the drizzliest of settings. Broadview
Red Roma Rain Boots, Two Owls
These festive galoshes are designed to be extra comfortable. Even better? For every pair of Roma rain boots sold, Two Owls donates a pair to a child in poverty. Capitol Hill