The Best Kids Rain Boots for Spring Puddle-Jumping

Rain boots, Wellies, galoshes, gumboots, rubbers. There are so many names for the brilliant concept of waterproof shoes. If you’ve ever been caught in a storm without them — perhaps with a cranky toddler who does NOT want to be carried and also refuses to heed your warnings not to step in the puddles, though you’re far from home and the subsequent soggy socks and shoes are going to make them miserable — you too know the great value of rain boots.

Or maybe you’re grateful for kids rain boots without having experienced that misery. Maybe you’ve always known that the best way to banish gloom on a rainy day is to go outside — not just in spite of the wet weather, but because of it. With the right footwear, you and your kids can feel not just impervious to the elements but happy about them.

Another wonderful thing about rain boots: They are hands-down the cutest type of shoes in the universe. They are rubber canvases on which designers can place happy rainbows, magical unicorns, playful sharks, wonderful space scenes, tasteful stripes, and/or pleasing solid colors. They also happen to be relatively inexpensive as kids shoes go, especially when you consider that they’re not just practical protection or fashion statement; they’re also the promise of fun.

Browse through this selection of our favorite kids rain boots available right now, and you may be wishing for cloudy skies as much as we are.

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