Kid’s walking boots used to be a dodgy affair, they were little more than a pair of upgraded wellies – and in turn, fairly unsafe. In today’s age, the boots are essentially miniature versions of the adult models with the same, or similar, fabrics and technologies.
This means more safety for the kids and less worrying for the parents. But which brands do you go for? Which are the best value for money? We’ve taken a look at six on the market to give you an idea of what’s out there. If you need any further help about what to look for in a boot then check out our walking boots buyer’s guide with tips and advice before purchasing.
Regatta Holcombe Mid Junior Walking Boot
Regatta’s premier junior walking boot has all the features of a full adult model, but is simply smaller. The shoe goes in tandem with the brand’s kids waterproof jackets, which are as stylish if not more so.
The Hydropel upper material is great for dispersing water and mud so the boots don’t get weighed down on long walks.
For the protection of the kid’s ankles, there’s also deep padding around the tongue and a mid-cut collar which will prevent the ankle rolling.
There’s no doubt £70 is expensive for a kid’s shoe, especially considering they’ll be wearing them for a year (max), but currently retailing around the £30 mark, it’s good value for that price.