When the rainy season hits, so does the puddles. It’s time for comfy kids’ gumboots to become an essential item for your little ones. With a good pair of rain boots, they can stomp and splash their way through puddles, run through Autumn leaves or play at the seaside, while keeping tiny toes dry and toastie warm – and look mighty cute to boot.
From bright colours to cute patterns, these versatile and full of fun rainy day boots are easy to pull on when they’re in a hurry to get splashing, making life so much easier for us parents.
So, let’s get ready to embrace the wet weather with our roundup of the cutest and most functional gumboots for kids. Your kids will love them so much they’ll be ‘boot-scooting’ in puddles.
OUR PICK OF THE CROP
10 Best Children’s Gumboots
To help you find reliable rain boots for your little one to splash around in, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below.
In no particular order, here are 10 of the most popular picks for kids’ gumboots in 2023.
With big pops of colour and adorable contrast edging, Korango sturdy rubber rain boots are 100% waterproof and come with a durable underfoot grip. We love the large range of sizes and handy rear loop tag for pulling them on nice and quick.
In a choice of three bright styles, SKEANIE’s range of colourful gumboots combined soft natural rubber and cotton lining to keep feet protected, comfy and ready for hours of puddle play. We love that they come with a handy pull-up loop and durable tread.
Crafted from BPA and Phthalate-free rubber, Penny Scallan waterproof gumboots come equipped with a slip-resistant sole and protective toe guard. We love that they’re machine-washable and come with a super-cute silicone name charm.
Made from 100% natural rubber, Grubbybub Gumboots are made special with a neoprene topper that tightens around the calf, stopping water from getting inside the boot. Available in two colourways, Clear Skies and Just Peachy, the cotton lining is cosy for year-round comfort.
Designed in Australia from 100% natural rubber, French Soda pull-on gumboots feature a waterproof exterior, toasty fleece lining and slip-resistant soles. We love that they’re available in a rainbow of candy colours and come with their own storage bag.
Ideal for keeping little feet dry, these rubber combination rain boots are offered in three different bright and colourful patterns. We love the addition of the easy-to-pull-on boot loop and non-slip sole – perfect for jumping through puddles.
These versatile gumboots from Melbourne brand Merry People can be worn as everyday boots or gumboots. The flexible neoprene lining makes them easy to slip on and off, and they’re 100% waterproof. Each has extra tread on the sole for super-speedy tots.
Designed in New Zealand, Crywolf Rain Boots have a cosy cotton lining for a snug fit and a high-grip tread that stands up to non-stop play. We love the soft muted tones that pair perfectly with every outfit and the contemporary matte finish.
With a choice of six colour, Demar kids’ boots come with a removable and washable thermal sock to keep toes extra toasty in the cool months. Unlike traditional rubber gumboots, we love that this waterproof range is crafted from EVA to be ultra-lightweight.
With a tough rubber grip sole and useful pull tab, Country Road’s rubber rain boots are tough enough for daily wet-weather wear. We love the chunky soles and trending colours that really stand out in the crowd.
Know a pair of gumboots we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been curating Australia’s best baby products into helpful lists for over 15 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.
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