Hi! I am Christine, part of the Kid Project Gear Review Team.
I am always on the hunt for the perfect winter boot. With all my kids I want something sturdy and warm but I also have a child with Spina Bifida and finding boots to fit over orthotics is no easy task. Today I’m reviewing Stonz Toddler Booties and the newest addition to the Stonz family, The Scout Boot.
- Tested in: Northern Colorado
- Cost: $41.99 – $53.99
- Availability: http://www.stonzwear.com/ and major retailers like Amazon.
- Best Use: Winter boot, sledding, snowshoeing, daily living
The Scout Boot
Selling Points: The Scout boot is the “younger sibling” to the Trek Winter Bootz and they did not disappoint.
These lightweight Winter Bootz are designed with kids in mind.
A slip resistant sole, coupled with a 600D nylon upper have produced a boot that will withstand temperatures down to -30.C/-22oF. My son has poor circulation and I have yet to find a boot to keep his feet warm….until now.
The velcro enclosure provides a wide opening making it super easy to put the foot in, along with thick socks, pants, and orthotics (my favorite part). I have spent up to 10 minutes trying to put shoes over my son’s orthotics, these take me about 30 seconds!
Available in 3 colors in sizes Toddler 5 to 9.
Desired Improvements: None. They have thought of everything!
Selling Points: The Toddler Booties have a skid-resistant and lightweight sole made from recycled and recyclable materials. They are waterproof and can be worn over bare feet, socks, slippers or shoes, and you can layer them with the Sherpa Fleece Linerz for extra warmth.
This boot seems great for young ones who are crawling, learning to walk, or being carried and pushed in a stroller/carrier. The sole is foam so it doesn’t have any structure to it, but you can put it over a shoe.
For kids like my son who have straps, cables, clips or extra gear attached to shoes or braces, these are a great option to slip on over all that and boom you’re ready for rain and snow without having to take everything off. They collapse down and pack small but don’t offer much support.
Available in 3 flexible sizes from 6mos to 3years and 20 prints and patterns that are super cute!
Desired Improvements: Bigger sizes. These serve as a great galosh or over boot. For kids who need sneakers for gym glass but snow boots for recess, as well as special needs kids who have a lot of gear.
The Bottom Line: The Scout Boot is my favorite kid’s winter boots that I’ve tried. They are well designed for any and every child. Clunky boots are hard for any kid but especially ones struggling with mobility, these are lightweight, easy to take on and off, warm, and have great traction. They have everything I could ever ask for in a boot and worth every penny.
I see the Toddler Booties being great to keep little ones warm on the go, my son likes to wear them in the house but they didn’t offer enough support outdoors causing some clumsiness. Because the size maxes at an 8.5T they were too small to fit over his shoes, but I would love these in a bigger size to see.
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