The 11 best toddler rain boots for splashing into spring ☔

Spring is finally here, and we think April showers should bring May flowers...and adorable rain boots!

The thought of splashing in the rain with our little ones gives us all the feels. (And all the Instagram inspo!) But we know how much little feet hate getting all wet.

So we've waded through tons of choices to find 11 of the most stylish rain boots for your toddlers. Check 'em out.

1. Hunter Kids Original First Classic Rain Boot

These iconic boots are true puddle jumping classics. These handcrafted boots work for boys or girls, look great with almost any outfit, and will keep tiny feet warm + dry. Pick up a matching pair for yourself while you're at it—they truly last for years.

Hunter Kids Original First Classic Rain Boot
$54.95, Zappos


2. Hatley Kids Rainbow Heart Rain Boots

We ?the sweet print on these handmade rubber boots. We also love that they're lined with cotton to help little feet with overheating, and feature a removable insole.

Hatley Kids Rainbow Heart Rain Boots
$36.00, Zappos


3. Joules Kids Shark Dive Stripe Welly Rain Boot

Look out for sharks—and puddles! These printed wellies feature an adjustable top buckle, padded insoles, and a non-slip bottom grip.

Joules Kids Shark Dive Stripe Welly Rain Boot
$44.95, Zappos


4. Tucker + Tate Puddle Rain Boot

We love how the pop of color on the trim gives these boots a hint of playful style. We also love the top loops, which make them easy for little hands to take on and off without your help.

Tucker + Tate Puddle Rain Boot
$24.95, Nordstrom


5. Crocs Kids Handle It Rain Boot

Your toddler will be able to splash as long as he wants with these lightweight, super comfy rain boots. The outsoles are even made with non-marking material so they won't mark up floors or walls.

Crocs Kids Handle It Rain Boot
$34.99, Zappos


6. Joules Kids Navy Tiny Dot Welly Rain Boot

We never met a polka dot we didn't like. The subtle-but-adorable print will keep your toddler looking cute—and dry—on all her spring adventures.

Joules Kids Navy Tiny Dot Welly Rain Boot
$44.95, Zappos


7. Butler 3-in-1 Tall Boot

These innovative boots are actually three boots in one—an all-weather boot, an overshoe, and a slipper. (Versatility for the win!) The flexible design means they can easily slip over almost any shoe or be worn on their own, and they can be worn year-round. Pop out the lining and they can even be cleaned in the dishwasher!

Butler 3-in-1 Tall Boot
$79.95, Butler


8. Sperry Kids Saltwater Boot

If you're looking to change things up from the welly style, these duck boot-inspired puddle jumpers are the way to go. They're warm, waterproof, and super stylish.

Sperry Kids Saltwater Boot
$69.95, Zappos


9. London Littles Kensington Rain Boot

Inspired by the gardens in central London, these watercolor floral boots will bring a bouquet of spring colors to any rainy day. They're sturdy, completely waterproof, and come with their own carry bag/backpack perfect for stashing them away after puddle play. Genius!

London Littles Kensington Rain Boot
$34.95, London Littles


10. Western Chief Glitter Rain Boot

It's hard to be sad over gloomy spring weather when you're wearing glitter on your feet! These shimmery rain boots will keep your little one dry and smiling.

Western Chief Glitter Rain Boot
$24.95, Nordstrom


11. Hatley Kids Navy and Yellow Rain Boots

Sometimes the simplest styles are the best! A pop of yellow gives these navy classics just the right amount of style.

Hatley Kids Navy and Yellow Rain Boots
$36.00, Zappos


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