Soaking socks plus chilly ankles do not equal a fun time. Especially when those wet feet belong to a pint-sized, snowbound adventurer. Patagonia, a company with unquestionable environmental ethics, offers boots for kids that serve to snuggly wrap eco-friendly feet in sustainable materials that stay warm even in freezing temperatures.


The Patagonia kids’ Tadpole boot is every bit as rugged as it looks. The shoe features “a waterproof suede-and-canvas upper to stop snow and slush without the weight and bulk of winter boots, and with a much greener footprint.” Outfitted in a Tadpole made of recycled rubber, EVA foam (15% recycled) and nylon (for shank support), neither rain, snow, sleet, nor hail shall keep your child from forging ahead on wintry trails.

With the “ideal uses” of “Hiking with Friends, Family Camping Trips, and Playground Pile-ups” the Tadpole is available at Patagonia for $70.00.

While at the Patagonia website, take time to review their timely ‘Vote the Environment’ page, featuring a letter to President-elect Obama. Patagonia encourages individuals to see the connection between political action and environmental activism.