Back To School Kicks For Kids (That Will Be Warm Enough For Winter)



Look at Pax, giving me the business.  Per usual.  But the little stinker started Kindergarten – today – and even though we drive each other nuts, I was a wreck.  My Little Chubbies is neither little or chubby these days, and part of me feels like My Work Here Is Done.   Thank You And Goodnight.

Of course that’s not really true…but having your youngest (YOUNGEST!!) start school certainly marks the end of an era.  Maybe I’ll start drinking more.


Each year when the kids start, I totally ignore the 90 degree issue and insist on finding “school shoes” that can withstand winter.  (I’m originally from Michigan, it’s how we do.)  The thought of sitting in a classroom all day wearing snowboots gives me the heebie-jeebies, so I’m looking for something warm-ish, but not overly so.  (Of course, last year Raines happily wore this pair of snowboots on the daily without complaint, but I always feel like There Could Be A Better Answer.)

I think I found it:  Warm, but not too warm (this find is still firmly in the shoe category, rather than the boot category), and – bonus – the kids can get them on/off themselves.  Do you know how hard it is to find shoes for an 8 year old that don’t tie???  #momfail #shutup











Outfit Details

RAINES  (the older one): 

tee: Chaser Ice Cream tee

jeans: Hudson Kids ‘Jude’ Straight Leg Jeans (these are skinnies – totally don’t get the name)

shoes: Ugg Theron High Top Sneakers (we flipping ADORE the pop of blue – such a cool design choice – and the fluff is only at the top, so it’s not overly warm)

backpack: Herschel Supply Co Kid’s Backpack in Milky Way

PAX (youngest): 

tee: Chaser tee (sold out, but if I had seen this shark tee OMG.  Amazing.)

jeans: Hudson Straight Leg Jeans (Pax was mad that they weren’t as skinny as his brother’s.  Sigh.)

shoes: Ugg Rennen High Top Sneaker (the fluff is only at the top, so it’s not overly warm)

backpack: Comic Backpack


tee: Sincerely Jules ‘Super’ Tee (size M)

jeans: AG Skinnies (chopped ’em off myself thankyouverymuch)

shoes: Ugg Janie Clog Sandal (now 50% off!!)

watch: Mike’s – I stole it, haha.

sunnies: Le Spec Le Smirking volcanic tortoise (totally obsessed with these, btw.  And under $100.)


Shop My Fav Fall-to-Winter UGGs

Here are my top picks for back-to-school shoes that will last for most of the winter.  Many of these pairs we’ve had in years past…..we’re pretty hardcore UGG Australia lovers in this fam…


I’m curious: what do your kiddos wear to school all winter?  Do they wear boots all day long, or just deal with sneakers in the cold?  We did hiking boots one year but the laces almost killed me.  I’m always looking for fresh ideas here – what do you do?



A huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!  I’m always thrilled to share products we truly love, and UGG Australia is always a no-brainer for us. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own.  And readers, thank you for the continued support of The Mom Edit.  It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.