I buy my kids their basic snowboots from Lands End every year. There are a few reasons: 1) they are sturdy 2) they are comfortable (they slip right on and attach with velcro) and 3) they are affordable (I don’t want to spend too much when I don’t even know how many times it might snow in a particular NYC winter). And, Lands End often has great coupon codes. Now through November 12th, you can get 30% off any order at Lands End with code “FRIENDLY” and pin “3055”. So these snow boots which normally cost $49 will be $34.30 instead. They’re available in nine colors in sizes toddler 9 through youth 7 (another money-saving tip: if you have a girl and a boy like I do, buy them in a unisex color and they’ll last two winters–one per child). Buy them at Lands End.