All parents understand how hard it is to shove your poor toddler's feet into winter boots, especially with socks on. You have to find a pair that Velcros or zips all the way open, but that closes and still keeps the snow out. This is the perfect boot. No complaints from my 2 yr old, and they are not too clunky. Fits true to size, but as always you should order the next size up, cause the kids grow so darn fast.