We read review after review that traditional youth waders do not work for young teenagers with big feet.
We have a solution. Instead of going with a conventional wader brand, ALL of which offer a measly 3 or 4 youth sizes, shop Oakiwear kid's waders with us.
We will do everything we can to make sure you get the right size the first time and we always ship free!
Oakiwear's neoprene and breathable boot foot waders are affordable (because your kids grow fast), easy to put on, and will keep kids warm and dry all day in any weather.
Whether playing in the rain, boating, fishing, hunting, ATVing, clamming, exploring, or just playing in the water or mud, chest waders are the ultimate way to keep layers dry. After a long day outside, just spray off the mud and hang them up to dry.
Here's a size chart for our Oakiwear Realtree Neoprene Waders. You'll see the built in boot sizes go up to a youth (which is men's sizing) size 8 and even a 10! Yes, finally, an affordable wader for your boys with big feet!
Wader Size Age Boot Size Inseam
2T 2 yr 8T 13”
3T 3 yr 10T 16”
4/5 4/5 yr 12.5 21”
6/7 6/7 yr 2 23”
8/9 8/9 yr 4 25”
10/11 10/11 yr 6 28”
12/13 12/13 yr 8 30”
14/15 14 yr + 10 32" NEW!
You may also be interested in these other great waders, Oakiwear tan breathable, Neoprene pink camo, breathable pink camo. Each has a different size chart, so make sure you check the charts closely before ordering.
Most youth stocking foot waders you'll find will not have big enough neoprene booties to fit boy's size 8 or above. Read the reviews on brands such as Ovis or Caddis - the sizing is confusing and doesn't work well for tall teenage boys.
So you can jump to an expensive adult wader when your teenage boy hits a shoe size 8 or you can go with an affordable Oakiwear boot foot wader that's sure to fit and last until he grows out of them!
Yes the Oakiwear waders do work for girls as well, but once in the larger sizes, the boots do tend to get big. If you buy a boot foot wader with a boot size bigger than you need - we recommend grabbing some lofty wool socks and perhaps some baselayers to help fill the gap and keep toes toasty warm!
Contact us if you ever have any sizing questions. Our mission is to get your kids outdoors and keep them dry and warm, so they can get the most out of nature!