17 Waterproof Shoes That'll Put A Spin On The Classic Rain Boot — PHOTOS
Spring may bring warmer days, the pretty flowers, and a general pep in our step, let's not forget one major drag: Showers. Except this year, they've decided to come in May instead of April. Nonetheless — They're here and ready to rain on all of us, but luckily, we've got jackets, waterproof shoes, and umbrellas to keep us safe. Except for one thing: I hate rain boots. I hate how clunky, heavy, and generally ugly they are. I always feel like they're ruining my whole look.
But with some research (a lot of walking around stores and perusing the Internet hardcore), I've found that there are some pretty cute shoes that are waterproof, and they're not rain boots, either. Don't get me wrong — Rain boots have saved my feet many of times, including that one terrible snow storm back in the winter — But if possible, I like to look at other options. As a New Yorker, walking is just part of our day-to-day, and nothing is more frustrating than dragging our feet several blocks a day.
And, with the weather being so unpredictable in this city (I've seen sun, snow, and hail all in one day), it can be incredibly annoying to wear rain boots all day if sun suddenly breaks. The best option is this: A lighter, less clunky waterproof shoe that still looks super chic, and not like you're about to go fishing. Which, I'm all about going fishing, but there's a time and a place, and walking into work is not one of them.
Let's take a look at some options, shall we?
1. The Chelsea Boot
Johnston & Murphy Waterproof Chelsea Bootie, $198, Nordstrom
And a nice flat sole to keep you balanced.
2. The Heeled Bootie
Newburg Waterproof Bootie, $270, Cole Haan
How cute are these with classic denim?
3. The Dr Martens
Dr Martens Drench, $100, Dr Martens
Can't go wrong with this beloved boot.
4. The Flat
Cole Haan Tail Waterproof Bow Ballet, $170, Cole Haan
Talk about sensible flats.
5. Ankle Boots
Blondo Malaya Waterproof, $140, Zappos
Seriously — These are waterproof.
6. Laced Beauties
Bogs Kristina Waterproof Chukka Boot, $150, Nordstrom
This one looks nice and toasty, too!
7. The Hunter Flat
Hunter Original Tour Packable Waterproof Ballerina Flat, $125, Nordstrom
The name says it all – Easy to pack!
8. The Sneaker
Hunter Original Waterproof Low Top Sneaker, $70, Nordstrom Rack
All white errthang.
9. The Grey
Looks super easy to slip on and off, too.
10. The Cutout
Blondo Marcella Waterproof Ankle Boot, $150, Nordstrom
Seriously — Who would've known these are waterproof?
11. Platform Sandals
Perfect for those warm summer days.
12. The Smoking Slipper
Cougar Ruby Waterproof Rubber Shoes, $50, Belk
Definitely not as heavy as a rain boot.
13. The Derby
Hunter Original Waterproof Derby, $100, Nordstrom Rack
Love the two tone on this one.
14. The Wedge
Blondo Paige Waterproof Bootie, $150, Shoebuy
In case you want a little extra height.
Timberland Earthkeepers Trenton Waterproof Bootie, $77, Shoebuy
The gummy sole definitely helps on this shoe.
16. The Wingtip
Cole Haan LunarGuard Waterproof Wing Tip Oxford, $198, Amazon
Love the color of this one.
17. The Pointed Flat
Geox Women's Rhosyn, $150, Online Shoes
Next time it's raining cats and dogs in this super warm weather — Fear not. These will save you and keep your feet warm and cozy.