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

Dr Martens 2976 Chelsea Boot, $145, Shoe Buy

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

Vince Waterproof Eres Platform Sandals, $150, Shopbop

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.

15. Timberlands

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.