If you're a regular at music festivals, there are a few things you'll know to expect, some of which include: Insane queues for the signing tent, the most disgusting toilets you've ever encountered, and tons of mud if it rains. Shoes to wear to a music festival in the rain will become a necessity you're sure to rely on. Because nobody wants to ruin their fave sneakers or get gloopy mud all over their tootsies, while wearing open-toe sandals in the rain.
Appropriate footwear for festivals is even more important if the event you're attending is a few days long. Depending on which festival you go to, showers may be in high demand, expensive, or even non-existent, so you don't want to get caked in mud on your first day and be stuck feeling dirty for the duration of the fest. There's only so much baby wipes can do. Even if showers are easily accessible to you, there's no fun in rushing back to the showers every time you get muddy feet — which will happen a lot if you're wearing sandals — and missing all your favorite bands.
No matter if you're rocking out for an afternoon in the park or spending a long weekend in a muddy field, here are some rad shoes to wear to a music festival when the weather's not looking good.
1. The Classic Wellington Boots
You can't go wrong with a classic rain boot made by Hunter.
2. The Sturdy Combat Boots
3. The Designer Wellies
These Calvin Klein boots elevate the standard "welly" to new levels.
4. The Contemporary Chelsea Boot
White, Chelsea style rain boots make an edgy statement.
5. The Duck Boots
Yoki Faux Leather Duck Boots, $48, Forever 21
Gals who don't fancy rocking full on rain boots will find their perfect pairing in the form of these duck boots.
6. The Floral Dr. Martens
A festival wouldn't be the same without a pair of Dr. Martens.
7. The Cute Booties
8. The Sassy Ankle Boots
Patent Transparent Heel Ankle Boots Black, $72, Missguided
City gals can step out in these sassy boots for festivals in the heart of the concrete jungle.
9. The Glittering Rain Boots
These sparkling rain boots are sure to get you in the festival spirit!
10. The Patent Booties
The rain will be no match for these slick boots.
11. The See-Through Boots
Nude Clear Over The Knee Heeled Boots, $90, Missguided
These are the ultimate statement boots to sport in rainy weather and they're sure to help you stand out from the crowd. Although they may be best for festivals in urban areas, because their heels aren't the most practical for wading through muddy fields.
It doesn't matter if you're in the midst of your city or you're in a mosh pit in the middle of a flooded field, there's a shoe to save you from soggy, muddy feet!
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