Rain Boots Buying Guide

You wake up and look outside your window only to be met with overcast gray skies. You know your commute will leave the bottom of your pants soaked and your shoes ruined--but fear not! Cute rain boots can give you an excellent opportunity to show off your sense of style while keeping your feet dry.

Rain boots were first popularized in the 19th century by the Duke of Wellington (hence the nickname Wellies), and were originally made of leather and worn primarily by men. Today, most rain boots are made of rubber or a synthetic equivalent. When buying a pair, make sure you are purchasing shoes that are specifically manufactured to endure rainy conditions and are waterproof.  See your varying choices of colors and styles below!

Buying Tips


For Women

Keep in mind that rain boots can come in a rainbow of colors and styles, including polka dots, plaid, animal print and camo. Pick your favorite and make those rainy days feel fun.

For Men

Nothing puts a damper on the day quite like having soggy socks.  The next time it rains, skip the sneakers and pull on a pair of quality, waterproof boots to keep those feet warm and dry.

For Kids

When it rains, kids get to have all of the fun!  Splashing around in puddles and trekking through the mud are only a few favorite activities of curious children; you will surely want to keep their toes out of trouble with a good pair of rain boots

Extra Protection

Now that you've picked out your rain boots, a stellar rain for you or your child will leave you feeling prepared for any weather that comes your way.  See some recommendations below.

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* All about the Wellington boot.