April Shower Proof: Rain Boots to Keep You Dry

updated May 3, 2019
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For the most part, Spring is a joy. We start to emerge from our apartments to take in the cherry blossoms, toss on our lighter coats and occasionally get caught in a thunderstorm. We’ve rounded up a series of stylish boots for those rainy days when you can’t just stay home curled up with a good book.


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This high-end option from Italian brand Aquatalia is gorgeous enough to wear everyday. Largely leather with a practical rubber sole this boot has “A weatherproof finish and lugged sole add to the everyday utility of a handsome nappa-leather boot that stands up to the elements.”

The Brits know rain, so it’s no surprise that these Mulberry boots are a showstopper. This “boot is crafted from a matte-effect rubber to emulate the look of a classic equestrian knee boot. Waterproof and sleek, they feature a signature.” Pair these with a classic trench and you will be a storm superstar.


The classic. With a cushioned footbed for comfort and a flexible shell these boots can stand up to anything. Traipse out into a field, run to catch the train, Wellies look at home anywhere.

Why not turn a rainy day into an excuse to treat yourself right? These boots are fur lined. “The Polka Giboulee is a versatile, comfy and stylish natural rubber boot with faux fur top and lining that can be rolled down to convert to a short bootie.”

We didn’t want to leave Men out of the Hunter party. The Chelsea Boot is a fun, updated short boot. Waterproof and available in colors that range from attention-getting to subtle, this is a nice no-fuss option.

You’ll need a fair amount of patience if you’re thinking about purchasing these boots, they’re often on backorder due to extreme popularity. Handmade in Maine and damn near iconic, these boots are an investment you won’t regret.

While Sorel is known for their snow boots, they’re not slouching in the rain department. As one enthusiastic review says, “They are absolutely perfect. I get compliments, they are fantastic in the rain, puddles, and mud. ”


If you want protection and a little bit of lift, these are your boots. A super stylish wedge that offers up protection from the elements. “The Emma boot has elastic panels and pull tabs at the back, making it easy to throw on or kick off.”

Last but not least, these sturdy boots by Bogs. Waterproof with an anti-slip outsole, wicking technology and a flexible upper, these boots are made to take whatever you can give them.