The 11 Best Rain Boots, According to Marie Claire Editors

Stay dry, look cute.

 Camille Charriere wears rain boots with logo print, khaki socks outside Chanel during Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 : Day Nine on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (
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Rain boots might be the least sexy boot in your collection, but along with your most-trusted snow boots, they're the most practical type of boots you own. They’re the boots you turn to when the weather goes south, the footwear you rely on to keep you safe and dry on your morning commute. Consider our list of the best rain boots for women, below, your be-all-and-end-all guide to finding rain boots that you’ll actually want to wear all day long—not just on your wet morning and evening commutes. 

Ahead, editors from the Marie Claire team share their favorite rain boots that will pair seamlessly with the chic rain jacket you already rely on to keep you dry.

What to Look For in the Best Rain Boots

Rain boots need to be waterproof—that goes without saying. But more than that, the objective is to look like you're not wearing a rain boot rain boot. More like, a fabulous boot you just so happen to be wearing in the rain.

Additionally, I'm of the mindset that when you’re shopping for a pair of great boots to add to your collection, they need to match the rest of your pieces. So, when shopping for rain boots, it’s key to look for a pair that effortlessly blends fashion and function. The best way to do this? Turn to the timeless boots brands that come fashion-editor approved. A classic pair of knee-high boots from Hunter will never go out of style, for instance, but brands like Everlane and Ugg also make waterproof ankle boots that you could wear in lieu of your favorite leather or suede Chelsea boots.

Deals on Rain Boots

Off-White Sponge Rubber Rainboots, $378 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Off-White Sponge Rubber Rainboots, $378 at Saks Fifth Avenue

These boots from Off-White are now on sale for $379, down from their original price of $505. Shop them in all sizes for less—while you can.

Asgard Women's Ankle Rain Boots Waterproof Chelsea Boots, $30 at Amazon

Asgard Women's Ankle Rain Boots Waterproof Chelsea Boots, $30 at Amazon

These ankle boots from Amazon are normally $50, but they're on sale for just $30 right now. Shop them for less while you can.

Sperry Women's Saltwater Duck Boot, $68 at Amazon

Sperry Women's Saltwater Duck Boot, $68 at Amazon

Sperry's boat shoes are second to none, but don't discount their range of Duck Boots. This pair of on sale for nearly half-off right now on Amazon.

The Best Rain Boots

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.