Rain boots are one of those functional wardrobe essentials that exist for a very specific occasion. It’s safe to say that when you’re being forced to go out in the rain, you’re on your way to somewhere important (otherwise you’d be home in sweats with a cup of tea). Who wants to be that person in literal galoshes when you arrive at work or at a restaurant? (Spoiler: no one.) Chances are, you’re not going to drag a change of shoes out in the rain as well, so why not find you a rain boot that can do both? The objective is to look like you’re not really wearing a rain boot rain boot. It’s more like: Here is a fabulous boot you just so happen to be wearing in the rain. That way, you’re totally covered when you must face the weather head-on and not look like you’re on the local Stormtracker team or on your way to trudge through a muddy field. We’ve rounded up our top rain best boots that barely look like rain boots, to keep your feet dry and your sense of style above water.
Everlane staples are the best staples, and this contrast-toed rain boot with its rubber treads and pull-tabs is like a waterproof, honey-dipped Blundstone, at home with rugged jeans and chiffon skirts alike.
It would just be a simple Chelsea boot if not for the satin-olive finish, heeled sole, and fully waterproof exterior.
If dreary days get you down, cheery color-blocked boots in shades of cranberry and strawberry cream should sweeten things up.
A smart little boot with white rubber soles, and none of the bulbous clunkiness most other versions exemplify.
These chunky-heeled Chloe boots provide traction as well as height and give your favorite leather mid-height boot a run for its money. Shoutout to the big zipper so you don’t have to wrestle with the boot when you want to take them off.
A little shine, a little lift, and whole lotta style can be found in these patent pretties. They come in seven other shades, from sky blue to sage.
The buckle detail on these shiny Chelsea rubber boots provides the extra design detail that adds a sophisticated touch. They will go perfectly with plaid trousers, turtleneck, and a classic trench—chic!
TFW your boot is at ease on a motorcycle, in a puddle, or at a polo match.
Python print rain boots are for those who positively refuse to allow a spot of rain to ruin their big fits.
What's knee-high, white, and dripping with style? These Zara go-go galoshes, of course.
If ever there was a time to buy bold, devil-may-care rain boot booties? Well, that time is now.
Can’t break out of your Western boot habit? Not to stress—these pointy-toed numbers do not sacrifice style in the name of weather and now, neither do you. Yee-haw!
Derived from Louis Vuitton’s iconic Archlight sneaker that first appeared on the Spring 2018 runways, this rain boot is the fashion-forward statement shoe for anyone who respects a strong sneaker game. You’ll be “stunting in the rain, just stunting in the raaainn.”
The matte treatment of the rubber on these Jeffrey Campbell boots makes them blend super smoothly with any outfit. Try these with a boyfriend jean cuffed at the ankles and a blazer to seamlessly transition from commute to morning meeting.