All I ask for in a pair of rainboots is that they be comfortable, not too heavy, not too chunky, cute, and actually waterproof. Does this all sound doable? Actually, yes. In fact, I've identified not one, but 10 (!) pairs of rainboots that tick all these boxes and more. Waterproof boots have become as fashionable as any other shoe in my wardrobe, which means the days of hiding them under my work desk are over. In fact, I bet none of my coworkers will be able to tell the first pair on this list are actually rainboots, unless, of course, they read this post (hi, guys!). Shop with me, ahead.
Melissa classic chunky heel boot, $132
I like when my rainboots don't resemble traditional rainboots. This pair looks like a chic bootie you'd wear with jeans and a sweater on a crisp fall day. But guess what? The glossy rubber does repel water, meaning you can splash through puddles in style. And don't worry about switching out of your rainboots at work, these fashionable ones will carry you through meetings.
Moschino rubber chelsea rainboot, $150
Leave it to Moschino to come up with a funky iteration of the Chelsea rainboot. The camo print coupled with the heart graphic and "Love Moschino" moto sets this waterproof boot apart from boring black styles. Camo has become as classic as leopard or floral prints, so don't be afraid to incorporate it into your wardrobe. Start small, like with this rainboot, if you can't fathom wearing camo cargo pants just yet.
Fendi rubber boots, $630
Can you spot the Fendi logo on this shoe? The subtle messaging is great for those who love designer footwear but don't want to go full-on logomania. This boot comes in a calf-length to protect your legs from giant puddles and piles of snow. Wear your longest pair of wool socks for an extra layer of protection from the cold.
Jeffrey Campbell hurricane rainboot, $60
The glossy coating and chunky heel disguise this Jeffrey Campbell shoe from its true identity as a rainboot, which means you can wear it even when it isn't pouring outside. Replace your everyday white sneakers or black suede heels with this slip-resistant boot for the rest of fall. Style it with your favorite pair of jeans, a ruffled blouse, cardigan, and trench coat.
Anthropologie colloquial rainboot, $78
Sure, these look like rainboots, but the pencil motif is so cute! Don't they make you nostalgic? I'm planning on gifting this whimsical shoe for the holidays to my friends who are teachers, so they can stroll into the classroom in style. Add to your checkout cart asap.
Barneys New York neoprene rainboot, $165
Hiking shoes, but make them waterproof (and not ugly). This white pair comes with a neoprene sock insert for added warmth and patterned orange laces for some extra fun detailing. If you're looking for a fall/winter boot that is durable and slip proof, this is your pair.
Lemon Jelly waterproof boots, $138
You truly haven't seen it all until you see blush pink rainboots with faux fur lining. In addition to keeping your feet warm, the fluffy design serves as a stylistic touch, which, in this case, actually works. If all that weren't OTT enough, the boot comes with a lemony scent to ward off smells (thank god, because I plan to wear these every time it rains, snows, etc etc).
Off-White for riding quote rainboot, $450
Of course Off-White would make one of the coolest pairs of rainboots out there. After all, its sneakers with the orange zip ties—which makes an appearance on this pair too—and cheeky sayings have become a celeb staple. If you're searching for a waterproof shoe with an urban feel, buy this one immediately.
Rag & Bone moto rainboot, $225
This edgy ankle boot, with its buckle strap and thick soles, will stand up to even the heaviest downpours or muddy roads, which makes it worth the $225.
Bernardo paxton rain boots, $145
Sick of your black rainboots? Get these pink ones. Between the feminine hue and the bow design, the waterproof shoes will add a dash of happiness and positivity to your wardrobe. Just looking at these makes me...cheerful? (For the unconvinced, these boots come in a glossy navy and black, too.)