Rain boot season is upon us

moto bootie

Apologies for the radio silence yesterday—I went away for the weekend, which is when I typically catch up on posts, and had such a good time that I completely blew off work. Meanwhile, as I type this it is absolutely glorious outside—a perfect spring day. The leaves on the trees are sprouting, there are flowers blooming in the community garden across the street, and all is lovely. But yesterday, it rained buckets, and I feel that more of the same is to come. So I bring you the coolest rain boots I could find, starting with this moto-style pair from Rag & Bone that I like because it’s kind of tough but at the same time nicely understated.

rain bootie

Just a simple Chelsea boot, very nicely priced.

blondo bootie

These look really walkable, and would be perfect with black jeans.

campbell bootie

A Chelsea with a nice clunky sole, which I always think makes your legs look skinnier.

 

aqua bootie

You could pretty much wear this pair with a dress.

olivia boot

A very sophisticated knee high pair.

canada bootie

This is waterproof suede, which is a pretty cool trick.

pendelton boot

And finally, how could I not include this excellent one, from Pendelton?

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Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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14 Thoughts on Rain boot season is upon us
    Candy
    2 May 2018
    7:38am

    I can vouch for the Blondo Valli boots — I have two pairs I wear on repeat through winter and our so-called (bitterly cold) East Coast spring.

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      rita
      2 May 2018
      1:07pm

      I can also vouch for the Blondos — they have several styles that are very similar, so mine are a touch different. I bought them for a trip to Amsterdam this spring, and my feet stayed dry and comfortable through a LOT of walking.

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    Heather
    2 May 2018
    8:10am

    This has been such a crazy winter that I’ve invested in multiple pairs of rain boots: knee high for when it’s really cold and wet; shorter ones for when it’s just regular cold and wet; knee high waterproof leather boots (Cole Haan) for when it’s cold, wet and I need to look decent. Spring, please come, for real.

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    c.w.
    2 May 2018
    8:53am

    Glad you got a weekend away!

    The Rag and Bone have my heart.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      3 May 2018
      1:56am

      Same here. Both sentiments! (I’m still saying, “Waterproof suede?!?”)

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    Stakra
    2 May 2018
    10:00am

    I can attest that the Sam Edelman Chelsea boots work great. I live in Seattle and do a ferry and walking commute to my work. These boots are comfortable, manage the PNW puddles, and are subtle enough in their look that if I don’t feel like changing shoes once I get to the office I don’t have to make the switch.

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    Lorange
    2 May 2018
    4:23pm

    Three cheers for blowing off work because you’re having a good weekend!

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    Lori
    3 May 2018
    6:33am

    Would any NYC locals have packing advice for a Manhattan trip May 16-21? Just checked weather there, and it’s supposed to be 91° today (!) — then 60’s with rain in the next week or so. (Have visited lots in winter and summer, but have no experience was the weirdness of spring.) Boots? Sandals? Tennie Thank you! (-:

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      Lori
      3 May 2018
      6:36am

      Oops, “Tennies?” Also — jeans, summery dresses, or both? Thank you!

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        Viajera
        6 May 2018
        9:21pm

        Lori, I would re-post this tomorrow morning in comments for whatever Kim puts up. I’m sure people will be happy to help. I think no one saw it yet.

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    Viajera
    6 May 2018
    9:22pm

    Rain! I wish we could get some.

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    Rachel
    17 May 2018
    10:52am

    I got booties from Blondo on Black Friday last year and wore them all winter, and I’m planning on wearing them today. I love them so much. They look good with everything and my feet are never sore, cold, or damp.

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