Shopping for a new trench coat this fall? Don’t forget a pair of companion pair of rainboots. While the iconic double-breasted topper hasn’t changed much over the years, there are lots of waterproof footwear options that go beyond the classic Wellie.
These days, foul-weather boots mirror current trends in more mainstream shoes — you’ll see ’60s-inspired clogs, moto boots, Chelsea styles and even ballet flats, all offering a more fashionable way to puddle-jump.
City dwellers know the importance of a pair of trend-setting rainboots, since traveling by foot is the best way to get around town. And since these looks can often double as a pair of traditional shoes, toting along an extra pair to change into at the office is no longer required.
The category’s affordable price points — typically well under $100 — make it easy to build a rainboot wardrobe. And their easy-fit features allow just about everyone to indulge in a range of silhouettes.
Sam Edelman picks up on the leopard trend with a Chelsea style boot, while Sloggers adds novelty polka dots to a classic closed-back clog.
Iconic rainboot maker Hunter jumps on the puffer-jacket trend with a quilted knee-high version, and Dav delivers a tough-girl moto boot, while The Original Muck Boot Co. is offering a weatherproof ladylike ballet flat.