Wet weather poses a problem for prized shoes that aren’t waterproof. Even if you use a waterproof shoe spray, you may run the risk of ruining them in heavy rain or snow. But thanks to overshoes, you don’t have to retire your favorite sneakers or dress shoes when conditions get fierce. These covers are typically made of rubber or PVC to protect your feet and footwear against the elements, as well as salt stains. The best should also be flexible to avoid restricting movement. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best options for men to fit a range of shoe styles. We’ve even included an ultra-sturdy option that’s especially great for people who work in construction or other physically demanding professions.
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1. Honeywell Ranger Overshoes
Honeywell’s Ranger is made with industrial-weight rubber, which should resist cracks and remain flexible, even in subzero temperatures. The fully waterproof and oversize construction can work with bulky leather footwear.
Pros: Two front buckles offer a secure fit. A smooth fabric lining enhances comfort and allows for easy on and off access. The rugged outsole is designed for superb traction. These can be purchased in a full range of sizes up to size 16.
Cons: These tend to be on the heavier side.
2. Arunners Rain Shoe Covers
These are made with a waterproof PVC material. They come in a range of prints and styles, including an option that extends over the ankle and features an elastic closure on top to block out the elements.
Pros: A front zipper offers added security. These also feature a thick outsole for added durability and come with a clear storage bag for easy transport.
Cons: These tend to run small.
3. Tingley Storm Stretch Overshoe
This loafer-like style form Tingley is waterproof and features a stretchy upper to fit over dress shoes.
Pros: A traction outsole helps keep you stable on slick city sidewalks.
Cons: Some may find the tongue tends to roll down when putting on shoes, which can be a nuisance.