Fans of Western boots are wise to avoid soggy conditions. If they get too wet, they’ll quickly look distressed and ultimately get destroyed. Fortunately, there’s a variety of waterproof options on the market for you to choose from. To help narrow down your decision, we did some research and curated a list of our favorites. Here, we pulled styles for men from trusted brands like Ariat, Durango and more. Each style we included in our roundup is designed with premium leather construction, easy pull-on tabs and traction outsoles to prevent slipping and sliding. They’re also all offered in wide-width size options.
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1. Dan Post Albuquerque Boot
This boot features a waterproof leather upper and a waterproof membrane bootie with a Cambelle II moisture-wicking fabric lining. The heel measures a little over 2 inches high.
Pros: These also have a removable antimicrobial orthotic. They come in dark brown and black. They’re available in extra-wide options.
Cons: They may run slightly small.
2. Durango Ultra-Lite Boot
These boots have a distressed full-grain leather vamp, fox, collar and pull straps with a man-made shaft. Durango’s waterproof construction fuses a waterproof inner layer to the shoe’s upper, providing a barrier to keep water out.
Pros: This style also has a soft, breathable mesh lining and a contoured, ventilated footbed that can be removed. A fiberglass shank encourages steady footing. Double row welt stitching increases durability for long-lasting wear.
Cons: Some may find them a little snug straight out of the box, so you’ll need to break them in.
3. Ariat Groundbreaker Boot
This boot has a waterproof leather upper and waterproof membrane with a mesh lining for breathable comfort.
Pros: A 4LR footbed offers supportive cushioning. These come in two colors.
Cons: These may run on the bigger side.