Breaking Out of the Rain Boot Rut
Every year I’m tempted to get a stylish pair of rain boots…but they seriously are few and far between. Why? I have no idea. At least, it’s tough to find them in stores. Although, being in California, we rarely get seasons so bad that really warrant a rubber pair of boots to keep our feet dry (unless maybe you live in San Francisco), I always like the idea, because they are so cute…and perhaps because they trigger a slight case of nostalgia — the last time I truly remember making the most of a pair of wellies was when my sandbox would flood when I was a kid, and I’d march around in it in my boots, fascinated by the feeling of being submerged, and yet dry (simple pleasures, you are truly missed).
When looking for cute rainboots, I always run across the same “wellie” style, just with different prints, and maybe an embellishment here and there. They aren’t exactly stylish and only seem to be meant to wear from point A to B, where you’d swap them for something more outfit-friendly if you were meeting someone for dinner or heading to work. So I decided to peruse the net for a bit and find some different styles, because I really think the style world needs to think about breaking out of the rain boot rut a little more. Granted, I think we’re probably done here in California this year, but I figured this might be helpful for some other style-savvy people in areas not so dry…and we still have the spring…come on weather, April showers bring May flowers, right?
I really wanted to find more styles with heels, as I swear I’ve seen some here and there online in the past, but most were from last season. Here’s what I found!
Dizzy Pica Jewel Rain Boot – DSW
Mel by Melissa Mel Raspberry – Zappos
Drama by Melissa Shoes – 6pm
Henry Ferrera Black Polka Dotted Rubber Rain Booties – Overstock
Jeffrey Campbell Forecast Boot – Jeffrey Campbell
JuJu Footwear Glitter Chelsea Rain Boot – Urban Outfitters
Kate Spade New York Women’s Patty Boot
Chooka Seville Wedge Rainboot – Zappos
Dirty Laundry Rain Check – Zappos
COACH Bina – Zappos
AICCO CH006 Fashion High Heel Rain Boots – Amazon
Iynx Womens BELMONT – Amazon
SOREL Medina Rain Ankle – Zappos
Jelly Pink Rubber 8-Eye Classic Rain Boot – Chicwish
Dr Martens Drench 8-Eye Boot – Onlineshoes
Rain Boot – Red Valentino
Sorel Medina Rain Heel – Sorel
Khombu Linda Rain Booties – Macy’s