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    31 Of The Best Pairs Of Waterproof Boots You Need If You Hate The Rain With A Passion

    Getting caught in the rain won't be so bad with these waterproof stunners.

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    1. mid-calf rainboot if you want a pair of waterproof boots that aren't too long and make you feel like a toddler, but still protect you against any potential puddles you're likely to encounter.

    a model in black rain boots with quilted pattern
    a reviewer in the black rain boots with the quilted pattern

    Promising review: "I ordered these in the khaki color and they are neutral and just adorable for gardening boots. Our yard gets super muddy and I was neglecting my plants because I didn't want to go tend to the garden and ruin any shoes. I love that these are fully waterproof. I can slip them on with or without socks, they're comfortable and keep my feet dry — even when I hose them off while wearing them to wash off mud. They hit at the perfect height, not unnecessarily tall, and not short enough that water can splash inside them. Very happy with this purchase!" —Cat C.

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–9.5 and four colors).

    2. A pair of Ugg tall rainboots featuring their trademark warm wool on the inside and stylishly shiny, well, outside — great for those cold and slushy days when unlined flimsy rubber boots just are not going to cut it.

    a reviewer in black ugg rain boots
    reviewer POV photo wearing shiny black tall rainboots

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I've searched high and low for rainboots that fit for years! No decades! FINALLY FOUND THEM! My feet slide right into a warm, cushioned sole. I am a size 9, have no arch, narrow feet, athletic build, so large defined calves. They don't flop, they hug my ankles and calves perfectly, and even give lift where my arches should be. Stylish and sleek! Ugg, I'm a believer!!!" —DocV

    Get them from Amazon for $45.29+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and six colors).

    3. A classic Sperry duck boot so you can channel some pure New England energy while flaunting your ankles at the same time.

    photo of someone wearing ankle Sperry ankle boots on a rock
    product image of duck boot Sperrys
    Amazon / Via, Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought these to have something waterproof and quick to slip on when letting the dog out and getting the mail. Fit great and are so warm and cozy I forget to take them off and end up wearing them inside." —KT

    Get them from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and six styles).

    4. An eccentric Jeffrey Campbell cowboy-style rain boot that will make you want to say, "This town ain't big enough for the both of us" to all your other rainboots.

    model wearing bright pink cowboy rainboots
    Free People

    Some reviewers say they run a half-size big, so make sure you read the reviews before choosing your size!

    Promising review: "These are awesome. I’ve always loved western boots, and I’ve owned a few colors, but these are my first black pair. Cowboy boots are versatile in general, but the rain boots are even more so. They’re especially good for music festivals, as they won’t get dirty / are easy to clean. Buy them." —confessionsofashopaholic

    Get it from Free People for $75 (available in women's size 6–10 and six colors).

    5. A chunky pair of Sorel Chelsea boots with a seam-sealed waterproof construction, a unique bulky style, and a fun pop of color you absolutely need when it's rainy out.

    model wearing black and red Sorel rain booties
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    Promising review: "I am obsessed with my cherry bomb boots! I am a dog walker and rowing coach. I walk 5+ miles a day and work 1214 hour days often in the rain. In the last 20+ years I have not found a boot that covers all of my needs like this boot! Easy to put on, wide heel base to prevent ankle twisting, great tread to grip different surfaces, waterproof, conforms to foot, and the cherry bomb color makes my long days feel more stylish and cheerful!! The color is what takes them to the next level! The fact that my feet, knees, hips and back feel ok after wearing them so long is everything! Side note they run very narrow so I had to go a full size up but it is worth it!!" —Adbeckman

    Get them from Sorel for $95.98 (originally $160; available in women's sizes 5–12 and two colors).

    6. A pair of quirky waterproof rain boots covered in barnyard animals acting as your not-so-secret weapons against doom, gloom, and worst of all, wet socks.

    a pair of yellow rain boots with chickens on them and flower inside of them
    a reviewer wearing red rain boots with chickens on them

    Promising review: "I am in love. I wasn’t sure I’d find a boot that was waterproof and comfortable to take fairly long walks with my dogs in. I found them here! I have large calves and I can still fit my finger around the edge as these hit just below the larger part of the calf. So no rubbing or tight problems. They are waterproof but not too heavy. They are nonslip and very cute. I have average width feet. I am an 8 and ordered an 8. But if you have wider feet, I’d order a size or a half size up. They are tighter around the instep curve of the foot. These aren’t a problem for me, as I have average width. I going to order a pair for my daughter who lives in Chicago." —FG

    Get them from Amazon for $39.23+ (available in women's sizes 6–11 and 11 designs).

    7. A set of Everlane ankle rainboots bound to make you feel delightfully galoshy. I know I just made up that word, but think... hobbits frolicking in The Shire without a care in the world (least of all soggy toes).

    a model wearing the boots in green
    product image of the rainboots
    Everlane, Everlane

    Promising review: "These are perfect rain boots. They run true to size and have plenty of room for a thicker sock. They feel comfortable and sturdy, even on the first wear! They also are the perfect balance between a semi-sleek design, but also have a sturdy-gardener-hiker-boot feel as well." —MMichelle1

    Get them from Everlane for $85 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    8. A pair of pull-tab Joules rain boots with removable, washable faux fur insoles that will make you want to jog on down to the shops, pick up a packet of fish and chips, and saunter home dry as your mum's Yorkshire pudding.

    reviewer POV photo wearing bumblebee rainboot
    reviewer photo of bumblebee rainboots

    Reviewers suggest sizing down for the best fit!

    Promising review: "I live in a super rainy climate and ruin shoes every year. I researched decent ankle boots, but was worried about size and them being actually waterproof. I also wanted something I could wear to work (as a teacher) if needed on a snowy day. These are cute but not too cutesy, and fit well with socks — they are actually Euro sizes, so a 10 is a 42, which is really more like a 10.5, which is perfect with socks and means they are easy to slip on. The insoles are removable and washable. As it happens, they arrived just as it started to pour and we were headed out shopping. I wore these through 5–6 inches of standing water and through a downpour, and walked in them through big-box stores that normally hurt my feet and back. They are overall comfortable, not worse on my back or feet than any other shoes, and my feet stayed amazingly dry throughout. Worth every penny." —Andie

    Get them from Amazon for $58.36+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and 12 styles).

    9. A pair of waterproof Columbia hiking boots able to weather even the slushiest of trails, turning even the most reluctant of hikers into a convert because of your mercifully dry feet.

    writer wearing the hiking boots during a fall hike
    reviewer POV photo wearing the hiking boots on a kayak
    Ciera Velarde / BuzzFeed,

    Buzzfeed editor Ciera Velarde loves these boots; read her review here!

    Promising review: "These hiking boots are absolutely amazing! I am usually between a size 8 and 8.5 with boots and the 8 fit great, even with thick socks. They are incredibly comfortable!! I wore them for the first time on a snowy hike in the Rocky Mountains and had no blisters or foot pain at all. They are extremely lightweight and offer great support. I love the bright red laces too. They are also very waterproof! The snow on the hike was deep and slushy, and my feet sunk into the snow often. But these boots kept my feet completely warm and dry for the most part, even after four hours of hiking! I also rented spikes (which help in the snow with traction) and they fit well over the boots and didn’t leave any marks on the material. I LOVE THESE BOOTS! If you’re considering buying them, you need to!!! Don’t hesitate.. just buy them!" —Elise Pothoven

    Get them from Amazon for $71.65+ (available in women's sizes 5–12, two widths, and 13 colors).

    10. A Sam Edelman waterproof boot seemingly made for stomping around on a night out on the town, skirting yucky puddles and taming city sewage like it's your job.

    reviewer POV photo wearing black rainboots
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    Promising review: "These boots are amazing! The fact that they are waterproof sold me right away but I didn’t expect them to be so stylish as well. I would say they fit true to size (a little on the larger side, but not enough to size down if you plan on wearing a thicker sock with them). They have great cushion in the sole and are not too heavy like some other Chelsea boots are. Love that you can wear them under or over your jeans and they still look cute. Worth the price for the quality… grab them, you won’t regret it!" —Sweet Pea V

    Get it from Amazon for $170 (available in women's sizes 5.5–12, including Wide sizing, and 15 colors).

    11. A chunky Dolce Vita heeled waterproof bootie that comes in leather or suede, and looks like something you could rock on a date, to a party, to class, to a wedding, if you wanted to...

    model wearing heeled black booties
    model wearing heeled black booties
    Dolce Vita

    Promising review: "These boots are perfect for fall/winter in the Midwest! I can't wait to rock them on rainy days and still be stylin'. They have a great height and are very comfy which is a plus. I purchased in black, size 8 and they run true to size." —Tara W.

    Get it from Dolce Vita for $160 (available in women's sizes 5–13 and five colors).

    12. A box-toe Gore-Tex waterproof hiking boot for the hardcore hiker who would rather be traipsing a trail somewhere than sitting at home — these shoes are destined to be your BFF.

    model wearing gore-tex Teva booties on a trail
    model wearing waterproof Teva boots
    Teva / Via, Teva

    Promising review: "I just hiked about 20 miles up and down muddy/snowy mountains in these and I must say, I am shocked by the comfort. The wide toe is probably the best feature on this boot. It's also warm and definitely waterproof. I'm in love and just bought my boyfriend the same pair. My best friends on the hike also both have a pair. SUPER worth the $$. Thinking about buying another pair just because." —Laura Nicole

    Get it from Teva for $175 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and men's sizes 7–14).

    13. A pair of North Face knit waterproof boots with an internal sock bootie can roll up or down depending on your preference that day (but you'll always look like a hypebeast, no matter how you wear it).

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    The North Face

    Promising review: "I was looking for a warm walking boot to wear on a daily basis to run errands and get the kids to and from school. These boots did not disappoint! I wear them EVERY SINGLE DAY and my feet stay dry and warm through the snow, slush, or rain. They keep my feet warmer than my Sorel boots and are so comfortable I can walk all day in them. I was nervous initially because when I tried them on out of the box it took a lot of hemming and hawing to get them on, but after I broke them in they slid on and off easily. I have worn them every day for three months and they are hands down best boots I've owned." —Stacy

    Get it from The North Face for $139 (available in women's sizes 5–11).

    14. A thermal Blundstone waterproof Chelsea boot designed to be an absolute workhorse of a shoe that's absolutely worth the price tag — they come with a removable sheepskin footbed, extra insulation for the winter, and a waterproof exterior and interior.

    model wearing brown thermal waterproof chelsea boots
    model wearing black thermal chelsea boots, stoping on rocks
    Blundstone / Via, Blundstone

    Promising review: "I work as a gardener in the beautiful and rainy Pacific Northwest. These are the only boots I’ve purchased that are truly waterproof. The inserts keep my feet warm in cold weather and cool on warmer days. My only complaint is that my dog loves them too. He ate the back tab off of the left boot. If not for that I believe these boots would last another season outdoors. I never write reviews but these are the best light work boots I’ve ever owned. Worth every penny." —Miranda H.

    Get it from Blundstone for $249.95 (available in women's sizes 6–11 and three colors; available in men's sizes here).

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    15. Timberland waterproof boot made for getting down and dirty, quite literally, with slip-resistant outsoles and a safety toe to protect against the bumps and bruises of doing the real work.

    reviewer POV photo wearing waterproof workboots
    reviewer wearing Timberland waterproof workboots

    Promising review: "I got these after someone recommended I try the Pro line from Timberland and I wish I'd have tried them a long time ago. I work in an industrial factory, so I'm on my feet up to 12 hours every day and it's hard concrete floors. I've had these for a week so far and my feet aren't even showing signs of fatigue after a 12-hour shift. The slip resistant and waterproofing are true to their word also. I work around grease, motor oil, and water and so far I've yet to even feel them slide and by the end on the night my feet are still nice and dry. Whenever these wear out I'm definitely going to be purchasing another pair!" —Nevermore

    Get it from Amazon for $118.10+ (availalble in women's sizes 5.5–11.5, including Wide sizing).

    16. An Eddie Bauer waterproof boot for kicking it old school and protecting 👏 those 👏 feet ... because your mom was 100% when she said you should never compromise on footwear.

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    reviewer showing the boot

    Promising review: "Okay, so as my handle suggests, I’m an old backpacker. I grew up in the ‘70s and these were the boots we wore for backpacking. So when I saw the Eddie Bauer K6 boots I thought 'Now we’re talking! These are real hiking boots.' I went full old school and treated them with Sno-Seal and put red laces on like we did back in the day. I’ve tried the new backpacking boots/shoes and they’ve struck me as glorified tennis shoes. They don’t seem to offer the same support and I got tired of feeling every rock on the trail poke into my feet. In my mind the new boots/shoes have one advantage; they’re light. Well, that’s all fine and good until you twist your ankle or have a stone bruise. I’ve hiked Zion National Park and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. These boots did not disappoint! Fit great. Felt great. And most importantly protected my feet. Yes, they are heavy, but truth is you adapt to the weight and it was no big deal. If a vintage (old) guy like me didn’t have a problem, you probably won’t either." —Old backpacker

    Get it from Amazon for $140 (available in men's sizes 8–13; see women's sizes 6–11 here).

    17. neoprene ankle waterproof boot you can just slip on and be on your merry way without even having to think about whether you're ruining your precious sneaks in the rain.

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    reviewer photo of slip-on rain boots in the box

    Promising review: "All around very functional and comfortable shoe! Perfect for outdoor use. I've been taking them fishing and have had no issues at all! They feel like you're wearing a lightweight shoe but have the functionality of a waterproof boot! Must recommend, especially for the price!" —Matthew

    Get it from Amazon for $60 (available in men's sizes 7–14).

    18. steel-toe waterproof construction boot so sturdy you could kick rocks, literally, and not feel a thing. Raindrops and sleet are no match for these tough cookies.

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    reviewer photo wearing steel toe boots

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these boots. I needed steel-toe boots to do wetland confirmation surveys on an active construction site and got these a week before I had to be on site. They were perfectly comfortable from the first moment I put them on and performed perfectly during my two weeks on the job. Completely waterproof. Like most waterproof boots the laces get a little slippery when wet but these actually stayed tied unlike a lot of waterproof hiking boots I’ve used for work." —nerissa berry

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–11, two widths, and three colors).

    19. A classic tall Hunter rain boot that will make you wish for rain just so you can pull these guys on and stunt on the entire precipitation-drenched world. 

    model wearing tall red Hunter rain boots
    model sitting in canoe wearing tall black Hunter rain boots
    Hunter / Via, Nordstrom

    Promising review: "Just replaced the green old pair I had for over 10 years. They were passed on to me after my daughter...Not much to say except that they are the best. Very comfortable and stylish, I should add. I wear them in the yard, up the hills, and going to town. Excellent craftsmanship." —Agee

    Get it from Nordstrom for $160+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and six colors, and men's sizes 7–13).

    20. A cute Chelsea rain boot so comfy and versatile you'll wear them all the time, even when it's not raining, just to feel something.

    collage, side and front view of light blue rain boot
    Nordstrom Rack

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with these boots. I get compliments all the time on them. I ordered the Dove color which is in between a light grey and taupe. I'm usually an 8.5 but ordered a half size up to a 9 and they fit great. I recommend sizing up a half size. I've worn them in the rain and in the snow and they keep my feet dry and warm. The sneaker sole makes them very versatile to wear with casual attire and very comfortable to walk around in all day." —Coffeygirl

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $49.97 (originally $70; available in women's sizes 6–10 and three colors). 

    21. An Ugg ankle rainboot reviewers say is "the best rainboot they've ever tried," because it's impossible to resist the comfy, functional, and cute trifecta.

    reviewer photo of black ugg boots with water droplets on them
    reviewer showing black Ugg rainboots

    Promising review: "I love these boots so much. I'm an educator who has to stand outside rain or shine for recess duty, as well as be on my feet pretty much all day and I also wore them to go hiking. They were perfect in all situations. My feet were dry and comfortable all day. I even stepped in a really deep puddle up to the cloth area but still no moisture came through. I typically wear a 7.5 in boots and got them in a 8, and as I show in the picture my toe is only about a half to quarter inch from the edge. If you live in the PNW or a rainy climate you need these boots in your life!" —Margaret Wilkins

    Get them from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and seven colors).

    22. A 100% leather heeled  waterproof hiking boot, because there's absolutely no worse feeling than being a mile into a ten-mile hike and already feeling the dampness creeping into your toes.

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    reviewer photo on hiking trail wearing waterproof boots

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these boots! I needed a pair of sturdy hiking boots that looked cute, would last a long time, were water resistant, and would wipe off easily after a muddy day. I wore these for roughly two miles of hiking and maybe two miles of walking to break them in before wearing them for a nine mile hike in the Appalachians. I was so impressed with how comfortable they were, just the right amount of grip, they were warm, and they kept my feet dry and my ankles supported. 10/10 I would buy these again and will definitely be buying a second pair once the first pair is worn out." —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    23. Chaco waterproof boot/sneaker hybrid ideal for on-the-go adventurers who need a co-captain in the form of a shoe to help them run, jump, and skip through whatever terrain lies ahead.

    Instagram photo of model wearing waterproof sneaker boot
    Instagram photo of model wearing red-brown boot sneaker

    Promising review: "These truly are waterproof. I work on a farm and March is notoriously wet, slushy, and muddy. I have spent the last three hours in wet working conditions and 3" of slush and my feet are completely dry. They are stylish and can be worn wherever, and the arch support is excellent." —Emmy1r

    Get it from Chaco for $89.99 (originally $160; available in women's sizes 6–11 and two colors).