28 Waterproof Shoes For People Who Hate Regular Rain Boots
No more sweaty, chapped calves thanks to wellies worn in preparation for a day that turned out to have lovely weather.
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1. High-top sneaker dupes for anyone who's ever wished their Chucks were waterproof. Welp, watery dreams comes true!
3. Colorful cowgirl rain boots you can easily muck around in for all sorts of farm tasks. Um, Pioneer Woman *has* to have some of these. Right? At least in one pattern.
4. Neoprene espadrilles that'll look just like regular espadrilles until you step into a puddle (ick) or run into the ocean wearing them (YES). I own these and wear these water shoes on rainy days to tons of compliments.
5. And some neoprene slingback sandals that I ALSO own and have worn while traveling a bunch. They have a deck shoe-like bottom and stretchy construction to help them stay on your feet while you scramble around rocky fixtures along the beach!
6. Waterproof garden shoes for anyone who's super active outdoors but needs to let those ankles breathe while gardening or tending to those backyard chickens.
7. Or some neutral gardening shoes in unisex sizing to help everyone put their green thumb to full work.
8. Splurge-worthy Italeau flats made of waterproof leather you can don while dodging puddles and drizzle.
9. Birkenstock Arizona waterproof sandals to bring the comfort of your suede Birks to rainy days and wet activities.
10. And Birkenstock Honolulu flip-flops with a contoured footbed that'll nestle your feet while you run errands of clop clop clop to the pool.
11. Sam Edelman booties (that don't look like rain boots) and come in a variety of colors to fit your existing wardrobe.
12. Or Joules ankle booties for anyone who wouldn't dare leave the house without wearing a cute pattern.
13. Lightweight ventilated hiking boots perfect for summer weather because, hopefully you've never tried hiking in regular rain boots. But in case you have — rest assured these are a preferable option.
14. And waterproof hiking shoes in case you like to let your ankles breathe while enjoying the great outdoors.
15. Sorel sneakers made to wear well in light rain while still looking fashionable — and they've been road tested by lots of reviewers!
16. Classic Crocs in a snazzy animal print you'll wanna wear on the reg — even when it's bone dry outside.
17. Teva Hurricane sport sandals to give your toes some wiggle room as you scramble around on rocky terrain or across a city crosswalk when you're about to lose the light.
18. Or Teva Drift sandals that'll float in case they slip off in the water. But tbh, they probably won't!
19. Sperry 1-eye duck boots for keeping your lil' piggies dry without lugging around proper boots. Look at those handsome ankles!
20. Lace-up boots made from recycled synthetic wool and repurposed marine plastic...all while looking cute but tough enough to take on hiking trails and wet terrain.
21. Jeffrey Campbell boots that'll ~level up~ your outfit, even if the forecast changed from rain to sun as soon as you stepped out of the house. These are gonna look slick, even if the ground isn't.
22. Bogs Chelsea boots with a loop to make pulling 'em on and getting out the door a little bit quicker.
23. Ankle rain boots with a *super* light sole for those of us who hate regular rain boots because of super heavy soles. Now not every day with a chance of precipitation has to be leg day.
24. Hunter short rain boots can deliver some dry (metallic!) protection on a smaller scale than knee-high wellies.
25. Or Hunter rubber ballet flats as a low-profile nod to wellies, even if you can't stand wearing them. (The shin sweat!) These are waterproof and roll up when not in use for easy packing or just-in-case preparedness.
26. Blondo waterproof ankle boots that'll be your new party trick. It starts to pour, you head out in these unconcerned, and your friend freaks out about it.
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