9 Rain Boots That Are Genuinely Cute
Nothing puts a (quite literal) damper on a day out in a new city quite like a pair of soggy sneakers. Sure, we’re all about cute, comfortable footwear, but when a downpour is in your future, nothing suits better than a solid pair of rain boots — and contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to sacrifice style for dry socks.
Our favorites have distinct personalities and a suite of decorative features, from lace-ups to leopard prints. They come tall and short, fun and sophisticated, tied and buckled.
Below, find our favorite goulashes for your travels — puddle jumping optional.
Original Short Gloss Rain Boot
When in doubt, go with the classic, like this option from Hunter in a shiny cherry red.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $140
Bernardo Bow Rain Booties
The laces of these Bernardo booties are purely cosmetic; they’re actually slip-on!
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $145
Jeffrey Campbell ‘Hurricane’ Rain Boot
This transparent boot will catch the eye of any aspiring street style aficionado — or just a savvy traveler looking for a waterproof boot to go with every outfit. It also comes in five solid colors, too, if you'd rather not show off your socks.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $60
Sedgewick Rain Boots
A stacked heel and gold piping make these booties by Kate Spade look nothing like your girlhood goulashes.
To buy: katespade.com, $150
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Leopard PVC Rain Boot
Take a walk on the wild side — without the added adventure of squishy soles.
To buy: amazon.com, from $35
Bernardo 'Pansie' Rain Booties
These boots are made primarily of rubber, but look sophisticated enough to wear all day at work.
To buy: amazon.com, from $66
Sam Edelman 'Tinsley' Rain Boot
This boot by Sam Edelman comes in a variety of minimalist colors and finishes, including this matte mossy green.
To buy: amazon.com, from $29
Lemon Jelly Velvety Waterproof Chelsea Boot
These velvet (yes, velvet) boots have more than just personality; the cushioned insole is made with an absorbent microfiber, which keeps feet dry and comfortable.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $138
Bogs Amanda Chukka Boot
These glossy, lace-up boots will add some edginess to your rainy-day look.
To buy: zappos.com, $80