This whole Hurricane Sandy thing has reminded us how unpredictable and destructive weather can be — especially if you’re caught outdoors without some protective rain gear. But there’s no reason you can’t beat the rain and look cute, too. That’s why we’ve combed through and found ten tough-as-nails, water-resistant pairs of colorful and cheery rain boots that’ll save you from ruining your shoes.
Rain boots not only keep your feet warm and dry on stormy days, they allow for gratuitous puddle-jumping, and they’re totally cute. What’s not to love? We found 10 awesome rain boots in a rainbow of colors, from perky pink to sleek black and everything in between. Click through to find the perfect pair for you!
As the Midwest and Northeast United States gets hit with the millionth snowstorm/blizzard thing (whatever you call it, it’s crappy) of the season, we’re obsessing about staying warm and dry. Hunter wellies are a winter staple for us Frisky gals — these rain boots look cute but protect your feet from puddles. But when it’s especially cold and snowy, rain boots don’t do much to actually keep your toesies warm. Thankfully, Hunter’s cuff socks will make your everyday rain boots perfectly appropriate for stomping around in the snow, ensuring your feet won’t go numb in the process.
DKNY has teamed up with champagne maker Veuve Clicquot to make these rain boots. Unless they magically get you drunk, we’d prefer to spend the $99 on a bottle of nice champagne, rather than be a walking advertisement. [WWD] Keep reading »
As NYC’s snowy winter wonderland turns into hellish puddles of slush, Fashion Week goers have a rough decision to make. Give in to the terrors of not-so-stylish wellies and boots or suck it up and wear heels. This morning, as the first brave fashion souls found their way to the tents in Bryant Park, footwear choices were wide and varied. We spotted Anne Slowey of Elle in Keds comfort, while I chose low-heeled OTK black boots and Erin went for Hunter rain boots. Still, a few crazies were wearing towering stilettos. We’re hoping those girls arrived in boots and changed — at least for the sake of their soles. But c’mon, at what point do you just have to give in to the weather and say screw it? Keep reading »
What is it about rain gear that’s endlessly entertaining for girls? (Or maybe it’s just us?) It just makes us smile when we find great grown-up stuff that lets you feel like a kid again—like these friendly Vivienne Westwood rain booties. Everything from the girly color to that bendy bow makes us think that wearing these would transport you to an alternate universe where people skip to work and it rains gumdrops. (Of course, for $125, it would have to rain a lot no matter what fantasy you’re living in.) If you’re looking for something a bit more unisex, Ms. Westwood also makes a bow-less model that comes instead with three gold studs up the ankle. Either way, a pair is guaranteed to catch a smile or two from admirers. [Hervia.com] Keep reading »
Tina Fey was spotted leaving the the “Today Show” wearing zebra-print and lime green galoshes. It’s become cheesy to wear kitschy galoshes in NYC, even though this was the trend a few years back. Now fashionistas and others that don’t want soggy feet wear stylish and sleek rain boots in neutral colors (Rachel Zoe even praised a pair of $1,350 Prada rain boots earlier this week). There are some that think logo rain boots are fashionable, but I pretty much despise most things with logos plastered all over them. What is the rain boot trend in your area? Do people even wear rain boots there? [10/15/09] Keep reading »
Here on the East Coast, we’ve been experiencing a bit of a bummer summer: rain when you least expect it and, well, more rain. And when it’s hot and pouring, the last thing we want to do is stick our feet into stuffy Wellies, not to mention lug them to work. Enter the City Slipper by SWIMS, a silicon cover made to fit high heels. Made for days like today (beautiful, sunny morning; torrential afternoon), the galoshes can fit almost any pair of pumps, and even have soles made to handle wet weather (as a touch of added cuteness, the bottoms are imprinted with maps of international cities). For the ladies who prefer flat soles, there’s also an adorable ballerina model that comes in a bunch of colors including a girly bubble gum pink or a classic yellow. You might just start praying for rain. But please don’t. On the other hand, while these are kind of genius in some ways, are they too ugly (not to mention far too expensive) to wear, even when it’s pouring out? [$88.38 and up, Swimstore.com]
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Jumping in puddles…what delight it brings to the inner child. Our shoes, however, are not quite so happy with our love for water sports. We could wear rain boots, but it’s been difficult finding a pair that don’t look downright silly in the summer or are cute enough to actually want to wear. In a somewhat ingenious move, Tory Burch has combined the lust with the must: the jelly ballet flat. Dancing in the rain has never looked so stylish. Oh yes, did we mention that the jelly flats are a fraction of the price of Tory’s classic flats? You may just find yourself praying for rain or wearing these shoes everyday you think you spot a cloud. [$95, Tory Burch] Keep reading »