Find our favorite rain boots for your outdoor adventures—puddle jumping optional.

By Hana Hong
Updated March 18, 2020
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Nothing puts a (literal) damper on the day quite like a pair of soggy sneakers. Sure, we’re all about cute 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. Shop our most comfortable—and cute—favorites.

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Here’s one surefire way to brighten up a gloomy day. Formed of natural rubber on the outside and polyester lining on the inside for maximum padding, this boot is a shorter version of the iconic Hunter Original Tall Boot. If pink’s not your thing, it’s available in two more stylish colors.

To buy: $140, hunterboots.com.

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In a deep maroon shade with a matte finish, these chic laced boots are leaps and bounds beyond the average galoshes. The best part? They come with a cushioned footbed and lined with soft shearling inside so your feet feel warm and protected against the sodden sidewalks.

To buy: $70, nordstrom.com.

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With a stylish, sleek silhouette, a peek of red and a polka dot patterned interior bring some pizzazz to the glossy black rain boot.

To buy: $59, zappos.com.

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This two-toned pick lends major prepster cred to any outfit. But the colorblocking has a functionality element too; the upper is made from a flexible nylon that bends with your foot and the lower half is made with a sturdy, waterproof rubber for optimal traction.

To buy: $100, zappos.com.

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If you have trouble finding boots that fit fuller calves, try an ankle-high pair instead. When in doubt about color, you can never go wrong with the classic bright yellow hue.

To buy: $58, factory.jcrew.com.

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If you want boots that will absolutely keep water out but don’t look like a clunky rain boot, these are your best bet. Style-wise, the chunky gold chain gives this pair an unexpected edge. Meanwhile, the mid heel can withstand the most torrential downpours and a molded tread offers solid traction so you’re not slipping and sliding around all day.

To buy: $45, asos.com.

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Prefer something more basic? How about a rubber style that can masquerade as a refined riding boot? Adjustable tabs guarantee you’ll get just the right fit.

To buy: $80, zappos.com.

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These boots come in a variety of patterns and colors, from classy black-and-white houndstooth to a more nautical navy print. The fitted shaft won’t make those with narrow feet feel like your feet are swimming in them, and the mid-calf height won’t overwhelm short frames.

To buy: $50, kohls.com.

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Think of these heels as your trusty rain boots, only incognito. This pull-on style could pass for fashionable combat booties.

To buy: $67, michaelkors.com.

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These sloggers are top-notch in comfortability, and over 4,000 Amazon reviewers seem to agree. They're made from completely recyclable materials that are 100 percent waterproof, but the best part is the insole that molds to your arches to cradle your feet while you walk. If they get dirty, simply take the insoles out and toss them into the dryer.

To buy: $31, amazon.com.

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