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Out goes the snow and in comes the rain. Don’t let chaotic spring weather catch you unprepared. With a cute raincoat and good pair of rain boots, you’ll be ready to face whatever drizzle or downpour descends on your area this season and next. After all, confidence is when preparation meets precipitation.
Below, we’ve rounded up 10 pairs of shockingly cute rain boots that will keep you dry this spring, without compromising on the style front. Our favorite pairs of rain boots for 2021 range from army green to classic black, and everything in between.
The best rain boots for women include this inexpensive style from Everlane.
Everlane’s ankle height rain boots are sized a little generously to accommodate thick, warm socks and have stretchy side panels to make them easy to pull on and off. A cushioned insole makes them comfy for walking around and a slip-resistant tread ensures you stay upright. Also comes in black, bone, and surplus green.
Should you want a little lift from your rain boot, Chloé has you covered. Made in Italy from shiny rubber, this style sports a two inch block heel with a square toe and heavy tread sole. A discreet zipper on the interior will have you in and out of these stunners—that is, if you want to take them off.
Swedish rainwear brand Stutterheim knows a thing or two about staying dry. This unisex style inspired by the classic Chelsea boot is made of natural rubber that’s soft and flexible, conforming to the wearer’s foot over time. It has elastic panels and a back pull tab to make them easy to get on and off. A heavy duty tread sole means no slips or falls. They also come in black, as well as black with contrast bottoms in a few color options.
These boots were made for walking—through the wet city streets. Made from rubber with stretch panels that ensure a close fit around the ankle, these Ganni rain boots will keep your feet nice and dry while lending your outfit a utilitarian edge. These have been going in and out of stock at various retailers, but we found Matches to have good inventory as of publish. Also available in black.
These rain boots from Italian outdoors brand Moncler have a 7” shaft for more coverage than an ankle boot but not all the commitment of an over the calf style. They pull on and have a treaded lug sole for traction with 1” platform and 1.5” heel. Glossy black PVC is easy to clean and goes with everything.
I saw these on a woman at a coffee shop a few days after a snow storm when the streets were a mix of untamed snowbanks and slushy puddles. They’re almost like a shrink wrapped Ugg: a translucent, waterproof outer encases a faux-shearling boot with wool lining, weather rated to -4°F. Perfect for precipitation that comes with a chill. Also available in black, red, aqua, lime, and hot pink.
These are not your average Hunter Boots, oh no. Just as weather-proof as the wellies you know and love, but much sleeker. The rubber outer almost looks like leather, accented by heavy duty welt stitchy. A little one and a half inch heel gives a slight lift to these pull-on rain boots, which are also available in black and white.
These may be a little closer to the Hunter boots you’re used to seeing. This style has the same fit as the Original Tall, but is constructed from fewer layers of rubber for a lighter weight and more contoured fit. Fret not, they’re still entirely waterproof. Plus, they have a molded footbed for added comfort. Also comes in light grey and purple.
These super sleek Cole Haan booties hardly look like a rainboot, but they are in fact made from waterproof leather. They have a manageable two inch block heel with the brand’s Grand 36Ø sole for support and comfort. Inside, there’s GrandOS energy foam cushioning. They also come in waterproof black suede.
Here’s another good incognito rain boot. These Chelsea boots with a 6.5” shaft are made of waterproof leather and have a heavy lug sole to keep you safe from slips. Elastic inserts make them easy to pull on and ensure a nice close fit. Also comes in white, tan, and black suede.