Best Rain Boots For Women 2023
Rain boots are humble but hard working. You are a down-to-earth hero who belongs in every bad-weather wardrobe. While their reputation has long shifted from practicality and comfort over style, today’s best rain boots for women are not without fashion appeal – many chic versions exist at every price point – and they’re well-equipped to handle heavy rain and snow, or slick roads the city.
The type of rain boots you choose depends on your needs, the level of waterproofing you want and where you intend to wear them. I consulted various outdoor experts to find out which pairs stand out from the rest and keep your feet wet. My top pick overall is Hunter’s Short Back Adjustable Rain Boots, which are a shorter, more flexible version of their signature tall boot. For a cheaper version, your best bet is to choose Planone Mid Calf Rubber Boots, which you can order from Amazon. Ahead, the best women’s rain boots in each category.
I’m the former fashion features director of Harper’s Bazaarand throughout my 20+ year career as a fashion and lifestyle journalist I have written for Fashion, grace, The Guardian Life & Style, CNN and Forbes. I’ve profiled leading fashion designers to learn about the production and manufacturing process and reviewed hundreds of collections during fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
How I chose the best rain boots
To determine the absolute best rain boots out there, I spoke to fashion experts Sarah Meikle, Nicole Colovos and Eva Dayton, as well as New York real estate agent Talia McKinney, who spends her time walking around the city rain or shine Sunshine. I also asked Jackie Sutera, DPM, a board-certified foot surgeon, about the key features to consider when choosing a comfortable and functional rain boot, while considering different styles for different climates and activities. Finally, I researched outdoor brands that are known for making quality rainwear, looking at the length, materials, price range, waterproofness, profile, and traction of their boots. I matched all my competitors to actual buyer ratings to make the final choices you see here.
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