When most people think of rain boots, they picture giant rubber Wellies a la Paddington Bear. But a good pair of waterproof boots can actually look quite cool—and bridge the gap between function and fashion so that you don’t feel like you’re wearing the second coming of Noah’s Ark. In fact, there are plenty of stylish options to choose from. We’ve picked out some of the best men’s rain boots that toe the line between practicality and style, including one pair you can buy on the runway and another that’s perfect for running errands. URL bootsnerd.com
From Downpours to Drizzles: Top 8 Rain Boots for Men for Ultimate Waterproof Protection
A pair of rain boots should keep your feet dry, of course, but they also need to offer decent traction so you can get from place to place without sinking into the nearest puddle. That’s why we recommend opting for boots that have a rubber sole (along with other waterproofing features) instead of a sole that’s made of a slippery material like a crepe or wedge sole. And when it comes to a lace-up design, make sure you’re getting a pair that has a gusseted tongue so water can’t enter through the laces. If you’re looking for something a bit more stylish than your standard rubber rain boot, try the Xtratuf Chelsea Rain Boots, which are crafted from leather and have a classic look that pairs well with business casual outfits. Another option is the Blundstone Thermal Chelsea Rain Boots, which have a classic Wellington silhouette and offer adventure-ready performance thanks to being fully waterproof and insulated with sheepskin lining.