The old saying, April showers bring May flowers, couldn’t be more true here in New England. It also brings mud, puddles, and potholes. April is just two weeks away and so is our rainy season. Are you prepared? Here’s a roundup of my favorite rain boots for Spring and even year-round.
My Favorite Rain Boots
Two months ago, I started hunting for versitile boots I could wear year-round. I’m extremely picky about my shoes so I very rarely buy them. When I do find shoes that fit well and look great, I usually stick with the same brand for years. Dansko clogs are a prime example. I absolutely love and recommend them to everyone, but they’ve ruined my feet for all other shoes (insert sad face emoji) because they’re so comfortable. The Dankos have even replaced most of my sneakers.
So when it came time to add a pair of boots to my wardrobe, they had to stand the test of time, among other things.
I looked at several types of boots from winter snow boots, leather dress and casual, combat boots, and rain boots. There were ankle boots, low boots, mid-calf, and tall boots. After trying on several boots of all kinds, I decided I wanted a pair of rubber boots.
The rubber boots are so much lighter than heavy winter or leather boots so you don’t feel like you’re walking around with two weights tied around your ankles. Rubber boots are flexible so you can move freely and bend easily. They are made to be worn walking through the snow and slush in the Winter, the rain in the Spring, and into the Fall.
To last through the cold, wet, and slippery elements these new boots also had to have a thin lining and rugged, non-slip soles.
After trying on several types of rain boots, I opted for Ralph Lauren’s Mikenna Riding/Rain Boots in black. I absolutely love these boots! They fit my wide foot and have a small heel, good arch support, and comfortable support all along the bottom of the sole – essential for someone like me who’s used to wearing Dansko clogs!
Here’s a round-up of all of my favorite rain boots that I almost purchased and would purchase. They are all amazing and all very reasonably priced. The links to each boot are below so you can find them easily. These are affiliate links so if you do purchase thru the link I will make a small commission but you won’t pay any additional for that. So I’d appreciate your support. Thank you and here you go…
1.Ralph Lauren Mikenna / 2.Hunter Short Gloss / 3.Sperry Walker Steam / 4.Tommy Hilfiger Renegade / 5.Sperry Pelican / 6.Sperry Walker / 7.Hunter Original / 8.OMGard / 9.Nautica Taplin / 10.Ralph Lauren Mikennna
Stay dry this Spring and happy rain boot shopping!
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