Getting your feet wet in a cold, muddy puddle is a situation that’s easily averted with a good pair of water-friendly footwear. Whether you’re stomping through sleet and snow, dealing with a serious downpour, or strolling on slippery sidewalks, the right waterproof boots will ensure that your busy feet stay dry and stable with every step.
Boots are an ideal silhouette if you’re looking for extra support on mountainside hiking trails or traversing through snow in the city. To help you avoid the soggy socks, we’ve rounded up some of the best waterproof boots that’ll keep your toes dry no matter the terrain. Check out our top picks you can wear all year long.
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Ugg Women’s Greda Boot
Ugg is known for its cozy sheepskin boots, and Australia-born (now U.S.-based) footwear company brings that same comfort and style to a classic duck boot design. In addition to the brand’s signature wool and lyocell plush lining, these waterproof women’s boots have a seam-sealed leather and suede upper and a durable rubber outsole to keep feet from slipping and getting soaked on dry or wet terrain.
These boots are fully waterproof thanks to a sturdy leather construction, along with a Vibram outsole that’ll last you through slick, wet-weather conditions, year after year. They’re a pair of comfortable water-resistant boots that’ll keep your feet comfortable no matter where you wear them.
Forsake Halden Men’s Boots
Forsake’s all-terrain boots are made of waterproof suede and full-grain leather, and the combination of the rugged outsole and city-friendly silhouette makes this a versatile option for city adventurers and crag-loving explorers alike. The footbed and breathable mesh keep feet warm and insulated in the cold, and cool and circulated in the heat. This pair is available in multiple colors and women’s sizes.
Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Waterproof Boots
Merrell’s backcountry-friendly Moab 2 waterproof boots are designed to keep your feet dry on all trail types. The rugged silhouette features a high-performance suede and mesh upper that’s sealed to help keep water out while releasing moisture from your active feet. These shoes also keep out debris, thanks to the foam tongue. Hikers will also appreciate the comfortable EVA footbed, Vibram soles, nylon arch shanks and heel air cushions for stability, comfort and foot support while scrambling up crags and slippery paths. They come in multiple colors and women’s sizes.
Nike Air Force 1 Waterproof Boots
Sneakerheads don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function with this water-repellent, court-friendly boot iteration of Nike’s classic Air Force 1s. These waterproof shoes offer the same “soft and springy” cushioning and iconic swoosh logo as the original silhouette, plus the added benefit of Gore-Tex lining that keeps feet dry, foam midsoles for comfort, a removable silicone ankle strap for customizing the fit and large rubber lugs for traction. These boots come in multiple colors.
L.L. Bean Men’s 8-Inch Gore-Tex/Thinsulate Boots
If you’re seeking that all-American, heritage look, L.L. Bean’s classic duck boots offer the Maine-based company’s signature craftsmanship for the most extreme weather conditions. The full-grain leather and rubber-bottom outer, breathable Gore-Tex lining and Thinsulate insulation combine to offer waterproof protection in the great outdoors. The brand’s century-old design offers a unique silhouette with a steel shank that gives the support and comfort you need when walking around. Available in multiple colors and women’s sizes.
Hunter Waterproof Chelsea Boot
For boots with a sleek, minimalist look, slip on this rain-friendly pair by footwear brand Hunter. These stylish waterproof boots feature the iconic Chelsea silhouette in natural latex rubber. They’re great for wet and windy situations, as well as hot and humid environments. (Note: They’ll release a waxy film in the heat, which is normal and can be wiped off with a damp cloth.) Multiple colors and women’s sizes are also available.
Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Avenue Duck Boot
Sperry’s Avenue duck boots bring a modern look to a classic rain-resistant silhouette. The company’s molded Wave-Siping rubber outsole promises excellent traction whether it’s raining or not, and the seam-sealed waterproof leather uppers ensure your feet will stay nice and dry. The memory foam footbed and thermal lining bring extra comfort to these splash-friendly boots.
Sorel Women’s Lennox Street Lace Boot
These insulated waterproof suede women’s boots by Sorel offer a stylish way to stomp through light snow or city streets. They’ve adopted a hiking-inspired silhouette that delivers stability and comfort, thanks to the microfleece lining, EVA footbed, molded rubber outsole and waterproof seam-sealed suede upper.
Timberland Men’s 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boots
Timberland’s original yellow boots feature seam-sealed leather and rustproof hardware for durability. This classic silhouette is as comfortable as it is rugged, thanks to PrimaLoft insulation, padded leather ankle collars, and an anti-fatigue design that supports the entire foot.
Season Three The Ansel Boot
Inspired by European hiking footwear from the Seventies and Eighties, these unisex boots by direct-to-consumer brand Season Three truly do right by their adventurous environmentalist namesake. Handmade in a family-run factory in Italy, these waterproof boots feature a rugged silhouette made of luxe Italian leather and sustainable merino wool lining from New Zealand. They’re finished with ortholite insoles and a Vibram outsole to keep your feet comfortable all day long.
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