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10 footwear styles for making a splash this fall. By Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi

mensrainshoes_openNecessity is the mother of invention. So, when we received not one, not three, but 12 requests over the last few months for good-looking shoes for guys to wear in the rain (not simply Old shoes they no longer cared about), we gladly rose to the challenge. The first thought to emerge: Guys don't wear galoshes in the city. Have you ever seen one? We haven't. And there's definitely a reason for that. Hence, we knew we had to unearth exceptional styles that used fabric and water-proof treatments in a modern, fashionable way.

The good news is we found plenty of puddle-friendly possibilities—tapered zip-up boots from SWIMS have an almost Dandy refinement; rubberized Chucks from John Varvatos are tailored for the traditionalist who still wants to keep his feet dry; while Common Projects nylon training boots are chic enough to wear on sunny and stormy days alike. Yes, those big scary clouds will continue to roll in, and even if you're making a run for the next awning, we'll make sure you definitely look good doing it.


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Above, from left: Acne Low Wedge Work Boots (water-resistant leather, thick rubber sole), $449, available at Acne Studios; SWIMS Mobster Overshoe Boots (rubber lower, waterproof upper, insulated lining), about $158, available at Swim Store.


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Above, from left: Common Projects Nylon Training Boots (rubber soles, water-resistant nylon upper), $355, available at Revolve Clothing; SWIMS Classic overshoes (rubber, insulated lining) , $118, available at Revolve Clothing and SWIM Store.


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Above, from left: Gram 383g Softshell Sneakers (rubber sole, waterproof upper, micro fleece lining), $130, available at Gram Store; Acne for Tretorn Stroll High Sneakers (rubber galosh sole, water-resistant upper), $240, available at Acne Studios.


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Above, from left: Tretorn Strala Low-cut Boots (rubber sole and upper, insulated lining), $60, available at Tretorn; Nike Sportswear Dunks! (fully weather resistant), $105, available at Nike Sportswear.


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Above, from left: Timberland Earthkeepers Waterproof Boots (rubber sole, waterproof, seam-sealed upper, moisture-wicking lining), $180, available at Timberland; Converse by John Varvatos Rubber Coated Sneaker (rubber sole, water-resistant upper), $115, available at Nordstrom.

10 footwear styles for making a splash this fall.