As the old adage goes, when it rains, it pours, and now your feet are soaking wet. Just kidding, that’s not the actual saying but the sentiment about being prepared with reliable rain boots is more likely true than not. That’s the thing about rain boots — they’re out of sight and out of mind (and not really on your fashion shopping list) until you find yourself trapped under a shabby awning while torrential downpour cascades around you. You look down at your “water-resistant” shoes that are absolutely going to get destroyed and you think, “Well, here goes nothing” as you make a run for it. Don’t let this happen to you.
Instead, peruse our Hype Machine guide to the best rain boots for women, featuring highly-rated, all-time customer faves as recommended by people who have actually trekked out in storms. We hope that this roundup helps you secure at least one pair of tried-and-true, 100% waterproof footwear ahead of the dicey, wet weather of fall and winter. And while most of the styles are of classic duck boots, up-the-leg Wellingtons, and rain booties disguised as Chelseas, we’ve also found budget-friendly slip-on rain shoes from Amazon, the best rain boots for extremely cold climates, and much more.
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