We Found the 17 Best Waterproof Shoes For Keeping Your Feet Dry
Waterproof shoes—whether that's a sneaker, a dress shoe, or a boot—are vital for maintaining composure when you have to deal with crappy weather. The rain, snow, and sleet are about to start rolling in, and there's not always time for a complete outfit overhaul every time there's a hint of wet in the air. Getting a functional shoe that is also stylish helps make every day of bad weather at least a little more bearable. Here are 17 shoes guaranteed to keep your feet dry.
The North Face
ThermoBall Traction Mule IV
OK, yeah these are slippers. What of it? They're best kept for hiking, camping, skiing, or just rolling out of bed and into the grocery store for essentials.
These Nike Cortezes will work with you right through the spring and summer. They're waterproof, but you'd never know it.
Vans's MTE line is made to battle all levels of weather (and serious walking), and the shoes are super insulating. Bonus: They're the same shape as the standard Sk8 His, so it doesn't look or feel like you're wearing something weatherized.
Odyssey React Shield
If you really want to disguise your weatherproofed shoes, Nike's Odyssey React Shield sneaker is about as perfect as you can get. The waterproof upper is ideal for wearing in all kinds of weather.
Gus Rain Boot
When it comes to rubber rain boots, Tretorn can't be overlooked. With its basic Chelsea boot-style design, it'll make your rainy-day look more "urban warrior" and less "trout fisherman."
Chuck Taylor 1970s Hi Gore-Tex
Disguising your rain boots as low-key high-top sneakers is a win-win.
Chuck Taylor All Star Counter Climate Waterproof Sneaker
Waterproof Chuck Taylors are your go-to weekend sneaker for unexpected weather. Plus, the all-black color is as versatile as it gets.
6" Bean Boots
The reason why Bean boots have stood the test of time is twofold: quality and versatility. Wear them with jeans, corduroys, chinos, or even a suit if you're feeling the Northeastern vibes.
Johnston & Murphy
Waterproof Plain Toe Derby
Rain can't stop business. These waterproof derbies come in handy for rainy days that still require a trek to the office.
6-Inch Premium Boot
Timberland's classic 6-inch boot works as well for rain as it will for snow and sleet.
Original Insulated Commando Boot
Sturdy leather boots are great for your run-of-the-mill bad-weather day. But when the torrential downpours come, you're going to want something made of rubber. Hunter is a failsafe.
Butte Waterproof Boot
When it comes to winter wetness—snow, sleet, and ice—Ugg's Butte boot is everything. It's waterproof, it's warm, and it's slip-proof. Here's exactly how much we love it.
Wakefield Grand Chelsea Boot
A waterproof boot that looks not in the least bit waterproof? Many levels of yes.
1,000-Mile Arctic Waterproof Boot
Wolverines are made to withstand years of wear and tear, and these, in particular, are completely waterproof. It might be a hefty initial price, but you'll never need another pair.
Renzo Weatherproof Lace-Up Boot
Rainy days can be especially tough on those who dress up for work everyday. Think of this Aquatalia option as your rainy day dress shoe.
Heath Weatherproof Plain-Toe Boot
They're so stylish, you'll probably end up wearing them even when it's not raining.
Jacques Leather Boots
If you're looking for an investment piece, Mr P.'s leather boots are fully functional in bad weather and look great with everything from jeans to a suit.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.