Rain boots have never claimed to be the best looking item of footwear. But in times of rain, are people really concerned about what they put on their feet, if they’re just going to get wet and dirty? Rain boots fashion is nothing to write home about. Sure they come in a plethora of decorative patterns, but otherwise, they aren’t the best looking footwear.
I liken rain boots to a combination of two of the ugliest footwear fads: Uggs and Crocs. Rain boots share the same cylindrical non-shape as Uggs, but are made of a utilitarian rubber, similar to that of the Crocs. Basically, the rain boot is the most mundane thing you can put on your feet in times of rain. I also consider it an unfortunate fashion faux pas to wear rain boots throughout the day (in the office, for example). Please- bring a change of shoes or something.
Some rain boots however, do try to look half-decent. Here are a sampling of boots that either try to do the best while still maintaining the boring boot shape, and some other rainy day footwear choices that may veer away from the traditional boot.