Boots for Your Budget: Rain Boots For Those Puddles You’ve Been Eyeing

September 21, 2011  |  
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From afar, rain boots look pretty stupid don’t they? There’s something about rubber shoes that gives me that whole, I Know What You Did Last Summer meets “We’re about to plant some flowers” type feel, ya know? But there’s also something about the relaxed demeanor of people in rain boots during the harshest of downpours that tells you, hey, YOU need to get yourself a pair. If you’ve ever waltzed into work with saggy socks and shoes, you owe it to yourself to swoop up a pair. But not just any ‘ol ugly, plain pair. We’ve got you covered:

*Note: Before we get started, know that everyone’s tastes are different. SO, if you don’t like the selections provided, tell us or give us links with some of your favorites! Don’t just be a Debbie Downer though (aka, “Those are ugly”)…*

Old Navy – Women’s Faux-Croc Rain Boots: $34.95

Do you have some real crocodile skin boot money? Okay, well if you’re like me and absolutely don’t (or you just don’t like to do animals like that), Old Navy has some classic faux-croc rain boots that are fashion forward and nice and high for rain stomping. At only $35, your budget should be able to handle these things, and fit them over business clothes when you don’t have time for the rain, or over jeans when you want to make a dull outfit stand out.

Hunter – Rubber Combat Short Boots $125

Like the idea of rain boots but don’t like the extremely tall and rubbery look? Good news! You can go short and chic but still have heavy duty protection from the rain, and even the snow once that mess starts falling. Hunter is huge in the rain boot game, and these combat shorts come in green if you’re feeling funky, black if you’re feeling boring traditional.

Lauren By Ralph Lauren – Rossalyn II $75

Looking to stand out in your boots without looking like you’re wearing pre-teen’s rain boots? BOW! Ralph Lauren has something you might like in the Rossalyn II. The prints go from regular plaid to tartan, and while that sounds boring, the rich colors pop and look fab paired with your casual or bright raincoat. And for a Ralph Lauren boot, this sure isn’t a Ralph Lauren price. Get on it!

Sporto – Tracy $60

Talk About eclectic. Another short rain boot that can tickle your fancy and keep you warm and dry on the way to work or play, the Sporto Tracy is waterproof, but also comes with an adjustable lace up for extra protection from the elements. Feet stay cool as the durable boots trek through puddles, get splashed on by passing cars and feel the rain in full force.

Sperry – Shearwater Boot $67.99

ADORABLE. Coming up around the calf, these uber-cute Shearwater boots are extremely fabulous in their snow leopard print and grey bottom. There is a micro-fleece lining on the inside for added warmth and protection, and they’re on sale! If I wasn’t so broke right now…

Gabriella Rocha – Duckee Duck Boot $89

Can’t live without shoes with some height to ’em? Gabriella Rocha has got your back with the Duckee Duck boots (cute name, right?) The heels is not too tall and chunky enough to be comfortable in when walking around town. The contrasting colors of the heels are also very cute. Lace them up tight and be prepared to stomp! Just don’t hurt yourself…

Merona – Zoya Rain Boot $34.99

Hoping to add some cool textures to your feet during the rain but look as mature and professional as possible? Merona’s Zoya rain boots are good for that. Coming in grey with a print reminiscent of your best pair of work slacks, they’re charming but still pretty heavy duty. And at $35, they’re definitely a steal.

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