20 Best Rain Boots to Wear Anywhere and Anytime

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Sometimes functional fashion can be boring and—dare I say it—downright ugly. But the best rain boots, luckily, have received fashion-forward revival in recent years, making them versatile, functional, and chic. One of Phoebe Philo’s gifts to us as the creative director of Celine was a pair of wildly beautiful rain boots. More recently Dior, Balenciaga, and Prada have also given the rubber galoshes a runway-worthy makeover. Some of the designs are so covetable, I’ve seen several street style stars wearing them on days when there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

In fact, if there was an award for the most unexpected wardrobe hero, it would definitely go to the utilitarian rain boot. The clunky shoes are certainly having a moment, and silhouettes have evolved over the years to fit every lifestyle, mood, and personality. Whether you’re in need of an ankle-grazing option to pound the rainy streets of NYC in, or a lace-up design perfect for stomping around a slippery dock, you can rest assured that your toes will stay dry and your outfit will feel fresh with our favorite pairs ahead. 

Read on to unearth the best rain boots to wear come rain or sunshine.

Short and Sweet

& Other Stories chelsea boot

$179

& OTHER STORIES

Hunter refined texture chelsea boot

$165

AMAZON

Bottega Veneta the puddle boot

$650

MODA OPERANDI

Everlane the rain boot

$75

EVERLANE

Lace-Up Lugs

See by Chloe Florrie lace-up rain boots

$250

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Diemme Anatra suede rain boots

$379

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Sorel Lennox hiker honest beige

$220$140

ZAPPOS

Proenza Schouler rubber ankle boots

$695$347

MYTHERESA

Comfy Chelseas

Stella McCartney in the rain vegan leather boots

$785

MODA OPERANDI

Moncler Ginette patent leather

$395

MODA OPERANDI

Ganni rubber trimmed leather chelsea boots

$445

NET-A-PORTER

Zara low-heel rubberized ankle boots

$129

ZARA

Shearling 

Tory Burch Miller lug-sole shearling lined boots

$498

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Gucci faux shearling rubber ankle boots

$750

MYTHERESA

Tretorn Linawnt rain boots

$100

ZAPPOS

Ugg Shelby matte boot

$50

ZAPPOS

Embellished Wonders

Roger Vivier Tempête Viv crystal buckle waterproof rain boot

$995

NORDSTROM

Dorothee Schumacher embellished rain boots

$214

FARFETCH

Brunello Cucinelli rain boots

$583$349

THE OUTNET

Saint Laurent embellished rain boots

$745$596

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