Published on January 31st, 2017 | by Kirsten Borrink5
Waterproof Shoes and Boots [4 Stylish, Comfortable Options]
That’s the last time I’m falling for the Farmer’s Almanac winter forecast. All was well and good in December: plenty of sunny days and above average snowfall–just the way I like my winters. But then January came. Every day like the one before–gray, rainy or sleety with temperatures hovering around 39. I’ve broken out my Vitamin D supplements and traded in my snow boots for anything waterproof. But truth me told, even the queen of comfort footwear has extremely limited options in waterproof shoes and boots–like one pair of bright green rain boots.
If part of your commute to work includes walking, and you’d rather not tote a change of footwear for rainy days, consider a pair of stylish waterproof shoes or boots. Check out our recommendations!
Blondo Villa – The manageable 1 3/4″ stacked heel gives this Blondo beauty a chic look while still maintaining its all-day comfort. All Blondo footwear carries the AquaProtect®seal which certifies the use of high quality waterproof leathers and other materials with seam-sealed construction. This process makes Blondo footwear truly waterproof and easy to clean after exposure to salt. Read this review from the Uniformly Dressed blog. Available at Zappos and Amazon. Find a size 12 at Nordstrom!
Romika Citytex footwear – Both styles, the 121 and 131, feature a Topdry TEX waterproofing membrane to keep your feet dry. Romika Citytex is for you if you need good arch support or a removable footbed to accommodate an orthotic. These style run a little snug, so you may want to order up a size if you plan to wear with a thicker sock. Available at Zappos, Amazon and FootwearEtc.com.
Ahnu Emery – These comfortable waterproof shoes by Ahnu entered the scene a few years back and I’m concerned they might not be around much longer. Ahnu is under the Teva name now and I only see hiking boots on the website. But for now, the Emery oxford is still available at Zappos, Amazon and 6pm.com. Add a Pedag mini orthotic for extra arch and metatarsal support.
Arcopedico L19 – With 75% of Zappos customers awarding the Arcopedico L19 with five stars, I’d be remiss not to include it in our lineup of trusty waterproof shoes and boots. The L19 features a Lytech upper which is a blend of Lycra® and polyurethane that’s water-resistant and breathable. This vegan bootie is a perfect choice for feet with bunions or hammertoes as the Lytech is soft and forgiving of toe bumps. Get ready for some serious arch support in the Arcopedico L19–it may look like a slipper-type bootie but once it’s on your foot, you’ll feel the structure of the supportive insole. Available at Zappos, Amazon and FootwearEtc.com.