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Eight rain-worthy shoes if you hate wellies and soaking socks

by Ellen Bird
14th Nov 2018

Whether or not you’re a fan of drizzly days, ugly mornings can mean jeopardising your cosy weather style. Maybe it’s just me, or do rain boots ruin most good outfits? I don’t know what it is about them, but I’m pretty sure it’s their extra rubbery rounded toes that are blatantly off-putting. I dread the rain; not because it’s super depressing outside, but because I refuse to wear wellies, I’m usually left with soppy feet. I wouldn’t mind if I was suiting up for a hike up the Sugarloaf mountains or trekking through my local countryside, but more often than not it’s when I’m heading to the office, glam.

After careful research, I’ve determined that rain boots not only include wellies, but leather shoes that have a substantial rubber sole, splash-proof plastic, something with height to avoid puddles, and patent leather boots with wooden heels that aren’t explicitly intended for rain wear. Check out my edit below of eight rain-worthy shoes (none of which compromise on style) and prepare yourself for any of our up-coming rainy days (because there’s a lot!).

Gomma ankle boots, Tod’s, €580 at Brown Thomas

Hike lace up hiker boots, €110 at Topshop

Mountain boots, €69.95 at Zara

Refined slim fit quilted gloss chelsea boots, €67 at

Leather-trimmed PVC ankle boots, MM6 Maison Marginal, 470 at

Maroon lace-up biker ankle boots, €45.99 at Stradivarius

House Of Holland X Grenson brown leather hiker boots, €459 at Urban Outfitters

Mid-heel patent finish ankle boots, €35.99 at Bershka