7 Stylish Rain Boots You Need to Have

This week’s weather report gives us showers tomorrow and snow showers on Friday—whatever that means—so here’s how to meet it all head on.

February 21, 2017

By Amanda Ross


1. The Chelsea boot may have gotten its start thanks to Queen Victoria’s shoemaker in 1851, but it wasn’t until 1960s London that its iconic reputation was cemented—London Fog’s leopard print version in PVC makes for the perfect homage. $50, thebay.com


2. It used to be that any style-conscious man worth his salt would don his galoshes (those little rubber overshoes that protected dress shoes from hazardous mud and puddles); Swims offers a timeless update in a kaleidoscopic of colours from orange and red to classic navy and standard black. $125, harryrosen.com


3. When Vancouver’s days are short and the sky feels perennially overcast, you’ll need a spring in your step—and Gucci’s Italian-made floral Prato-GG Blooms rain boots promise to deliver just that. $685, boboli.ca


4. There’s no need for regular rain boots to be utilitarian and expected. Case-in-point: the Crandall Tall by Bogs feature cut-out handles, an insulated lining and chocolate fabric detailing that all lend a decidedly equestrian vibe to your gait. $160, ingledews.com


5. There are times when a full-on rain boot just won’t work (we’re looking at you skirts and dresses), but with the Stormy by Jeffrey Campbell—a rubber boot in matte purple—no one will be the wiser that you’re wearing functional footgear. $75, nordstrom.ca


6. The Calgary by Pajar is a made-to-order-in-Montreal men’s boot that’s waterproof, winter-proof (up to -40 degrees celsius!) and rugged—it’s specifically engineered to get you there dry and in style too. $357, pajar.com


7. This month, Hunter brought back the Original Penny Loafer, reimagined in natural rubber with a matte finish. Available in black and navy, it’s the perfect Vancouver shoe from March through June. $175, online only ca.hunterboots.com

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