16 Pairs of Weatherproof Shoes That Are So Much Cuter than Your Oversize Galoshes

Oversize rubber rain boots are great for when you are, say, mucking out stables or braving swamps. But on an overcast day in the city when it is drizzling or there is light snow, galoshes can feel like overkill. So what is a downtown fashionista to do when looking for slimmed-down water-resistant options for city wear and everyday commuting? We’ve rounded up a few alternatives to the basic rubber boot for cute weatherproof options that can be worn all day, no change of shoes required.

The classic slick rain boot gets a platform boost.

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Sam Edelman women’s ‘Kallum’ rainboot, $16 and up at Amazon.com.

Suede flats with a weatherproof treatment.

Aquatalia ‘Perla’ flats in Orchid, $163 and up at aquatilia.com.

Fresh details add flare to cute rain boots.

 

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Jack Roger’s ‘Sallie’ rain boot, $27 and up in a variety of colors at Amazon.com.

 

A refined dress pump with patent trim.

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Cole Haan ‘Kelsey’ dress pump in maple sugar, $80 and up at Amazon.com.

 

A slip-on sneaker in waterproof rubber.

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Cougar ‘Dash’ slip-on in concrete, $80 and up at Amazon.com.

 

Splash-proof sneakers provide durable comfort.

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Keds ‘Scout Splash’, $50 and up at Amazon.

 

A block heel that blocks out moisture.

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Blondo ‘Tiana’, $68 and up at Amazon.

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Pop-on clogs in a bright floral print.

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Joules ‘Pop-ons’ slip on rubber clog in french navy, $58 and up at Amazon.

 

A rainy day sophisticate.

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Oka B. ‘Taylor’ flat in chai, $30 and up, available in 30+ colors at Amazon.

 

The everyday essential ankle bootie.

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Cole Haan ‘Lyla’ Waterproof Bootie, $150 at Nordstrom.

 

A leather loafer with a puddle-proof lift.

Geox ‘Blenda’ in navy, $175 at ShopGeox.com.

 

Hunter goes high-heel.

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Hunter refined high heel Chelsea boot, $136 at Hunter.com.

 

Buckles and hardware adds edge to the rubber pull-on.

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Loeffler Randall ‘Rain Nash’ bootie, $67 and up at Amazon.

 

A sporty metallic silhouette gets a weatherproof finish.

  

Cole Haan waterproof Zerogrand wingtip oxford, $230 and up, available in  at Amazon.com.

 

A sleek sneaker in basic black.

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Bogs ‘Quinn’ waterproof shoes, $40 and up at Amazon.

 

A sturdy staple that goes with everything.

Sorel Lolla ankle boot, $100 and up at Amazon.


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Hayley is an Assistant Editor at Washingtonian Bride & Groom and Washingtonian. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. She currently resides in Bloomingdale. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste.