Girls have rain boots, however, what about guys? Yeah, rain shoes for men are a stumper. While brands certainly make tall, plastic wellies for men, you rarely see men wearing rain boots loud and proud. So what kind of footwear should dudes wear when the weather’s gross and the ground is soaked?
We’ve got good news: There are more options than you think. Below, we’re walking all you men through the treacherous shopping terrain of men’s foul-weather footwear.
Think those knee-high rubber boots look too girly? There are plenty of brands that make toned-down ankle versions with more streamlined shapes and neutral colors that don’t scream “rain boot.”
You get the best of both worlds with what we call “rain sneakers,” which are basically rain boots masquerading as high-top sneakers. Many brands have styles made of waterproof rubber, but done in subtle colors with regular shoelaces so no one will be able to tell the difference.
Chukka boots are a slightly more stylish, less sporty alternative to duck boots. The lace-up shoes are typically low-slung, only rising slightly above the ankle, and they’ve got a chunky, rounded toe. Not all chukka boots are waterproof, but but look out for some stylish pairs that are!
For guys who want to be able to wear their normal shoes even when it’s wet out, a rubber “overshoe” is the way to go. Just slip the thin, flexible rubber over your normal dress shoes, and peel them off when you get to work. Bonus: They’re the cheapest item on this list.
Yes, men can wear traditional rain boots. You’ve just got to have the swagger to pull it off. They not only are a perfect solution for the wet weather but also ensures that added oomph to your personality.
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