For years, I was vehemently against rain boots. The idea of shoving my feet into a pair of galoshes that swallowed my calves in stiff, thick rubber made my skin crawl. But when more and more brands made ankle-height boots, I started to come around to the idea.
Boot brand BOGS just released their newest line of spring-ready shoes, and with that launch came the Flora Bootie. They sent me a pair to try out and, barring the unavoidably strong scent of rubber, these will now be the rain boots I take into spring and summer.
What these boots have that other ankle-height boots don’t (like Everlane’s Rain Boot or the Hunter Chelsea Boot) is a slimmer silhouette that feels lightweight, instead of hefty and clunky. In the fall and winter, give me a lug sole and a centimeter thick layer of rubber between my sock and the outside air. But in spring and summer, the thought of wearing shoes that weigh multiple pounds as the temperature (and humidity) climbs just seems uncomfortable. At that point, I’d rather risk my feet getting wet than end up with a damp sock caused by sweat from sweltering in personal foot saunas.
For spring and summer, do yourself a favor and get a pair of warmer-weather rain boots.
Asgard Women's Short Rain Boots
Adding a pair of rainboots that can function outside of the weather is a worthy investment. These feature elastic sides for easy on-and-off and an EVA foam insole to keep you so comfortable, you won’t need to change out of them when it’s dry.
Crocs Women's Jaunt Shorty Boot
These boots are just so darn cute. They come in a handful of colors, from subtle black to bright yellow. The contrasting side circles help you pull them on without much effort.
Sloggers Women's Waterproof Rain and Garden Ankle Boot
Boots like these are great for both bad weather and backyard use. The thick sole may seem excessive, but they’ll get you through deep puddles or patches of mud with ease.
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