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Be honest: The last time it rained, did you end up with soaked socks and a soggy disposition? Well, 'tis the season to start thinking about sweater weather again...and investing in a quality pair of rain and waterproof boots. Whether you need a smart set to carry you along fall in a fashionable way or functional ones for fishing, hunting, gardening, and the like, this list is a good place to start.
Men's Tsumoru Boot, The North Face
This minimalist lace-up boot from The North Face is completely waterproof. Insulation and a cozy fleece lining make them ideal for when winter weather rolls in.
Steel Yard Wellington, Danner
These Danner work boots are more than a simple rain boot. Made with full-grain leather and waterproof lining, they also have slip-resistant soles for navigating all kinds of terrain...like a slippery sidewalk while you're holding a cup of coffee.
Blundstone 500 Original, Market Street Shoes
Would it be Seattle without Blundstones? These iconic waterproof Chelsea-style boots can take you practically anywhere. Bonus: They're lightweight, have a slip-resistant outsole, shock absorption, and contour to the shape of the foot. Ballard
Want something that can take you from P-Patch to Pioneer Square? These rain boots are it. They've got a slip-on style and heel kick for hands-free removal, plus special sweat-wicking lining to prevent stinky odors from building up inside.
Xtratuf Elite Boots for Men, Filson
These Xtratuf boots work well for fishing, field work, and other outdoor pursuits. The proprietary rubber exterior is extra protective, while the lining is breathable and mitigates moisture.
Hunter Original Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot, Nordstrom
You can't get much more classic than a pair of 100 percent waterproof Hunter rain boots in a Chelsea cut.
Men's Hunt Boot, Eddie Bauer
Consider this Eddie Bauer boot a workhorse that can carry you through the winter with ease. They're not only waterproof but also insulated for added warmth when you're trekking through slushy conditions.
Men's Frontier Neoprene Mid Boot, Western Chief
Make sure you're covered, no matter the weather. This waterproof mid-calf boot has a warm fleece lining and textured rubber mud guard for easy walking in pumpkin patches, snowy conditions, and muddy gardens.