PNW Men's Boots for Rain, Snow, and Style

Stay warm and dry, Seattle.

By Brian Olson

The products listed here were selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Western Chief knows boots—and Seattle.

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Whether this is your first rodeo in the Northwest rain, or your closet is running low on usable footwear after decades of puddle hopping, hiking, and beachcombing, it takes some serious boots to keep Seattleites dry, warm, and looking good through all those months of wet season. Here are some of our favorites.

These products were chosen by our editorial team from the Shops at Seattle Met, the city’s first online marketplace bringing the best local businesses together in one place.

Ready to split wood at the cabin or just look cabin-chic downtown, this new version of Red Wing's classic rocks a shorter, six-inch boot shaft for more comfort and less lacing, while a high-traction outsole prevents slip-and-falls.

Zip into style with Helm's Pablo boot, a sleek and simple moto design with modern updates that keep it at the forefront of the fashion fray. This Italian-inspired zipper boot sports a classic slim profile and a Fineline sole for better traction than the old-school leather bottom.

Super comfy in Seattle rain and warm enough for any Washington cold snap, Western Chief's Rambler invites compliments in the city and warm toes in the Crystal Mountain parking lot. 

Durable, stylish suede melds with breathability and waterproofing for a boot that meets the demands of local trail treks, squelchy soccer fields, treks up Capitol Hill, and more.

With a steel shank for days spent on uneven ground and an oil-resistant, lugged sole, the Expedition is your go-to work boot. An 8-inch upper means plenty of ankle support, and a padded cuff comforts the Achilles. There's a 6-inch version, too. 

Minnesota iron-mine tough by design—but cool enough for dates and work occasions—Red Wing's Iron Ranger are as cool as they are comfy. A beefy double-layered toe protects and adds style points, while a cork midsole cushions to reduce impact on the move. 

Lighter rains offer an escape from the full-on rainboot rigmarole—it's super easy to slide right into Staheekum's ankle shoe as you head out the door, and they're lightweight and packable for a day at the beach.

Seattleites need a waterproof boot that's tough as nails, and having at least one pair of easy-to-clean rain boots (mud sprays right off these bad boys) is mandatory. Western Chief rubber boots are built to last, for dry feet long down the road. 

Mid-height boots are an excellent option for thick-calved dudes that don't like the rub taller boots give us. With a cold rating down to -30F (thank you, neoprene!) and a heavy-duty waterproof design, this pair keeps you warm and dry all winter. Pulls in the back let you put them on with one hand on the fly, and a no-slip rubber sole offers optimal traction. 

Perfect for slipping on and off to grab the mail or to pack along for a day at Alki, Western Chief's Ankle Boots keep you warm and dry with a neoprene lining and a super comfy memory foam insole.

Seattle's known for bringing the hiking aesthetic to the streets—but rarely does it look as fashionable as this full-grain leather boot, accented with natural shearling, metal eyelets, and those nostalgia-inducing orange laces.


Our Picks from Other Retailers

Hop the puddle and show up to the party in style wearing Blundstone's classic Chelsea dress boot. A smooth toe box and vamp with minimalist stitching all around up the style factor, while a beaded welt covers stitching to keep moisture at bay all winter long.  

Pull on those vintage jeans and slide into a pair of Filson's distressed service boots. Oiled full-grain leather and Goodyear welt stitching make this classic more reliable than ever. Smooth and roughout leathers break up the design nicely, and a Vibram sole keeps them around for years of use. 

These boots were made for walking, stomping, moshing, puddle-jumping—Dr. Marten's Jadon offers a boost with a 1-1/2-inch sole and 2-inch heel that's ideal for the fashionable among us (or those of us who've shrunk a bit since our '80s punk-rock days). And you still get the yellow welt stitching, AirWair heel loop, and max style points.

The dapper Chelsea profile and funky rainbow colors celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and brighten the dreariest day. A steel shank takes on day hikes, and premium water-resistant leather keeps toes toasty warm. 

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