On rainy, wet days, waterproof boots are a necessity. There are varying levels of style, price and lower-leg coverage, but one thing remains constant among these sturdy stompers — they’ll get you from A to B safe and dry.
All come with grippy, hearty outsoles that are welded to be totally waterproof. Uppers and liners vary by style, so consider your temp (insulated or not) and your usage. Then, tie up the laces (or slip ’em on) and go out into the world without fretting the wet.
Best Overall Waterproof Boots: Baxter Wood Hevea Chelsea Boots
Made from natural tree-derived rubber, these boots are a great alternative to other waterproof styles made from petroleum-derived rubber. They’re comfortable and have good traction in the rain, plus they’re available with three different contrast soles.
Best Upgrade Waterproof Boots: L.L. Bean Boots
Tried, true, still made in Maine and still waterproof. These classic waterproof boots feature a rubber bottom with a steel shark for support and a weather-resistant leather upper.
Best Affordable Waterproof Boots: Bogs Sauvie Waterproof Chelsea Boots
These sub-$100 boots feature a comfortable EVA footbed and a slip-resistant sole. And unlike other options, these have a lining that evaporates sweat as well.
Hunter Original Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boots
When you think of rain boots, you’re thinking of Hunter. This shorter version is easier to slip into than its taller counterparts and just as waterproof, assuming you don’t fall into a foot of water.
Ugg Butte Waterproof Chelsea Boots
Who could argue against a boot that’s comfy, cozy and waterproof? These Ugg boots are rated to -4°F, feature a rugged Vibram outsole and are lined with a moisture-wicking wool-based blend that wears like shearling.
Timberland 6 Inch Premium Waterproof Boot
These iconic boots feature waterproof seam-sealed construction and a grippy, lugged sole. With a comfortable insole and a padded collar, they’re easy on your feet for all-day wear.
Sorel Mad Brick Waterproof Chelsea Boot
This waterproof Chelsea boot has a chunky lugged sole and seam-sealed construction. They also have a removable insole with arch support to keep you comfortable no matter the conditions.
These technical boots feature a 360° rubberized mudguard, a durable membrane (both wind- and waterproof), and an easy-lace system that can be tied with a single pull. They’re incredibly lightweight and comfortable from the first wear — and they’re fit for wherever life takes you.