With warmer weather comes the rain, and those clunky winter boots that got you through the winter can be a little too insulated for the rainy days of spring and early summer. The problem with rainboots is that they are often only that: rain boots. Once you get out of the rain they’re clunky and ugly and heavy. Here are three stylish and waterproof shoes to help you conquer the puddles without looking like a deep-sea fisherman this spring:
The Vans Sk8-Hi sneaker is an institution. From skaters and punks to artists and average Joes and Janes, the Sk8-Hi is a simple, solid classic that reminds us of a simpler time. And now, you can take on the mountains with them. With its tagline, “Designed for the elements,” Vans has brought us a twist on their classic shoe that combines durable, waterproof uppers with a heat retention layer to keep out the chill.
2. Tretorn Gill
Tretorn is a staple in high-end footwear, and has long been praised in their waterproof offerings. Their Gill rainboot offers the hard to achieve combination of a boot that’s completely waterproof that also doesn’t make you look like you’re about to go fishing. The Gill boot features a rubber and coated canvas outer with a high-performance Eco-Ortholite sock on the inside for dryness and comfort you can count on.
If you can count on any brand to produce a great athletic shoe that you can take to the streets, it’s Adidas, and their Terrex collection has been revered by trail runners and hikers alike. The Agravic GTX is touted as a waterproof trail running shoe to get you through the hills and tough terrain without a hitch, but that support, water-resistance and athletic style looks just as good stomping through puddles down 10th Avenue.
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