You can handle any type of weather with the right footwear. Be prepared for rainy spring days by packing waterproof shoes like these 12 stylish and comfortable picks.
Best Waterproof Shoes
These boots, shoes, and sandals are guaranteed to keep your feet dry and you happy:
Oka-B Taylor Ballet Flat
Oka-B’s Taylor Ballet Flat is made from a unique Microplast material that’s waterproof, machine-washable, recyclable, and lightweight. These waterproof shoes are American-made with a slip-resistant sole to keep you safe on slippery surfaces. They also have massage beads on the insoles to pamper your feet.
Sam Edelman Tinsley & Ecco Turn GTX
Short boots are good picks for rainy days, as they help prevent water from splashing in around your ankles. For women, the Sam Edelman Tinsley booties are a very affordable choice that are still durable and comfortable. For men, the Ecco Turn GTX are a stylish pick that you won’t need to change out of as soon as you get indoors.
Merrell MQM Flex Gore-Tex
Waterproof shoes are crucial on hikes, where soggy socks and feet can result in painful blisters. Merrell’s MQM Flex Gore-Tex (available in a men’s and women’s version) use a GORE-TEX membrane to keep moisture out—even if you have to ford a river on the trail. These trail shoes are super lightweight, weighing just over one pound. And even though these shoes are waterproof, they aren’t stiff at all, thanks to a patented FLEXconnect technology that lets the shoe move naturally with you.
Ahnu Taraval Walking Shoe & Balboa
Ahnu makes shoes that are designed for walking in the rain, offering plenty of arch support and cushioning as well as waterproofing. For women, the Ahnu Taraval Walking Shoe is fashionable enough to be worn on the streets, but durable enough to take off road. For men, Ahnu’s Balboa is a casual style that features extra shock absorption and heel support.
Birkenstocks Gizeh & Arizona
Sandals might not seem like something that would need to be waterproof (won’t your feet get wet anyway?), but if you’re visiting the pool or beach, it’s nice to have sandals that rinse dirt and sand right off without getting soggy. Birkenstocks makes waterproof sandals that are easy to clean and much more supportive than regular flip flops. Check out the budget-friendly Gizehs for women or the Arizonas for men.
Chooka Ballet Flats
Chooka’s waterproof shoes look like normal ballet flats (and come in a wide variety of cute prints and colors). The outside is completely waterproof, but the interior is lined with a plush microsuede fabric that will keep your feet warm on chilly, damp days.
Blondo Riyan Waterproof Fashion Sneaker
Blondo’s Riyan Sneakers offer a stylish, slip-on design that are perfect for airport security. Made from leather, these shoes are coated with an AquaProtect seal that repels water and stains to keep you looking fresh on the road.
Boat shoes are a good waterproof shoe option, as they’re designed to stand up to saltwater. The Dunham Capitan boat shoes have water-venting mesh sidewalls, channels on the soles to siphon away water, and a cushioned (and removable) insole for support.
Dansko Pro XP Waterproof
The Dansko Pro XPs were designed for professionals who are on their feet all day (nurses, hospitality workers, etc.), so they are ideal for travelers who will be standing or walking all day. The exterior is waterproof, and the interior is lined with a moisture-wicking foam footbed, so you’ll be dry from the inside out.
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