For fairly obvious reasons (a hurricane is kind of hard to miss), we’ve been obsessing over rainy weather wear. So, it seemed only appropriate to make one of our weekly features about rainboots. Waterproof, comfortable, and dependable, these boots are the go-to footwear when the weather turns sour. The first rainboots, or Wellingtons, were created on commission for Arthur Wellesly, the 1st Duke of Wellington in the early 19th century. It was Charles Goodyear (yes, like the tires), however, that came up with the vulcanization process that led to the rubber rainboots that we know and love today.
Rainboots have come a long way from the low-heeled leather boots worn by the Duke of Wellington. Some may prefer to brighten rainy days with a bold color boot, while others like the extra height offered by heeled rainboots. We love these Hunter Regent boots. With a flattering cut and a low heel, these boots both look nice and serve their owner well, while the oxblood-colored band at the top ensures that they are on trend.
Wear with your raincoat and you’ll be ready to weather the storm.
What do you look for in a rainboot?