Five on-trend picks that won't go all soggy if you hit a puddle or two.
The rain is back in Seattle, perhaps prompting you to long for a new pair of waterproof boots.
Here are five picks with on-trend style, and fabric or treatments to keep them from going all soggy if you hit a puddle or two.
Converse Chuck II Waterproof Mesh Backed Leather Unisex Boot (on sale for $80 at (on sale for $80 at store.nike.com). Swap your sneakers for these unisex sneaker-style boots. They come in four colors of leather with a waterproof neoprene liner that also provides extra warmth.
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Blondo Tiana Waterproof Pointy Toe Bootie ($150 at Nordstrom). If you love the rich look of suede but are afraid to invest in a pair of booties in the fabric due to our climate, consider this pretreated pair, available in black or taupe. A sweet bow in back adds extra pop to the sleek style.
Timberland 6 Inch Premium Waterproof Boot ($170–$190 at Timberland, Bellevue). The classic yellow Timberland boot comes and goes as a trend, but never fully goes out of style. The rugged, waterproof boot is available for men and women, and is perfect for drizzly winter hikes and dog walks.
Frye Samantha Hiker ($320–$398 at zappos.com). Make your next winter boot an investment piece that will last for years. These leather hikers are total classics, with a quilted wool or suede detail at the top and a sturdy lug sole for traction and stability. They’re available in black, brown and a super-chic Bordeaux.
Sorel Addington Lace Holiday Boot ($275 at sorel.com). Give yourself some height without losing stability by opting for a block heel, like on this waterproof leather pair. A slight metallic sheen, bronze hardware and a bit of fluffy fleece at the ankle make them ski-lodge-ready.
ShopNW staff contributed to this story.