The Chicest Rain Boots On Team TZR’s Radar

Stormy day essentials.

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Dressing for downpours — or even light drizzles — isn’t easy. Fortunately, TZR’s picks for the best rain boots of 2023 make the process much easier. Keep clicking to shop our favorite waterproof pairs.

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“It's been unusually rainy in L.A. lately and since I have a dog who insists on three to four walks a day, rain boots are essential. Luckily, this candy-colored pair from UGG makes stepping in puddles and sloshing through water a bit more fun." - Angela Melero, executive editor, TZR
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“I purchased a similar pair of Chanel boots over 15 years ago, and till this day they are my go-to should it drizzle, rain, or pour. They were definitely worth the investment and considering its classic design, a pair I wore even when it wasn’t raining.” - Kathy Lee, editor-in-chief, TZR
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Bottega Veneta
Puddle Ankle Boot
“I hate having to change my shoes after a commute, so I want rain boots that are cute enough to double as regular ones. This clunky-cool eggshell style fits the bill — I’m already considering them as my backup plan should NYFW run parallel with bad weather.” - Alison Syrett, deputy fashion editor, TZR
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“I love a signature Chelsea boot, and this rain boot from Moncler offers a functional twist on that style. They're sleek and sophisticated, easily disguised as everyday boots, but will also protect me from soaked feet and ankles.” - Rachel Iloulian, director of newsletters & marketing
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"I like when my rain boots don't look like rain boots, so I can wear them into the office without feeling like I need to change into 'cuter' shoes. My Cougars fit this bill as they're waterproof and can pass off as a fashion boot — they're so comfy, too." — Marina Liao, senior fashion news editor
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"I've been stuck in too many downpours without wearing waterproof shoes, so it's long overdue that I invest in a pair. These Jeffery Campbell boots look like sleek Chelsea boots so they'll compliment my outfits, but will keep my feet from getting soaked." – Erin Lukas, deputy beauty editor, TZR
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Betty Rain Boot
"I always hated how clunky rain boots looked on me until I discovered this Chloé pair. The heel and low-calf height help me feel a little sleeker leaping over crosswalk slush ponds, but the sole traction means I always stick the landing." - Amanda Ross, beauty editor, TZR
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“As much as I loathe thunderstorms, I secretly love a cute rainy-day look. When I need to walk my puppy, Hunter’s sleek boots make the journey more bearable (and stylish).” - Kelsey Stewart, associate fashion editor
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Jeffrey Campbell
Pluis Rain Boots
“'Functional, but make it fashion' is the vibe of these Free People rainboots. They are my go-to when it's not completely downpouring and I still want to look cute and elevate my 5'2 frame. Besides being cute, they also properly keep the water out, and are so comfortable to wear.” - Natasha Marsh, beauty features writer, TZR
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Melissa Cosmo Boot
“I love me a pair of sturdy lace-up boots — and this style from Melissa gets bonus points for being completely waterproof! Plus, I feel like there’s something so irresistibly luxe about this particular beige and brown color combo.” - Valerie Stepanova, fashion news writer, TZR
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