This post is an update to our original How To Wear Rainboots - For Moms article, originally published in March of 2009. It was in dire need of an update. Especially since it remains as one of our top-hitting posts. Crazy.
When I wrote it, rainboots were being worn everywhere by celebrities and just starting to be embraced by the general population. But rainboots still seemed a bit out-of-place unless it was actually raining.
Since then, rainboots have come into their own and are now considered a valid boot-about-town. And while I still think they look silly on a sunny day walking down a dry sidewalk, I've amended my original "rules" (which were totally annoying anyway).
When Moms Should Wear Rain Boots
- When it is raining.
- When it is wet -- meaning puddles are on the ground.
- When you might be wading in a stream, mud bed, or pond.
Let's just summarize things into the following statement: Wear rainboots whenever you feel like it. I'm going to guess that most moms will probably feel like it when it's raining, snowing, generally wet, muddy, or on a cold, gray, day. Or during a cool summer downpour.
What Kind of Rain Boots Moms Can Wear [Again, from the original article]
- Tall plain ones - hunter green, dark gray, bright yellows, red, etc.
- Tall black patent leather ones -- the sheen of these boots will look a little more sophisticated.
- Some patterns are OK for the brave -- but proceed with caution on this one. Skip the Hello Kitty boots, skip the ladybugs, skip anything with rainbows or anything that you think an 8 year old would want to borrow. If reading this makes you nervous, stick with plain.
I'm actually OK with this advice. But I'd also add that rainboot styles have exploded in recent years. If you aren't a fan of the typical wellie, there are now rainboot wedges, booties, rubber motorcycle boots and, one of my personal favs, duck boots. Here are some super-cool, non-wellie rainboots: