Updated: June 5, 2015
Rain Boot Reviews:Buying Good Rain Boots - Waterproof Boots - Just because it is raining doesn't mean you can call an end to all the activities you enjoy in a day. You still have to go to work, shopping, take the kids to school, maybe even go for your daily walk if you are the intrepid type. In some parts of the country, such as Seattle Washington or Hilo, Hawaii, it seems to be raining on most days, and if you let that keep you inside you would never get out. The key is to have the right rain gear to keep you dry when you go outside. That gear includes waterproof rain boots for you and for the rest of your family as well. The good news is that there are hundreds of different makes and types of rain boots available, all you have to do is be a discerning buyer, and we are here to help you with that! I recently set out to get rain shoes or rubber boots for our family (we live in Portland, Oregon).
When buying rainboots, you'll need to consider a number of factors, like what material they are made of, whether you want pull-on/slip-ons or ones with zippers or velco, whether you want a warm liner inside, etc. Sizing Rain Boots - The number one consideration for any rain boot you buy, whether we are talking women's rain boots, men's rain boots, or kids rain boots, is the comfort of the fit. For the most part, you know what you are going to get in any rain boot, they are all made of rubber and they all have good grips for safety. Where you are going to run into big differences from brand to brand is in the sizing. As usual, men don't have to worry too much about the right size rain boot; mens fashion follows rules that are the same for boots, shoes, and everything else. Women and children, on the other hand, have to be careful when trying on rain boots in order to find the one which is the best fit. Some brands will have boots that are actually a bit larger than a woman's usual size, while others can be wider. For example, all reviews of Merona's boots on Amazon.com stated that the various boots were a half size larger than the stated size. Chooka boots are wider, and there were a lot of reviews that said while they did look great and had a price tag suggesting quality ($60) the thin linings did not work well and the boots tended to fall apart. That seems to be a problem across Chooka's fashion rain boot line, so buyers beware; there are plenty of rain boots that offer a nice look while still functioning adequately. Kamik, for example, make a line of boots which are fashionable and tend to receive good reviews at all online review shopping spots including Amazon. You can browse the best selling mens rain boots here. Womens rain boots can be found below along with childrens.