The rainy season is officially here, and we all know that means having to adjust your daily wardrobe, yes, especially your shoes. Mud, puddles, slippery terrain, and soaked feet are just some of the many things you grudgingly deal with during the wet season, and you need the right type of footwear to help you get through point A to point B without a problem.
Now, you might be thinking about putting on hideous looking rain boots, but they’re really not the only choice footwear you can lug around. The good news is that you have plenty of options to choose from! Whether you’re looking for sandals, slip-ons, or lace-ups, our little list right here will help make choosing stylish and rain-appropriate footwear easier.
Brave the elements in this season’s rainy day must-haves:
Sandals. You’ll appreciate sturdy sandals once the dry spell ends. Thong and strappy sandals keep your feet in place especially when the ground is wet.
Try: Skechers GOwalk 3 Sandals. Both the strappy and flip-flop designs for men and women feature Skechers’ GOga Mat Technology that cushions feet for all-day comfort.
Jelly flats. There’s a plethora of plastic flats available in the market for the ladies in bright pops of color. This type of shoes will keep your feet dry and add a burst of sunshine to your outfit.
Try: Keds Teacup. These ultra-flexible shoes come with a removable footbed for the ultimate comfort and a perf jelly upper that lets you wipe off water easily. These shoes are available in semi-transparent hues of pool blue, lilac, lime punch, and mandarin.
Washable sneakers. There’s nothing worse than soaking your favorite shoes in the rain, but wearing a washable pair is a different story. Look for shoes that are made to be washed multiple times. This way, you wouldn’t feel bad at all when you get your shoes dirty with mud or soaked in flood.
Try: Keds Chillax. This washable shoe features relaxed washed twill upper, a comfy removable insole, a laceless snug fit and a super flexible rubber outsole that makes it easy to walk with or to stash inside your bag.
Quick-drying shoes. You want your shoes to dry immediately, so look for ones made with materials that won’t absorb water like shoes with mesh uppers.
Try: Paul Sperry Flex Deck CVO Sneaker. This Sperry sneaker is designed with a lightweight and breathable quick-dry mesh upper for incredible comfort. Its Molded Hydro Grip™ rubber outsole with Adaptive Wave-Siping™ disperses water underfoot to reduce slippage on wet or dry surfaces.
Slip-proof kicks. If you’re into trekking in the rainy season, be sure you’re wearing shoes that guarantee you don’t slip on the trail. If you’re only treading the urban jungle concrete, however, these types of lace-ups are still great choices.
Try: Saucony Excursion TR9 which has a trail-specific outsole that provides excellent protection and traction on rough terrain. If you’re trekking on a rainy day, you can check out Saucony’s Nomad TR specifically made for different types of terrain. It also has excellent traction and durability.
Water-resistant lace-ups. Like the idea of scaling a mountain on a bad weather or just want to get coffee across the street to breeze through the cold stormy day? You’ll have no worries if you’re sporting water-proof shoes made for wet surfaces, hiking, and uneven terrain.
Try: Merrell Capra Rapid. The quick-drying Capra Rapid features M SelectTM Wet Grip and Capra hoof-inspired siped sole made for wet, slick, and unpredictable terrain.
Merrell Capra Bolt (for women) and Capra Bolt Gore-Tex (for men). Designed for adrenaline-packed hiking adventures, the shoe’s UniFlyTM midsole offers stability, agility, and more efficient stride on faster trails. It also has the M SelectTM GRIP’s Capra hoof-inspired sole for optimal footing on unpredictable terrain.
Now, gather your jacket and umbrella, slip on one of these stylish pairs, and live in the rain while it lasts.