20 Stylish Shoes You Can Wear in a Summer Rainstorm
As much as we love a good pair of rain boots, there's so much more waterproof footwear to choose from when a rain storm's in the forecast. From fashion-forward sneakers and summery sandals to chic flats and vacation-ready espadrilles, there are so many silhouettes to choose from, and the best part is that you won't have to worry about them falling apart when storm clouds roll in. Ahead, we've rounded up 20 of the most stylish shoes for rainy weather at all price points, including Birkenstock sandals, chic Chelsea boots, slip-on slides reminiscent of those from a high-end streetwear brand, and more. Shop our picks ahead.
Double-Strap Slides: Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Waterproof Slide Sandals
Of course, you can't go wrong with a classic pair of Birkenstocks with added water resistance like these rubbery, adjustable Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Waterproof Slide Sandals ($35-$109). They're the definition of versatile, perfect for dressing up for a summer day on the town or down with comfy athleisure. The best part is that they're really comfortable thanks to their famous anatomically shaped footbed that will keep your feet comfortable for hours on end.
Train Running Sneakers: Spyder Shasta Waterproof Trail Running Shoe
Take your summer hike to the next level with the Spyder Shasta Waterproof Trail Running Shoes ($150). We're obsessed with everything from their cool, multi-textured design to their grippy, all-direction lugs, which will keep you stable while navigating uneven terrain.
Duo-Tone Slides: Italeau Morgana Waterproof Sandal
Italeau shoes are famous for their waterproof leather and long-lasting design, so it goes without saying that they make our list. Enter the Morgana Waterproof Slide Sandals ($229), featuring two-tone pink and orange crisscross straps plus a cushioned-arch supporting footbed. If this isn't your ideal colorway, it also comes in blue and green or monochrome black.
Low-Top Sneakers: Dksuko Waterproof Rain Shoes with Laces
When rain is in the forecast, a pair of the Dksuko Waterproof Low-Top Rain Shoes with Laces ($28-$40) keep feet dry without sacrificing style. Their PVC construction can easily withstand rain and mud, but they don't feel clunky like some rain boots. What's more, they have a nearly perfect five-star rating and close to 2,000 shoppers who've given them top-notch reviews.
Platform Slides: Mia Kandy Waterproof Slide Sandals
Grab the Mia Kandy Waterproof Slide Sandals ($35, originally $50) while they're on sale. We love them in lavender, but they also come in white, blush pink, tan, and black.
Waterproof Loafers: Blondo Frey Waterproof Loafer
Blondo — a Canadian heritage brand that's been around since the '80s — is well-known for its waterproof footwear, à la the Frey Waterproof Loafers ($70, originally $100). These suede shoes are equal parts sporty and chic and come in light blue (pictured here), tan, orange-red, and black.
Water Sandals: Teva Hurricane Drift Sandal
The Teva Hurricane Drift Sandals ($40) are, by definition, water sandals. Not only are they waterproof, but they're specially designed for water activities like kayaking or swimming, meaning they'll hold up wonderfully in a rainstorm. One of our favorite things about these ultra-supportive sandals is they come in so many fun pastel colors (but there are also neutrals if that's more your vibe). Oh, and did we mention they float in water?
Espadrille-Inspired Sandals: Reef Water Vista Sandal
The Reef Water Vista Sandals ($43-$105) feature espadrille-inspired texture and have a back strap that's 100 percent adjustable with velcro straps. Amazon shoppers love how comfortable and cushiony they are. One shopper says, "They are perfect for long walks, running around with kids, and if it rains or gets wet, they resist slipping so well! I got them in black and am seriously considering other colors."
Chic Rain Boots: Coach Rivington Waterproof Chelsea Boots
The Coach Rivington Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boots ($70, originally $110) are anything but your basic rain boot thanks to its pointy-toe design and jacquard-knit insets. They'll be sure to bring on the compliments, no matter which of the three colors you scoop up.
Jelly Slides: Tory Burch Bubble Jelly Slide Sandal
Your favorite 90s accessory has officially gotten a modern upgrade with the Tory Burch Bubble Jelly Slide Sandal ($188). They come in a mix of bold brights and classic neutrals and feature the designer's renowned logo front and center.
Waterproof Espadrilles: Sea Star Beachwear Beachcomber Espadrille Water Shoe
Believe it or not, the Sea Star Beachwear Beachcomber Espadrille Water Shoes ($98) fare well in wet climates. Founder Libby Fitzgerald reimagined the espadrille design with a water-friendly neoprene upper and a protective rubber sole so that you can move from the beach to the boardwalk in style.
The Designer Dupe: Merrell Hydro Moc Waterproof Slip-On
The Merrell Hydro Moc Waterproof Slip-On ($55) star a cutout design that allows for breathability and water drainage — and they're a hit amongst Nordstrom shoppers. One reviewer who gave them five stars says: "I really love these lightweight, comfy shoes. Everyone thinks they are Yeezys, and they are a fraction of the price."
Tall Rain Boots: Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot
The Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots ($160-$175) might be your perfect match if you live by the philosophy of investing in classic and timeless pieces. Unlike open-toe sandals, you can wear them in every season, be it a rainy summer day with denim shorts or a brisk snowy with wool socks.
Everyday Sneakers: Vessi Everyday Move Waterproof Sneaker
Vessi prides itself on being the world's first waterproof shoes, and its rave reviews attest to its success. The Everyday Move Waterproof Sneakers ($140) are breathable, vegan, and lightweight, born to make you feel like you're "walking on clouds," per the brand.
Crisscross Slides: J.Crew Marina Waterproof Cross-Strap EVA sandals
The J.Crew Marina Waterproof Cross-Strap EVA sandals ($35-$40, originally $50) come in a total of four colors: This lovely shade of "Misty Blue," yellow, light caramel, and off-white.
Colorful Slides: Freedom Moses Two-Strap Slides
The Freedom Moses Two-Strap Slides ($32, originally $45) are one of many (think: 20+) of the Tel Aviv-based footwear brand's fun-hued and playfully printed double-strap designs. Another thing that separates them from the pack? They're lightly scented (yes, scented) of milk and honey.
Chelsea Boot: Cougar Kensington Too Chelsea Rain Boot
What's not to love about the Cougar Kensington Too Chelsea Rain Boots ($70)? They're so easy to slip on when it's raining, and they're definitely easy on the eyes, too (just look at that chic glossy finish!).
Pointy Flats: Italeau Mara Waterproof Flat
Yup, this is Italeau's second time appearing in this list. That's because the Mara Waterproof Flat ($239) is yet another excellent choice for those who prefer a closed-toe flat. They have a memory foam footbed with arch support and come in a whopping 16 colors.
Easy-to-Clean Clogs: Crocs Classic Print Waterproof Clog
It's probably no surprise that Crocs made our list of rain-friendly footwear. While they come in a wide variety of colors and prints, the Crocs Classic Print Waterproof Clogs ($55) are racking up five-star ratings from shoppers. Unsurprisingly, the leopard-print design is a big hit.
Knee-High Boots: Sam Edelman Larina Waterproof Platform Boot
The Sam Edelman Larina Waterproof Knee High Platform Boots ($95, originally $250) will be a standout addition to your ensemble no matter when you wear them. This specific sku was majorly popular during the winter, but we've also seen the fashion set rocking them this summer with a mini skirt or shorts.
Waterproof Bootie: Dansko Becki Waterproof Bootie
Brown booties are an essential part of your fall-weather wardrobe (and it's right around the corner, believe it or not), so why not covet a waterproof pair like the Dansko Becki Waterproof Booties ($180)? They boast a stacked1 3/4-inch heel, good arch support, and memory foam cushioning. Several Nordstrom shoppers attest that they became even more comfortable over time.