Waterproof Boots for Women can come in two main styles. First is wellington rain boots “Wellies” and the second is outdoor/winter boots. Wellies are single piece cast rubber boots. They are 100% waterproof but don’t necessarily breathe that well and are not great to walk in long distances. Outdoor/Winter boots are typically made from waterproof leather and can be insulated, are designed to keep you dry and warm while providing comfort while walking. Both can sometimes end up in the same search if you are searching for Women’s waterproof boots, but both really belong in different categories as they have very different purposes. Discussed in this article are some of the biggest brands you will come across when searching for Wellington boots and how the brands differ.
Fanshoes – Fanshoes is the largest contributor to the women’s waterproof footwear category solely because of the number of unique patterns, however, they really only have one style which is a traditional rubber rain boot, but the boots can be printed in various team colors and patterns making them great for students or sports fans who want to promote their team even during wet weather. Expect to pay $50 a pair unless on clearance or you are currently in the off season.
Tretorn – While not making as many patterns as the Fanshoes, Tretorn makes more boot designs. They differ from Fanshoes in not being team oriented, but also in more work and warmth oriented. Find a better tread for working, and the boots come with a fleece liner to keep them warmer and make them more comfortable. A better choice if you want functionality rather than expression.
Bogs – While third on the list in terms of size, BOGS footwear is top of my personal list of Women’s Waterproof boots because of quality and functionality. BOGS footwear for women is made with bright and fashionable colors and patterns for expression, but provides the best technologies for keeping you warm, comfortable, and dry. Their boots come lined with either air mesh linings for ventilation or fleece for comfort and warmth. In addition, they make neoprene insulated styles when you are going into extreme weather. You would not think waterproof boots could be so warm, comfortable, and breathe so well.
Muck Boots – Muck boots are also a fantastic choice when you need functionality. Made with stretch nylon uppers that are 100% waterproof and rubber on the bottom these boots are made to keep you warm and dry while remaining easy to work in. While the most expensive on the list, these are the top choice when warmth is also an important consideration.
Sperry Top-Sider – Sperry Top-Sider makes deck shoes and other footwear, which includes 100% waterproof. If you’ve ever been boating, you can appreciate the importance of 100% waterproof and having a great rubber sole for traction. Sperry Top-Sider boots combine both in healthy selection of patterns and styles.
Wedge Welly – This brand rounds out our list as a fashionable and modern style of waterproof rain boot. As implied by the name, their entire collection of waterproof rain boots has a wedge heel making them fashionable and functional. A unique brand offering a footwear not seen with any of the other brands I’ve come across.
While this review focuses on rubber rain boots (Galoshes and Wellingtons), if you were looking for waterproof leather boots for hiking or winter, some styles to consider include Asolo, Ariat, Timberland, Merrell, and the Superior Boot Company to name a few.
Selecting a good pair of Womens Rain Boots requires deciding on functionality. Do you just need something to keep your feet dry when you run a few errands or do you plan to be working in wet and cold conditions. If you expect to be working in these conditions, stick with brands such as Muck Boots, Bogs, or Tretorn.