September 05, 2008

Serious Rainboots

In the pass I've blogged about pretty, rainbow colored rainboots that you can play matchy, matchy with and have a lot of fun. But after a particularly bad day yesterday, braving the pouring rain for half a hour (even though it is usually only a 15 minute walk!), squeezing onto the bus and getting my jeans soaked even though I have an umbrella, I am thinking that I should really invest in a serious pair of rainboots. Something that will just keep my feet (and hopefully half my jeans) nice, dry and CLEAN. Something I can wear so then I would NOT have to avoid puddles or worry about slipping. Something that is simple, versatile but of good quality.
Something like the classic Hunter rainboots. I'm not sure how it warrants the $115 price tag, but I guess it is an assurance of quality? They are the rainboots of rainboots after all. If you want to buy a trench coat, you got to go to Burberry. If you must buy trunk-like sheepskin snow boots, you have to buy Uggs. And if you want to buy rainboots, then you should get Hunter rainboots.

The style itself is simple and as sleek as rainboots can get. It is sturdy and definitely slip-proof. While the buckle makes the boots not so plain looking, it is also functional. These are serious no nonsense rainboots. Just what I need. They also come in many different colors, to add a bit of color to a dreary day. I'm considering this iris color. Black is just a bit too dark and yellow reminds me too much of those yellow wellington boots that cartoon bear wore. Now the only thing is convincing myself to make the splurge. Just that it's hard when it is all I want on a rainy day, but the furthest thing in my mind on a sunny (good for shopping) day!

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Anonymous kate said...

If you're serious about them; get the wide calf if your calves aren't super skinny. Cause it's hard to tuck pants in.

9/06/2008 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have marc by marc jacobs rainboots. they look cute but they weigh about three tons, so i hardly wear them. shame.

9/06/2008 5:35 AM  
Blogger oui fashionista said...

rainboots are cute if tis muddy or raining not as a fashion item! which i dont get why celebs have been wearing as normal shoes! in britain they are just used by people who live in the countryside!

9/06/2008 6:13 AM  
Blogger ZuKi said...

I like stylish rainboots but this one I'm not considering stylish...:( maybe you should look for others?...

9/06/2008 6:43 AM  
Blogger LaCouturier said...

omg if you really want a pair defff check out marc by marc jacobs...they have a bunch of diff colors and they're only $28! =)

9/06/2008 10:02 AM  
Blogger Fashion Fille said...


i haven't worn them yet, but i realllly want to! the color is basically perfect, by the way.

9/06/2008 11:08 AM  
Blogger I think Fashion. said...

Rainboots can definitely be taken seriously as a fashion item! When the weather is dull and gloomy, you should still stand out, and that is why i'd suggest the yellow hunter boots! [but the classic is still the blue] You'd want to look stylish even when its raining!

9/06/2008 11:08 AM  
Anonymous clairebee said...

I have racing green topshop wellie boots and they're great! :)

9/06/2008 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Deanna said...

I was actually just looking at the calf sized Hunter Boots, because of all the hurricanes down in the South, we have a bunch of rain, but my only problem was that i couldn't find many cute colors, but i'm still searching... Have you found any?

9/06/2008 11:02 PM  
Anonymous angie said...

But then what will you wear when you get indoors? Will you carry your regular shoes? If you're going to splurge on rain boots, you may as well go with something like these or these or really anything by Aquatalia!

9/07/2008 2:16 AM  
Blogger Knikki said...

I'm glad you brought this up because I was just thinking what I going to do when it was raining outside and I had to run errands across campus...

9/07/2008 6:35 AM  
Blogger miss fashion said...

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Anonymous Laurela Fashion Blog said...

I wonder if they have those with floral motives; some fall colors: beige, organge, yellow. Even better - leaves pattern. I usually see only floral patterns on the rain boots.

9/07/2008 8:16 AM  
Blogger Miss Christine Stoddard, the nostalgic parasol girl who never shuts up said...

I'm obsesses with rain boots, perhaps because I lived in the Midwest for a year. These are well-designed but I would prefer them in red or black probably.

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9/07/2008 8:27 AM  
Blogger Kristen Holt, Allied Member ASID said...

I love Hunter boots - perfect for rainy, muddy days at the stables.

9/07/2008 8:50 AM  
Blogger Copycat Sasha said...

Yellow rainboots- Paddington bear!

9/07/2008 12:57 PM  
Anonymous emma said...

chinese laundry makes a version of this basic rain boot that's only $54!! i agree that there's something refined about stearing clear of the printed rainboot craze. check out these...

9/07/2008 7:34 PM  
Blogger Gunilla said...

I soo want a pair of these..
They're cute, soo applicable and in pure style :D

9/08/2008 12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wellington boots!!

You must get hunter wellies. i got a pair for my birthday (my parents have an odd taste in gifts) . .and they are well worth the money. mine are the classic green colour, which is what every welly should be; or it just looks really try-hard. i got mine for about £40, but that was from a farmer's shop here in the uk . . .i'm not sure how much they'd be out of britain . . they're exports, i suppose

9/08/2008 12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's some fancy boots.

9/08/2008 1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't want to pay $115 for the Hunter boots you can get them on bluefly for $69.

9/08/2008 2:17 AM  
Blogger fashionista said...

I want them!

9/08/2008 9:57 AM  
Anonymous said...

Who need fashion in the rain?! I would give out of rain as soon as possible! By the way, iris color is not bad in the water :)

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9/08/2008 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I love those wellington boots - definitely rocking the festival-chic look! They have some of those wellies on this week apparently although I don't think I'll be able to get to a computer for the sale :( feel free to use me if you want to have a look

9/08/2008 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They simply look lovely, especially for those rainy days.

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Florida Atlantic University
FAU Alumni

9/08/2008 5:23 PM  
Blogger Juliet said...

For a classic look riding boot work like hell.

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9/08/2008 9:19 PM  
Anonymous fashionoriented said...

More as robocop boots.

9/09/2008 1:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to reference Paddington Bear! I recommend the Chinese Laundry brand as well, it's a sturdy line of shoes.


9/09/2008 9:19 AM  
Anonymous statementsoffashion said...

I have to agree with a majority of people here that there are cheaper alternatives. Afterall, why spend a lot of money on something meant to be worn when it sucks out?

That said, on the other side, putting on a chic pair of boots could improve a rainy day.

Maybe the best move is to just find a reasonable pair that make you smile.

9/09/2008 10:56 AM  
Anonymous bena said...

if you have the means and you feel the need to buy it.. then go! splurge into something that can majorly satisfy your urge.. =) but think practicality as well.. nice boots by the way and indeed the buckle made the changing look of the entire piece.. vi-a-v!

9/09/2008 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate the feel of rubber boots, and avoid them at all costs! even though they look really cute, and are useful

9/10/2008 12:52 AM  
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9/10/2008 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Marilynn said...

Rainboots are so cute! If it rained more where I lived, I would invest in some too. I want these bright yellow ones with this crocodiles I once saw at Lane Bryant.

I think Target has some cute ones you can order only via catalog.

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Blogger Ruby said...

I quite like these, even though they do look a bit strange!

9/12/2008 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Bella said...

I just got a new pair of COACH rainboots that i absolutely adore! So cute and a great investment since I live in wonderful rainy Oregon. You can find them on the COACH website

9/13/2008 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Small Coach Handbags said...

I only like rubber shoes when the material is breathable, otherwise my feet and legs get extremely hot. but these look great!

9/13/2008 10:56 AM  
Anonymous kpriss said...

For the past three years I've been dreaming of this kind of boots. When I was finally going to hunt'em down, I didn't found the pair I wanted so I postponed. Again, and again! One day I'll get my fair pair! So don't hesitate if your mind is set!

9/16/2008 12:31 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Just purchased Huntress wellies in black (wider calf by 2") and I love them! Hard to find this style in Toronto as most retailers had not heard of them. Well worth searching for if you plan on wearing them with jeans tucked inside. Let it rain!

9/20/2008 11:28 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

hey kathy, where did you find the Hunter boots in Toronto. I'm afraid to just buy them online without trying the fit of them first ..


10/30/2008 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... has some cool boots

12/03/2008 2:51 AM  
Blogger Olivia's Couture Closet said...

I agree with you and the funny thing is that I was just telling my b/f that I want to buy the purple hunter's on sat. there cool

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Hunter wellies are made in China. They don't last very long if you have to use them regularly - 6 months if you're lucky.

Keep 'em in a display case, as they really are quite fragile. Heels wear down prematurely, and they do crack and split across the foot and ankle.

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