Stay Warm and Dry in These Top-Rated and Tested Waterproof Boots

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Name a worse feeling than sloshing down the street in wet shoes and sopping feet. We'll wait—it's pretty bad right? Rather than risking destroying your favorite pair of shoes/your tender feet, treat yourself to a pair of hardy, waterproof boots that'll keep you warm and dry no matter what the weather brings. Snow, sleet, torrential downpours—these are no match for these best waterproof boots for women that slough off moisture to keep you comfortable, step after step.

As you probably know, not all waterproof boots that claim to be waterproof are as hydrophobic as they appear. Leaky seams and  moisture-trapping linings can make it feel like you're wading through a lake. Which is why we've rounded up the best waterproof boots for women your money can buy. Whether you're looking for an everyday boot to rock on your commute, a hiking boot, a knee-high Wellington, or a sustainable style, there's a boot for you. Find our picks from brands like Vessi, Sperry, and more below.

Make a splash with these best waterproof boots for women

Best overall waterproof boot

Vessi Waterproof boot for women
Vessi, Women's Weekend Chelsea — $160.00

Vessi’s vegan Chelsea boots tick off all the thing you want in an everyday, waterproof boot. They’re made from a featherlight, stretchy fabric that’s breathable and cloud-like even on the stormiest days. They’re also treaded in a high traction sole that holds up in the elements, so if you’re a commuter who walks frequently, or someone who lives where things get slick, get them. Between the versatility, comfort, and of course, waterproofness, we dub thee best of the best. Available in grey, black, and tan.

What reviews say: “On and off so easy! I wear them with and without socks and they are so comfy. It’s like walking on pillows! And they go with basically everything I own” — Vessi customer

Sizes available: 5-11

Colors and patterns available: 7

Material: waterproof knit

Runner up

Sperry Cutwater waterproof boots for women
Sperry, Cutwater Deck Boot — $95.00

You’ll want to wear these adorable waterproof Sperry boots all year round. They’re technically a deck boot, meaning they’re designed to get wet n’ wild on the open seas. If they’re dry enough on boats, they’ll def hold up on land, too. But water-slicking abilities aside, they’re super comfortable, thanks to the molded foam midsoles that absorb shock with every step. For $95, they’re worth every penny. Available in four cute colorways: grey, cream, white, and black.

What reviews say: “These boots are durable and are made with quality material. They’re not flimsy and they do a great job keeping the water out. Perfect length for shallow waters, and they’re super cute for a waterproof boot!” — Sperry customer

Sizes available: 5-12

Colors and patterns available: 3

Material: rubber

Best under $100

Everlane The Rain Boot for women
Everlane, The Rain Boot — $85.00

These durable rain boots from Everlane are as right as rain. The upper is made entirely from rubber, so puddles and downpours are no problem. But the real show stopper is the design, which swaps the typical minimalist rain boot for something with a little more edge. Think: a chunky heel, matte colors, chic color-blocking. Choose from a variety of neutral colors, including cream, olive green, and black.

What reviews say: “These boots are so comfortable! I bought these to replace a pair that were very narrow in the toes and I am so happy!! They fit true to size and are still roomy enough to fit a thick pair of socks” — Everlane customer

Sizes available: 5-11

Colors and patterns available: 6

Material: rubber

Best on Amazon

Asgard Chelsea waterproof Boots for women
Asgard, Waterproof Chelsea Boots — $33.00

You could “pour” over Amazon’s selection of rain boots for hours and hours, or you can go with one of its top-rated pair that happen to be just $33, depending on the color. Asgard waterproof Chelsea boots have around 15,000 5-star reviews largely for their durability and dryness in the elements. They also come in a spectrum of fun matte hues, ranging from black to bright, bumblebee yellow. *Adds to cart*

What reviews say: Hard to give 5 stars to something this unexciting in nature, but for what they are—$25 rain boots—you really can’t go wrong with these” — Amazon customer

Sizes available: 4-12

Colors and patterns available: 15

Material: rubber

Most sustainable

Baxter Wood, White Sole Hevea Chelsea waterproof Boots for women
Baxter Wood, White Sole Hevea Chelsea Boots — $125.00

If you want to shop the sustainable route (which, why wouldn’t you), you can’t go wrong with Baxter Wood, whose entire ethos revolves around reducing plastic waste. While other rubber boots are sourced from petroleum, these come straight from the rubber trees grown in FSC-certified plantations in Sri Lanka. They also come in red or grey soles, both which prove you can look good and do good for the planet at the same time.

What reviews say: “These boots are cute! I was in between sizes so I ordered up. They’re a little big, so I just wear thick socks” — Baxter Wood customer.

Sizes available: 5-11

Colors and patterns available: black

Material: tree-derived rubber

Best suede

Overland Suede waterproof Boots for women
Overland, Women's Calib Shearling-Lined Waterproof Suede Boots — $259.00

Typically, suede and water go together as well as oil and water—unless you treat it with a waterproofing spray, they usually don’t mix. Which is why we’re big fans of Overlands waterproof suede collection, like these red boots. The suede upper is waterproof, so no worrying about stains or watermarks while you’re out in the rain. The inside is impressive, too, as it’s lined with a dreamy shearling sure to keep your feet cozy warm when the temps drop.

What reviews say: “As soon as I put them on they were so comfortable. I wore them all day without any problems. They are comfortable and stylish. I will be getting the red pair also!” — Overland customer

Sizes available: 5-11.5

Colors and patterns available: 4

Material: waterproof suede

Best ankle

Bogs Sweetpea waterproof boots for women
Bogs, Sweetpea Boot — $90.00

Slip into these waterproof ankle boots from Bogs, and you’ll be second-guessing that you’re even wearing anything at all. They’re that light and lined with the brand’s Rebound cushioning that gives you support and absorption in every step. We could go on and on about the style, the fit, the comfort—but the real kicker that won our hearts is the Durafresh odor guard. Rain boots get smelly! But these don’t—and we love that a lot.

What reviews say: Seriously, they are just great. I love the color and they are super comfortable and stylish. They have been wonderful for all the terrible rainy weather we have been getting in Brisbane. So glad I got them” — Bogs customer

Sizes available: 6-12

Colors and patterns available: 3

Material: rubber and textile blend

Best knee-high

Barbour waterproof boots for women
Barbour, Bede Wellington Boot — $100.00

If you want a classic, tall rubber Wellington boot, we recommend Barbour’s style. They feature the classic puddle-jumping silhouette that hits right below the knee, keeping your shins, ankles, and feel dry from the elements. This smooth outer also makes them ridiculously durable and easy to clean, with mud and dirty sliding off at the first swipe of a wet rag. Available in navy, green, and black.

What reviews say: “These boots are seriously waterproof. They are a great addition to your winter gear. I only had a hard time deciding on a color. If in doubt, pick blue!” — Macy’s customer

Sizes available: 5-11

Colors and patterns available: 3

Material: rubber

Best for flat feet

Vionic Karsen waterproof boots for women
Vionic, Karsen Boot — $60.00

If you have flat feet and need waterproof boots with arch support, you can’t go wrong with Vionic. The podiatrist-approved brand is a goldmine for arch-loving shoes, including an array of waterproof boots, like the Karsen. The upper features fully-taped seams to keep moisture out, while the footbed—made from microfiber wrapped EVA—gives your arches added lift. Available in black, chocolate, or cream leather, or navy and green synthetic rubber.

What reviews say: “Worth every penny. The support and warmth of these booths are amazing wonderful on a cold day” — Vionic customer

Sizes available: 5-11

Colors and patterns available: 5

Material: waterproof leather or waterproof rubber synthetic

Best for foot pain

Orthofeet waterproof boots for women
Orthofeet, Florence Boot — $130.00

Orthofeet is also a one-stop-shop for supportive and pain-relieving shoes. Especially if you have wide feet and need a little extra room to accommodate bunions or hammer toes, the Florence boots are a solid bet. In addition to a wider toe box, they also have a cushioned, arch-supporting sole that provides next-level comfort while you wear.

What reviews say: “My fashionable boots were pressing against the nerves in my left foot. Ow!! I walk a lot, so my feet are expanding. I wear my new Florence Black Waterproof boots extra wide every day and my nerves have healed. I love how they look, and especially how they feel!” — Orthofeet customer

Sizes available: 5-12

Colors and patterns available: 4

Material: waterproof leather

Best waterproof hiking boots

merrell moab waterproof boots for women
Merrell, Women's Moab 3 Mid GORE-TEX® — $145.00

If there’s a brand known for tried-and-true hiking boots, it’s Merrell. Whether you’re out for a mellow hike or scrambling serious boulders, the legendary shoe brand has something for everyone. In terms of waterproofness on the trail, you can’t go wrong with the Moab 3, which features a GORE-TEX® membrane to keep your feet as dry as possible. They’re hardy, tough enough to handle any terrain, and pretty cute for a hiking boot.

What reviews say: “Super quick to break in, awesome waterproofing while still being breathable” — Merrell customer

Sizes available: 5-12

Colors and patterns available: 6

Material: suede leather and mesh

Best for winter waterproof boots

Sorel Joan Cozy waterproof boots for women
Sorel, Explorer II Joan Cozy — $99.00

Like Merrell is to hiking, Sorel is to snow. And while we said April showers bring rain, they can also bring snow squalls, in which you’d better be prepared to bundle up. We recommend doing that in these cozy sherpa Sorel boots, which keep sleet, snow, and rain where it belongs—away from your feet. They’re soled in a grippy rubber tread that keeps you grounded on even the slickest terrain, while the EVA footbed keeps feet happy.

What reviews say: “Comfy, warm and waterproof! These were a great purchase. So far I’ve been on a few snowy hikes in them and they have preformed well” — Sorel customer

Sizes available: 5-12

Colors and patterns available: 5

Material: waterproof leather and shearling

Best insulated waterproof boots

The North Face Women’s ThermoBall Lace Up Waterproof Boots
The North Face Women’s ThermoBall Lace Up Waterproof Boots — $135.00

Lightweight, waterproof, and insulated, these warm boots for women feel like pillows wrapped around your feet, but in a more stylish way. They’re easy to pull on and off, and have a collar bungee so you can cinch them against your legs to keep any water and snow out. The insulation stays warm even if wet, and the boots have grippy rubber soles so you can walk around without worrying about slipping.

What reviews say: “Very light, grippy on the bottom and super warm and waterproof” — The North Face customer

Sizes available: 5-11

Colors and patterns available: 6

Material: water-repellent recycled PET ripstop upper, fleece collar

Best leather waterproof boots

Blundstone Thermal Chelsea waterproof Boot
Blundstone Thermal Chelsea Boot — $250.00

These rugged women’s slip on Chelsea boots can keep up with you regardless if you’re wearing them while running errands or traipsing through mud and snow. They’re made with waterproof leather and have a removable sheepskin footbed for extra coziness. They have shock absorption built in, too, so go ahead and jump in that puddle or snow bank.

What reviews say: “Best boots I’ve ever worn. Jog in them if you want, who cares, they deliver exceptional comfort. Have a job where you stand a lot? Slip these bad-boys on your feet and stand the day away. Don’t expect your feet to be tired or your back to hurt — not gonna happen. I’ve been wearing Blundstones exclusively for 10 years (since they were made in Australia). There is no better boot” — Zappos customer

Sizes available: 7.5-10.5

Colors and patterns available: 1

Material: waterproof leather

Best sneaker waterproof boots

UGG Lakesider Heritage Boot
UGG Lakesider Heritage Boot — $105.00

Winter boots can be stiff and hard, but these UGG waterproof boots have a soft (but waterproof) textile upper that allow you to move more easily. They have a casual lace-up style, a rear pull tag, a foam footbed, and UGG’s signature wool-blend lining that will hug your feet all season long.

What reviews say: “Obsessed with these. Was looking for a boot with a rubber sole but has the Ugg fur inside and it’s a perfectly made combination.” — Nordstrom customer

Sizes available: 5-11

Colors and patterns available: 3

Material: suede, textile, faux fur

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