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All About M.E. | The 8 Best Rain Boots For Men This Spring

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When we think of rain boots, there is natural inclination to visualize a small child wearing rubber, knee-high monstrosities, playfully enjoying the precipitation. Meanwhile, as adults, we envision not having the appropriate shoes as we dodge potholes filled with sludge on our way to a dreaded desk job.

While we can’t help with the less than exciting 9-to-5, we can upgrade the shoes that will take you there.

The eight best rain boots for men consist of a diverse line up of rugged, sporty and professional options. Brands like Sorel and Timberland have made their name developing clothing and footwear for outdoor enthusiasts, but not all of their shoes are exclusively meant for camping. Combining hardy leather with seam-sealed waterproof construction (which means no wetness is getting in where the soles meet the uppers or any other place), these shoes are both stylish and functional.

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For those who would prefer something with a sportier look and feel, Hunter, Native, Tretorn and Vans (strangely enough) have mastered ankle-height boots and shoes that are not only totally waterproof, but less bulky than other outdoor-inspired iterations.

But if your intent is to wear a rain boot that far more resembles a formal dress shoe rather than anything else, Salvatore Ferragamo has developed a waterproof iteration, made in Italy, that is truly indicative of  how super stylish Europeans embrace wet-weather style.

The 8 Best Rain Boots For Men This Spring:

The Ankeny Boot, $125, by Sorel, is great for light or heavy rain, with seam sealed waterproof construction. 

Photo: Sorel

The Gus Boot by Tretorn, $100, is a slip-on rubber waterproof rainboot with soft textile lining. 

Photo: Tretorn

The Heritage 6-Inch Waterproof Boots, $190, by Timberland, are made with waterproof leather, which make for an utterly stylish, yet totally functional, look.

Photo: Timberland

The Rain Shell, $80, shown in white, looks less like a waterproof rain boot, and more like a high tech sneaker. It's also available in a slew of colors from Native, and it's totally vegan. 

Photo: Native

The Original Moc Toe Chelsea Boot, $165, by Hunter, is lightweight and waterproof, and is obviously a less traditional looking rainboot. 

Photo: Hunter

Wear your favorite sneakers while staying dry when it's wet out. Try the Weatherized Sk8-Hi Mte, $85, by Vans. 

Photo: Vans

The Weather Boot, $480, by Salvatore Ferragamo, is how fashion-forward Italians do ranboots. 

Photo: Salvatore Ferragamo

The Avenue Duck Boot by Sperry, $109.95, allows you to gleefully embrace the elements. These traditional rainboots are fully lined, and feature seam-sealed construction, which means no water is getting in here. 

Photo: Sperry