The 7 Best Men’s Rain Boots
Fall is not just crunching leaves and cool evenings. It’s the eye of the storm, and we’re all getting ready to step out of the door and into the maelstrom. Whether you’re looking for a pair of rain boots for a sloshy commute or something that will keep you dry before, during, and after work, our list has options for every guy. We’ve also got some great picks for northern locales and cold winters, since many of the best rain boots for men were designed by companies based out of places with the worst weather. From Toronto to Juneau to a rainy SF, our list will help you find your dry patch in a soon-to-be wet world.
XTRATUF Leather Ankle Deck Boot
Of the 50 US states, Alaska may lay claim to the worst weather of them all. For its residents, they depend on XTRATUF in a way that Lower-48ers can only imagine. The company’s Leather Ankle Deck Boot is a new addition with that same respected pedigree, bringing this performance from the small frozen towns to the biggest cities in the world. The fully waterproof neoprene boot features a chevron sole for secure grip, while the flexible construction lets you move in ways not normally associated with men’s rain boots. While their leather upper and precipitation-shirking performance make them a great commuter, the moisture-wicking liner makes them comfortable enough for all-day wear.
XTRATUF Deck Boot - 6”
While XTRATUF may be used to sheltering working Alaskans from winter squalls, the average guy doesn’t need the same area of protection—just the same performance. So the company lopped off the height of one of its most popular models, adapting its trusted blend of waterproof neoprene, chevron sole, and quick-reaction flex to an over-ankle, city-appropriate silhouette. A moisture-wicking liner bails sweat to keep your dogs happy over the long haul. For those who pack an extra pair of shoes for the office, easy pull-tabs allow for fast removal of these upon arrival, making them some of the best rain boots for men on the move.
Kamik Yukon 5
Nasty weather breeds tough men, and tough men demand tough gear. Kamik’s 100-year-plus legacy through Canadian winters has proven its waterproof boots as rugged as the guys who wear them. The Yukon 5 continues this history, and its eight-inch insulated boot scoffs as the worst weather this winter, warming through temps as low as -4°F. The waterproof leather upper is lined with moisture-wicking material to keep you dry, and an antimicrobial treatment keeps you smelling like springtime. Regardless of rain, snow, and ice (or some mixture of all three), its lightweight rubber soles ensure secure, reliable footing.
SeaVees Mariner Boot
Drawing from a lineage of Naval servicemen’s footwear, this Huckberry exclusive colorway of the SeaVees Mariner Boot hearkens back to bygone days while providing thoroughly modern protection. The waterproof suede upper is a version of a shoe worn by Naval cadets in the ‘60s, and its gusseted tongue and non-slip soles also pay homage to this while enjoying the benefit of modern materials that make it even more secure and reliable. While we love the look of the raised foxing rubber that extends onto the suede, it also has a performance benefit, acting like a pair of men’s duck boots. The bathtub-like protection ensures there’s no leakage when there’s more water than concrete.
Kamik Hudson C
With a bomber exterior, what surprised us most with the Kamik Hudson C is how soft and comfy it is inside. Lined with fleece and featuring a dual-density foam insole, these were a pleasure to wear on our commute and cozy enough to keep on for the rest of the day. What makes these some of our favorite men’s waterproof boots are the lock-down uppers, which are impervious to precipitation while offering great coverage in a seven-inch height. Another bonus: Super flexible outsoles provide secure traction with a nimbleness not found in your average rubber boots.
Hunter Original Chelsea Boot
If you know rain boots, you know the name Hunter. A rework of the iconic Chelsea silhouette, these rubber boots will keep your feet dry on the most dreary of days. Apt for the city or the country, the classic styling will look at home on Madison Avenue and the rugged features will keep you dry on a winter weekend upstate.
Muck Muckster II Ankle
For chores in the backyard or wood chopping at the cabin, the Muckster will keep you dry and comfortable with slip-on ease and a soft, warm neoprene upper. Lined with traditional Muck Airmesh, your feet will stay cool (or at least, as cool as possible in a rain boot), so you don’t have to worry about swampy toes each time you slip them on and off.
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