How to keep your feet dry without looking like you’re ready to work a cranberry bog.
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.
Nothing puts a (quite literal) damper on a day out in a new city quite like a pair of soggy sneakers. Sure, we’re all about cute, comfortable footwear, but when a downpour is in your future, nothing suits better than a solid pair of rain boots—and contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to sacrifice style for dry socks.
Our favorites have distinct personalities and a suite of decorative features, from florals to fringe to leopard prints. They come tall and short, fun and sophisticated, tied and buckled.
Below, find our favorite goulashes for your travels—puddle jumping optional.
Original Short Gloss Rain Boot
When in doubt, go with the classic, like this option from Hunter in a shiny cherry red.
‘Prato – GG Blooms’ Rain Boot
For something a little more special (and with a designer pedigree) consider these Gucci boots with a floral overlay.
Bernardo’s Peony Rain Booties
These boots are made primarily of rubber, but look sophisticated enough to wear all day at work.
‘Stormy’ Rain Boot
This Jeffrey Campbell boot will catch the eye of any aspiring minimalist—or just savvy traveler looking for a water-proof to go with every outfit.
Burberry Fritton Fringe Rubber & House Check Rain Boots
Nobody would guess these Burberry booties—which boast buckles, fringe, and the brand’s singular check pattern—are totally, completely water-proof.
Women’s Tinsley Rain Boot
This boot by Sam Edelman comes in a variety of colorways and finishes, including this matte moss color.
Sedgewick Rain Boots
A stacked heel and gold piping making these booties by Kate Spade look nothing like your girlhood goulashes.
Bernardo Lacey Rain Booties
The laces of these Bernardo booties are purely cosmetic; they’re actually slip-on!
Acrossa’s Short Ankle Rubber Rain Boot
This buckled bootie costs less than $30, and comes in black, wine red, and beige.
Loeffler Randall Fenton Flat Rain Booties
Because nothing says cool quite like three cosmetic gold buckles.