Sturdy Stompers

10 Stylish Waterproof Boots to Beat Bad Weather

December 22, 2017 Buying Guides By

Last Updated December, 2017.

The path varies, but the conditions are the same: wet, muddy, icy and caked with snow. If it’s a bucolic stroll through the High Country, more power to you. For most of us, it’s the morning commute in 25-degree temps and freezing rain coming down in horizontal sheets. Those days, the last thing we want to worry about is our dogs getting soaked.

So, we rely on the hearty welts of waterproof boots. There are varying levels of style, price and lower-leg coverage, but one thing remains constant among these sturdy stompers — they’ll get you from A to B safe and warm. All come with grippy, hearty outsoles that are welded to be totally waterproof. Uppers and liners vary by style, so consider your temp (insulated or not) and your usage. Then, tie up the laces (or slip ’em on) and go out into the world without fretting the wet.


L.L.Bean Boot by L.L.Bean $119

Gill by Tretorn $120

Rainier Remastered by New Balance $180

Commando Insulated Boots by Hunter $195


Mountain 600 by Danner $200

Roughneck by Red Wing Shoes $270


Dustin by RainMan $310

Hiker by Russel Moccasin Co. $387+

Wilderness USA Backpacking Boot by Merrell $400

Kloten Polished and Pebble-Grain Leather Boots by Want Les Essentials $575

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