I was probably 12 years old when I tried on my first pair of rubber rain boots, running in the backyard, jumping in puddles, wading across creeks, all while keeping my feet dry. My mom smiled from the window knowing I was safe and sound and wouldn’t catch my death of cold.
Its many years later and rubber rain boots have certainly evolved not only in functionality, but also in style and comfort. Women’s rubber rain boots come in a wide variety, allow the fashion conscious among us (and that’s most women) to remain stylish while also protecting yourself themselves from the wiles of winter, or an afternoon thunderstorm.
There are a wide variety of manufacturers, some here in the USA, others spread around the world (with China being a leading manufacturer). No matter the manufacturer, they all share one thing in common — these boots must protect your feet from a wet environment, while being comfortable and hopefully allowing your feet to breathe.
It might go without saying to avoid rubber rain boots manufactured in Third World countries, while you might get a better price you may not be buying a high quality boot and it’s best to stick to mainstream manufacturers. You might spend a few extra dollars on the front-end but the wearability and longevity of your rubber rain boots should far outweigh the extra price.
Knowing this, manufacturers create functional, stylish and often fun rain boots, but even these won’t keep your feet dry if the water flows over the top. Keep that in mind when choosing yours, unless you know you’ll only be walking on wet pavement, rubber ankle boots may not serve the needed function and it’s not fun to go through the day with wet socks. If you’re buying these rubber rain boots for a child, rest assured just like I did at 12 years old, they are sure to find a nearby puddle jump in.
WHO WEARS RUBBER RAIN BOOTSall
Fishermen or those who work on fishing boats
Children with moms concerned about their health
Famers working with animals
Factory workers to avoid chemicals
Men and Women who want to protect a good pair of shoes from rain soaked streets
Just about anyone who wants to keep their feet warm and dry
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN CHILDREN’S RUBBER RAIN BOOTS.
Obviously first and foremost you’ll want to choose a pair of quality rain boots that will protect your child no matter the puddle they jump in (and believe me if you have boys, they will). That said find a pair they enjoy wearing (many come in themes that fit the mind of children), in this case you’re not worried about style, more functionality and enjoyment. Children’s rain boots come in a wide variety of themes and most will be well constructed and designed to keep them dry.
Another thing you may consider, depending on your budget is the type of lining inside and whether Gore-Tex is used.
GORE-TEX: Gore-Tex is a waterproof and breathable material that can be used for outerwear, footwear and gloves. Gore-Tex was created in 1969 is extremely strong and porous, allowing your body to breathe, but still offering superior waterproofing.