Rain Boots on Sunny Days: Would You? Could You?

Rain BootsRain boots on a day like this? REALLY?


The other day here in Nashville, it was about 81 degrees. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. I came across an expensively-dressed women in a to-die-for draped top, designer skinny jeans, and ...

Rain boots.

Hunter rain boots, but still. Rain boots.

It looked really weird to me, like wearing a bikini in Antarctica. Or wearing ski bibs in Tahiti. And she's not the only one I've seen lately wearing rain boots on sunny days. It's a "thing." So I'll put the question to you:

Are rain boots appropriate when there's no chance in hell of any rain?

I mean, my college-aged stepdaughter has been wearing her rain boots whenever she felt like it for years, but she's, you know, quirky. And 20 years old. It seemed really weird to see a woman in her 30s doing the same thing.

On the other hand, I love all the cute rain boots out there lately. I bought a pair of Hunter boots two years ago and haven't regretted it -- they're fantastic and I admit I look forward to rainy and snowy days so that I can wear the heck out of them.

But I realized that I wouldn't dream of just wearing them around town on a sunny, warm day.

I'm not being judgmental here -- this was a visceral reaction I had to seeing the rain boots. I'd still hang out with the woman (unless she was a raving you-know-what, I mean). I'd still be her friend.

But I might still privately question her desire to wear rain boots on a warm and sunny day.

So, ladies. Am I being overly fussy in finding rain boots out of place when it's not actually raining? Or do you find this trend odd as well?


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accessories, fall/winter 2011, fall/winter 2011 shoes, trends, horrors


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Chick... ChickyLouie

I think yes, a bit silly if it is hot and sunny, unless there is wet grass or mud. Then they are serving a purpose.

Elizabeth Pattison

I personally won't wear rain boots on a sunny day, but it is no difference than wearing regular boots in 80 degree weather.

Erin Perry

I think I saw this woman the other day too :)

Maybe she just got them and wanted to wear them.... other than that, I think it is really silly.

tinyp... tinypossum

Yeah, it's odd. But, so is wearing Uggs with shorts. What's up with that? 

HeLLo828 HeLLo828

If I felt compelled, sure I'd wear them.  What's the difference b/w those and any other boots that may/not be waterproof, and what's it hurting anything or anyone else?  And honestly, even when it is rainy how many of us spend more time than it takes to get from the car to the door in the actual rain?

Cute boots are cute boots--rubber or otherwise

nonmember avatar ele4phant

I wouldn't wear them for one simple reason, those suckers don't breath. Unlike normal boots, your feet are going to get sweaty disgusting on a warm day in those neoprene boots.

Tricia Kleidon

I live in Minnesota and it's 45 degrees today and I am wearing some adorable black croc-print rain boots with leggings and a sweater!  I love me some rain boots! :)

Marsh... MarshaCWP

I agree with ele4phant.  I can't wear rain boots unless the weather is cool--like 60 or under.  Otherwise, they are very uncomfortable.  Maybe other people's feet don't sweat like mine do.

tuffy... tuffymama

I see people doing it all the time and they look STUPID.

Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

I want some rain boots, and some regular boots. I've never had a pair of boots of any kind in my adult life. Payless has some cute boots right now, and I so want a pair.

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