30 Work Shoes for Rain, Sleet, or Snow

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Between the rain and puddles (and, in a few months, snow and muddy slush) hitting you from multiple directions, the elements can take their toll on your state of mind and your wardrobe. But when inclement weather strikes, your professional image doesn’t have to suffer. You can rise above clunky galoshes and frumpy foul-weather gear and slip into some footwear you won’t need to apologize for at the office. Here are 30 options to keep you covered in style regardless of what falls from the sky.

Braving the Elements

Braving the Elements

Between the rain and puddles (and, in a few months, snow and muddy slush) hitting you from multiple directions, the elements can take their toll on your state of mind and your wardrobe. But when inclement weather strikes, your professional image doesn’t have to suffer. You can rise above clunky galoshes and frumpy foul-weather gear and slip into some footwear you won’t need to apologize for at the office. Here are 30 options to keep you covered in style regardless of what falls from the sky.

Vivienne Westwood Melissa Rain Boots

Vivienne Westwood Melissa Rain Boots

Available at The Outnet, $129 (on sale)

Sam Edelman Tinsley Chelsea Rain Boots

Sam Edelman Tinsley Chelsea Rain Boots

Available at ShopBop, $55

Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Bootie

Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Bootie

Available at Bloomingdale’s, $240

Gothenberg Short Rain Boots

Gothenberg Short Rain Boots

Available at ShoeScribe, $81 (on sale)

Rudsak Yuki High Heel Cold Weather Booties

Rudsak Yuki High Heel Cold Weather Booties

Available at Macy’s, $206.50 (on sale)

Cole Haan Tali Grand Boot

Cole Haan Tali Grand Boot

Available at Cole Haan, $248

Trotter’s Blast Too Boot

Trotter’s Blast Too Boot

Available at Amazon, $19.95-$71.99

Sorel Slimboot Pull-On Boot

Sorel Slimboot Pull-On Boot

Available at Free People, $130

Burberry Tall Rain Boot

Burberry Tall Rain Boot

Available at ShoeScribe, $325

Gothenberg Rain Boots

Gothenberg Rain Boots

Available at ShoeScribe, $81 (on sale)

Bernardo Lacey Rain Boot

Bernardo Lacey Rain Boot

Available at Nordstrom, $144.95

Rag & Bone Moto Rain Boot

Rag & Bone Moto Rain Boot

Available at Neiman Marcus, $225

Bernardo Peony Short Rain Boot

Bernardo Peony Short Rain Boot

Available at Nordstrom, $144.95

Kate Spade Pamela Moto Rain Boot

Kate Spade Pamela Moto Rain Boot

Available at Neiman Marcus, $175

Barneys Knee-High Rain Boots

Barneys Knee-High Rain Boots

Available at Barneys, $195

Loeffler Randall Rain Fenton Rain Boots

Loeffler Randall Rain Fenton Rain Boots

Available at Barneys, $195

Barneys Cavallerizzo Rain Boots

Barneys Cavallerizzo Rain Boots

Available at Barneys, $90 (on sale)

Dav Moto Chain Rain Boot

Dav Moto Chain Rain Boot

Available at Nordstrom, $87.95

Posh Wellies Resilience Rain Boot

Posh Wellies Resilience Rain Boot

Available at Nordstrom, $99.95

Mel by Melissa Goji Berry Rain Boot

Mel by Melissa Goji Berry Rain Boot

Available at Nordstrom, $74.95

Tommy Hilfiger Renegade Rain Booties

Tommy Hilfiger Renegade Rain Booties

Available at Macy’s, $75

Burberry Tall Shearling Lined Boots

Burberry Tall Shearling Lined Boots

Available at Neiman Marcus, $550

Sorel Toronto Lace Wedge Booties

Sorel Toronto Lace Wedge Booties

Available at Shopbop, $150

Jeffrey Campbell Stormy Rain Boot

Jeffrey Campbell Stormy Rain Boot

Available at Urban Outfitters, $55

Kamik Kathy Rain Boot

Kamik Kathy Rain Boot

Available at Amazon, $25.38-$69.95

Sanita Singing in the Rain Boot

Sanita Singing in the Rain Boot

Available at Amazon, $48.97-$70

Chooka V-Gore Wedge Rain Booties

Chooka V-Gore Wedge Rain Booties

Available at Macy’s, $65

Lauren Ralph Lauren Tally Rain Boots

Lauren Ralph Lauren Tally Rain Boots

Available at Dillard’s, $59

Michael Kors Charm Stretch Rain Boot

Michael Kors Charm Stretch Rain Boot

Available at Nordstrom, $164.95

Kartell Sofia Rain Boot

Kartell Sofia Rain Boot

Available at Kartell, $180

Anna Akbari, Ph.D. is a sociologist, entrepreneur, and the “thinking person’s stylist.” She is the founder of Sociology of Style, which takes an intelligent approach to style and identity and offers holistic image consulting, life coaching, and video tutorials. Find out more and follow her on Twitter.

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