Kick your trendy ankle boots aside because there’s a new go-to shoe in town—one that’s destined to become your favorite in large part because it’s just so practical. Yes, rain boots, the functional, water-resistant shoes you disliked wearing as a child are officially the footwear pick fashion girls are using to ground their best looks. They’ve even started wearing them even when it isn’t raining, thus causing many brands to come out with a chunky-soled durable boot of their own. And one look at the below winter rain boot outfits will certainly sway you in their favor—in case you aren’t already a die-hard fan, that is.
The best news of all? Rain boots have been seriously reinvented over the year, and brands are releasing even trendier takes every minute, or so it seems. While there are still your typical calf-high glossy styles available, new, updated boots, rendered in trend-forward silhouettes with chunky, platform soles, are proving that a shoe that’s both practical (water-resistant, warm, snow-friendly) and fashionable does, in fact, exist and can be styled in so many ways.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some examples of how girls in the know are rocking their rain boots. You’ll never get cold (or wet) feet again. You’re welcome in advance.