After moving from a home to an apartment, I forgot how much I would be going in and out letting my 2 boys Snickers and Rufus out. I also didn't realize that Memphis gets a lot of popcorn showers...and of course the area that the dogs love is always flooded. I basically ruined my UGG slippers from stepping in a huge puddle. Ugh. That's why I have been on the search for some Wellies and let me tell you that there are some great pairs out there.
Now when it comes to a purchase like this, I have to go with function over fashion. Fortunately, there are some brands that offer both. I've tried the cutesy ones, and let me tell you - they don't keep all the water out! Gross! Nothing worse than trapped, damp feet.
I have eyeing the Hunter Classic rain boots for quite some time now. When I lived in Indianapolis, snow boots were a need over rain boots, so I could never justify the purpose. However...with all of this moisture down south it is getting harder to resist.
Hunter Classic Tall High Gloss, $125
Now these babies are not cheap - so you better get a lot of use out of them if you decide to purchase. The boots run $125 and have extras like socks for the colder weather months which range from $30-50. Like I said, it better be a need!
A few friends have pointed me in the direction of Tretorn. For about half the price, you get a great boot that is already lined - no needed for the boot socks. My cousin's favorite attribute of these boots is the optional style with the "converse all star" white sole - allowing you to wear them all day.
Tretorn Skerry Rubber Rain Boot, $60
Not a fan of the white "tennis shoe" bottom? No problem! Here's something a little more traditional - also from Tretorn.
Tretorn Kelly Rubber Rain Boot, $65
Still need something with a little extra something. Well, Kamik offers rain boots in patterns and bright colors as well - for those of you who need a little girly in your rain boot.
Kamik Janis Plum, $48
Now you'll actually forward to the rain when you step out in any of these great boots! Who wants to jump in puddles?