Most Popular Posts

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rainboots for everyday adventures (and traveling)

Two weeks ago, we talked about the five best shoes for traveling. But! A few readers pointed out that Hunter boots are tough squeeze into a suitcase (true). Happily, I was able to find two easy-to-pack boots, which I love...
Loeffler Randall makes the chicest rain boots. (I always spot gorgeous women wearing these around downtown Manhattan.) The bonus is, they look like cool booties even when it's not raining. So you don't have to switch your shoes when you get to dinner or work. They're a splurge, but you could keep them your whole life! I'm saving my pennies for these:)
Redfoot makes foldable rain boots! How genius is that?! You could just pop them in your suitcase. They're lightweight and waterproof, and have a fleece lining for warmth.

Which would you choose? Which suits your personality best? xoxo

111 comments:

Alicia said...

the foldable boots are genius!

My Bachelorette Pad said...

I have those Hunters in the first picture. I'm afraid I'm not exaggerating when I say "They're the loves of my life!"

HiLLjO said...

Those are awesome!!! I'm hankering for some from Joules with the bows on the back. MMMmmMM! Cute!

nicole said...

Definitely the ones by Loeffler Randall, and this pair is on sale. xo.

Diana Mieczan said...

I LOVE the red pair and how cool that they are foldable? Genius! Kisses.

Emme Wynn @withlov3 said...

These are so cute! I love the different colors!

Jenni Bailey said...

Love the red foldable ones. Genius.

Elena said...

Awesome! But, hey, I went to Ireland last year for 5 days and somehow packed 2 pairs of boots (including my Hunter wellies). Definitely doable in just a standard suitcase if you need 'em!

Vanessa said...

Cute! I have a lot of love for rain boots. I got mine from Marc Jacobs, and my favorite part is that they only cost like $25, that way it's not a tragedy if something happens to them.

Vanessa said...

Another thing to keep in mind is that you can stuff clothes INTO the boots when you're traveling to make more room.

Elisha(: said...

I love thesee!!

Erin said...

Call me old fashioned, but I still love an original pair of Hunter wellies. Though the folding ones are genius! Why didn't anyone think of that sooner?! Umbrellas fold, makes sense!

Erin said...

I go to the north of Scotland every year to visit family, and Hunters are the only footwear acceptable. Since I fly over there with my tiny carryon, I bought the Hunter Regent ( http://www.zappos.com/hunter-regent-black ) which looks more like a riding boot than a rain boot. I wear them on the flight there with a cozy pair of socks and leggings. They're easy to get off for security, once I'm on the plane I take them off and put them under the seat in front of me, and I end up in Scotland warm and dressed for the weather, unlike most of the Americans on the flight with me. :)

Tragic Sandwich said...

We used to travel with clear rubber booties that slipped over your shoes. These are so much cuter!

Krissy :: Miss B and Hustle said...

I just got lace-up Sperry's that I love!

Bows and Sparrows said...

Seriously, those foldable boots are perfection! I SO need a pair.

Ashlae said...

I have the LR rain booties in gray and I absolutely love them. I receive so many compliments when I wear them out. My only complaint is that the shoestrings are fairly cheap - for $165 a pop, I expect them to be top quality, ya know?

Hunter also makes a Brixen boot which is much easier to squeeze into a suitcase. I, admittedly, have those as well. But I prefer my Loeffler Randall booties any day.

karen said...

great picks! i do LOVE my hunters though.

on a different note, i just wanted to say thank you for being so consistent with your posts and keeping your readers in the loop when you might not be posting as frequently. though it seems like a small thing, reading my favorite blogs brightens up my work day and it makes me sad (and strangely a bit frustrated!) when i check in and there is no post with no notice.

your blog is wonderful, and your a great example for mommys and bloggers elsewhere. :)

wonderchris said...

Red, red, and red for me!!!! :D

ElsaD said...

Wow...the foldable boots are an amazing idea! Love the classic Hunters too.

rachel renner said...

Agh you are right, they are all so cute it is hard to pick! The redfoot pair seems so effortless and cozy with the fleece lining, but I would totally wear the booties even if it wasn't raining, too :P

Erin and Andrew Dodson said...

Foldable Rain Boots???? WHY didn't i know this??? AMAZING. Very Cute!

Erin
ErinAndrewEverAfter.com

Anonymous said...

Those foldable boots are really neat! But I love those green Hunter boots. Thanks for the great post!

Callie Glorioso-Mays said...

I really like the foldable boots!! For some reason, I've never been a fan of short boots....

When I travel, I frequently bring a pair of boots (albeit, not rain boots), but I usually plan to wear them on the plane so they aren't in my suitcase. :) I wear jeans with boots or a comfortable dress and boots and it works out well (although it can be a bit of a pain at security)

callie @ a chance to die

Catherine said...

I love the idea of a red rainboot, but the Tretorn boots fit my realy fit my personality best, as I'm mostly a tomboy. The folding Redfoots seem a good idea if you're packing a small carry-on, but if you're taking a full-sized suitcase, I think regular boots are just fine. Just pack your socks in them! ;)

Sara said...

I kinda LOVE the Tretorn!

Fancy Pants said...

Gah!! Love that foldable pair. Pure genius! And in that bright red to match red cheeks. Love it.

AnnabelVita said...

I love my hunters and either squash them in, strap them to the outside of my case or wear them for the journey! If I was buying new boots I'd look at the foldable ones though.

Wear The Canvas said...

thank you for this post! I live in Seattle and have only one pair of super huge, ugly rain boots..which I never wear. I instantly fell in love with the first pair

Sydney L. said...

wow those are the cutest rainboots ive ever seen!

http://sydsense.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I really like the Tretorn boots and the foldable boots are ingenius.

I'm not so much a fan of the Loeffler Randall boots- to me they look weird. Maybe I just need to see them worn to visualize how they'd look with an outfit.

two needles said...

the redfoot, red boots are a winner!! they are ADORABLE and would brighten up any rainy day :)

cheers! hope you are feeling better.

Ali Masterson said...

I still love my Hunters too much not to pack them. My trick for packing bigger boots like Hunter, are to pack my clothes inside of them (obviously items that you don't mind rolling up / squishing). Plenty of room for everything that way!

aislin said...

As smartie pants as those foldable boots are, I'm still a Hunters girl!

Sammantha said...

that is genius!

LV said...

I love those red ones!

Mandee said...

Cole Haan makes some really amazing rainboots too.....they have quite a few options for bad weather and they can pass as real cute leather boots as well! Here are some I just ordered...

http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=396177&productGroup=396178

Poet Whale said...

Love the lace ups in Black!

If they can make them to look like a real lace up that's a slip on, then that is perfection.

April in Autumn said...

Love the fold up boots! We just got back from the Philippines where we trudged through some serious mud in our rain boots (and struggled to keep them from getting stuck in the mud...). Every single one of us left our boots there. More room for souvenirs on the way back and the people living in that mud from day to day could certainly use them.

Nicole @ Giraffelegs said...

Rainboots are a must have on campus. I wear my Hunters like they are going out of style.

Lemanie said...

Foldable rainboots? I'm sold!! =)

JLC said...

If I need to travel with my Hunters I just wear them on the plane. Easy on and off in the security line, too!

Alicia C. said...

They're not boots, but I can highly recommend these rain shoes at LL Bean: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/63396?feat=507870-CL2&attrValue_0=Black They're super comfortable and I've received a ton of complements on them.

Kate said...

I adore my Hunter boots. They have lovely arch support and a thick sole.

Ana Degenaar said...

I need this, badly.

girl in the poodle shoes said...

oooooooo love the booties, they were not even on my radar..
The foldable ones ARE truly genius. gah!
Happy Tuesday,
Girl in the Poodle Shoes

Olivia said...

I have those rain booties pinned for future posts ! I absolutely love them and I would totally wear them even if it wasn't raining.

those foldable rain boots are amazing!! i love the color!!

xx Olivia
iwanttheseshoes.blogspot.com

LeeLee said...

Love these.

Sara Bradley said...

If you need warmth as well as waterproof, these Bogs are terrific and I love the look... http://www.amazon.com/Bogs-Womens-Bailey-Boot-Grey/dp/B00375LNLK/ref=sr_1_64?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1328038562&sr=1-64

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

I love the Hunter ones! Those Redfoot foldable ones are fantastic though… bookmarked for the wishlist! :)

Anna
www.anewfoundtreasure.com

Harriet said...

LOVE those red foldables. Brilliant!

chrisbean said...

I'm obsessed with the nomad drizzle rain shoes + the j.crew rainy day ballerina flats.

They are both super-cute rubber flats that masquerade as patent leather.

Perfect for summer showers, and perfect for wearing all day in the office without anyone knowing you've got your secret puddle-stompers on!

Also, tinily packable!

Jill @ Dollars-or-Cents said...

Nice rainboots are the best way to avoid being completely miserable when rain threatens to spoil plans. I only have a $25 pair of short purple plaid boots, but they cheer me up when skies are grey :)

Ainsley said...

oh wow, i am totalllllllly in love with those green ones! and they come in black and grey?! SWOON

lilya said...

LR booties are cute, but the whole point of rain boots is to be tall for the puddles! Hunter all the way!

Jessica said...

i wear my hunters to travel all the time - but that's the trick. actually Wearing them when you travel. you don't have to worry about packing them, they're super easy to pull on and off when going through security, and they keep you warm on the flight. (i always get cold on airplanes).
p.s. for christmas, i got my husband the ankle lace-up hunters and they're super cool. might be easier to pack if you don't want to travel in them.

Jessica said...

p.s. the gal in the photo looks depressed, and by the looks of it, she has nothing to be depressed about. :)
p.s. happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

I love those little blue boots! Very nice.

sonsuz dekorasyon said...

ı love this red boot!!! very nice colour

http://sonsuzdekorasyon.blogspot.com

Tabitha @Glitter & Ganache said...

I'm pretty devoted to my Hunters, but if I was to step out on them (ha!) I'd definitely go for those LR! In fact, a spring affair might be in order!

JH said...

LOVE hunter wellies! do you have some? have you tried them on? TOTALLY worth it buying expensive rain boots instead being tempted into buying the cheap $20 pairs at the cheap jewelry stores in the city... hunters are sooo comfy! and don't feel as bulky.

(only tried them on, don't have any though, but every time it rains i wish i would give in and buy some!)

cheers.
j&h

Sarah Carlson said...

These are great boots! I love booties (because I'm on the shorter side) so they would be perfect! Sometimes it's good to feel like an adult and not the Morton salt girl (although that can be fun!)

shoegirl said...

I LOVE my Hunters, but do travel a lot, so I'd give just about anything for a pair I could pack. Doing my darndest to track those foldable ones down in my size... (thanks for the tip!!)

Melis said...

oh my gosh the foldable ones are perfect!

Sylvie said...

I love the red ones, but could really do with a pair of the slip-on ankle ones! If only I hadn't declared February to be no-shopping-month.

Collections said...

LOVE the first green pair.

Collections

J. Beaudet said...

I love the tall red ones!
Jenniferxx

Lili said...

Oh, I love the redfoots :-D

K said...

Foldable rainboots! Seriously, that is pretty darn awesome. Wow. Thanks for sharing!

Christi Lynn said...

i am obsessed with these!! i love them so much.

elizabeth said...

The reddins!! I love that they are foldable!

nina said...

I was super excited about the Loeffler Randall booties after seeing them on here and bought them on zappos. Unfortunately, they fit strangely on and the comments I'd seen on zappos about the dangerously thin heel proved true. Love the idea, if not the execution.

Olya said...

Have you seen adorables from modcloth? To die for! Cream with black bows, plus very affordable! Take no space and are light. My pair just came in the mail yesterday, and I'm impressed.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

I have rainboots from French brand 'Aigle', totally love them!

Lady Grey said...

those red foldable boots are awesome!

Lotus Blossom Design said...

If I didn't love my pink Hunter rain boots so much I'd be purchasing those foldable boots!! Those are genius.

Jesse {wefancythat.blogspot.com} said...

absolutely love these options! i will be saving my pennies for these too, a splurge, for my upcoming trip to dublin & london in about a month!

Dana said...

i love the hunters, but those red foldables are ah-mazing. sign me up!

Maria Matiopoulou said...

The truth is that I'm obsessed with my hunter boots! I can't travel anywhere without them and it's also true that they're not easy if you're traveling with a small suitcase but I'm always wearing them when I fly so I don't have to pack them!

I really like the first pair you showed!

Maria

http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

Nirvana said...

love, love loving the randal one with the laces.

Alycia said...

I am confused as to why these foldable boots are so genius. I just folded my rubber Aldo boots and now they are as small as a pair of flats...does the Hunter label make them unfoldable?

And why are the first pair of boots a splurge at $132 when the tan flats from J Crew in the original post are $125?

chef4l said...

I want the fold up ones! We have had NO rain in CA though. . . Maybe if I wear them it will come. ;)
chef4l.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

I love the top pari Leoffler Randall rain boots. These would be AMAZING to have in Vancouver's rainy clime. A nice alternative to the Hunter welly.

hayden said...

All I can think is that in the Pacific Northwest, rain boots are so much better than proper winter boots: you wouldn't even have to try to justify it there.

Michelle Lee said...

love them!

http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

Samatha @ DKNY jackets said...

Those are fashionable boots, having these double purpose boots is one of my dreams!

Bethany Susan said...

I would bring my Hunters anyway and pack my clothes in a space bag! Space bags revolutionized my packing, and they will yours too, if you'll let them. ;)

tiffany jewellery said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Xean said...

fabulous rain boots! stylish, colorful and it saves space because it's foldable.

Chelsea said...

Living in Australia at the moment and I had to ditch my Hunter boots because they just. wouldn't. fit. in my suitcase (and I was WRONGLY told by my cousin that I wouldn't need galoshes in Melbourne). My parents just came to visit me and asked me what I wanted them to bring me. They expected me to say Reeses Peanut Butter cups or Twizzlers, but nope. All I wanted was my Hunter boots. They are on my feet this very moment. They're the best things in the world for girls in rainy climates. THE BEST!

(But those other ones are adorable! Anything that keeps the bottoms of your jeans dry is aces as far as I'm concerned...)

K said...

OHH!!! i really love the short once, more office approperiate if im not bringing flats to change in to! :)

i love the once from Hunter because of the socks, but they are not very original anymore so i would opt for something a bit less known, like Viking :)

love K

Sophie Andersen said...

Very nice stuff !!! <3
http://sophie-andersen.blogspot.com/
xx Sophie

Elizabeth said...

Love those Redfoot foldable boots! I'm on the lookout for some cute rain boots and have decided against Hunters - they make my legs look strange (I'm always a bit touchy about the fit of tall boots around my "athletic calves"). Perhaps I'll give these an in-store look!
http://bebesuisse.blogspot.com/

Miss Margarita said...

I need a pair of green Hunters!

SophisticatedGlam said...

omg! the foldable boots is so cool! :D

Sammi said...

the foldable boots are genius, but currently i am hoping for these joules wellibobs http://www.joules.com/en-GB/Womens-Wellibobs/Green/M_WELLIBOB/ProductDetail.raction and my birthday is not too far off :D

Sandra said...

Now where oh where can I find a cute raincoat? I've been looking everywhere!

Desiree said...

I have the foldable rainboots and I love them to death!

-Desiree

Maria said...

I am in love with the colour of those foldabale boots. How gorgeous!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Mike said...

Very useful tips! Thanks!

suzanne Vachon said...

The foldable red boots are definitely my favorite, I am from Montreal, and we can have very slushy weather, this would be a great slush fighter.

Thanks for great posts and super ideas.

decogirlmontreal.com

Kelli Anderson said...

oh my gosh that first image is captivating..now i NEED a pair of rain boots!

Doody Mac said...

I just got the Redfoots in gray - I actually want it to rain soon so I can try them out (I can't believe I'm saying that!) They're folded up in their little bag until then! Love them.

Anonymous said...

Jo, please help us out with a little more on boots. Please, please, please. Like what do you wear with the comfy fur lined ones where the fur peeks through the top? Are they too comfy to be cool? Or are they too stubby because they're flat and you can walk around them for ages. PLEASE HELP

Dresses said...

Great Tips! Thanks for sharing ! I must say that you are looking super cool in these clothes. Also, your boots seems to be very comfortable for traveling..

childrens snow boots said...

Chances are that they have shopped for a lot of rain boots prior you and have a lot more experience when it comes to choosing the right brand. If not that, you can always opt for the ever powerful Google which never fails to answer any of our queries.

ricosta shoes said...

For those people living in places where raining is a constant weather a high-cut boots rather than low-cut versions is much preferable. In addition, check carefully the boot construction. It is most important to note that the upper part meets the sole.

Kaylee said...

Just too good with this idea can also "something old" creatively integrate into the bridal bouquet.
Kaylees Bridal

Muhammad Ashhad Siddiqui said...

Aworkzone

Dody Goceng said...

Cara Menghilangkan Ketombe - Info Terkini mengenai cara mudah menghilangkan ketombe secara alami, buat sobat yang sedang bermasalah dengan ketombe membandel di kulit kepala bahkan bikin tidak pede
Cara Menghilangkan Ketombe
Download Mozilla Firefox Terbaru
Tangga Lagu Indonesia
Kode Swift Bank

Sexyladyme26 said...

Typical boots but looks great with anything and waiting for the whole outfit.I love these riding boots, SO great!


sneaker wedges

Site design by Apartment One
Federated Media Publishing - Style