Dry Happy Feet
- What: Sloggers Rain Boots
- When: During wet weather
- Why: Durable, affordable, colorful
- Where: Amazon
I have trouble fitting into most galoshes. My high instep and narrow back of the foot make getting a pair on challenging. If I do manage to get my foot into a rubber boot, my ankle rubs against the back of the shoe constantly and forms blisters.
So when I spotted these adorable rain boots at a local gardening shop, I had low expectations. I got my foot into them, but still didn’t have high hopes. I walked around the store, and they didn’t slide up and down the back of my foot, so I packed them back into the box and took home my first pair of Sloggers Rain Boots in a red paisley pattern.
More than ten years later, I still wear that first pair. It rains here a lot, roughly from September to July. I get a lot of wear out of my boots. I get even more now that I go splashing through puddles with my kids. My boots still keep my feet totally dry (unless we manage to splash water over the tops, of course).
I can wear these boots for a long walk and the flexible sole gives me lots of support and traction without sacrificing comfort or looks. I’ve worn them on the beach, in downpours, and even on the occasional light hike to keep my feet dry. They come in a variety of adorable patterns and colors and cost less than some other famous brands.