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The Best Men’s Rain Boots on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve already written about raincoats for men, rain boots that aren’t ugly, and umbrellas, here we’re singling out the hardest-working and best-looking rain boots for men on Amazon (note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity).

Best rain boots that don’t look like rain boots

Blundstone 510

“Love these Blundstones. Wore them a lot when I was younger and could never find them. I used to have to order from Australia. Well, Amazon has done it again. They make it easy to get anything in the world to your door in two days. Thanks, these are great boots. They form to your foot and give superior traction for any environment. The man-made sole will go from hiking to the docks and everything in between. A little Nikwax (provided in the box) and you’ve got some waterproof boots that go from the forest to the office.”

Best extra-tall rain boots

Baffin Men’s Enduro PT Rain Boot

“Bought these for festival season in the U.K., and they did not disappoint. I was able to walk comfortably and safely, even on slick grass and even slicker mud patches. I wasn’t sure of the correct protocol for wearing these with pants, so for one festival I rolled up my pants, and for another I tucked them into the boot. Either way, I got compliments on buying a ‘top-notch’ set of boots. I’ll be using them every time I’m festival bound.”

Best rain boots for hiking

Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot

“These boots are fantastic. The fit was spot on, and they were already waterproofed. I hiked a day after purchasing them, and I have had casual work shoes that were more difficult to break in than these. I hiked about five miles, in and out of water, and until I actually fell knee deep, my feet stayed completely dry. After my hike, they were covered in trail dust, which turned to mud from getting dunked several times. I simply rinsed them off and dried them with a towel, and a day later wore them to the office. They look and feel great. A lot of arch support. My feet did get hot, but I’m not sure this is any fault with the shoe; if there was ventilation, then these wouldn’t be waterproof hiking boots! I would purchase these again with confidence. The tread was excellent on wet rocks, and anytime I fell it was due to my lack of balance and not these great shoes. The price can’t be beat for the quality. I don’t offer five-star reviews all that often.”

Best high duck boots

Sorel Men’s 1964 Premium T CVS Boot

“I used these to haul a mule deer out of a stream. Worked exceptionally well and maintained traction. The water was frigid, but my feet stayed dry in these. Also, I was impressed with how low the heel-to-toe drop is. Makes them very comfy to wear. Awesome boots!”

Best insulated rain boots

Bogs Men’s Classic Ultra Mid Insulated Waterproof Winter Snow Boot

“These are excellent chore boots for wet and cold weather, which is what I bought them for. Traction in snow is very good. I would not want to hike in them. For me, they are not supportive enough for that, but they are not meant to be hiking boots. You should probably always take the temperature rating of boots (-35, here) as pure fiction. I find them warm enough for extended periods down to about ten degrees. At zero my feet start to suffer after an hour or so.”

Best rain boots for gardening

Servus Comfort Technology 14” PVC Soft Toe Men’s Work Boots

“Okay, so I have a big garden and it rained hard while I was rebuilding it. It’s now a muddy mess, so I ordered these boots … They are comfortable for all gardening positions and are maybe the most awesome under-$35 thing I’ve ever bought. And no, I didn’t write this because I know anyone at the company. Frankly, I am actually shocked that these boots are this good for this price or any price. Don’t believe me? Your loss.”

Best short rain boots

Bogs Men’s Urban Farmer Rain Boot

“I got these for my boyfriend because he is a manager at a car wash and was forever ruining gym shoes. I knew there had to be a better alternative, and I found it here on Amazon. My boyfriend absolutely loves these shoes, and he has suggested them to other co-workers and customers. His feet stay dry all day, but the shoe is comfortable enough to wear for ten-plus-hour shifts. These shoes are a little pricey, but they are definitely worth it. We would have gone through at least two pairs of shoes or boots by now, and these show no signs of wear and tear. They should last at least another year or two.”

Best mid-calf rain boots

Muck Boot Hoser Mid Boot

“I have had my first pair since 2014 and I am still wearing them. I have large calves so I like the shorter height, the insides are cushioned well, and they have pretty good arch support for a mud boot. I got my original pair to take on our fishing trip to Alaska and they worked great. Here at home I wear them all day working around the farm in the mud and wet. This is a great pair of mud boots.”

Best fashionable rain boots

Timberland Men’s 6” Premium Waterproof Boot

“I’ve had these for a few months now, and the leather is still waterproof. They don’t look nice now because I ride a motorcycle and they get scraped a lot. Timberland never fails to deliver great boots.”

Best mid-height duck boots

Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Avenue Duck Boot Chukka Boot

“Wouldn’t use these boots for duck hunting or hiking, doesn’t seem like they are really built for that. I bought them as snow or rain boots to wear in the city, and I couldn’t be happier. They fit perfectly and are holding up great so far.”

Best rain boots for cold weather

Kamik Men’s Hunter Boot

“I bought these for the ocean water when it’s cold in San Francisco and I go metal-detecting. The opening can be closed snug, so waves will have a harder time getting in. The fit is slightly big, just the way I want it for comfort. The padding and knot will keep my feet from coming out, too. I have cheap water boots that are made for the same purpose, but with those high waves, water gets in easily.”

Best budget rain boots

Tingley Economy Kneed Boot for Agriculture, 15-Inch

“I really searched to find a boot for my delivery guys to wear in our Florida rain storms. They LOVE these! When the road is full of water, their feet and pants stay dry. My guys are average build and they are able to tuck their pants into the tops of these. It works for them. The price is great! I would suggest using a liner for extra comfort if wearing them for more than a few hours and thicker liners to adjust for narrow feet.”

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The Best Men’s Rain Boots on Amazon, According to Reviews