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

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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. While we’ve already written about rain coats for men, rain boots that don’t look like rain boots, 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).

The Best Classic Rubber Boots

Helly Hansen Men’s Midsund 2 Rain Boot

“My husband is so picky about his footwear. For example, unless we are at the beach, he is in either rugged boots or good tennis shoes. It takes him all day to purchase a new pair. He’s currently building a large shop in our backyard, and in northwest Florida, it rains a lot. He has been working in rain and muddy conditions, and it was a mess. I knew he needed rain boots, but he did not want me to order any because he thought that no rain boot would meet his expectation. I did it anyway, and he LOVES these. He said they are extremely well-made and comfortable. He has been able to work in these boots all day, and now he stays dry. They are perfect. I did order one size down, as the reviews all said they ran large — he said the fit was perfect as well.”

The Best Everyday Boots That Are Good in the Rain

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.”

The 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.”

The 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.”

The 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!”

The Best Ankle 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.”

The Best Mid Rain Boots

The Original MuckBoots Scrub Boot

“I love these boots! I ordered two other pairs of boots and returned them before trying these MuckBoots. What a difference; they are smooth and seam-free on the inside — nothing to rub or bite your ankle. The toe area is roomy and comfortable. They are true to size with just a little bit of room to spare. They are exactly what I wanted — boots that I can just stick my feet in and go. You can remove them hands-free, and they keep my feet warm and dry. I use them to walk my dog through the wet pasture grass — and on rainy days around the house. Five stars for MuckBoots.”

The Most 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.”

The Best Mid Duck Boot

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.”

The Best Rain Boots for -40 Degrees

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.”

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