How often do you pack rain boots for a trip? They’re awesome to have when it’s pouring, but specialized footwear is a pain to bring along, because it takes up extra room when you’re trying to pack light.
But what if your rain boots look (and act) like real leather boots? The Bogs Carrie Slip On Boot does.
Made from full-grain leather, the boots are seam sealed and waterproof. And they look like stylish leather boots that you’d wear out on the town, so there’s no need to bring both rain boots and sweet leather boots on your travels.
The outsole employs Rebound technology, which keeps your feet comfortable even when you’re wearing these boots all day. The soft leather footbed has dual-density EVA, Ortholite and DuraFresh bio-technology (that activates to fight odors) for that optimal comfort.
Bogs’ Max-Wick moves sweat away from your foot to keep you dry while you pound the pavement and dodge puddles.
The outsole is also slip-resistant, and the 1.5-inch heel gives you enough height without making it a pain in the rain.
They’re certainly not straight-up hiking boots, and if you’re going to be trudging through water, the 6-inch height may not be enough—but both of those activities require a little bit more specialization in footwear.
I have worn these boots on a number of trips, including plenty of rainy and cold destinations like Alaska. I’ve also been wearing them nearly all week, during a spell of Northern California rain storms.
They’re so incredibly comfortable that I sometimes forgot to take them off when I come home, and I’m usually a “footwear off at the door” kind of person. I almost don’t mind the rainy weather when I have these boots as my go-to footwear.
The Bogs Carrie Slip On Boot comes in black, brandy, and taupe colors, and lists for $130 on the Bogs site. It’s also available at Amazon and Zappos.