10 places to buy women's rain boots in Vancouver

Oct 13 2016, 8:41 pm

Baby, it’s wet outside.

Vancouver has many lovely things to offer – mountains, ocean views, great restaurants and shopping – but there’s one thing that always drags the city down a little.

The rain.

For people who enjoy keeping up with trends, it might seem impossible to find stylish rain gear – that’s why we’re here to help.

Here are 10 places to get stylish women’s rain boots in Vancouver.

Hudson’s Bay

Let’s start with the most obvious option. Hudson’s Bay offers a wide selection of rain boots, from cute ankle boots, to the classic Hunters Vancouverites have come to know and love. Either way, your feet will stay dry, your bank account won’t take a crazy hit, and you have options (including larger sizes). These cute ankle boots by Cougar are a great option at just $110.

Where: Various locations.

Australian Boot Company

What: The Australian Boot Company is known in Vancouver for carrying one of the favourite shoes of the city: Blundstones. They’re durable, practical, and look cool, especially if you want to give off hipster vibes (you know you do). And while Blundstones last a lifetime, they are on the pricey side, so beware.

Where: 1968 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Army & Navy

Army & Navy is great for those on a budget and offer everything from a classic Hunter-style boot to Sorel-like ones, all for reasonable prices.

Where: 36 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Gravity Pope

This boutique has become a Vancouver institution for designer footwear. In addition to their in-house brand, they have lots of great boots with thick soles (hello, Dr. Martens) and more traditional rubber rain boots (Sperry Top-Sider, for example).

Where: 2205 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

El Kartel

This Chinatown-based boutique sells local shoe brand Native, who have an interesting take on traditional waterproof shoes. The rubbery material will keep your feet dry, and the thick, deep soles will keep you firmly planted on the ground. Plus they look unique – you’re sure to get compliments.

Where: 104 East Pender Street, Vancouver

Nice Shoes

Nice Shoes has a wide selection of waterproof boots in various styles, and every pair of shoes the company sells are 100% vegan. Whether you crave a Chelsea style or a traditional tall pair, you’ll find the (cruelty-free) boots you desire.

Where: 3568 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Browns Shoes

With a large selection of both traditional rain boots and waterproof boots, Browns Shoes has it all – especially if you have a bottomless budget. Not many of us do, but maybe good rain boots are worth the splurge.

Where: Various locations.

Rowan Sky

Rowan Sky’s undeniably stylish selection of boots will make your heart melt. And possibly your wallet. But either way, you have the cream of the crop when it comes to rain boots: tall boots, ankle boots, laces, slip ons – you name it, they probably have it.

Where: 334 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Lords Shoes

A huge selection of waterproof styles are available at Lords, but the kicker is that none of them look like rain boots. Many of the pairs of waterproof boots sold there have a faux-suede or leather look, but will keep your feet totally dry.

Where: 2932 South Granville Street, Vancouver

Little Burgundy Shoes

This shoe store is known for stocking a wide assortment of sneakers, but they also sell Palladium boots, a solid, waterproof style that will keep your feet dry (and looking good).

Where: Various locations.