10 Amazing Waterproof Walking Shoes That Always Keep Your Socks Dry

Like soggy nachos or milk-logged cereal, no one likes a damp sock. But come spring, sopping feet happen to be an unavoidable fact of life—doubly so, if you live in certain parts of the country. (Sorry, Pacific Northwest.) The solution, then, is to set aside your go-to kicks and invest in some weapons-grade waterproof footwear. With the right pair, you can stay high and dry—and look amazing, too.

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Waterproof Hiking Sneaker

Among a certain set of fashion-forward men, trail sneakers are all the rage—and Salomon is leading the pack. These sturdy yet stylish shoes feature a waterproof inner bootie, injected-EVA sole, and a non-marking Winter Contagrip sole, so you can tackle anything Mother Nature throws your way (and look great, to boot). ($140; nordstrom.com)

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Waterproof Oxford

For a comfortable walking shoe that skews dressy, these all-elements oxfords—which have a waterproof leather upper, a padded collar (with neoprene sock lining), and a rubber-reinforced toe—by Cole Haan are a solid option. Bonus: they look great with anything. ($150; 6pm.com)

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Merrell Waterproof Shoe

Pragmatic but understated, these water-resistant kicks by Merrell do it all. They're breathable. They're flexible. And, thanks to a military-grade Vibram outsole, they're practically indestructible, too. ($140; merrell.com)

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Converse All Star Waterproof Boots

You can never go wrong with a classic—and nothing is more classic than a pair of Chuck Taylor high-tops. And if they're done up in a waterproof outer finish? Well, that's just icing on the cake. ($91; thehut.com)

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Waterproof Hiking Shoes

These unique shoes by hiking specialist On feature a lightweight, breathable water-repellent outer layer, as well as a cushy inner layer that feels like walking on air. Additional highlights include a micro-engineered grip-rubber outsole and a removable foam insole. ($170; zappos.com)

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The North Face Waterproof Hiking Shoes

These sleek, futuristic kicks from North Face are, at the core, a pair of hiking sneakers. But the eye-catching, creative design and durable construction make them an excellent choice for every day, street-ready use, too. ($120; zappos.com)

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Waterproof Sneaker

These minimalist sneakers by Geox offer a range of styling opportunities. Wear them with sweats, with a suit, or with anything in between—they're just that versatile. You're sure to get a lot of wear for years to come. ($170; nordstrom.com)

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Waterproof Chukka Boot

Let's face it: UGGs are everyone's guilty pleasure. Say what you will, but it's like wearing blankets on your feet. Stay cosy in this Chukka-style iteration, which sports a waterproof and seam-sealed leather upper and comes in a rustic oxide red. ($120; amazon.com)

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Carhartt Waterproof Boots

Is there a brand more reliable than Carhartt? Exhibit A: these highly functional yet equally fashionable boots. With sumptuous oil-tanned leather and a waterproof membrane—not to mention a direct-attach welt construction—there's an approximately 0.0001 percent chance of you suffering a wet sock. ($145; zappos.com)

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Waterproof Construction Boots

Workwear imprint Dickies shows off their pared-back utilitarian aesthetic with these super affordable construction boots. Lightweight, comfortable, and practical, you'll definitely get some mileage out of these boots. ($63; amazon.com)

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