Make the city your stomping grounds with these water-friendly boots, bag, and inventive new umbrella. Whether it’s a spring storm, a summer squall or a fall downpour, you’ll weather it all in style.
Kamik has all types of rain boots and in varying heights, but we especially love these tall, wading Jennifer boots in pastel green, found at http://www.shoebuy.com. You can find other rain boots at this site (for men and children too), along with summer sandals, designer shoes, clothing and accessories.
Roma Boots tethers philanthropy and giving to the sale of their boots with a “buy one, give one” policy that supports impoverished children around the globe. This Dallas-based company sends new boots to children stuffed with educational supplies, and 10% of all sales are funneled to the Roma For All Foundation. Roma boots are bright, durable, affordable – and clearly a beneficial choice. Read more at http://www.romaboots.com.
Arcopedico’s R10, with a rubber grip sole, combines the boost of a heel with the comfort of a flat in a shoe that can also pound wet city pavement with ease. You can dash for a plane in these shoes and not feel a thing – a testament to how cushy and well constructed they are. These shoes are hand-made in Portugal with the goal of creating healthy footwear. Find these and other Arcopedico shoe styles and boots at http://www.planetshoes.com and http://www.ArcopedicoUSA.com.
Torrain recycled rice bags are water-resistant, lightweight, and made in Angkor, Cambodia (by artisans who were displaced from their farmlands, or victims of polio or land mines) as well as in Portland, and are ideal for rainy days. This line offers totes, duffles, luggage, backpacks, toiletry cases, laptop bags, gym bags, yoga mat carriers, and more. Check out the complete range of items at http://www.torrain.org.
Cabeau’s Better Umbrella features a slightly off-center J-shaped handle that renders maneuvering through the city much easier with umbrella in tow, plus it provides improved coverage by 30%: a bonus on both counts. Score one for yourself at http://www.cabeau.com.
If you can’t stay dry when it pours, then stay fashionable.