Find the best rain boots with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Fall can bring any kind of weather, ranging from sunny to stormy and rainy. For those dreary, rainy days, you’ll want to keep your feet dry and warm with a good pair of rain boots. But how do you find the right ones? With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can find the right rain boots for the whole family.
Types of Rain Boots
Most rain boots can be broken down into two categories – work boots and casual boots.
Work Boots – Work boots typically have a taller shaft to keep your feet, ankles and calves protected from mud, muck and debris. They also are more heavy-weight and have a thick, comfortable midsole so your feet stay comfortable while you’re hard at work. Whether you’re on a jobsite, the farm or doing chores around the backyard, you can’t go wrong with a quality work rain or rubber boot.
Casual Boots – Casual rain boots are better suited for farmer’s markets, flea markets, or just walking about town in wet weather. They typically have a thinner rubber, shorter shafts and less cushioning in the sole.
Finding the Right Fit
Rain boots aren’t like your typical boots or shoes – they fit a little differently. When you’re shopping for rain boots, pay attention to sizing charts from the specific manufacturer. This is especially important if you’re a half size. Most rain boots have extra space inside, meant for thicker socks or tucking your pant legs inside. It’s also important to take note of your calf size. Some rubber boots have more room in the shaft, while others have a tighter fit that can be uncomfortable for larger calves. Some boots have gussets or laces to adjust the shaft size to better fit your leg.
Keep Climate In Mind
Finally, keep the climate in mind when you’re choosing rain boots. If you’re in a part of the country that deals with a lot of rain and cold weather, you’ll want boots with heavier insulation and taller shaft. If you’re in a milder climate, an ankle boot or thinner boot can work well for your needs.
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find rubber boots for the whole family from trusted brands like The Original Muck Boot Company and Western Chief. For more tips on finding the right footwear and workwear, visit the Blain’s Farm & Fleet Clothing blog.