When to wear rain boots
You’ve picked yourself the perfect pair of rain boots and now you’re itching to get outside. But are you wondering where and when to wear rain boots? Don’t worry, we’re here to answer all your burning questions like ‘can I wear rain boots in the snow?’ (the answer is yes, absolutely, by the way) and ‘can you wear rain boots in the summer?’ (also yes!) Just because they are called ‘rain boots’, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear them whenever you like. And with such a gorgeous selection available to you, in a range of colors, prints and welly heights including mid-height rain boots and ankle rain boots, why wouldn’t you want to wear them all year round?
From being out in the yard to taking the dog for a walk, we’ve put together a guide that tells you everything about where you should be wearing those much-loved rain boots.
In which season do we wear rain boots?
This is a little like asking ‘in which season does it rain?’. The fact is it rains all year round in most places. Yes of course, some areas get far less rainfall in the warmer months, but it still rains. So whilst there is always a question mark over the weather, there is never any question over what shoes to wear in the rain. But what about when it’s colder, can you wear rain boots in the snow? Yes, you can absolutely wear your rain boots in the snow. They are particularly useful as the lovely white blanket turns to slush and makes a mockery of all other types of footwear. Rain boots are a fantastic choice in the snow, they protect your feet and, when worn with a lovely thick pair of rain boot socks, keep your toes toastie warm too!
WEARING RAIN BOOTS IN THE SUMMER
Ok, ok, we hear you. Rain boots in summer?! Isn’t that a sin? Well, no, actually – it’s not. In fact, it’s very sensible! Depending on where you live, summer downpours can be every bit as impressive as monsoon season in India. So, if rain is forecast, wearing your trusty rain boots is both practical and stylish. Of course, it’s also likely to be pretty warm, so when talking about how to wear rain boots in the summer, we probably wouldn’t go for a full height pair. Instead, we’d recommend a stylish pair of wellibobs which sit at ankle height to keep you both cool and dry. So the question isn’t, can you wear rain boots in summer, the question is “which gorgeous pair do I want to wear today?”
THE IDEAL SHOES FOR DOG WALKING
What better excuse to wear your rain boots than on a dog walk? Those of you with a four-legged friend can spend hours walking and having fun in your boots. Venturing for miles through woodland paths and fields with your furry companion is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
Dog walks are a great opportunity to appreciate your surroundings and breathe in the fresh air – without worrying about getting your feet dirty along the way!
Our wellibobs make for the perfect dog walking shoes thanks to their slip-on style, but if you know it’s going to be an extra messy hike opt for mid-calf or tall rain boots. They provide extra height to protect both your feet and lower legs from any rain and mud.
“Jake and Kelsey Bang here! We are big fans of Joules Wellies and love wearing them out on our adventures! They have taken us through rainy days, snowy blizzards, exploring flower fields, walking our dog, picking fruit from a farm, and so much more! We have been wearing Joules since 2014 when we first discovered the brand on a trip to Europe, and love seeing what new rain boots come out each season! Bring on the colorful adventures!”
Kelsey and jake bang - @kelseybang
RAIN BOOTS FOR GARDENING
Our rain boots double up perfectly as garden boots. Having the perfect pair of garden boots to hand will make any kind of backyard work fun. This is the ideal place to get use out of your rain boots as gardening can get a little messy, especially when the rain sweeps in.
All our rain boots are suitable for the garden, but our favorites are the garden clogs – next to the back door for any trip into the backyard.
If you used to see gardening as a chore, you’ll soon change your mind with a pair of Joules garden rain boots by your side.
on the school run
We all know that getting the kids safely dropped off at school on time is chaotic. Making lunch, waking the kids up and frantically running around after them leaves very little time to get yourself ready.
And if all this chaos wasn’t enough, it gets even worse when Mother Nature greets us with wet weather.
Our wellibobs are perfect for the school run due to their easy slip-on style and tall rain boots are perfect for a big downpour during the colder weather, so leaving a pair by the door makes the morning rush that little bit easier!
heading into town
What’s worse than a wet weekend when you want to go out shopping? You still want to look stylish, but you don’t want the rain and mud to ruin your shoes. You want to wear your favorite pair of rain boots but are worried you’ll look out of place – you’ve landed yourself in a footwear dilemma. Don’t worry, Joules has you covered.
Our ankle rain boots are everything you need. With a pull tab at the back for easy on and off, our ankle rain boots are waterproof, lightweight and short-height. With an almost sneaker-like appearance, they won’t look out of place when paired with pants or jeans.
These are the ideal fashion rain boots for a quick trip out, whatever the weather.
How to wear rain boots to work
The perfect choice for wet weather wear, wearing rain boots to work is every bit as acceptable as wearing rain boots in summer! If you work in a particularly formal setting, you may opt to wear your rain boots for the commute and keep your work shoes safe and protected in your bag until you arrive. However, if you work somewhere with a more casual dress code, wearing rain boots to work would likely go unnoticed. Joules rain boots are adorned with gorgeous prints and patterns and - our ankle rain boots in particular - look more like a Chelsea boot than a rain boot. We also have a classic selection of black rain boots and blue rain boots which offer understated style. So, when worn with a nice pair of skinny jeans or leggings, they look like a fashion statement as opposed to protective footwear.
family days out
There is nothing better than spending time with the family after a long week at work, especially if you’re taking a trip to the great outdoors. The countryside has so much to offer.
With picturesque scenery and great adventures for the little ones, you’ll not only be occupied for hours on end, but the whole family will get to wear their rain boots.
Our girls’ rain boots and boys’ rain boots come in bold and colorful prints that will brighten up any kids' day.
A great family day out doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated; heading out on a walk is fun, adventurous and educational for the little ones.
“Since we live in Portland Oregon, Wellies are an absolute must for us. My two daughters and I love Joules Wellies in particular because they offer such great prints and are really comfortable. I love how easy they are to get on the girls little feet. They’ll often be caught wearing them around the house with one of their princess dresses! Joules Wellies carry us from our wet Winters to our wet Spring and we couldn’t live without them!”
chelsee hood - @chelseehood
get out there
Now you have many reasons to venture outside wearing your lovely new rain boots. No matter the occasion
or where you’ve decided to go, there is always a style to suit. For helpful tips and advice,
our rain boot care guide will make sure you get the very best out of your boots.