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Gray skies, rain, sleet, and snow. Many of the world’s travel destinations may be in the middle of winter weather, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite cities. See our picks for the best waterproof boots for women!
Best Waterproof Boots for Travel
Written By: Niki Landry
Packing the right gear is an important first step in battling the cold, starting with your feet. And there’s nothing worse than wet or cold feet, no matter how bundled up you are.
Here are the best waterproof boots for winter:
- UGG Harrison Waterproof Leather Boot
- Blondo Villa Waterproof Ankle Bootie
- Teva Ellery Ankle Boot
- Sorel Emelie Chelea Black Boot
- Blondo Dagger Waterproof Boots
- Columbia Ice Maiden Ii Snow Boot
- Columbia Women’s Minx Shorty Iii Snow Boot
- Merrell Women’s Andover Wp Snow Boot
- Sorel Women’s Winter Fancy Lace II Boot Mid Calf
- Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater Boot
- Hunter Women’s Original Tour Short Packable Rain Boots
- Joules Wellibob Classic Rain Boot
- Teva Anaya Tall WP
- Eddie Bauer Trace Waterproof Knee High Boot
- Merrell Women’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
Let’s take a look at our list of the best waterproof boots for women traveling this winter. They’ll help you keep your feet warm and dry!
UGG Harrison Waterproof Leather Boot
Great for walking around cities known for their wet weather, these Harrison leather waterproof boots for women will complement most outfits. Pair with tights, leggings, skirts, or skinny jeans to give an edge to your outfit.
They have the waterproof boots element without looking super practical or having the rubber boot look. Solid black boots are always an easy, go-to pair of shoes for travel in winter, autumn, and even spring in cooler climates. Buy it here!
Find out what our readers chose as the best women’s waterproof leather boots!
Blondo Villa Waterproof Ankle Bootie Editor’s Top Pick
Best Ankle Waterproof Boots
For the perfect balance of fashion and functionality, opt for ankle waterproof boots. Double duty items are thoroughly loved here at TFG, and Blondo will easily help you take on the elements in style. Working as a regular ankle boot in the sun and a functional rain boot for when a downpour starts, these picks are perfect for the traveling fashionista.
The “Villa” is a classic and streamlined bootie that will add a sleek finishing touch to your look, while “Liam” has a more modest stacked height and a stylish zip closure. Saving luggage space and staying fashionable – what’s not to love? Buy it here!
See my full review here!
Teva Ellery Ankle Waterproof Boots
If you prefer more of a utilitarian style without a heel, you’ll love the Ellery ankle waterproof boots. These booties from Teva are a must-have combination of fashion and function!
With a buckle strap detail and smooth leather, these waterproof ankle boots are the perfect addition to your casual fall wardrobe. With a lightweight feel and high quality, waterproof leather, these are great for the active and stylish traveler! Buy it here!
Our readers also love their low leather boot that has an adjustable ankle strap and a sleek exterior. At a stylish mid-calf height, the Anaya low boot would be perfect tucked into skinny jeans and could easily work in urban settings. They’re super comfortable and great for all-day wear.
We love ankle boots for travel. These are our top picks!
Sorel Emelie Chelsea Black Boot
Our readers always are recommending boots from Sorel as being perfect for traveling in the colder months. The leather and suede design of the Sorel Emelie Chelsea Boot with the soft microfleece lining will keep your feet cozy and warm, no matter how chilly it gets.
Our readers particularly like these cold-weather boots for traveling to more extreme winter destinations, such as Iceland. One reader says she spent two weeks in Iceland when it was hit by the biggest snow storm in 40 years, and her Tivoli boots kept her toasty and dry. Buy it here!
Best Leather Waterproof Boots
Dagger Boot is a popular style from Blondo that would be perfect for any city in winter. They have good traction and can stand the test against varied weather conditions such as puddles and slush. Plus they look good, too! Buy it here!
Tip: When it comes to shoes, it’s vital for feet to feel comfortable at all times. Readers swear by shoe inserts to help boost support for long periods of walking!
Best Waterproof Snow Boots
When you need a boot that’s durable and can withstand cold temperatures, reach for the Columbia Ice Maiden II.
This pair is a modern take on the winter staple of waterproof boots. Their sleek style is minimalistic while still retaining all of the practical aspects of snow boots. The faux fur lining adds style, comfort, and added insulation.
These types of shoes are definitely the best waterproof boots for a ski trip or other snow adventures. Buy it here!
Here are even more women’s waterproof boots to choose from!
Another popular Columbia snow boots are the Minx Shorty Iii. Waterproof, woven synthetic textile with jacket-like baffling and faux-fur at collar and tongue make a fashion statement while 200g’s of insulation, heat-trapping reflective lining, and advanced traction outsole take care of business.
Our readers agree that like these are perfect for winter destinations, such as Iceland. One reader says she spent two weeks in Iceland when it was hit by the biggest snowstorm in 40 years, and her Minx boots kept her toasty and dry. Buy it here!
Merrell Andover Peak Waterproof Snow Boot
The Merrell Andover is a great alternative for more stylish cold-weather boots for traveling. This coveted, oh-so-comfortable waterproof snow boot delivers a perfect balance of refined and rugged to match your outdoor lifestyle.
The rich leather and leg-hugging style can dress up your favorite skirt while keeping your feet dry, and the women’s comfortable rubber sole and odor control will match your passion for exploring on foot. Buy it here!
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Sorel Winter Fancy Lace II Boot Mid Calf
Best Waterproof Duck Boots
Half rubber boot, half duck canvas, with a warm and cozy interior are the traditional requirements for the practical duck boot.
One of the reasons why duck boots may be the best waterproof boots for your trip is that they’re smaller and therefore more packable than tall boots. We’ll let you be the judge.
Sorel’s cold weather footwear is ideal for those participating in active winter sports like snowmobiling or sledding, or for activities where maximum protection is required — like all-season hunting or fishing, or simply going to work.
Their Winter Fancy Lace II boot is a great option if you prefer ankle boots. They offer a convenient lace-up style with a vulcanized rubber compound for improved wet traction. Buy it here!
Check out these top duck boots women love to wear for the colder season!
Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater Boot
For a classic duck boot, you can’t go wrong with the Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater boot. It’s arguably the most popular duck boot for daily wear in rainy seasons and during travel.
With rawhide lacing for a secure fit and Wave-Siping for ultimate wet/dry traction, this versatile boot is ready for storm and sea. Buy it here!
Hunter Original Short Packable Rain Boots
Best Waterproof Rain Boots
The most popular waterproof boots for women is the rubber rain boot. A wardrobe staple in notoriously wet areas, most people are familiar with the very popular Hunter brand boots.
If you are looking for something a little different, Joules have taken wellies to the next level by adding patterns, embellishments, and buckles. However, these boots are not packable.
For another classic rain boot style that is packable, we like the original short boots. These waterproof boots are made of a rubber compound that allows you to fold them right up and store in a suitcase or shoe bag!
For comfort, they feature a removable, lightweight insole/sock liner that also provides additional arch support. All of these features make the Packable boots a perfect travel companion. Buy it here!
Joules Wellibob Classic Rain Boot
Joules Wellibob Packable Rain Boot is a new favorite that you will reach for time and again. Function, fashion, and comfort all meet right on your feet with every pair of Joules boots, and this packable rain boot is no exception.
The comfy lining is perfect for even the rainiest of days while the faux fur footbed offers excellent warmth. Buy it here!
For travel abroad, you may think these are the best waterproof boots for rainy cities. However, you’ll be surprised at how many cute leather waterproof boots are available.
Take a look at these rain jackets for women to complete your winter look!
Best Waterproof Tall Boots
Teva Anaya Tall WP boots are a durable, yet fashionable choice! These knee-high boots have a waterproof leather upper, sleek buckle detail, and a slight heel to add some sophistication.
Along with a PU sockliner footbed, the pig skin lining offers excellent comfort for all-day walking. Buy it here!
These our picks for the top knee-high boots that are elegant, comfortable, and wearable anywhere!
Eddie Bauer Trace Waterproof Knee High Boot
This brand is a reader favorite and the Eddie Bauer knee-high boots are chic, yet practical. They are waterproof leather, have a comfy elastic opening that measures about 15”, and a removable EVA footbed allows you to use your own inserts or orthotics.
A lot of users say these elevated-looking winter boots have all the hallmarks of comfort but are stylish with any outfit. Buy it here!
While knee high boots and ankle booties are forever classics, our readers are loving these mid-calf boots!
Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
Best Sport Waterproof Boots
If your goal this winter is to stay active during your travels then the waterproof boots above will fit the bill.
These athletic-style waterproof boots by Merell provide comfort, stability, and warmth for those cold weather treks. With pops of bright colors these ankle-high hiking boots will help to ward off the winter blues, and keep your feet warm and dry on the trails. Buy it here!
Read this post for even more hiking boots for women!
Good, quality waterproof boots for women are an investment that should last through the seasons. Do proper research, read reviews, and take the time to ensure you are spending your money on the best possible pair to fit your travel and footwear needs.
Product Comparison Chart
Still undecided? Here’s a quick overview for each of the best waterproof boots for travel:
|BEST LEATHER WATERPROOF BOOTS|
|UGG Wilde Waterproof Leather Boot||Complement most outfits, Slate boots, go-to pair of shoes for travel in cooler climates||Check Price|
|Blondo Dagger Waterproof Boots||Dagger Boot is a popular style from Blondo that would be perfect for any city in winter. They have good traction and can stand the test against varied weather conditions such as puddles and slush. Plus they look good, too!||Check Price|
|BEST ANKLE WATERPROOF BOOTS|
|Blondo Villa Waterproof Ankle Bootie||Fashion and functionality, classic and streamlined bootie||EDITOR'S TOP PICK!!||Check Price|
|Teva Ellery Ankle Boot||Buckle strap detail and smooth leather, fashion and function, lightweight feel and high quality||Check Price|
|Sorel Womens Emelie Chelsea Black Boot||The leather and suede design of the Sorel Emelie Chelsea Boot with the soft microfleece lining will keep your feet cozy and warm, no matter how chilly it gets.||Check Price|
|BEST WATERPROOF SNOW BOOTS|
|Columbia Ice Maiden Ii Snow Boot||Their sleek style is minimalistic while still retaining all of the practical aspects of snow boots. The faux fur lining adds style, comfort, and added insulation.||Check Price|
|Columbia Women's Minx Shorty Iii Snow Boot||Durable and can withstand cold temperatures, woven synthetic textile, 200g’s of insulation, heat-trapping reflective lining||Check Price|
|Merrell Andover Peak Waterproof Snow Boot||The Merrell Andover is a great alternative for more stylish cold-weather boots for traveling. This coveted, oh-so-comfortable waterproof snow boot delivers a perfect balance of refined and rugged to match your outdoor lifestyle.||Check Price|
|BEST WATERPROOF DUCK BOOTS|
|Sorel Women's Winter Fancy Lace II Boot Mid Calf||Convenient lace-up style, vulcanized rubber compound, removable molded EVA foot bed||Check Price|
|Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater Boot||Warm and cozy interior, secure fit, Wave-Siping for ultimate wet/dry traction, versatile boot||Check Price|
|BEST WATERPROOF RAIN BOOTS|
|Hunter Women's Original Tour Short Packable Rain Boots||These waterproof boots are made of a rubber compound that allows you to fold them right up and store in a suitcase or shoe bag!||Check Price|
|Joules Wellibob Classic Rain Boot||Function, fashion, and comfort all meet right on your feet with every pair of Joules boots, and this packable rain boot is no exception.||Check Price|
|BEST WATERPROOF TALL BOOTS|
|Teva Anaya Tall WP||These knee-high boots have a waterproof leather upper, sleek buckle detail, and a slight heel to add some sophistication.||Check Price|
|Eddie Bauer Trace Waterproof Knee High Boot||This brand is a reader favorite and the Eddie Bauer knee-high boots are chic, yet practical. They are waterproof leather, have a comfy elastic opening that measures about 15”, and a removable EVA footbed allows you to use your own inserts or orthotics.||Check Price|
|BEST SPORT WATERPROOF BOOTS|
|Merrell Women's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot||These athletic-style waterproof boots by Merrell provide comfort, stability, and warmth for those cold weather treks.||Check Price|
What do you think are the best waterproof boots for winter travels? Please share it below!
For more ideas on women’s boots for travel, please read:
- Best Waterproof Leather Boots
- Chelsea Boots: Our Latest Travel Shoe Obsession
- Most Comfortable Knee High Boots for Women That Look Stylish
- Gotta Have Combat Boots
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We are going on a month-long trip to Australia, New Zealand end of March to the end of April this year. We are going to experience 2-3 differences in weather. I need help in packing and what to bring for this trip. Thank you for your help! Gee
Whoops, I forgot Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia for 30 days. Weather will be anywhere from 40 and raining to 80 and hot. Need help packing, please. Gee
Hi Geana, it’s great to hear from you!
A good place to start is to take a look at TFG’s Four Signature Packing Lists for ideas for a capsule wardrobe and how many clothing items you could pack: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/functional-and-fashion-packing-list/
The packing lists show you how to pack light and have the right clothes no matter the destination or the length of the journey! Depending on your preferences, you can choose more bottoms, fewer dresses, more tops – you can adjust the combination based on your needs!
Then for some destination-specific help, check out these guides:
✈ Australia: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/what-to-wear-in-australia/
✈ New Zealand: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/what-to-wear-in-new-zealand/
would also highly recommend that you join our TFG facebook group and post any questions you have there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/travelfashiongirls/ It’s a fabulous community of helpful female travelers that love to share their travel advice and recommendations.
Have the most incredible time! 💜
Blondo Villa Waterproof Ankle Bootie are my fall/winter favorite! I wear them almost daily to the office…& when traveling around rainy European cities. Thanks for the recc!
I love using this site all the time. Short and long trips. With this site, I found my favorite waterproof boots. The Blondo Villa Waterproof Ankle Bootie. They are the best comfy and stylish pair ever. Thanks Alex! I’ve been following you since you started. So glad I found your blog and all.
Sketchers now has some amazing waterproof hikers with memory foam that are extremely comfortable for everyday wearing…first time out of the box with no break-in time needed! I’m debating between my navy blue Skethchers hikers or my black combat-style for a November trip to England.
Planning to fly to Dublin then take a 9 day bus trip with dinner at various hotels.
The tour starts MAY 5. And covers much of the Republic of Ireland.
Hi Carole, thank you for reaching out! How exiting!
You might find this 10 step guide a good place to start to plan your packing for Ireland so that you can be prepared for the unpredictable weather: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/10-step-packing-guide-for-ireland/
Have an incredible time on your travels! ?
If you want the A-Z of everything you need to know, especially if you want to avoid overpacking and be prepared for the weather, we also have our Ireland ebook, too ?: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/ireland-ebook/
I have foot problems and primarily wear Birkenstock’s. Would you recommend any of their boots for a wet Europe trip?
Hi Rachel, to get the best feedback for your question, I would highly recommend that you join our TFG facebook group and post your question about Birkenstock boots there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/travelfashiongirls/ Its a fabulous community of helpful female travelers that love to share their incredibly helpful advice and I am sure one of them would be able to help!
I purchased the Blonda Valli boots from Nordstrom last June. They quickly became one of my favorite pairs of boots to reach for, regardless of the temperature or weather. Note that they are not truly waterproof – if you walk through wet grass for any length of time as I did, your feet will get wet. Once you know this, however, adjustments can be made. After 10 months one of the lifts fell off and was lost, but Nordstrom’s return policy worked perfectly – returned the defective pair and picked up another one (on sale no less!) without a hassle. Win win!
Hi there, that is great to hear, thank you for sharing your review of your Blondo Valli boots with us. I am so pleased you had no problems with returning them to Nordstrom ?
Your blog is so helpful! I used your thailand list just recently. I’m really interested in a pair of blondo boots but al torn between the cognac or the black. Do you have any advice for versatility?
Hi Jessalynn, that is lovely of you, thank you! ❤️ Either or ? The cognac color offers a refreshing tone and a black ankle boot is classic and. timeless. Which color do you like best which would match the rest of your clothing?
The ugg simmens boot is sold out. Do you have a similar recommendation?
Hi Dannah, I am sorry about this. We are currently working to update all our articles to give you the best up to date advice and content. Many of our readers like the Teva De la vina Ankle Boot as an alternative to the Ugg Simmens boot: https://amzn.to/2J08yol Also have a look at this article for some alternative suggestions for leather boots: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/best-travel-shoes-womens-leather-boots/ Hope this helps! ?
Nice information Alex.
Hi! What are packing suggestions for a jaunt to “The Open” Golf Tournament, Wales and then Ireland in July? Also, any “mature” styles for late 50’s lady?
Hi Paige, take a look at these posts for tips on Ireland and Wales:
This is the only post I have that’s directed at a more mature traveler but I’m afraid it may not be the right age group you’re requesting: https://travelfashiongirl.com/fashion-for-women-over-60-shoes-for-older-women/
Just got back from UK on 5 weeks winter vacation. Best time of the year to be there! I survived in my Regatta Lady’s snow boot which I got for £24!! It went well with skinny pants, leggings and even some skirts!
Heading to Ireland this summer (late July). What shoes would you suggest? Do you really think boots will be necessary at that time of year? I’ve got my light-weight/water repellant trench coat so I’m ready for the rain. I’m most worried about being comfortable with all of the walking that we’re going to be doing.
These posts might help you make that decision 😉
Great footwear ideas!!
I don’t know why but I really don’t find the “duck” boots appealing at all, the stark contrast/difference between layers – which I suppose is what most people like, besides functionality – puts me off. Happily everyone can pick whatever they like these days 😀 I think I’ll be on the lookout for one of De La Vina’s low-style boots – they appear to be comfortable enough to walk around the city all day long, while looking way more mature and stylish than my usual sports shoes (I’m a comfort>>style kind of person, but it might be time to graduate a bit ;)). Thanks for the guide!
Hi Katarzyna 🙂 I’m glad you’ve found a style that is perfect for you!