Don’t sacrifice another pair of shoes to mother nature this season. With the promise of April showers soon to come, it’s time to ditch the flats and opt for something a little more waterproof. Rain boots step up to the plate to take on the rainy springtime weather by offering the ability to stay dry and fashionable.

In an effort to help you and your shoe collection survive spring in Northern Michigan, MyNorth Media’s editorial intern Sarah Lautner went shopping in downtown Traverse City to find the cutest rain boots to will help keep you warm and dry this season.


These Xtratuf rain boots range in price from $90 to $135.

1. Plamondon Shoes

144 E. Front St. | Traverse City

Make sure your rain boots can stand up to the Northern Michigan outdoors, and opt for a pair of heavy duty rain boots. From hiking and fishing to hunting for morels, these boots can do it all and guarantee dry feet when the day is done.


These Hunter rain boots range in price from $140 to $160.

2. Robert Frost

217 E. Front St. | Traverse City

For those of you who like a more traditional style of rain boot, Robert Frost offers a wide selection of classic style boots that cater to everyone’s taste. Be sure to check out their selection of rain boot accessories so you can take your boots up a notch this season.


BOGS North Hampton Floral Insulated Rain Boots cost $100.

3. Backcountry North

227 E. Front St. | Traverse City

Step outside the box and try out a pair of rain boots with an interesting design, like these Bogs at Backcountry North. Make a statement with a bold pattern, or go for a softer statement with a more understated one like these. Either way, you and your boots are sure to grab attention this spring.


Left to Right: Eric Michael Olympia Boot – $125, Eric Michael Lauren Boot in brown and black – $110.

4. Robert Frost

217 E. Front St. | Traverse City

Want a pair of rain boots without the traditional rain boot look? A pair of contemporary style rain boots, like these from Robert Frost, lets you do your thing all spring without sacrificing style for dry feet.

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These Chooka rain boots range in price from $70 to $75.

5. Golden Shoes

122 E. Front St. | Traverse City

Don’t let the groggy weather get you down! Step into the spring spirit with a pair of brightly colored rain boots like these from Golden Shoes in downtown Traverse City. From short to tall and with a wide array of colors, Golden Shoes in downtown Traverse City has a pair that is sure to fit everyone’s style.

Whether you’re out exploring the great Northern Michigan outdoors or wandering around a new city, don’t let the fear of rain and ruined shoes push you around. Take control of your calendar and get ready to take on the April showers by slipping into a pair of rain boots this spring.

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Photo(s) by Sarah Lautner