With April showers just around the corner, it's time to think about shoes you won't destroy once the weather gets nasty. This year, we're forgoing the played out fisherman look (yawn) in favor of these sleek new styles:
Booties Ankle boots are back in a big way, so it's no surprise to see they've gone inclement-weather friendly. These new Loeffler Randall rubber lace-ups ($165) are cool enough for every day, while this Vivienne Westwood by Melissa pair ($150) brings shiny hardware and sophisticated design to puddle-jumping.
Equestrian You've mastered the art of tucking your slim jeans into your leather riding boots. Good thing this look is no longer sunny-day-dependent: The Aigle Jumping II Rain Boot ($199) is made from leather-like PVC, which is fast-drying and easily passes for the real thing. Meanwhile, we also dig the look (and price!) of this Kmart quilted pair ($20).
Wedges Who says scattered showers mean resigning oneself to flats? Hunter's new Andoras ($175) come with a removable stylish strap and a one-and-a-half-inch platform heel, which makes the iconic boots a little more adult. Alternately, let your rain shoes double as evening wear: We love all of Melissa's cute, rubber numbers, but these peep-toe wedges ($152) take the cake.