Most of us have bragworthy collections of pumps, loafers, sandals, ballet flats and winter boots. But sometimes we do without a sharp pair (or two) of hip rain boots for spring showers. All-weather boots are a must-have accessory, especially for active women who need practical footwear to keep their feet cozy and dry.
I like Chooka boots because they’re fashionable and waterproof in a rainbow of colors, silhouettes and trend-centric prints. Best of all, these reasonably-priced (most styles under $100) beauties are handmade with moisture-absorbing lining and natural rubber. This is the perfect time to freshen your footwear wardrobe with knee-high and mid-calf boots, booties and flats because Chooka offers all-weather styles for whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
I’ve posted a few of my fave fashion images here. These boots are hard-working because you can depend on them in wet weather and also wear them on clear days to muck around in the garden or trudge through the mud at rainy concert and tailgate events.
All these styles are super durable because this manufacturer actually collects latex from rubber trees, a sustainable resource (trees are not harmed during this process). The latex is rolled into sheets and then hung on lines to dry in the sun. Then the sheets are dyed, wrapped around a foot form to meet exact size parameters…and a Chooka boot is born.
You can find Chooka boots at Nordstrom, DSW, Macy’s Backstage (in West Orange) Kohl’s and select outlet stores. For kids boots, check out Chooka’s Western Chief collection.