I don't believe that girls wear rain boots, to stay dry , but rather for fashion. I think rain boots are ugly, and not fashionable at all. Also sometimes I see girls wear them when it is not raining out, which to me is dumb. If rain boots, were really about staying dry instead of fashion, then you would see guys wear them also. So girls am I right you wear them for fashion?
Personally, I think rain boots are hideous. However, I wear them every single time I see it raining outside. They're extremely convenient (especially since I walk outside a lot) and you don't have to awkwardly step around puddles to try and avoid them. I don't think guys wear rain boots because most guys don't care. I NEVER see guys walking around with umbrellas or anything while it's raining so personally, I think guys don't mind getting as wet as girls. I know a bunch of guys who wear their Tims when it's raining the same way girls wear their rain boots when it's raining so it all depends. But really, most girls I know wear them solely for staying dry.
fashion? lmao they're one of the least fashionable things ever! when I wear them it's to stay dry. I only ever wear them when it's raining out. but I wear cute ones (well cute by rain boot standards) so I don't look down at my feet and wanna die when I do have to wear them. :p
Practicality for sure because they aren't as comfy as my other shoes. However that doesn't mean I have an ugly pair, I chose some cute chookas for when it is raining and get some compliments on them the few days it's rained so far this year. I just absolutely hate climbing the stairs in them, I live on the 3rd floor :/
You'd be surprised what we've adapted as part of our every day fashion trend. Girls (with no taste, I might add) wear Uggs when it's 75 degrees outside and drier than a rhino's skin, yet they don't need to wear them. I happen to have a pair of Sperry rain boots with a quilted pattern that look so cute with jeans and a nice sweater. I've gotten tons of compliments on them, but I usually wear them when it's a bit rainy outside. I'm just convenient that way, but I understand the trend.
Rain boots are ugly, no matter what. I kind of understand when you say rainboots aren't needed,, if your belief is that girls can wear sandals or flip flops while it's raining really hard. However, rain is cold... it can be uncomfortable. Also, I'm more of a shoe/sock kind of girl. One day, I got off work and it was raining cats and dogs. Puddles everywhere. While I had my umbrella, my pants leg and feet were soaked (not only because of the heavy rain but the puddles everywhere)... which was uncomfortable. So, they're kind of a neccessity, especially when it's muddy. However, when women wear them for style, it's silly to me especially if wearing them while it's warm out, I imagine they would get hot in them.
I wear fashionable rain boots when they are practical-- but I do not find it practical to wear rain boots for fashion. Bottom line: We wear cute rain boots when it rains or is muddy because we don't want to wear ugly ones. If we have to wear the boots, they might as well be cute.
There are some girls that I know that wear them on non-rainy days, but for the most part I usually see them in the spring where it gets really muddy where I am. I only wear them on rainy days, because they make me feel drier. I really think that wearing them on perfectly nice days looks a bit stupid.
I don't really think rainboots are hideous, but they certainly look weird to walk in, with the strange ankle flattening thing that always goes on, lol.