In this rain, fellas, your Chucks simply won't cut it. And even with copious layers of waterproofing spray, we'd be hesitant, too, to step out in our favorite leather loafers. Luckily, designers are making great use of rubber, creating modern, waterproof footwear like you've never seen before.
Leading the pack is Ferragamo, with two incredible styles (#1, #4) that will keep your feet, warm, dry and oh-so snappy. For the suit-and-tie guy, a pair of sleek galoshes (#2, #7) will protect your favorite dress kicks, and can easily be slipped off once you get to the office. For the ultimate casual-cool (not to mention super bike-friendly) pair, check out Bogs' Hand-Lasted Rubber Sneaker (#6), which is also available in a high-top version.
2. Swims Classic Men's Galoshes, $98
3. Sorel Men's 1964 Premium T Boot, $130
5. Sperry Top-Sider Men's Figawi Rubber Boot, $62.99
7. Tingley Men's Overshoe, $19.95-$30
Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, and works as a freelance stylist and apparel designer.