Every woman needs a fabulous pair of rain boots. Why? Because it rains everywhere. The Pacific Northwest, in particular, sees more than their fair share of inclement weather and rain is just a natural part of life around here. But, no matter where you are, being prepared with a great pair of comfortable rain boots makes you almost excited to see those rain clouds roll in. Almost.
When I first found the Däv Rain site, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Däv Rain truly makes boots for every woman, with so many styles and colors available for every taste that it’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with at least one pair. I should know; I have completely fallen for just about their entire collection of boots and rain gear for both adults and children. They have high heeled boots, sporty boots, sneaker boots, and even boots that look like a dress pump or cowboy boot, as well as umbrellas, bags and more to make even the wettest and most miserable day that much more bearable.
Sporty and sleek: I first fell in love with Däv Rain for their sporty style of boots that I was sure would be perfect for gardening, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and chasing after kids on playgrounds. I loved that their boots came with a Poron insert for maximum comfort and shock absorption, and that they had some of the cutest and most stylish boot options I had ever seen, as well as accessories that coordinated and added extra flair. With numerous flat soled boots available in both traditional and funky patterns and designs, I would be hard pressed to pick an absolute favorite.
One of the first ones that stood out to me and made it to the actual test drive was the Victoria Scot Boot, which has numerous features that makes these very traditional looking boots anything but ordinary. This English riding boot style rain gear has a rubber spur-stop and an original hand-drawn print that is both classic and eye-catching, but when paired with the corset back lacing, the result is really beautiful. The fleece lining means that they can even be worn with short socks, so if a day suddenly turns cloudy and grey you won’t have to pick up socks as well. I absolutely love how comfortable these boots are, even for long days walking in rain, mud and dirt, and find myself looking for reasons to wear them. And lucky for me, even though these boots are bold and colorful, they go with a surprisingly large chunk of my wardrobe and can actually help dress up even my blandest rain clothing. Available in size 5-11 US whole sizes and comes with vinyl drawstring bag for easy storage.
Fashion and Fun: Next, I found Däv’s Fashion Solid Rain Boot and I actually didn’t realize it was made of rubber at first, since it looked so sleek and sophisticated. I had been on the hunt for a fabulous pair of boots to wear through the Fall and Winter with a 2”-3” heel and was coming up with nothing that was comfortable enough to wear longer than to the mailbox and back. But, when I slipped on the high heeled Däv Fashion Solid and zipped it up, I was instantly in love. Not only are they supremely comfortable and fit my very hard-to-fit foot perfectly, I loved that they didn’t look like rain boots at all. With the exception of an almost imperceptible line that runs down the length of the boot, the Däv Fashion Solid Rain Boot looks like a high quality leather boot and even fooled my shoe-loving little sister at her initial inspection.
In fact, these Fashion Rainboots are some of my cutest footwear I own, and go with just about everything. They can literally go from garden to gala and back while still remaining comfortable enough for long distance and daily wear. I am normally the last person to fall in love with a heel of any size, but I was absolutely shocked by how comfortable these boots are. I don’t know if it’s the rubber heel, the Poron insert, or something else entirely, but these boots add a little bounce to your walk that cushions your foot with each step and makes these substantial rubber boots feel surprisingly lightweight. Available in sizes 4/5, 6/7, 8/9 and 10/11 US, comes with vinyl drawstring bag for easy storage.
Raingear and Accessories: Däv Rain makes a full line of bags, umbrellas, socks and more that compliment or match their footwear and can withstand drizzle and pour. From printed designs to chic and sophisticated, their rain accessories are some of the cutest I have ever seen. And lucky for me, they can be used in Seattle year-round!
Children’s Boots and More: If you thought Däv Rain Gear was cute in adult sizes, well, you’re not going to be able to take the kind of cute that is Däv’s new Kid’s Line. From miniature versions of the Sporty Däv Boots for women to the rubber cowboy boots to boots that look like sneakers, the Däv Kid’s Line has some serious personality and still has all the quality features of their larger counterparts.
I love that their Kid’s Sport Line has a thick clear transparent outsole over the patterned boot, with reinforced seams and toe, as well as having a wider ankle opening to allow for thick layered socks to take these boots into mild winters. The Sport treads are textured and grippy, and the Leopard Print boot even has animal tracks across the bottom so kids can really leave their mark in the mud. Umbrellas and accessories are also available for kids to allow for maximum puddle jumping enjoyment. Available in 10 – 2.5 US Kids sizes.
In Love: I would have never guessed this, but it turns out rain boots are the way to my heart, more so than chocolates or champagne. Every time I think of my Däv Rainboots my heart skips a beat or two and I think of yet another place that Däv would make less dreary. So this is what it’s like to be in love with your footwear.
And now for the Giveaway...
One Rave and Review reader will win a pair of Däv rainboots of their very own! To enter, just visit Däv Rain and tell me which boot you would choose, in either the women's or the children's collection and your color preference.
This Giveaway is CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to:
On December 30th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email
A HUGE thank you to Dav for making the rainy season bearable with their super cute line of rainboots, and for offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. No type of monetary compensation was received for this rave review.