Last year, I wrote about my quest for a pair of nice rainboots that weren't Hunters or Tretorns and how I found my beloved Kate Spade bow-adorned pair. Evidently this subject struck a chord with readers, tweeters and passersby alike. Any time I wore my Kate Spade boots or featured them in an outfit post, the people who paid me compliments also wished for a pair of unique wellies to call their own.
This year, I decided to the legwork for those of you still looking for your rainboot soulmate and found a plethora of options. Ironically, half of these options are from the same brand I tried to avoid the first time around! Hunter's been experimenting with fun details that result in not-so-typical Hunters: wedge heels, laces, quilting, shearling, even a two-tone crested pair with an equestrian vibe. Rainboot lovers who want Hunters don't have to settle for a pair that looks like everyone else's anymore.
Bows, buckles, laces and fun bright colours make for darling rainboots from other brands too.
Which pair is your favourite?
UPDATE [November 28,2011]: Well, that was a bust. After less than a year--a very blissful year--with my Kate Spade rain boots, I was less than happy to find that the rubber was cracking at the ankle. Talk about shoddy quality! The search is on for a replacement pair.