Waterproof Shoes That Won’t Weigh You Down

Best Waterproof shoes that won't weigh you down

Spring is just around the corner, and that means flowers will bloom, birds will sing, and suddenly it will be wet almost all the time. With winter snowfall starting to melt and the rain starting to fall, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep your shoes dry when you’re out and about. So, instead of trying to jump puddles and skip flowing gutters, why not invest in some shoes that can handle a little water but not weigh you down. Because while a pair of rain boots or galoshes can be oh-so-adorable, they’re typically heavy and rather clunky as well. With the anticipation of pending show slush and April showers on the horizon, check out our list of waterproof shoes that look great, feel great, and don’t weigh a ton.

Top 10 Waterproof Shoes

Merrell Vapor Glove 5, $90

Merrell Vapor Glove 5

The 5th version of this famous barely-there minimalist shoe is designed to mimic the shape of the human foot, keeping it in the position it would be in without shoes. Version 5 features an improved fit and increased abrasion resistance.

SAGUARO Water Shoes, $25.99+

SAGUARO Water ShoesThese shoes have an upper featured stretch spandex fabric for quick dry, breathable and comfortable. They’re suitable for the beach, swimming, diving, fishing, kayaking, crossing waterfalls, cruising, paddle boarding, rafting, ocean, lake, or simply enjoying a nice, restful vacation.

Go Walk 6-Magic Melody Sneaker, $47.61

Go Walk 6-Magic Melody Sneaker These shoes have a dual-density outsole with Hyper Pillar comfort technology. They have lightweight and responsive Ultra Go midsole cushioning, and the Skechers Air Cooled Goga Mat footbed energizes every step. If you’re looking for comfort, the Ortholite insole will provide long-term cushioning, moisture management, and breathability.

Vessi Cityscape, $135

Vessi CityscapeStay light on your feet in these ultra-lightweight kicks inspired by (but not limited to) city life. And when we say lightweight, we mean it.

DYKHMILY Steel Toe Sneakers, $29.90

DYKHMILY Steel Toe SneakersThe membrane fabric upper with a water-resistant layer keeps these shoes both dry and breathable. Get greater weather protection while keeping your feet comfortable and your style on point.

Sperry Saltwater Snow Boot, $37.62+

Sperry Saltwater Snow BootTake any outfit up a notch with this Saltwater duck boot. Sperry’s signature rawhide barrel-tied lacing with rust-proof eyelets ensures a secure fit, and the zipper entry makes it easy to take on and off. Walk with confidence backed by the enhanced traction that keeps your feet feeling grounded.

Columbia Ice Maiden II Snow Boot, $51.62+

Columbia Ice Maiden II Snow Boot

This winter boot is crafted of waterproof leather and textile construction and 200g insulation to keep you warm and dry during the worst of weather. These are perfect for days when it’s wet outside, and you want to keep your feet warm and cozy while not feeling weighed down by your boots. 

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots, $154.35+

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking BootsWhether you are hitting the trails or looking for a solid work shoe, these extra durable, waterproof, mid-height hiking boots are designed for women and offer maximum traction on all terrains.

Vivobarefoot Magna Trail, $129.99+

Vivobarefoot Magna TrailMagna is a high-performance, multi-terrain hiking shoe. They feature a single-piece, slash-proof, and exceptionally durable nylon upper with speed hooks and a wing lock lace set up. Developed with no-sew construction, the Magna features a neoprene ankle sock for 360-foot freedom and flexibility while keeping out grit on the trail.

AFT AFFINEST Water Shoes, $19.99

AFT AFFINEST Water ShoesThis water shoe has flexible, breathable mesh fabric and a thicker rubber sole that’s durable. It offers anti-slip and shock absorption, making it the perfect beach shoe. The bottom has 11 drainage holes to ensure that water flows out of the shoes quickly and keeps your feet dry.


GEAR AID Shoe Repair Glue, $16.32

GEAR AID Shoe Repair GlueMake long-lasting repairs and seal leaks on hiking boots, running or climbing shoes, and even cleats.

KIWI Boot Waterproofer, $6.94

KIWI Boot Waterproofer provides tough silicone protection for work and outdoor boots.

Tarrago Hightech Nano Protector Spray, $11.98

Tarrago Hightech Nano Protector SprayTarrago’s innovative top-class protection is based on revolutionary Nanotechnology. After application, the individual fibers are covered by NANO elements, and the fibers become more water & dirt repellent while allowing breathability.

Nikwax Waterproofing Wax, $11.02

Nikwax Waterproofing Wax Nikwax restores water repellency and reduces water absorption of smooth leather.

Atsko Sno-Seal 1330 Original Beeswax Waterproofing, $9.99

Atsko Sno-Seal 1330 Original Beeswax WaterproofingSno-Seal prevents boots from soaking up water, which adds weight and decreases the life of the boots.

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