Stylish Yet Puddle-Proof Shoes To Wear This La Niña Summer

It's a minefield out there.

If you ask us, the only thing that ruins well-laid plans more than wind (the greatest of threats to a good hair day), is rain. And, unfortunately for us, we’re in for a long summer of both.

Thanks to the La Niña weather pattern bringing a barrage of wind, rain and cool temperatures in the months ahead, we can bid adieu to picnics in the park, long beach days and, most upsettingly, cute summery outfits.

There’s good chance you’ve already fallen victim to a La Niña-induced wardrobe dilemma or malfunction. If you’re anything like us, there’s one particular department you’re probably struggling with most: shoes.

It’s one thing to throw a jacket over a dress or keep your favourite jeans in rotation, but finding a pair of summery shoes that can brave a minefield of puddles is a no easy task.

We suggest opting for a chunky sandal (still summery, but with a thick enough base water doesn’t seep straight in), an on-trend loafer, or the most water-resistent of them all – the all-rubber shoe. 

The Chunky Sandal


Mara & Mine Honor Calf Leather Sandals, $321 at FARFETCH


Hunter Milk Capretto 5cm Sandals, $159.95 at Tony Bianco

The On-Trend Loafer


GUCCI Horsebit-Detailed Metallic Embroidered Leather Platform Loafers, $1535 at GUCCI

The All-Rubber Shoe


GUCCI Women’s Rubber Slide Sandal, $530 at GUCCI


CHLOÉ Kurtys Cutout Glossed-Leather Mary Jane Pumps, $1,480 at Net-A-Porter

The Literal Gumboot


JW Anderson Chain-embellished glossed-rubber rain boots, $582.94 at Net-A-Porter

The Encolsed Flat


Jo Mercer Clover Dress Flats Bone Croc, $179.95 at Jo Mercer


Sol Sana Tuesday Slides, $169.95 at THE ICONIC

The Classic Sneaker


Golden Goose Superstar Distressed Suede-Trimmed Printed Leather Sneakers, $660 at Net-A-Porter


Veja Esplar, $165 at THE ICONIC

The Party Shoe


Aquazzura Bow Tie 105mm PVC pumps, $960, FARFETCH 

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