As tropical-dwelling gals, we all know how frustrating the fickle weather can be. A sunny afternoon can turn into a rainy one in just a matter of hours. And when it comes to putting together an outfit for the day, this can be a challenge, especially when choosing footwear. You want something that's cool enough for the sweltering heat but still durable to withstand rain. To help you find the perfect pair, here's a list of the best shoe styles for unpredictable weather.
Timberland Tidelands Boat Shoes in Navy Nubuck, SGD169/~USD122.92
Stylish and practical, boat shoes are airy and comfy but are heavy-duty enough to keep your feet dry when the rain starts pouring. Look for quality ones with sturdy soles like the Timberland Spring/Summer 2019 Tidelands Boat Shoes. The leather midsole and rubber outsole are handsewn for a durable build so you can bet on this one — rain or shine.
PUMA Suede Classic X Buffalo London in Mellow Rose-Puma White, SGD240/~USD174.56
If you're allowed to wear sneakers in the office, then you're in luck because this type of footwear is one of the best shoe styles for unpredictable weather. They're reliable and can still look surprisingly good even when dirty. Looking for new kicks? You might fancy this pretty pair from PUMA and Buffalo London's latest collaboration. It's lightweight with a soft suede upper and designed to have a textured rubber platform for extra grip that will come in handy for navigating slippery surfaces during the rain.
Isabel Marant Cananee Floral Espadrilles, USD136 (net-a-porter.com)
Espadrilles are the go-to summer flats but this shoe style also works for rainy days. Most espadrilles are designed with water-resistant inner lining and rubber soles, which make them durable for light showers. Get stylish with this Isabel Marant piece that you can easily pair with a casual or dressy outfit.
PVC ballet flats
Melissa Ultragirl Elements in Light Pink, SGD110/~USD80.01
Ordinary leather flats may not be the best pick for impromptu rainy days but the durable ones made from PVC or rubber are good shoe styles for unpredictable weather. Pick those with dainty details like the Melissa Ultragirl Elements for a subtle summery feel that won't feel out of place during the day.
Common Projects combat suede ankle boots, USD942 (net-a-porter.com)
Usually, combat boots are too stuffy for the sweltering heat but suedes are an exception. This type of material is more lightweight and will not be ruined by rainwater. In case it gets dipped in flood, you just need to clean it to avoid water spots and make sure to let it dry thoroughly before the next use.
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