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Fabulous, Yet Budget Friendly Rain Boots

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I know they’re not everyone’s cuppa tea…but I big puffy heart Hunter rain boots. Meg has a pair that I drooled over the entire time we were at fashion week last February. Unfortunately, seeing as I’m a Florida resident, the cost to wear ratio of Hunters just wouldn’t come out in my favor.

hunter original tall metallic rain boot

Hunter Original Tall Metallic Rain Boot at Nordstrom

So, I was super psyched when I came across Tretorn’s rainboots. They’re just as cute as my beloved Hunters at more than half the price! And they come in a bevy of fabulous colors! Seeing as I have another NYC trip on the agenda this winter, I think I can justify the Tretorns. Don’t you? Can any of you Hunter addicts be converted?

tretorn skerry reslig in yellow

Tretorn Skerry Reslig in Yellow

tretorn skerry reslig in pink rouge

Tretorn Skerry Reslig in Pink Rouge

tretorn kelly in charcoal gray

Tretorn Kelly in Charcoal Gray

If rain boots aren’t so much your thing, check out my post from earlier today on the classic tweed jacket!

  • The Boob Nazi

    I just bought a pair of Burberry rainboots. I live in the northwest, so it just makes sense. 🙂

    September 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm Reply
  • Paulettew

    I really need to invest in getting some rainboots. I always find myself traveling around in sneakers when it rains outside. I’m always thinking in the back in my mind, “You need rain boots.” I am so going to get some before Spring comes.

    September 6, 2010 at 9:00 pm Reply
  • dashannon

    I like the Tretorns but I’m holding out for those Hunters some where they have to go on sale don’t they?!?! Have you seen all the sock inserts you can buy for them? Adorable (and costly). But waiting for that September issue of Vogue has increased my patience 🙂 you restored my hope it will be here tomorrow~

    September 6, 2010 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • Tara

    I absolutely LOVE these boots!! And they would be fabulous for the rainy south!! Hope you had a great Labor Day!

    September 6, 2010 at 9:04 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Ruby Feldman

    Very cute! I need a new pair for the season …also need to figure out how to make it when I wear socks with them that the socks do not slide down and crumple at my toes…must wear socks or my feet sweat…I know TMI…but if I am going to walk in the rain this year I must have a pair as well as a clear dome umbrella!

    September 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm Reply
  • ae

    The gray pair are my favs!

    September 6, 2010 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • carma

    I’ve probably whined about my sweaty feet before – yeah, those boots would never work; sure are cute though!!

    September 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    Love the colors!!!

    September 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • laura

    i am actually in the market for these. im moving to east coast canada and im thinking they might be a BIG necessity!!
    thanks so much
    ~laura x

    September 6, 2010 at 9:35 pm Reply
  • Allison

    I love those and have been wanting to get some rainboots for years now! Like you said though….not so necessary in the south.

    September 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm Reply
  • Josie

    Love those little yellow boots! So cute.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

    September 6, 2010 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • jamie

    I know sometimes Hunters hit RueLaLa on sale and I’m holding out for them. But I have been looking at alternatives recently, so thank you!

    September 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm Reply
  • Jackie

    LOVE THEM!

    September 6, 2010 at 10:52 pm Reply
  • Screen Door Prep

    I love those. I have been looking at the options on Piperlime, everything from the $50-$60 options to the $100+ options. I am torn, as usual, since I can’t really justify more than one pair!

    September 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm Reply
  • lindsay

    CUTE rain boots. I have to go check those out!

    September 6, 2010 at 11:23 pm Reply
  • Natalia

    Ohh, never owned a pair of rain boots, but I really love the silver ones!

    September 6, 2010 at 11:50 pm Reply
  • Mara

    wow those tretorn boots are awesome! I have a pair of black hunters and I hate that they don’t look shiny. It’s not like I want them to be patent leather looking but they just look so dirty and dull all the time 🙁

    September 7, 2010 at 1:32 am Reply
  • The Owl's Closet

    Love this! I’m glad there are cheaper alternatives out there. Thanks for the heads up!:) I heart Hunter’s, too!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

    September 7, 2010 at 1:37 am Reply
  • Daphne

    Love the boots. I bought a handstouth (sp?) black and white pair from Target last season. They were so comfy and so cute pulled over skinny jeans. Not many days in San Diego to qualify for rain boots but still had to own one.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:52 am Reply
  • brittany

    oh, i love them all! perfect! i so need some new boots. so very badly.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:15 am Reply
  • CC

    Love the pink pair! So adorable. 🙂
    Xx

    September 7, 2010 at 3:25 am Reply
  • Sherin

    I love Hunters. They are amazing boots. I’ve yet to buy one as they’re still slightly out of my price range. Hopefully will have a pair for the winter though.

    September 7, 2010 at 3:26 am Reply
  • Laura

    i need need need a pair of these boots! and i will be download the app on my ipad asap.. just need to reconnect to the “wireless” world in our apt again.. 🙂 soon though.

    September 7, 2010 at 3:47 am Reply
  • The Hausfrau

    I don’t have any Hunters–yet. But I’m also liking the Tretorn wedge-heeled rain boot!

    September 7, 2010 at 4:52 am Reply
  • Shin

    Oooh, cute boots!! I think they’re so fun to wear! xoxoxoxoxo

    September 7, 2010 at 4:52 am Reply
  • Leia

    It’s been raining nonstop in London for the past couple of days, making chic rainboots an absolute necessity!

    September 7, 2010 at 5:14 am Reply
  • Style with Benefits

    Great selection of colors! I’m impressed. If it rained more than a handful of times in LA, I’d be down to get a pair of these!

    xx, becs

    September 7, 2010 at 5:28 am Reply
  • My Republic of Fashion

    I really want a pair of those wellies. :)SarahD

    September 7, 2010 at 5:54 am Reply
  • blueviolet

    I need those! Now!

    September 7, 2010 at 6:18 am Reply
  • beth

    I got a pair of the ever popular green Hunter boots at Isaay.com. I needed them for a Christmas gift and they were sold out everywhere so I decided to try it. They have seconds and honestly it was just a scuff mark or two, which you will get the first time you wear them. The price was super FYI!

    September 7, 2010 at 6:25 am Reply
  • Jenny

    I need some rainboots, I adore Hunter ones, but I can’t justify $100+ for rainboots – LOL. These Tretorn ones are super cute!

    September 7, 2010 at 7:31 am Reply
  • shelby Bukhenik

    ohhh I love these! I am always looking for a cute pair of rain boots! Simplistic is my idea of cute as pertaining to rain boots.

    September 7, 2010 at 7:34 am Reply
  • Grit and Glamour

    I’ve been stalking Hunters for a while now. But every time I try them on, they feel so weird. Am I missing something? Is there some trick I don’t know about?

    ♥ V

    http://www.gritandglamour.com

    September 7, 2010 at 9:35 am Reply
  • Salt

    SO cute! Wellies are a little out of my budget right now, so I got a pair of pink plaid off-brand rainboots last season and I’m so excited to wear them again!

    September 7, 2010 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    I love rain-boots! These are simply fabulous! Great colous!
    I need some rain-boots, I like the Tretons the most.

    Have a terrific day!

    B xx

    September 7, 2010 at 9:56 am Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    Ooops I meant to say colours!
    B

    September 7, 2010 at 9:57 am Reply
  • Amanda

    I love these boots! Love them.

    September 7, 2010 at 9:59 am Reply
  • hi-d

    The rain is a comin…haha…those boots are cute! 🙂

    September 7, 2010 at 10:16 am Reply
  • krystal/village

    those metallic ones are kind of BA!

    September 7, 2010 at 10:46 am Reply
  • Jill@TeenageBride

    Ooooh I am in need of some fab rain boots. I just bough the cutest pair of Fall boots but what am I to do if it rains!!!!

    September 7, 2010 at 11:43 am Reply
  • drollgirl

    they really are pretty cute! i think i would feel like a kid in them!

    September 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm Reply
  • lisa

    With the amount of rainfall we get in Vancouver, the cost per wear ratio definitely justifies getting a pair of Hunters, but they haven’t appealed to me until this season.

    September 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm Reply
  • HauteWorld

    I love these! I’m a fan of rainboots, but unfortunately they’re a big no-no here (style wise) and it doesn’t rain nearly enough for me to purchase any. I’d get one in every shade though (if I lived in London or Seattle!).

    September 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm Reply
  • Liz

    Thanks for sharing this info! I still really love Hunter boots even though i can’t afford them!

    September 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Ah, I will forever lust after Hunter boots, even though I know that for myself, the money would be more practically spent on Uggs. Those Tretorn ones are super cute, and I do hold a soft spot for Wellingtons.

    September 7, 2010 at 6:13 pm Reply
  • Sass

    Brilliant! I have some cheap cheetah print rainboots I’m obsessed with (still)…but I could def use some metallic ones 😉

    September 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm Reply
  • Jules

    I want a pair of Hunter Wellies in the worst way. I think my calves might be too big though 🙁

    The Tretorn boots are super cute too. I love the pink rouge.

    September 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm Reply
  • bananas.

    i’ll take the yellow ones.

    please and thank you much.

    September 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm Reply
  • Lisa

    We don’t use them around here BUT I’ve always thought rainboots were so playful and charming. <3

    September 8, 2010 at 1:03 am Reply
  • Cherish

    Wow, I’ve missed you ladies since being on vaca and uber busy! I had no idea Tretorns made boots and such cute ones.

    September 8, 2010 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Cassie

    I actually think Target carries some of the cutest rainboots I’ve seen. They’re just adorable, but I haven’t made the leap yet and purchased them. I probably should soon though, because in Oklahoma you can use them in the snow in the winter and the rain in the spring!

    September 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm Reply

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