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Best Waterproof Leather Boots to Beat the Elements in Style

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A good pair of leather boots is indispensable. Aside from being incredibly versatile style-wise, with the right care, they’ll last years. Word to the wise: Springing for waterproof leather boots means you’ll spend less time worrying about the forecast. That’s because they’re typically made with a sealed-seam construction, boast a sacrificial DWR (durable water repellent) coating, and often have a breathable membrane between your foot and the leather.

Modern waterproof leather boots aren’t bothered by rain, puddles, and even a few inches of snow. And they sure earn more style points than basic rubber booties. Here are the best waterproof leather boots you can buy right now.

Low-profile leather boot with slim sole on white background.
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1. Vivobarefoot Tracker II FG Boots

The squishable Vivo Tracker II folds in on itself to pack down to the size of a softball, making it a shoo-in for travel. Unfurled, this is a full-featured boot with a grippy outsole and 4mm lugs to hold onto everything from slippery streets to wet rocks and logs. The Vivo is designed with a “barefoot” sole shape that’s wide for greater stability and better enables you to feel the ground beneath. Note: Because this is a more minimalist boot, it’ll take some getting used to. Your feet will feel more fatigued while hiking and walking, so gradually add mileage. A removable thermal insole helps keep feet warm in the fall and winter, even in snow.


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