Nomad Footwear Paisley Puddle Rain Boots Review
This summer I have ruined two pairs of shoes when working in our garden. The first pair was my only pair of tennis shoes that I wore while we spread manure throughout our garden. My second pair was an old pair of slip-ons that are now a permanent shade of orange from Virginia red clay. We have several pairs of shoes stacked by our kitchen door with dried mud. So you can imagine my excitement when I received a pair of rain boots for a review!
I wore my new pair of Nomad Black Paisley Puddle Rain Boots into the garden this afternoon. I will have no hesitation about going into the garden after it rains. Rather than tracking mud around our kitchen, I can just rinse them off with the hose before coming inside.
I normally avoid our yard in the morning because of the dew, but now I can walk around without the insides of my shoes getting wet. I love the convenience of being able to just put them on and go.
This is actually the first pair of rain boots that I’ve ever had. Several times I’ve been stuck at outdoor events or waiting for the bus in the rain. It’s certainly not fun to have your feet soaking wet for hours. I was expecting that they would be heavy and awkward to walk in, but they are actually flexible and lightweight.
I ordered a size that I felt would accommodate enough room for thick socks. Because the boots are not insulated, I wanted to make sure I had the option to keep my feet warm with winter socks. Although they are a little large, they still fit comfortably with regular socks. They sit a few inches below my knees and there’s enough room to tuck in my jeans. There is a strap on the side that can be adjusted for thicker pairs of jeans or for different calf sizes.
I love how my rain boots are unique! They have a lot of designs to pick from so you can find something that suits your personality and color preferences.
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Our Virginia Home received a product from Nomad Footwear for the purpose of a review. However, only our honest opinions were expressed.
Tabitha Pyle says
Once in the middle of nowhere I wrecked my car and had to walk for 2-3 hours in flip flops during a rain storm to get help. It was so sucky! lol
Dana Valle says
This summer, we were lucky enough to be able to go to Universal Studios in Florida for 4 days. The first day there, it rained like crazy and I wore flip flops. Uggh ..my feet kept slipping in and out of my shoes. Definitely not a great day for walking. Thank you for the chance.
Mike W Davis says
We went camping one summer, the weather was so beautiful. The first day was great, but when we woke up the next morning, it was a morning sprinkle, no to bad. But while we were trying to make breakfast , there was a cloud burst. Nothing was saved, everything was absolutely drenched, our tent, our bags, our clothes,everything. Did I mention we hiked in,to where we were camping . Our Tennis shoes were useless. we would have been better off in flipflops,or barefoot.
Taking the kids to school one morning, just slid my flip flops on cause we were in a hurry. It was raining hard, got to school, parked got out to get kids out to walk them in, and I slipped and busted my booty 🙁 I was soaked and still had to walk the kids in. I was so embarrassed!!
Wore sandals outdoor shopping and there was a rainstorm.
Stacey B says
Many times I’ve worn sandals out, and it ends up pouring down rain and I have to get my feet wet walking through the parking lot.
KELLIE LINEBERRY says
I husband and I took a walk one evening when we lived in idaho Half way through the walk we got caught in a down poor. By the time we got home we were soaked to the bone.
Just last week I dropped my daughter off for summer camp and it was pouring out. The parking lot didn’t have great drainage and we tried going around the huge puddles but ended up jumping through them and our shoes and feet were then soaked the entire day.
Many many times but the worst is when we slid off of a gravel road and had to climb out of the ditch and walk to the nearest farmhouse- it was pouring rain and mud past our ankles!
Just a few weeks ago I walked to the library then came out to a heavy down pour. I had no rain coat or umbrella and flip flops on my feet so had to go squelch my way home.
Maria Oller says
I decided to walk home from my work it was only 10 blocks and after 2 blocks and the rain started it was really crazy, my beautiful shoes were totally ruined
I wore the wrong shoes the last time we went to the pumpkin patch and it was very muddy.
Whenever I am at work and I do not watch the weather channel. It rains and I have on flip flops, instead of rain boots.
amy marantino says
hurricane floyd! my job was considered emergency personnel, so we had to go in to work. the parking lot was under a foot of water
Christy Anderson says
I was stuck in a blizzard of 8in of snow without the proper footware. My feet were FREEZING!
Jenny O says
I used to live in New York City, and had to tramp through rain puddles in regular shoes on many occasions. Wet feet suck!
I always seem to get stuck outside when it’s raining with flip-flops! UGH!
Heather Hayes Panjon says
It Seems I Always get stuck in bad weather Rain, Sleet, Snow ! 🙂
amy v says
It was warm out but we drove way up the mountain in WY and there was snow all over the ground and I was wearing flip flops but my husband still wanted to walk around so I hung out by the car while he and our daughter (both of them wearing flip flops!) lol goofed around.
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Virginia Rowell says
I got stuck in bad weather while walking the dog and only having my slippery flip flops on.
Kelli A. says
At the airport going to meet my current husband for the first time. There was a torrential downpour and I was dressed in business attire which included a nice pair of shoes, but not rain shoes in the slightest bit. At the time I did not know this would be my husband, but apparently he didn’t mind the cold, wet feet…no cold feet at the wedding though.
Carla Garcia says
it seems like it happens too often to me.. just the other day it was raining real bad and i was in flip flops!
Debbi H says
I was out for a walk with my kids once and ended up stranded by a large puddle/pond from the rain. I had to either retrace my steps or wade through…I carried my kids and waded through. And when we got home, I through out my tennies! So much for a fun walk…
laura harris says
i live in a pretty dry climate … except for spring rains and winter snow/slush. I often am not dressed for the wet ground.
wendy wallach says
i was recently on vacation in Atlantis Casino and got stuck in a downpour and literally shivered in my shoes since they got wet and stayed wet the whole time I was there
Al Fitch says
Two years ago I was on a guided hike in the Adirondacks. I started the hike with perfectly adequate boots. As soon as we left the summit of Mt. Marshal (a non-marked bushwack to the top), my right boot completely fell apart. It was an agonizing 7.5 mile walk back to the Loj but with the help of some duct tape, I made it.
When visiting Tasmania Australia I wore summer shoes and clothes but it was winter there. Oops, forgot to factor in the difference in seasons between northern and southern hemisphere. Bought some great wool clothing, socks and shoes though.
Rose Santuci-Sofranko says
In many a Buffalo, New York snowstorm!
Mike W Davis says
Kelli A. says
Thank you! 🙂