As time passes and the weather gets wetter and colder, it marks the time to put away your runners that may only be suitable for summer. For those who love the comfort that sneakers provide, this is probably one of the toughest times of the year as many people put away their sneakers and begin wearing chunkier boots to protect you from the variety of weather conditions such as rain and snow.
The ideal scenario for a sneaker lover as the weather changes is to have weather resistant sneakers that provide the comfort they seek but also protect them from a variety of conditions. With the innovations seen in footwear in recent years, the prayers of sneaker enthusiasts have been answered!
Here are 8 of the top water-resistant sneakers you need:
adidas Ultra Boost All Terrain
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One of the bestselling sneakers of the past few years, adidas redesigned the Ultra Boost into the perfect all-weather sneaker. The shoes have a knit upper with a water-repellent coating for protection in wet conditions and the high collar acts as an ankle splash guard. The newly designed all-terrain outsole provides additional traction for the different conditions you may face.
allbirds Wool Runner
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allbird made a splash on the sneaker industry when they released their runner with minimal design and outstanding comfort. The Wool Runner is designed with simplicity, comfort and versatility in mind. Whether you’re wearing them around the office or around the city block, the Wool Runners are made with a superfine merino wool upper that is soft on the inside and durable and water-resistant on the outside.
Asics GEL-LYTE MT G-TX
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Inspired by the mountains and designed for the streets, the GEL-LYTE MT model features the design elements that made the GEL-LYTE series popular and adds GORE-TEX elements to make this the ultimate shoes for all conditions. The waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX material rounds out the design creating an ideal shoe to carry you through all seasons.
Converse x GORE-TEX Chuck 70
Converse took the iconic Chuck 70 and incorporated GORE-TEX throughout the shoes while maintaining the classic silhouette that made the Chuck Taylor what it is today. The upper is constructed with a water-repellent GORE-TEX canvas and it sits on a cushioned OrthoLite insole. The timeless Chuck Taylor silhouette provides the vintage feel while the addition of the technological elements makes it the perfect sneaker for all weather conditions.
New Balance 247 GTX
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When New Balance introduced the 247 silhouette last year, it was an instant hit with iconic New Balance elements throughout a new, modern design. The 247 has now become winter friendly with the incorporation with GORE-TEX material throughout the upper so the wintry elements can be kept at bay, making it the go-to sneaker for everything from busy workday commutes to laid-back weekends.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Shield
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When Nike decides to make one of it’s best running silhouettes for wet conditions, it becomes an instant hit. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Shield features a water-repellent upper with an outsole that provides optimal grip on wet surfaces, making this the ideal sneaker for those looking a water-resistant shoe for running or casual wear.
PUMA AVID Repellent
PUMA has been making a lot of noise in 2018 with the re-launch of their basketball line and trendy silhouettes such as the Thunder collection. For those looking for a sleep and weather-resistant design, PUMA offers the AVID Repellent as it features a one-piece knitted upper with a water repellent finish that will help protect you from the elements.
Vans Sk8-Hi MTE
The Vans Sk8-Hi is one of the most legendary Vans sneakers of all-time and the MTE version has been designed with the elements in mind. Premium weather-resistant leather uppers, warm textile linings and a heat retention layer between the sock liner and outsole will keep your feet warm and dry, regardless of the weather.
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