After living in Washington State I have found the perfect pair of rain shoes for Pacific Northwest travel, the Bogs◦ Urban Farmer Shoe.
If you are thinking of visiting Western Washington, you already know in this part of the United States it rains a lot. According to U.S. Climate Data, Seattle gets about 37.13 inches of rainfall a year. Where I live in Anacortes it gets around 27.85 inches.
What does this mean for Pacific Northwest residents and travelers? During your stay, you’ll most likely need shoes that can get wet and not be destroyed.
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Bogs◦ Urban Farmer Shoe
The Bogs◦ Urban Farmer Shoe is a 100% waterproof and “keeps you comfortable all day long while also keeping you protected from the wet elements in the garden or while you’re running errands.”
While I didn’t plan to use them while working in the garden/yard, I did plan to use them while running errands, going to work and traveling to small towns. The price tag of around $80 is a little high, but knowing how many months of the year I’d use them, made that a little more feasible.
Before this purchase, I looked at a handful of rain shoes. The
Bogs◦ Urban Farmer Shoe had the most appealing design.
- They easily slipped on and off.
- The soles had good traction.
- They had seamless construction.
As a bonus, a reviewer said they wore them in Japan for two rainy weeks
What do I think of my Bogs◦ Urban Farmer Shoe?
I LOVE them!
In fact, I find myself wearing them when it’s not even raining. Why? First, and most importantly, they keep my feet dry and second, they are super comfortable. I have high arches, and I usually find it difficult to find a shoe that I don’t have to put an insert in. With the Bogs◦ Urban Farmer Shoe, I don’t have to do that. It must be their dual-density EVA insole.
Would I Recommend Bogs◦ Urban Farmer Shoe?
YES. I’ve had them for over two years and worn them in light and hard rain, muddy fields and sunny spring days. Overall, I’ve been extremely pleased with this line of Bogs◦ Footwear and find them a great fit for exploring the Pacific Northwest, aka
Their retail price is a little high at $80, but sometimes you can find them on Amazon for around $65.
I found the shoelaces unnecessary, and thankfully their sturdy construction makes it easy to go laceless. They weight 14 oz. which means they won’t add a lot of weight to your suitcase, although they aren’t very flexible.
The only negative feedback I have is that if I wear the Bogs◦ Urban Farmer Shoe for a long time (like over 6-hours), my feet tend to get cold, which is probably because of the rubber material. But, at the end of the day, I’d rather have cold feet, than wet feet.