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Rainy Day Essentials

Everlane Rain Boot Surplus Review by Conscious by Chloé

It's no secret that Portland gets much more rain than the average American city. And after 4 winters here, I can finally say that my rainy day uniform is complete.

After a major rainstorm 2 years ago, I was very disappointed to realize that the so-called fisherman raincoat I owned (sold by a famous French brand/made in Madagascar) did not have waterproof seams!

I quickly sold it at a consignment store and invested in the one I'm wearing here during the last Black Friday sale. After a rainy season, I'm happy to report that no water made it through.

I've had a pair of tall rain boots for a couple years, but was definitely looking into an ankle height pair to wear on a daily basis, in Oregon weather, without compromising on style.

Everlane Rain Boot Surplus Review by Conscious by Chloé

Raincoat: Stutterheim | Pants* (linked to similar)| Turtleneck: Everlane* | Hat: Tillak | Shoes* c/o Everlane

Everlane Rain Boot Surplus Review by Conscious by Chloé

The Everlane Rain Boot

The Everlane rain boots are ankle height and have a Chelsea look, with a slightly more massive outsole.

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Style

I like the aggressive look of these boots. They're what I look for in a pair of sturdy harsh weather shoes. I want impermeability, comfort and traction since Portland streets and trails are muddy and slippery in the winter.

It was so hard to chose a color, but I opted for the Surplus model to contrast with my potato-colored raincoat.

Also, I may or may not use them a lot in the garden, so I chose the usual color for gardening shoes :)

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Size

I ordered my actual size (8) knowing that the boots are made to be worn in one's usual size with thick winter socks. Otherwise, I would have sized down!

Everlane Rain Boot Surplus Review by Conscious by Chloé

Comfort

This is the most comfortable pair of rain boots I've owned. The cushioned insole definitely a big part in it. They're easy to put on and take off, thanks to their and easy-to-grab pull tabs.

Everlane Rain Boot Surplus Review by Conscious by Chloé

Care

The rubber is easy-to-clean. I've put them to the test working on the compost pile in my backyard and easily cleaned them by spraying them with the watering hose.

Everlane Rain Boot Surplus Review by Conscious by Chloé

If you're considering getting a pair for yourself, I honestly highly recommend them. Don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them!


This article is part of a collaboration with Everlane, who gifted me a pair of shoes. This post is NOT sponsored, but when you shop via some of the links I will make a small commission. Thanks for supporting the carefully selected brands that support Conscious by Chloé!

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.


Everlane Rain Boot Surplus Review by Conscious by Chloé

Which color would you chose: black, surplus, stone, toffee or pink?