Battle the Rain With Grace

By Butterboom Writers  /  April 8, 2009

Rubber shoes for April’s showers.


If you’re bracing yourself to only wearing shoes you don’t mind ruining during Hong Kong’s rainy spring days, here’s a better solution, invest in a pair of rubber rain boots or jelly shoes. Check out the new improved rubber boots and jelly shoes out this season, they are truly heaven sent.  We’ve seen Marc Jacob‘s jelly shoe evolve and morph into a many shapes and designs as more designers offer up their version of the essential rain boots.

Choose from Burberry‘s polished white rubber number or Coach’s Ursula boots in art print design. We’ve spotted some pretty neat ones from Benetton too if you are looking for something in the mid price range, they are around the HK$500 mark.  If you’re set on wearing heels even when its raining cats and dogs, check out Vivienne Westwood‘s Lady Dragon, these cute high heel pumps are made from rubber so you can step on any puddle and not care.  Here’s a taste of what’s available in store,  so you can look chic even while the Amber rainstorm signal is hoisted.


Burberry‘s rubber rain boots is very minimalist, featuring trimings and a nickel plaque with the Burberry logo, signature check lining on the inside and a 3cm heels! Awesome, just enough so its not completely flat. HK$1,700.  Available in white, black, beige and gray.


Coach‘s Ursula boots come with art print and printed logo monogram and fabric lining. Available in ivory/green black/white, corol pink with different patterns. HK$1,320.


Vivienne Westwood’s Lady Dragon jelly shoes are just so cute and funky. It comes with 3 inches high heels and is available in peach or lemon with black hearts, or pearly white, pastel blue or dove grey with red hearts. HK$1,480


Vivienne Westwood’s 3 strap jelly shoes. These flat shoes are made from PVC and features 3 ankle-straps with buckle fastening so you can adjust to fit. Available in copper, bronze, black, red and mint green.  HK$980

Where to buy?

Burberry: Shop 209-10, Times Square, Causeway Bay. Tel: 2506 2844
Coach: 36 Queen’s Road, Central. Tel: 2868 9676
Vivienne Westwood: Shop E, 42-48 Patterson Street, Causeway Bay. Tel:3549 6308


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