Duck shoes for women are the perfect footwear for any gardening activity, a spring shower, or an out-of-the-blue summer rainstorm since you never know when it might spontaneously downpour. Duck shoes are more open than a Wellington boot, yet provide full protection against moisture. Many brands make and sell duck shoes, but a few companies' products stand out in their quality and flair.
The Bean Boots line by L.L. Bean makes a classic Rubber Moc with a leather upper and waterproof exterior. The shoe’s sole has a steel shank and rubber chain pattern that creates just the right amount of traction to keep you from enduring an embarrassing slip. This Moc comes in an assortment of colors, at least one of which is guaranteed to match your wardrobe.
Both L.L. Bean and Lands’ End also make duck boots for women. The Bean Boots style looks a lot like the Rubber Moc. However, the leather portion of this boot provides coverage that reaches about mid-calf. Lands’ End offers a style much like the Bean Boots, but their shoe has a third color option, Expedition Green. Both companies manufacture Navy Blue and Brown styles. These shoes make for great rain boots, as well as snow boots.
Designed to be worn while boating, Sperry Top Sider shoes are meant to get wet. The Women’s Cormorant Rubber Slip On is similar to L.L. Bean’s Moc. However, it comes in a funkier, more playful variety of colors and patterns, such as hot pink, plaid and leopard-print. Another Sperry style is the Heron Rubber Slip On, which has an open back. This style slips on with tremendous ease and will keep your feet dry during rainy conditions.
G.H. Bass & Company’s Habby Tan is a women’s duck shoe with a leather collar and an adorable red plaid lining. Like the L.L. Bean shoe, this one also offers great traction without sacrificing style. The Bass duck shoe is a sort of crossbreed between a Bean Boot and a Sperry Top Sider duck shoe, as it subtly combines functionality with fashion.
The Ashdale by Ugg Australia is a sleeker approach to the duck shoe. Patent leather covers the body of the shoe, as opposed to rubber. This alternative material gives the Ashdale a shinier and more stylish look. The shoe also has the signature Ugg sheepskin lining, making it a cold-weather shoe, without the bulk of a full boot. This shoe can be found at most department stores, such as Nordstrom, or on the Ugg Australia website.
Duck shoes can be worn during any season, with any casual outfit. Whether you are looking for a shoe in a specific color or pattern, there is a duck shoe for you. Comfortable and reliable during a rainstorm or even a snowstorm, duck shoes and boots are the all-purpose weather defense shoes that won’t cramp your style.