Don’t settle for regular rain boots.
Rain boots on the market are usually the standard: Just below the knee, flat and more often than not, brightly colored. I prefer not to wear rain boots during my travels when it rains for a few reasons (more on this below), but one reason being that I’ve never really been into the look of them.
That is until the Tretorn Emma Rubber Boot.
- 2.5 inch heel
- Comfortable to stand in
- Overall look
The Emma Tretorn boot features a 2.5 inch rubber wedge, giving it a feminine look. You may think a 2.5 inch boot for walking in the rain will prove to be uncomfortable, but it’s far from it. Because it’s made of PVC-free natural rubber, the material is soft so when walking, your feet will feel cushioned. This is also thanks to the removable rubber insole.
Initially during the first wear, the boots feel stiff but after a few wears, the material feels flexible and softer. The softness helps as I walk a lot no matter what city I’m in. On a cold and rainy fall day, I grabbed my rain jacket, put on the Emma Tretorn boot and walked outside for about a mile. The boot proved to be not only comfortable, but warm.
Overall, I love the unique look, comfort that the rubber wedge provides and obviously the fact that being a rain boot, it keeps my feet dry.
Tretorn shoes run in European sizes so my usual US size 6 was a Tretorn size 36. It ran a bit large at the toe box, but was a perfect fit when wearing a thick pair of merino wool socks.
Also note that the opening to put your feet in is a little narrow but it’s made that way so it can stay tight just above your ankles shielding water away from seeping in. There’s always the possibility of water getting into any shoe when it rains, no matter how waterproof it is through the top. But the Emma’s tighter opening keeps this to a minimum.
Warmth and Waterproof:
The Tretorn Emma boot is a rubber boot so it is waterproof. When water gets on the shoe, you can easily wipe it off or wait for it to dry off.
These boots keep your feet warm, but it could easily be a year round rain boot. In other words, it’ll keep your feet warm on cold days but won’t prevent you from wearing them on those rainy summer days.
The boots weight about one pound. If you’re a light traveler, this may be an issue to pack. I’d probably pass on taking the Emma boots on a trip unless the destination was one that is known to be rainy. To me, it wouldn’t be worth it to take the extra pound if it were only going to rain a day or two, but it all depends on your trip and purpose for traveling.
While I wouldn’t take the Tretorn Emma boot to travel in a destination that isn’t known to be rainy, I love the look of these boots. It’s stylish and will make you stand out even in the rain.
The Tretorn Emma Boots go for $100 but if you keep your eyes out for sales, there have been times when the Emma boot has been on sale.
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The Tretorn Emma Rubber Boots was provided for this review. As always, this Tretorn Emma Rubber Boot review contains only my honest views and opinions. 🙂