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Getting the Boot

I remember how much fun it was to jump in puddles of rainwater with my shiny rain boots when I was a kid. That fun seemed to have somehow escaped when I grew up. Well, fun times are here again. Rain boots get trendy.

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Trendy rain boots first started showing up about two years ago, now they seem to be everywhere. It doesn’t even have to rain, although a good Japanese shower will bring them out by the thousands. We found the best ones on Zelkova tree-lined Omotesando, right on the edge where Harajuku street fashion ends and expensive foreign and Japanese labels start.

Most of the brands we ran into came from abroad: Emileo Pucci, AIGLE, Cacharel, Cocue, Marc Jacobs and so on. But we also found a few Japanese ones, like BEAMS, Hiromichi Nakano and Kanematsu.

Get some inspiration for the next time the heavens break, see all our photos of Rain boots!

Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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I got the cutest pair of rain boots for Christmas this year, but haven’t had the chance to wear them yet because we still have snow. I love that they are popular in Japan (they aren’t really popular in the US). :)

Aimee
Jan 31, 2009 (4686 days ago)

Not so popular yet in the US? Really? It makes you unique of course, but it also limits your choice. I love these cool rain boots.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Feb 2, 2009 (4684 days ago)

ummm yes they def r popular in the U.S.
…been here all my life and they are here in abundance.

American Gal
Apr 10, 2009 (4617 days ago)

The rain boots are trendier and yes they are very popular in US. Love those boots and flaunt them in rainy days.

Rachael smith
Nov 9, 2010 (4039 days ago)

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