I love wearing boots. I have been craving colder weather so I can break out my favorite jackets, scarves, and boots! I enjoy wearing fashion boots, but lately they've just been hurting my feet, or being ruined by all of the rain we seem to be having so regularly. In fact, our weather forecast for the next few days is filled with the possibility of a wintry mix and lots of rain. It looks like we may be in for an actual winter this year, and I am actually looking forward to it.
I need my feet to be warm, protected, and I need to make sure that I stay safe when I'm out in the rain, snow or what have you. I am a huge klutz, and have fallen from slipping on wet floors and patches of black ice in recent years. The result from two bad falls is a bad knee that gives me lots of trouble, and me needing to be extra careful in the rain, ice and snow.
About a year and a half ago, I was introuduced to Chooka, a fabulous brand of footwear designed to be worn in the rain and protect against the elements. I had the pleasure of reviewing two pairs of stylish flats from Chooka, and I still wear them all the time. You can read my first Chooka review, and more about their company, here. I was excited for the opportunity to team up with Chooka once again for a review feature for our MBP Holiday Gift Guide. I know from experience how awesome Chooka footwear performs in the rain, and I was eager to see how a new pair of Chooka boots might hold up against the winter weather this season.
My new boots from Chooka are here! I love the design on the box- so chic!
My boots were all wrapped up in pretty tissue paper. Opening the boot box was like opening a special gift!
My new boots- the Bolero Waterproof Rain Boot by Chooka.
These stylish waterproof rain boots are absolutely gorgeous! I chose these based both on their design, and specifications. Since I needed something that could handle the wet and the cold, fit over my jeans or pants and still be fashionable, these were the perfect choice!
Bolero Waterproof Rain Boots
These boots are perfect for any fashionista who wants to keep her tootsies warm and dry all winter long. We're already seeing lows in the teens (which is highly unusual for this time of year in North Carolina), and my feet wind up freezing in my flats! The Bolero Waterproof Boots by Chooka combine leather, neoprene and rubber for a stylish look. The neoprene is what keeps you warm. Neoprene is often used in hiking gear and wetsuits, because it;s waterproof, warm and breathable. Notice the diamondweave neoprene pattern on the boots- beautiful! The rubber gives great traction in wet or slippery weather, plus, it keeps your feet totally dry.
Cute Chooka label on the back of each boot.
Silver buckle over black leather cuff... stylin'!
Features of the Chooka Bolero Waterproof Rain Boot
Diamond-textured neoprene composes the flexible shaft of a waterproof rubber rain boot.
13" boot shaft; 14" calf circumference (size 9).
Rubber, leather and neoprene upper/neoprene lining/rubber sole.
By Chooka; imported.
I couldn't wait to get into my new Chooka Bolero boots! I need to mention that I did measure my calves before I decided on these boots. I wanted to make sure that they would fit my calves, and that I would have room to tuck my skinny pants or jeans into them, as well. My calves were smaller than the measurement, so I knew they would be a great match. I had no trouble getting them on, and actually, they were even roomier than I expected them to be, which is awesome, because that means I can wear boot socks with these!
Lookin' good with skinny jeans tucked into my Bolero Boots, worn with a cozy sweater...
Boots from a side angle...
Ready to get out and experience some of that wintry mix in my Chookas!
Not only were they super comfy to wear, they looked great! I have worn them with a skirt on a rainy day, with leggings and a tunic, and with jeans and pants. These look perfect with just about anything! They kept my feet extra warm each time I wore them. I have worn them in the rain, and on sunny days, too. On the rainy days, they kept my feet perfectly dry, and I never once felt like I might slip on a wet surface. I felt like I had control over my movements, sloshing through puddles and then walking into a building.
I'm not surprised that I love these gorgeous boots from Chooka. I never expected to own a pair of rain boots that actually performed they way I needed them to, and looked so stylish, too! Chooka has crafted so many beautiful styles of boots and flats that there's a style for just about every taste.
Take a look at some of my favorite styles available from Chooka...
Chantal Python- Navy
Esquire Plaid- Black
Studded Stomper- Black
Top Solid Red Rain Boot
Duck Skimmer- Aqua
I have the Chantal and Nobotana styles in different colors than the ones shown above, and I love them both! I wear those in the spring and fall, and love the way they protect my feet from the rain! Now, of course, I love my Chooka boots, too! I don't think I could ever trust any other type of rain footwear, because my standards are now set to Chooka's, which are exceptional!
If you're looking for a fabulous gift for a spouse, loved one or friend this holiday season, you'll definitely want to check Chooka out and see all of their beautiful styles of boots and flats! Trust me, this brand has earned my Mommy Seal of Approval, and you'll be so happy to have a pair of these on hand for those rainy (or non-rainy) days. I am so glad that I have a pair of Chooka boots to enjoy all winter. I can't wait to see how they hold up against the predicted snowy season!
Want It? Buy It!
Head on over and browse Chooka's selection of waterproof footwear! Don't forget that you can connect with Chooka on Facebook and Twitter, as well. Plus, Chooka is often a featured brand on Zulily, so if you're looking for great deals on Chooka footwear, look for them there!
Want It? Win It?
We've teamed up with Chooka to offer one lucky MBP reader the chance to win their own pair of Chookas! Since availablility is unpredictable, the winner will be presented with their own personal lookbook of available Chooka styles in their size. Retail value of the winner's pair of Chookas may be up to $159.95. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the handy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win!
Special thanks to our friends at Chooka for allowing me to review and experience the warmth, comfort and style of their gorgeous Bolero Boots and for offering this sensational holiday giveaway for our readers!