Men, Fear Not. Beat Rain at Its Game This Spring.

Spring is in sight, which means puddles will soon be wreaking havoc on our footwear. Or will they? Our advice: invest in a pair of waterproof shoes and embrace the puddles this season, whether you’re a weekday commuter or weekend explorer. Here, we highlight some of our favorite men’s waterproof shoes that will have you refreshing your weather app with hopes of seeing “rain possible” in the forecast.

Straphangers, rejoice.

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Remember the days when you’d walk from the subway to the office in your waterproof boots, carrying your dress shoes in a separate bag? Wait, what? You still do that? If so, it’s time. Time to start and finish the day with a pair of waterproof wingtips, cap toes or slip ons that not only keep your feet dry, but also come in soft materials with slip resistant soles.

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Trail blaze, rain or shine.

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Our local conservation lands are all too quickly turning from snowshoe and ski paths to mud-filled hiking trails. But not mud, nor rain, nor lack of proper footwear will stop us, and they shouldn’t stop you, from exploring the great outdoors this spring. Our waterproof men’s boots boast increased stability, climate control and lightweight construction, so you can follow, or blaze, your favorite trail.

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“Rain date” takes on entirely new meaning when you’re armed (or footed?) with the proper footwear. Check out All Trails for ideas for day trips and trails that only get better with precipitation.


In like a lion, out like a lamb – spring will be here before we know it. Prepare yourself: check out our full line of men’s waterproof shoes & boots and learn more about our Hydro-Shield technology.

From Desk to Date in Comfort & Style

Assembling a wardrobe that works as hard as we all do to achieve “work/life balance” can sometimes be daunting. But it doesn’t need to be a Herculean task. Add an accessory here, layer a cardigan there, and in seconds, you’ve transformed your outfit from “working woman” to “date night diva.”

From statement necklaces to footwear, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces – both fashionable and functional – to flawlessly take you from day to night. Our inspiration? The 2016 PANTONE Color of the Year. For the first time ever, PANTONE selected the blending of two hues – Rose Quartz, a lovely pale pink, and Serenity, a light blue shade. The two colors symbolize today’s need for balance, and they bring just the right amount of balance to our mood board (in our opinion).

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The great thing about these pieces is they can be worn together, or on their own, while still remaining trend-relevant and comfortable. Being comfortable (and staying comfortable from day to night) has never looked so chic.

Pointed Toe Pump – Rockport
Sweater – JCrew
Cami – JCrew
Coat – Zara
Scarf – Rag & Bone
Skirt – JCrew
Bag – JCrew
Jewel Necklace – Bauble Bar
Metallic Phone Case & Card Holder – Michael Kors

For more styles that can keep you on your feet all day, check out our additional Women’s Desk to Date styles.

Men, we have you covered too, take a look at our Men’s Desk to Date styles for inspiration.

Spring Looks We Love, Styled by Shalice Noel

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We never tire of new ways to style our favorite shoes, which is why we love how style blogger and today’s guest blogger, Shalice Noel, has taken our Total Motion Hidden Wedge Ballet Flats and given us three different ways to rock them.

Shalice first started her blog – – in 2013, and it didn’t take long for retailers, fashion designers and women to take notice of her daily style inspiration.  The city-dwelling wife and mother of four (yes, 4!) manages to never skimp on style, even while running the daily grind.


One Flat, Three Ways

No one can deny the versatility of a ballerina flat. Here I styled them three ways, from casual jeans, to a tunic and leggings, to a crop top over an LBD. Obviously, the options are pretty endless. As a stylist, I love items I can style multiple ways. As a mom, I love a comfy flat for my daily adventures. Either way, these flats are here to stay.

Casual look

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Jeans and Leather Jacket Style Tip: Pair classic ballerina flats with a leather jacket and destroyed jeans to go edgy chic.

Formal Look

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Update your classic LBD with a crop top. Find one in lace or stripes. It’s one of my favorite tricks!

Casual Tunic & Leggings

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Style Tip: Add trendy faux leather leggings to a tunic and ballet flats for an instant update.

Find more of Shalice’s style inspiration by following @ShaliceNoel on Instagram.

This Port71 guest blogger received compensation in exchange for her post.
All opinions are the blogger’s own.