a tale of (vegan) cowgirl rain boot love

In case you didn’t know….it rains a bunch in the Northwest.

Portland’s rainy season is pretty much from October to April, and this makes the wintertime wait for the return of the Portland Farmers Market that much more worthwhile (and so bountiful!).

It’s a drizzle, for the most part. The frustrated East Coaster in me would like to note that you’re not going to see many big rain storms or snow storms, or that many umbrellas – but you will see rain boots. The days where the city’s inhabitants freak out over sleet (and call it snow) never fail to break my heart, but at least I have cute boots on.

So, I don’t write much about my personal style, because I don’t have much besides a fading predilection for stockings in various colors, but I am digging my streak of cowgirl rain boots. The warm Tretorn boots I bought last year cracked (and cost too much to do so!), and I get sick of buying rubber boots from Target or Payless, regardless of the charming design, that do the same.  I had originally purchased a pair from Rainco this fall based on a recommendation from a friend, and sadly, they also quickly cracked after a couple of weeks! However, I contacted Rainco with a picture and the customer service was great – assuring me that it looked like a defect. They sent me a new pair of cowgirl boots as soon as more came in, and I was wearing them before they even made the website as a new style!

To note, Rainco also courteously assured me that their cowgirl boots are indeed vegan. This was the pair I first ordered (now out in my size), and my new pair is below.

In all their new glory:

Close up of pattern:

Bring the rain.


  1. October-April? You optimist, you. It rains until June most years. So basically you have 9 months to wear those adorable boots!

  2. Those are ridiculously cute! Thanks for posting them, I have been looking for rain boots and when you said cowgirl rainboots I couldn’t even imagine what they looked like.

  3. Love those! Rainboots are a must in Memphis for one very special weekend every year — the Memphis in May Music Fest. It NEVER FAILS to rain at this 3-day outdoor music fest every year, so every Memphian owns at least one pair of rain boots for the occasion. I’d like to get some of these!

  4. Oooh those are adorable! How is the tread on them? I have all but given up on winter boots (as apparently when they make them cute they are no longer water proof – 3 pairs this year!) and have decided a pair of rain boots with good tread would work perfectly for my hikes with my dog

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