Longtime readers may recall that back in '08, I scoured the far reaches of the internet for Loeffler Randall's Matilde rain boots, to no avail. I'm happy to report that after two years of waiting for a reissue, they're finally miiiiine! I spent damn near half an hour debating the merits of black vs. olive before eventually deciding on the noir slickers. It's a pity they weren't here for yesterday's epic mid-afternoon deluge, but I'm sure I'll have plenty of opportunities for splashing about with them this fall. If they turn out to be everything I hoped for and more, I'm going back for the olive, with the excuse that I've not once bought a pair of rain boots simply because I couldn't find a pair I liked.
UPDATE: Apparently, Active Endeavors has long been dead. Boo!
UPDATE 2: Aaaand we're live! If you don't live near a Neiman's, both the rain boots and booties are now available through Loeffler Randall's website in black, army green, and taupe. They won't ship out til 9/8, so if you were hoping to dodge the hurricane in style, you're out of luck. Also note that they're only available in full sizes, and although they recommend ordering a size up if you're a half size like me, my black pair is a bit too roomy in an 8, so I ordered a 7 in army.
UPDATE 3: The army ended up making me look a bit like a sanitation worker (as my bf so helpfully pointed out) so I'll be exchanging them for a pair of the booties.
Loeffler Randall Matilde Rain Boot, $195. Available in black, olive, and yellow.
Neiman's has the cute wedge bootie. Loeffler Randall Demi-Wedge Rubber Rain Bootie, $165.