Rain boots carry an incredible responsibility. Obviously, they are supposed to protect your feet from the rain. But rain boots should also prevent your feet from slipping and feature a grippy outsole.

Not only that, but they should work well in mud, slush, and even snow to handle the calling of winter boots. The demands on a pair of shoes are really high.

When looking for the right rain boots, consider what you plan to use them for. Those looking for casual shoes for work or walking may prefer ankle-high boots, which are easier to wear for extended periods of time.

Anyone wading through mud, hunting, fishing, or doing any kind of outdoor work needs heavy-duty boots that are mid-calf or higher. How tall you want them to be depends on your personal height and preference.