Last week I published my short-term review of the Blundstone Boots, specifically the Rustic Brown (585 model) from the 550 line. I touched on how my Blundstone boots performed in rain, but I wanted to write this post to give a little more detail.
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Southern California isn’t typically know for rain but somehow, someway, we’ve had a TON of rain the past few months and we’re officially out of a drought. Or so they say. Luckily for me, I picked up the Blundstone 550 Rustic Brown [Amazon Link] boots before all these atmospheric rivers hit and I have relied on these boots to get me through some crazy rain and a little bit snow.
How did the Blundstone Boots perform in the rain?
I am very happy with them so far. Just this morning we had heavy downpour and I had to get the kids to school. My 6-year old loves when I walk her all the way to class so I couldn’t let the rain deter me. We walked through deep puddles and torrential rain without any water seeping in.
As mentioned in my Blundstone Boots Review, these boots have seen rain, snow, dirt and mud in three different states in the past 3 months. These make for great travel boots and fantastic everyday shoes.
Photos: Blundstone boots in the rain and snow
On Blundstone’s website they say the 550 boots are water-resistant, they don’t claim to be waterproof. Personally when companies claim to be waterproof I am leery as I’ve had “waterproof” boots and my feet still got wet. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing these boots and saw a common conclusion — these bad boys will keep your feet dry. Sure enough, they were right.
Blundstone waterproof spray — does it work?
I purchased the waterproofing spray that Blundstone sells on their website to make sure I have the most protection. I could have bought some from another brand, but I really wanted to make sure I got the right one for my Rustic Brown model boots that are a soft nubuck leather rather than a smooth hard leather. Sometimes these sprays and creams will discolor your boots, usually making them darker — and I wanted to give them the best shot and that NOT happening. Sure enough the color stayed the same and I can see the water beading up on the boot and eventually sliding right down to the ground. Not sure if I needed this spray, but I figured why not.
I don’t expect to be able to stand in a puddle for upwards of ten minutes and keep dry — it’s leather after all. These are not advertised as waterproof. For that situation I recommend actual rain boots.
Do I recommend Blundstone boots when it’s raining?
I’d say absolutely yes. In fact, if I see rain in the forecast I make sure to wear these instead of regular shoes.
Happy Travels and Happy Camping!
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