THIS is not a new article, but I did see a live example this week and I was impressed as hell. As you might be aware if you live on the east coast, it poured one day last week. In fact it’s done so a few times this Spring. If you think wet weather means sacrificing your looks to overshoes or awful rain boots, think again.

Japanese footwear brand Rain Man offers shoes styled just right so they don’t draw too much attention to the wearer while offering one truly awesome feature: uppers made from enviro-friendly matte PVC and polyurethane so that the entire shoe is 100% waterproof! Yes, you read that correctly. The shoe above is 100% waterproof!

Constructed like their leather brothers, each shoe additionally comes with a technologically advanced antibacterial, breathable interior so sweaty feet won’t be an issue. Rain Man shoes, particularly the boots, look great beyond the work week, so rain specialist brands like Hunter, L.L. Bean and Tretorn have some serious competition on their hands. They are now widely available in the U.S., by the way. Expect to spend at least $200 and up for a pair. Enjoy!

Rain Man: The Better Alternative to Overshoes | The Manual.