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While I understand we need the rain on a practical level, that sensible line of thought doesn't make rainy days any less depressing.
Anyone who's ever suffered from a case of soggy sneakers or hole-ridden shoes can attest that there's little worse than inappropriate footwear on a truly torrential day.
With that sentiment in mind, keep your suffering to a minimum and make this the year you finally buy rain boots. Say goodbye to waterlogged shoes and sopping wet socks and scroll below to shop footwear that will keep you dry and stylish all season long.
Best rain boots under $50
As functional as they are stylish, these Tommy Hilfiger Kippa rain boots feature a grip sole and 1.5-inch heel.
On sale for just $38, Old Navy shoppers say these rain boots are "cute and comfortable" and "super durable."
If rain is in the forecast, these almond-toe Chelsea booties from Jeffrey Campbell will keep you dry (and stylish). The booties are outfitted with elastic gore insets at the sides for a custom, comfortable fit.
With more than 500 reviews backing them, Amazon shoppers call these affordable wellies "the perfect muck boots" and say they are "very comfortable."
Best Rain boots under $100
Keep dry in these best-selling Coach wellies. The booties are available in black and dark jade and feature a one-inch heel.
Iconic and cute: Certain colours of these Hunter rain boots are currently on sale but act fast — sizes are going quickly.
These top-rated UGG rain boots have earned an impressive average rating of 4.7 stars from Nordstrom shoppers. "Great boots to slip on for running errands in the fall, winter and spring," writes one user. The "sheepskin insoles add some warmth."
For when it's raining cats and dogs, you can't go wrong with these funky Joules rain boots. The slip-on booties are made from natural rubber and feature hand-drawn raining cats and dogs.
Best rain boots under $200
These stylish waterproof boots feature a grippy lug sole and are available in six cute colours, including pink, nutmeg and green.
If Meghan Markle swears by them, that's good enough for us. These royal-loved rain boots are available in a variety of colours, including red, indigo and olive green.
With more than 700 reviews backing them up, Nordstrom shoppers call these waterproof UGG boots "stylish and comfortable. [...] I'm ready for the cold, rain or snow!"
With an average rating of 4.6 stars, Everlane shoppers call these short rain boots "very well made" and say, "they feel substantial without being heavy. They are extremely comfortable with a cushy sole."