With cloudy skies now constantly pouring and cool winds keep on gushing, it’s official: the rainy season is finally here in the Philippines.

As we say goodbye to the summer heat and head into unpredictable downpours, being prepared to face any inclement weather is essential. Whether you’re out running errands, heading to work, or going to outdoor gigs and festivals to see your favorite artists, it’s only fitting to be ready from head to toe. One way to do this is with the right footwear. Specifically, waterproof ones.

Finding the right balance between style, comfort, and practicality, Billboard Philippines has handpicked a few of these footwear, both boots as well as shoes, that can serve as your perfect pair as we head straight into a time of faithfully putting on rain coats and jackets, multiple umbrellas getting blown away by the winds, and countless rain clouds following us wherever we go.

Palladium – Pallatrooper HI WP+ Boots – Black/Black (Men’s & Women’s)

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Courtesy of the official Palladium Philippines website

With a simple yet striking profile and matching black on black colorway, these Pallatrooper HI WP+ Boots are the perfect pair to top off any of your favorite gig outfits. Possessing an internal membrane, water repellent treatment, as well as a gusset to “prevent water from entering the boot through the shoelace area”, these Palladium Waterproof+ boots are crafted to withstand the rain. At the same time, boasting a durable rubber outsole as well as a Paradrop cushioning midsole for comfort.

Available via Palladium (Men’s and Women’s)

Nike – Pegasus Trail 4 GORE-TEX (Men’s and Women’s)

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Courtesy of the official Nike website

Whether it’s running along trails or running to catch your favorite band’s set at an outdoor festival, Nike’s Pegasus Trail 4 GORE-TEX has got your back. Specifically made for a variety of terrain in volatile weather, these shoes’ GORE-TEX material is guaranteed by Nike to keep your feet staying dry while its outsole with less rubber is made to create a “smooth transition from road to trail without breaking stride.”

Available via Nike (Men’s and Women’s)

Timberland – Premium Water-Resistant Boots (Men’s)

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Courtesy of the official Timberland Lazada store

Described as “the quintessential Timberland boot”, the Timberland Men’s Premium Water-Resistant Boots possesses a variety of features perfect for concert-goers as well as anyone on the go. These include the likes of a padded leather collar made for ankle comfort, PrimaLoft ECO Insulation providing warmth, shock absorption courtesy of a geometric cone support, extra durability with its anti-rust hardware, as well as traction thanks to its lug rubber outsole. These boots take a classic look and combine it with the ideal design made to keep water out as well as ultimately provide comfort for its wearer.

Available via Lazada.

Adidas – TERREX Free Hiker 2.0 Low Gore-Tex (Men’s & Women’s)

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Courtesy of the official Adidas website

Specifically designed to answer the demands of the harshest of hikes, The Free Hiker Low 2.0 GORE-TEX is designed for utmost comfort as it provides protection from rough terrain as well as wet weather with its waterproof qualities. These shoes a variety of features such as a Continental™ outsole for a reliable grip in both dry and wet conditions, as well as more BOOST foam in its midsoles, providing more support and a much softer feel in every step the wearer takes. It’s the right pair to choose for gigs held in outdoor venues or open-air festivals where a lot of walking needs to be done as we mingle with the crowd and catch our favorite artists’ sets.

Available via Adidas. (Men’s and Women’s)

Timberland – Heritage Stone Street 6-Inch Waterproof Boot (Women’s)

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Another offering from Timberland, the Heritage Stone Street 6-Inch Waterproof Boot takes an iconic style and combines it with features such as comfort courtesy of OrthoLite® memory foam footbeds and steel shanks, warmth from its PrimaLoft® insulation, as well as a timeless look thanks to its ReBOTL™ fabric lining. With its heavy duty waterproof indigo suede from C.F. Stead, these boots will prepare you for any weather condition at concerts and festivals while elevating your style at the same time – just the right pair to wear “anywhere and everywhere”.

Available via Lazada.


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For an extra comfort in your step while not compromising on much needed waterproof qualities during this season, Look no further than the Pampa Hi Seeker Lite+ WP Boots. This particular model from Palladium features a handy zipper on its sides, providing its wearers a much smoother experience when putting them on or taking them off. Alongside being waterproof, it also combines this with a LITE TECH+ outsoles for lightness and grip as well as honeycomb insoles for extra comfort. If you’re quite an active one as a concert-goer, then this pair can definitely keep up as you jump around and run about with your friends as you sing your hearts out to your favorite songs.

Available via Palladium.