Best Waterproof Shoes for Bike Commuting [Top 7]


As a cyclist, there are many irritating things about bad weather. There’s the discomfort of soggy feet that can literally start to feel like ice blocks if it’s wet and cold. The stench of wet feet isn’t so great, either. But there’s also the issue of how to retain your impeccable sense of cycling style if, through reasons beyond your control, your feet are in danger of becoming sodden.

There are all kinds of imaginative and cheap ways to keep your feet dry and warm on those all too frequent UK rainy days. But if you’re commuting, it may not be appropriate to tramp into the office with plastic bags on your feet, effective as they are.

To be fair, none of my work places would have minded this, but if yours (or you) have anything that resembles a style standard, it may be time to invest in a set of waterproof shoes that does the job, keeps you dry, and keeps you looking good while they’re at it.



Waterproof Shoes for Cycling Commute

When thinking about good footwear for bike commuting, you should be looking for shoes that offer comfort, versatility and support. They also need to be effectively waterproof. Given that if you commute every day, many of those days will be rainy ones.

What to Look for in Shoes for Commuting by Bike

  • Stiff/sturdy sole
  • Waterproof
  • Not too heavy
  • Comfortable materials
  • Support
  • Good grip
  • Design – important if you’re keeping them on for the working day
  • Something you can walk easily in

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Top 7: Best Waterproof Shoes for Cycling to Work

We recently asked the Discerning Cyclist audience to recommend top tips for keeping their feet dry while commuting by bike. Below we’ve compiled a list of the most popular recommendations (including some quotes) so you too can keep your feet dry as you ride.

1. Chrome 415 Storm Workboot

100% waterproof work boot that is stylish, durable and breathable

  • Full-grain leather upper with vulcanized outsole
  • Contoured impact-resistant PU crash pad insole
  • Waterproof membrane with taped seams

Chrome Industries have been on our radar for some time now as manufacturers of cycling gear that is not only built to last, but looks great too. Style is the key here, and the enduring popularity of Chrome is testament to the fact that it’s possible to find premium quality cycling footwear that is versatile enough for pretty much anything.

Following on from the 415 Workboot, the Storm 415 Workboot offers next-level protection for foul wet weather without compromising on style.

The materials of this boot are tough enough for any scenario, with full-grain leather and 100% vulcanized rubber for lasting durability. And the 4-layer internal membrane is not only waterproof but breathable, adding to the overall comfort.

The stiff soles improve cycling performance but are still comfortable to walk in and don’t require a long period of breaking in. So, if you’re after a truly versatile and handsome shoe for all-weathers, on and off the bike, then this could well be the one for you.

“I used to wear Salomon shoes with a Gore membrane, but I found anything below the ankle will result in soggy feet because of water going through the socks. Now I have Chrome Storm 415 Workboot and they feel great!”

Wojciech Mazurkiewicz

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Features:

✅ Waterproof oiled full-grain leather upper

✅ 4-layer breathable waterproof internal membrane

✅ Durable rubber heel cup with reflective safety hit

✅ 100% vulcanized rubber construction

Shipping Notes:

  • Based in USA
  • International delivery available

Price*:

  • UK: £158
  • EU: €179
  • US: $160

*correct at time of writing