I love me a good black combat boot. But I tend not to wear them often if not built for all kinds of inclement weather. Thanks to Canadian weather, of course!
It's a good thing many of my favorite brands have made amazingly great-looking women's waterproof combat boots for the Fall/Winter season.
(Post updated for Winter 2022/23)
Below are a few of my faves weatherproof combat boots for the current season, along with the features of each.
7 are great for mid-weather wear, while the others can double as winter boots as they are both waterproof & insulated for winter warmth!
Some are classic combat boots, some are heeled, some have a je-ne-sais-quoi quality about them, but all are 100% stylish. And most at decent price-points. Some are even temperature rated for extreme weather. Can't beat that!
I own a couple of pairs mentioned below & have experienced wearing many of these boot brands first-hand.
It's safe to say that I'm rounding up the best of the BEST black women's waterproof combat boots out there. Right now!
Combat boots are fabulous because you can style them in so many ways. You can easily wear them with your favorite tailored jacket, or furry teddy coat, or go full-on badass by pairing your combat boots with a leather moto jacket or trench.
The styling possibilities are endless, really. I've written a whole post on how to wear combat boots with all the right outfits, so be sure to check that out!
Already bought boots but they aren't waterproof? Check out these 8 methods on how to waterproof shoes!
Best Waterproof Combat Boots for Women
The following women's waterproof combat boots are all highly rated boots with waterproofing technology. So you can splash in the puddles without needing to wear clunky (and often style-free) rain boots 😉
Need waterproof boots that offer insulation for cool to freezing temps? Scroll down to my top 5 combat boots with snow boot properties, down below.
But don't forget that even if your boots are pre-treated for the elements, you should always spritz on some waterproof spray for shoes every few months!
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1. Taos Crave Leather Combat Boots
Taos' Crave Boots are at the top of the list for a reason. These water-friendly boots also offer a high dose of comfort.
They have an inner zipper you can easily get in & out of, along with an adjustable rear buckle to make them fit perfectly. I like how they're a little taller than most boots of their kind.
The removable leather-lined insole with arch support & cushioning makes them the go-to waterproof combat boots for stylish comfort. I can speak to this effect, as I own this exact pair!
Taos‘ Crave combat boots also come in a rainbow of other colors, but the only colorway that is waterproof is the black-on-black. Check out my Taos Crave Boots Review post for more info! Shop Crave boots here.
2. Sam Edelman Garret Waterproof Combat Boots
Sam Edelman puts out his Garret waterproof combat boots each season and its not surprising – they're gorgeous! My friend has these, I almost bought them too (but alas, too many combat boots in my closet already!).
Comfy and stylish a lug some that's just rugged enough, it's a great take on the classic combat boot for women. The almond toe makes it very feminine. Fits more narrow too, for those with regular to slimmer feet.
3. Sorel Lennox STKD Waterproof Boots
These Lennox boots from Sorel look a little different this season! Thankfully, they still have that fun slanted tread sole, perfect for walking on ice, slush or snow.
However, the new version is less of a sleek hiker and more of a rugged, waterproof combat boot, giving Timberland vibes. Not complaining though, as it still looks fab!
Special features of this boot include full-grain leather, slim fit, comfy memory EVA footbed. No handy side zipper this time around, though, folks!
It comes in multiple colors including brown, optic white and tan. Really loving the contrast laces on this version.
A slightly different Lennox style waterproof combat boot also comes in a color-blocked tan/brown with a fun red heel.
4. Blondo Promise Waterproof Boots
If you're looking for a water-happy combat boot with slick detailing, the Promise from Blondo is a surefire contender.
This slip-on style remains more competitive in price vs. other women's waterproof combat boots, being just over $150 on sale.
With its durable lug sole and waterproof leather sealed seams, these combat boots will help keep your feet dry and cozy in all weather!
I'm loving the 3D linear motif on the sole and heel, along with the flat laces and all black look, including the lace grommets.
5. La Canadienne Brendan Waterproof Combat Boots
These are absolutely stunning (as the price might be for some!). I couldn't resist adding these chunky black lovelies (that also double as cold weather boots), in this post about black waterproof combat boots!
The leather is buttery and soft, contrasting the rugged, platform lug sole. Great for those wanting something both chunky yet refined.
The Brendan by La' Canadienne might be a steeper price, but this great Canadian winter boot brand boasts luxurious quality & durability.
This style offers a slimmer, less bulky fit & is perfect for office to outing transitions during the winter! Shop them at Zappos (also in suede), Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom (also in khaki).
6. Vince Cabria Water-Resistant Combat Boot with Lug Sole
A classic look with an extra toothy tread, Vince's Cabria lug-soled leather water-repellent combat boot is a winner.
The price point is close to that of La Canadienne combat boot styles, but at a lesser price-point.
It has a side zip, so that's always handy and it's likely the closest combat boot style to the Doc Martens aesthetic without the clunky feel.
I'm not sure if these are going to be discontinued, but they are on sale at on sale at Vince, Zappos, Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom. Also available in both black & suede beige. So get them while you still can!
Best Waterproof and Insulated Women's Combat Boots
If combat boots that are simply waterproof aren't enough for you, no worries. I've found some amazing combat boots that also double as cold weather waterproof winter boots.
This way you don't have to sacrifice warmth for style!
7. Emu Australia Okab Hi Boots
The Okab Hi is a suede boot made from premium waterproof leathrs, with a tuff of sheepskin padding the ankles.
But don't be fooled, this super weatherized boot is lined with a 100% Australian Merino Wool lining & footbed.
EMU also has a sister style called Billington which is more of a hiking boot, but has a similar vibe. The rest of their women's waterproof winter boot collection is just fab & worth checking out, here.
8. Kamik Rogue 7
Kodiak's Kamik Rogue 7 is a great high combat boot for winter for those who want extra coverage. It has seam-sealed waterproof genuine leather upper & plush padded collar.
What's great about Kamik is that the leather comes from a tannery rated gold for its water, energy, and waste management practices, reducing the brand's footprint. No pun intended!
The rubber outsole is thick & extra sturdy with GripXT traction, providing extra grip on icy and slippery surfaces. Love the hiking boot eyelet details at the top too.
9. Cougar Stella Waterproof Boots
Another shearling lovely (it's the current winter boot trend!) is Cougar's Stella. I Love the huge rugged treads on this boot and it is winterized the way Cougar Shoes does so well!
This boot has polar plush lining (faux shearling), a removable foam footbed and anti-slip thermoplastic rubber sole. It also comes with a side zipper for easy wear and is temperature rated to -24°C/-11°F.
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Final Thoughts on Waterproof Combat Boots for Women
To conclude, I hope this series of the season's best women's waterproof combat has allowed you to spot at least one favorite amongst the bunch.
The Fall/Winter 2022/23 season has definitely brought on some incredible styles to choose from: from waterproof combat boots to waterproof combat boots that also double as winter boots.
There are many other combat boots available, of course. However, I find that these are some of the best rated & highest quality combat boots that can even double as Fall/Winter.
And even Spring boots when you need them to be! Because what's the use of a tough boot if it's not both stylish & practical, am I right?
How do you wear combat boots in the cold season?
PS: Don't forget to properly store your winter boots, at the end of the season! It will allow them to last much longer (keeping dirt and mold at bay), not to mention get them out of your way during warmer months.