By  on October 18, 2007

Rain-friendly footwear helps make spring showers a lot more fun.MexicoRain boots have created a splash among young consumers. Designers are responding with quirky offerings such as Sergio Alcala’s paint-spattered boots ($53). —Anna FusoniGermanySWIMS has reintroduced good old galoshes. The ballerina overshoes retail for $105, and come in a handy little travel pouch. A high-heeled version is in the works. —Melissa DrierParisEven in France, where Louboutins are de rigueur, mademoiselles are going gaga for wellies. But in sober styles, bien sur. Take Aigle’s classic aubergine rain boot, retailing at $55. Dry feet have never looked so chic. —Katya ForemanUnited StatesDesigner Alexandre Herchcovitch’s fifth collaboration with Brazilian shoemaker Melissa yields a surefire rainy-day favorite with these lace-printed flats constructed of waterproof and recyclable Melflex plastic ($69). —Kim Friday

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