Now that I'm in the lovely Pacific Northwest, I really needed a good pair of rain boots to protect me from the cold, rainy weather. I sometimes have trouble fitting into boots with thinner shafts, so I was relieved to discover that Hunter carries a Huntress style for ladies with "athletic" calves.
They feel and look durable, are super comfy, and can easily accommodate skinny jeans, denim leggings and thick sweater tights. I chose the glossy finish since it's easier to maintain; it won't have the blooming effect like their regular rubber boots. Color options are limited, but I do love Merlot, a burgundy red. It's also available in black and bright red. Be sure to order a size down from your regular one as they run quite big.
Available at Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.