When I first noticed rain boots with laces in FW 2009, I was immediately attracted to them because they seemed tailored for women with "ample"calves.
I didn't think that there were other designers putting laces on rain boots until I ran into Foo Mei-zee in the train station.
These Hunter Boots are from two seasons ago, so I have to retract what I said about Hunter in the original post when I berated them for not modernizing their classic wellie boot.
They're selling online at Nordstrom.com... buy them soon if you like the style! They're gonna sell out. Just make sure that you measure the circumference of your calf and are sure about the fit first...Because I'm pretty sure that these laces don't serve any purpose at all. Form doesn't always follow function in fashion.
I also dig these short rain boots by Ilse Jacobsen. This is a style that can actually be worn by people with thicker calves who don't want those unsightly creases in their boots that happen when boots get pressed up against moving legs. It's like a panty line for a boot. Gross.
These JFOUR boots are selling on Yoox.com. They're only $105 and they come in a variety of colors that have mixed and matched laces.
These See by Chloe Boots might be my favorite. I think because they're sold on Net-a-porter and I like everything they sell. At $215 they're probably the most affordable boot on that site.
I also like the leopard print of the rubber and the embossed side pocket detail. Check again! Can you see it now? It reminds me of one of those Magic Eye pictures.