Last weekend, I had the pleasure of going on my first blogger field trip with Washington Shoe Company – the parent company of Chooka and Western Chief. It was so much fun to finally see the tulip fields that I’ve been dying to see, learn about the new boot styles for upcoming seasons, and to connect with other local bloggers. Thanks to my friend Jenn from Hello Rigby for hosting as well! The sunshine was also amazing, despite me getting a slight sunburn. (Yes, really.) Keep reading for my review of the rain boots I wore this day and for some coupon codes!
If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know I’m obsessed with ankle booties, especially when it comes to rain boots. The knee high ones are just too clunky and heavy for me! When I was looking at the rain boot choices on Chooka, the Dakota Ankle rain booties immediately stood out to me because they look like fashion boots, not rain boots. Your average glossy, knee high rain boot doesn’t even compare to these. The sleek matte black and chelsea style shape make these not only functional, but really cute! These are great for people who commute to work in the rain sometimes but don’t necessarily want to change shoes later in the day. If the forecast changes on you (a common occurrence in Seattle), you won’t feel silly for wearing these rain boots in the sun.
Sizing wise, Chooka does state that their roots run big to allow for thick socks (which is awesome!) so I sized down to a 7. I wear 7.5 usually and with a semi-thick sock, these were still very comfortable and had a little bit of wiggle room. Even if you wear 8 normally, a 7 would be just perfect. After a whole day of wearing these, I was still really comfortable and felt like my feet could still breathe. I have wider feet and these were no problem. I’m honestly really pleased with the quality and comfort, not to mention styles, of Chooka boots. Also, although I prefer my rain boots short, I really want to try out the packable boots – they fold into such a small little bundle that would be great for commuting!
You’ll find that while Western Chief and Chooka offer some brighter, more eclectic styles, there are plenty of fashion rain boots that are more muted in color. If you’re like me and you love your black and neutrals, don’t fret because there are plenty of options for you! I love that you can find these boots at retailers like Amazon and Nordstrom and you really cannot beat the quality for the price. Plus, I love local companies! To celebrate Washington Shoe Company’s 125th anniversary, here are two coupon codes for you to enjoy until the end of the month! Enjoy!
Free Chooka Mug with $40 purchase – Code: CHOOKAMUG
$5 off your purchase of $25 or more – Code: TULIP5
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Thank you to Chooka for gifting me this pair of rain boots and for inviting me to join in on the fun! All thoughts expressed are my own and honest opinions. (Thanks to my friend Audrey for snapping some of these photos for me!)