BCBG Max Azria Vintage Rain Boots

March 26, 2011 • By Erika

I first saw these BCBG Max Azria Vintage Rain Boots as a tiny thumbnail like how you usually first see things when you’re shopping online.

My initial thoughts were: what are those things on it? Are they some sort of new technology for rain boots? Maybe they’re newly designed hand grabs for when you’re pulling on the boots. Or they could be some sort of traction or grip.

As I clicked on the thumbnail to enlarge it, it turns out, they’re just studs. Nothing but decorative, non-functional pyramid studs that are placed on an impractical stitched-on leather panel.

Take a closer look:

BCBG Max Azria Vintage Rain Boots

I have nothing against studs but this is one of those “great concept, poor execution” ideas. You can treat the leather panels so they become more resistant to water, molds and humidity but that defeats the purpose of this shoe being a rain boot. Also, try working the solution onto the leather panels with all those studs on it. If all BCBG Max Azria wanted was to stud the boot, I don’t see why they couldn’t have just placed them directly onto the boot or used a similar rubber/waterproof material for it.

I guess you can use these boots just for fashion but for $124.99, I think I’d at least want my rain boots to be usable in the rain.

If you need studded rubber/leather rain boots in your life, you can get these BCBG Max Azria Vintage Rain Boots at Amazon. Also available in this royal navy and black color: