Living in Southern California offers a life full of sandy beaches, sunny skies and countless advertisements for plastic surgery. The only time our parade gets seriously rained on, and the rain-resistant boots are sprung from the closet, is when an unwelcome little whippersnapper known as ‘El Nino’ comes to visit.

So whether you are in the midst of a battle with a Spanish-speaking storm of a little boy, or just really like rubberized boots, check out these 12 rain-resistant boots to arm your feet (anatomy puns rock) against the rain.