Introducing & Oakiwear Rubber Rain Boots Review

by - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Whether it's brand spankin' new or second hand, we are always looking for the best gear we can afford. While we like to support local businesses, we also have a soft spot for family run businesses and products made in North America. For these reasons, we were happy to partner with, a family-run outdoor gear store to review some Oakiwear rain boots and give away a gift card. A complete review of the boots follows as well as a chance to win a $75 gift card from OutdoorFamilies!


OutdoorFamilies (formerly known as The Ottomus) is a family-owned business based in Boise, Idaho, that carefully curates outdoor gear for active families. They believe that "outdoor experiences make us all better people" and embody that spirit in their hashtag #GoBeDo. They pride themselves on professional customer service and a unique, high quality collection of gear from big names to the coolest kickstarters. Their customers appear to be very satisfied - over the past 12 months, Outdoor Families has received an Amazon rating of 4.9 stars (>1,000 ratings)!

Some of the fine products Outdoor Families sells include: Club Ride cycling apparel, Icemule Coolers, NEMO camping gear (tents, sleeping pads, and sleeping bags), Darn Tough hiking socks, Deuter packs, MPOWERD and gosun solar gear, Forsake footwear, Win Green cotton playhouses, and Oakiwear products.

December 28, 2015 Update: OutdoorFamilies will be rebranding in the new year. Check out their new website at!

Win Green Cotton Playhouse

Oakiwear Rubber Rain Boots Review

Oakiwear rubber rain boots are made of 100% rubber , have topside handles to help pull them on, and are mid-calf height to keep water out. They come in a variety of fun patterns such as Timberland Critters, Dinosaurs, Purple Fairies and Perched Owls (shown below).

Little POG loves her Oakiwear rain boots!

What I Like

Sizing: The boots fit true to size and aren't too wide. The size 13 Oakiwear are the slightly narrower than another brand of size 12 boots, so they don't fall off as easily (convenient when kids are playing in sticky mud!).

Reinforced Handles: Since the handles are reinforced, they are still securely fastened to the boots after 4 months. (On a different make of boots with handles, the handles came off and the boots cracked within a couple months.)

Quality: The soles have good treads - the grooves are deep enough to provide some traction in mud, but not so deep that they are a pain to clean when mud dries and get stuck in them. The rubber is high quality and shows no signs of wear and tear (no scratches or cracks) after 4 months.

Pattern: The pattern is beautiful and the paint is durable. I was worried it would fade or wear off, but it hasn't! 

Putting the boots to good use!

What I Would Like To See

We've had no issue with these Oakiwear rain boots. They are superior quality to other rubber rain boots we've tried. If you would like warmer, waterproof boots, Oakiwear also makes neoprene/rubber boots!

The Verdict

I would recommend these rain boots for outdoor water play as they are high quality and will last the season without cracking and could be handed down to younger siblings. Ours show no wear and tear despite being worn often since August. The price point is very reasonable given how durable they are! 

Where to Buy

Buy online at (Note: The boots reviewed are no longer sold at but they have many other cool products in stock!)


To celebrate the launch of the website, they are generously offering a $75 gift card to a lucky reader. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will close on December 20th at 12 midnight MST. Good luck!

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Disclosure: provided me with a free pair of Oakiwear Rubber Rain Boots to test and review, but all opinions are my own.

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