Monsoon Fashions for H-Town

Must have wellingtons for H-Town's 100 year floods, occurring every spring

Must have wellingtons for H-Town's frequent 100 year floods

Rain Boots, Sakroots Rhythm, $49
Sakroots Rhythm for $49. Courtesy of Zappos
Rain boots
Hunter tall botanical print Rain for $175. Courtesy of Wellington
Rain Boots, Gucci GG Blooms Rain Boot, $570
Gucci GG Blooms rain boot for $570. Courtesy of Gucci
Crockington Textured Rain Boots, $84.95
Joules' Crockington textured rain boots for $84.95. Courtesy of Joules
Rain boots, M&F Western Paisley $45
M&F Western paisley rain boots for $45. Courtesy of Zappos
Women's Original Refined Back Strap $195
Hunter original refined Back Strap rain boot for $195. Courtesy of Hunter
Hunter women's original short color haze rain boots$165
Hunter original short in haze for $165. Courtesy of Hunter
Rain Boots, Tory Burch classic rain boot, on sale $164.50
Tory Burch classic rain boot on sale for $164.50. Courtesy of Tory Buch
Rain boots, Burberry, $150, babies to age 12
Burberry rain boots for babies and kids up to age 12 for $150. Courtesy of Nordstrom
Rain boots, M&F Western Rose $45
M&F Western Rose rain boots for $45. Courtesy of Zappos
Chooka rain boot, classic dot, $70
Chooka classic dot rain boot, $70. Courtesy of Zappos
Wellyprint Olive Bulldog Rain Boots, $74.95
Joules wellyprint olive buldog rain boots for $74.95. Courtesy of Joules
Rain Boots, Paul Schietekat High Tide Heels, conceptual art
These beauties are showing up on Houston Facebook pages. The High Tide Heels are conceptual art by Paul Schietekat. Courtesy of VirtualShoeMuseum
Rain Boots, Sakroots Rhythm, $49
Rain boots
Rain Boots, Gucci GG Blooms Rain Boot, $570
Crockington Textured Rain Boots, $84.95
Rain boots, M&F Western Paisley $45
Women's Original Refined Back Strap $195
Hunter women's original short color haze rain boots$165
Rain Boots, Tory Burch classic rain boot, on sale $164.50
Rain boots, Burberry, $150, babies to age 12
Rain boots, M&F Western Rose $45
Chooka rain boot, classic dot, $70
Wellyprint Olive Bulldog Rain Boots, $74.95
Rain Boots, Paul Schietekat High Tide Heels, conceptual art

Many of us have been out and about today checking out the flooding, shooting Instagram pix and generally being astonished by the massive amounts of water in certain areas. And for the third time in fewer years, I've wished that I had a pair of wellies for exploring my water-sogged Memorial Drive neighborhood.

Jogging shoes will take you only so far. And with 100 year floods happening every year, we all need footwear for rising water.

So, after working on plans to help those who have been flooded, I perused the internet for rain boots that would get me through my flooded neighborhood and into my office on Woodway. 

Here are a dozen selections of fashionable rain boots priced from $45 to more than $500 and ranging from radiant orchid-hued crocodile-printed numbers to the classic black and white dot boot. You'll have to guess which pair I ordered today.

The final photo — High Tide Heels — is proving popular with water-logged Houstonians who have been splashing images of the bizarre footwear all over Facebook. The unusual works were created by Belgian artist Paul Schietekat and can be seen on the Virtual Shoe Museum website.