Incubus wrote:My shoes, socks and feet are all wet from walking in that downpour at noon. Anybody know where I can find some galoshes in Taipei? It'd be great if I could just slip them over my shoes before I go out on a day like today.
Alternatively, can anybody recommend some reliable waterproof shoes, ones that I can wear to the office and won't make me look like I'm going hiking?
At the Japanese stores, they sell plastic covers -both for men and women's shoes- that are zipped over, sort of light plastic booties, to protect you from the rain. They are not very tall, but you can walk easily and they are not slippery nor look dumb.
The reliable waterproof shoes I wear are loafer style. I purposely stepped on a puddle at noon and my socks are dry as they can be, no problem. I have black and brown, and they go well with pantsuits, as they look like elegant loafers, not casual. Bought them at Rockport, close to Breeze Center. Timberland has even better ones. I recently bought their waterproof boots, and they are OK to wear under pants, look good. Please do consider that they are more pricey than in the West, unfortunately.
This: http://www.zappos.com/rockport-editoria ... roof-black
Mine look sort like this but women's waterproof: http://www.rockport.com/mens-loafers/wa ... atnew=null
You will see many of the locals wearing plastic boots, that is also an extreme alternative. Even I have thos ein case of typhoon. The black riding boots made of latex seem to be the rage right now.