Kate Spade NY Malcom Rain Review

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The Kate Spade New York Malcom Rain boots are the perfect combination of both function and style. Who says you can’t look great while stomping around in puddles? The wedge heel gives you a little bit of extra height while the classic black style and bow embellishment on the heel gives you a great look that goes great with just about anything. The rubber outsole and uppers work together to make sure that your feet are going to stay nice and dry all day long, no need to worry about walking around in soggy socks. Some customers mentioned that they feel a bit stiff and bulky when you are wearing them, but for the most part customers think they have a pretty good overall comfort level that your feet will thank you for at the end of a long day on your feet. Be careful when deciding what size you should order. Customers have stated that they run both too big and too narrow so it can make it a little tricky to choose the correct size of a perfect fit. Overall, these boots are going to be a great investment and a wonderful addition to your shoe closet.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • All day comfortable
  • Waterproof 
  • Cute design
  • Long-lasting durability
Cons
  • Big and bulky
  • Feels stiff
  • Runs too large
  • High price tag
  • No color options
Uppers

Uppers

The Kate Spade New York Malcom Rain boots feature a rubber upper as well as a rubber interior lining to make sure that they can ward off any moisture you come into contact with and keep your feet nice and dry, even on the rainiest day. Customers can agree that these do a fantastic job of keeping the water out while you are on the go. Unfortunately, because they do such a good job of keeping the water out, that means that they do not offer a whole lot of breathability. That seems to be OK for most customers, because if you are letting air flow into the foot chamber that also leaves room for the water to get down in there and you do not want to have to deal with wet and soggy socks throughout the day.

These shoes feature elastic goring on both sides of the uppers to help aid you in getting them on and off while still providing you with enough support that you are not going to have to worry about walking right out of them while you are out and about. They have a pull tab on the back as well as a little bow to add to its aesthetics.
Flexibility

Flexibility

When it comes to your footwear of choice you are going to want to make sure that you find something that is going to give you a decent amount of flexibility so you can move your feet as freely and naturally as possible without having your movements restricted. Unfortunately, when it comes to these, some customers have mentioned that they do not have the best flex to them and can hinder their movements. Reviewers stated that they just feel big and bulky on their feet and feel stiff and uncomfortable. They are not too bad but they do have that stiffness to them so that is something that you might want to keep in mind if you are planning on purchasing them.
Protection

Protection

When you are buying rain boots you are going to want to make sure that you can get the protection that you need from the outside world. You want to make sure that you can travel around in the rain and other wet conditions without your feet getting damp and soggy. You are in luck, the Malcom's are going to provide you with that protection. They are made almost entirely of rubber so you are not going to have to worry about water seeping into them.

In addition to the water, you are also going to get a decent amount of protection thanks to the traction on the sole. You are going to be able to stay on your feet easily without having to worry about slipping on a wet spot on the floor.
Comfort

Comfort

When it comes to your footwear of choice it is important to find something that is going to be comfortable on your feet throughout the day. That is one of the better qualities of this product, they are going to offer you that all-day comfort that your feet will thank you for at the end of the day. A vast majority of the customers who own these Malcom's agree that they feel great on their feel. That being said, you might want to note that there are some who will disagree with that statement, but that is mostly because they felt they were a little too stiff and bulky for their liking. Overall though, you will get a decent comfort level throughout the day,

Additionally, you are not going to have to worry at all about irritating rubbing and chaffing that will cause blisters. They have a rubber liner and that might scare some customers off, thinking that it will cause discomfort, but that does not seem to be the case here. Reviewers have had no complaints when it comes to this.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of these rain boots is made out of rubber to help ensure that you get a decent amount of durability as well as to help protect your feet from wet weather conditions. They have a wedge heel to give you a little bit of extra height, who says you cannot get a heel on your rain boots? The platform measures at about 1.25 inches and the heel is 1.5 inches. Keep in mind that these are just approximations and will vary depending on the size that you purchase.

Thanks to the grippy rubber and the tread pattern on the bottom of the sole, you are going to get a decent amount of traction while you are out an about. These are, after all, designed to be worn in the rain so you can expect them to be able to hold their own on wet and slippery surfaces. As always, you should still use caution but there should be no need to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you while you are splashing around in the rain.
Support

Support

Support is essential in anything that you are planning on putting on your feet. You are going to want to make sure that you get secure and locked in feeling while you are out and about. The Malcom's feature elastic goring on both sides of the upper to help allow you to slip them on and off with ease, while at the same time keeping your feet in place, not allowing for too much wiggle room. You are not going to have to worry about your feet slipping and sliding inside of the foot chamber which can lead to you potentially falling and hurting yourself or someone else. This, of course, is all dependent on you getting the correct size for the perfect fit. If they are too big on you then you will not have the proper locked in feel and you will lose most of the support that is offered by them.
Weight

Weight

When you are out and about or on your feet all day long you are going to want to try to make sure that what you are wearing on your feet is relatively lightweight so you are not walking around with what feels like weights attached to your ankles. There is no need to feel like they are holding you back and slowing you down. Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of information on the exact weight of these rain boots but for the most part, they do not seem to be too heavy. That being said, some customers have said that they feel big and clunky on their feet so that is something that you might want to note when considering purchasing these.
Durability

Durability

When you are making a purchase you are going to want to make sure that you getting your monies worth out of it and that you are making a pretty good investment. You do not want to have to spend your hard earned money on something only to find out that you are going to have to turn right around and replace it again. That is not going to be the case with the Kate Spade New York Malcom Rain boots. They might have a high price tag, but you are going to save money in the long run because they are not going to fall apart for quite some time. As long as these are taken care of properly and not abused then these could be part of your wardrobe for years. The rubber that makes up the upper, lining, and the sole are all designed to take quite the beating, including your repeated pounding into the ground with each step that you take. They are designed to be worn in the rain so that just show that they are going to be able to handle the elements without a problem. No need to worry about premature wear and tear with these shoes.
Fit

Fit

When it comes to your footwear of choice you are going to want to try to find something that is going to fit your feet comfortably and security. In the case of these rain boots, you want to ensure that they are going to be snug enough to make sure that you are not going to walk right out of them or have too much room in the foot chamber so you are not slipping and sliding around. At the same time, you are not going to want them too tight that they are going to pinch your toes or squish your feet, causing you pain or discomfort.

Customers might have a hard time trying to decide what size they should order when purchasing them. Customers are stating that they run about a full size too large so you might want to go down a size to accommodate that. On the other hand, they are also commenting that they are rather narrow so that is something to take into consideration. If you have wide feet then you might want to consider a different option as these might not be right for you. You can always take a quick gander at the sizing chart to make sure you are getting the correct size so you are not stuck with an ill-fitting pair of shoes that you are going to have to return and exchange for something else that fits you better.
Style

Style

Who says you cannot have both fashion and function at the same time? That is just what you are going to get with these fantastic rain boots. They have a wedge heel to give you a little bit of height to them as well as a rounded toe for a classic look. There is elastic goring on both sides as well as a pull tab in the heel. One of the best parts about the look is the cute little bow on the back of the heel to give it a nice little touch. They are, unfortunately, only available in black but that does not stop customers from falling in love with them. Just because it is a rainy day does not mean that you can't still look your best.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a great looking pair of rain boots then you might want to take a look at Malcom's. They give you both the style and functionality that you need on a wet and gloomy day. The wedge heel boots give you a classic look while the rubber construction keeps you dry. Some customers have commented that they feel a bit stiff and bulky, but for the most part, customers can agree that they have a decent overall comfort level that they can appreciate. They have a pretty steep price tag but they are a great investment as you will not have to worry about replacing them for quite a while. You will definitely get your monies worth out of them. The sizing can be a bit off on the shoes, running both a little too large as well as narrow so you might want to peek at a size chart before deciding what size is perfect for you. There are some flaws to these boots, yes, but overall they are a pretty decent pair that look great.