It’s an old dilemma—when the April showers come, what footwear do you don to keep you looking like May flowers?

Galoshes are great—for the garden. Gortex hiking boots are nice – for Saturday. But what about having to splash through the streets to that important business meeting, that night at the opera.

Check out these sleek shiny Raidie black casual pull-on fashion ankle rain boots by Hugo Boss ($195 at Bloomingdale's900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-440-4460.

Made of shiny rubber, they give the appearance of patent leather– perfect for tux or suit. When it rains, their good looks pour.