An executive at Ilse Jacobsen contacted me on Facebook to tell me that the her "rub" boots can be found at NY Pull, Olive and Bette's, Madewell and might soon be selling to larger retailers.
I went to Madewell in Soho on Broadway and Broome Street to check out the display.
Here's a close-up image of the boot's signature Gusseted Laces: The design of the laces make them fully adjustable but still waterproof for those rainy days. FINALLY! A Rain Boot made for people who don't have stick figure legs!
The boots are all handmade from 100% natural rubber from renewable resources. This coming Spring 2011 season Ilse Jacobsen is adding 4 new colors to the collection, making the total 19 all together!
I was correct in my original post when I said that the 2nd Standout-feature of the boots were their soles. The soles are designed to absorb the weight of the person wearing them, to make the boot feel lighter on the feet, and to add flexibility in the boot compared to other brands.
Their price point is around $200. Please. Don't skimp on your rain boots. The bi-polar weather is no joke these days.