These are the other pair of boots I got from Marks and Spencer recently. They are made of black suede, my favourite material for shoes and boots. I wore them for the second time today and it poured with rain at lunchtime. I had the Brompton and I got really wet went going down the Strand and then later in Tulse Hill. I was only wearing light raincoat, not a special mac and a beret. M&S state that these boots are waterproof and I have to say yes they are. My feet remained dry and warm. My coat also protected me as when I took it off and my hat I was dry. I need to remember that it is ok to cycle in ordinary clothes in the rain. Once I accepted the rain was not going away it wasn’t terrible but there were moments when it was just easier to walk because the road surface was too slippery.