I tried on a pair of waterproof boots so I could walk into my favorite areas in winter when the roads are cut off by snow and ice.
When I overturned one boot to look at the price, $350, I decided the rubber but uncomfortable boots I have were just fine. We are going to have another snow storm tomorrow. Yesterday, we had 30-40 mph winds but no rain or snow.
The road was passable yesterday to the pond’s edge and I went to check on my Queen Anne’s Lace. They survive on mystery alone.
No UGG boots for Pappy, either. I tried on a pair of this fashionable and favorite boot made in Australia. Each of my grand nieces and nephews has a pair, ages three to 11. I trip over them when I go to visit.
They are not waterproof but they are comfortable.
What’s the point in weather like this to have $130 dollar boots that aren’t waterproof? ((Kid’s size not adults–adults are $180 and up)
I have had my rubber boots for years. Maybe 30 years. They look brand new because they are so uncomfortable I rarely wear them.
That’s one way to economize: just don’t use the stuff you have. But, how many roads in the past thirty years have I not gone down because of them?
©Pat Coakley 2009
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