When you’re equipped with waterproof boots, anything’s possible.
Facing a pond-sized puddle at an intersection? No problem.
Mucking about on the farm or need to hike across a mud-sodden field to reach a primo birding spot? Easy peasy.
Rushing to place your recycling bin outside before the truck passes your house? Slip those boots on in record time.
Winter snowdrifts won’t even pose a challenge when you have rubber boots. Granted, today’s waterproof boots tend to feature less rubber and more polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Today’s shoppers may choose from a surprising variety of colours, styles and brands, including ones that will set you back hundreds of dollars.
Mine are cheap versions, but I admit to owning many pairs. I have a tall pair, a short pair, insulated ones, purple ones and black ones. Since I’m prone to drop heavy items or stub (read: break) my piggies, I even own a pair of steel-toed rubber boots.
You can also call them puddle-jumpers, gumboots, Wellington boots, galoshes, Wellies, Hunter’s, and so on. Whatever name you apply, boots that give you a licence to do anything are