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Ultimate dry weather boots

Updated on November 17, 2015

There's a vast variety of different types of footwear out there in the market place. You name it, and they produce it for your two feet. From simple cheap 99ยข rubber flip flops to fancy expensive high dollar dress shoes for wearing to church on Sundays. There are tennis shoes, high heels, hiking boots, bowling shoes, climbing shoes, slippers, name brand shoes, steel toe boots, designer shoes, work boots, and the list goes on and on just like the little energizer bunny rabbit. (I really like that phrase from the battery commercial!)

I would like to talk about another type of shoe in this hub. Everybody has either used or heard about waterproof shoes or boots, which you can walk through wet areas, and not get your feet and socks all wet. It can be so annoying when you have to go through the entire day with cold wet feet, socks, and shoes. Not to mention that this is also a good way to get yourself sick.

Water proof boots or shoes can come straight from the manufacture in this condition, which is suitable for, and ready to tackle both rainy and snowy days. A person can also create a pair of water proof shoes themselves by simply spraying either a water proof solution on them or working in a product such as saddle soap into the leather of the shoes or boots. A third option is wearing rubber boots or pull over protective rubber footwear like galoshes for protecting your shoes or boots from getting wet. I prefer to call this type of footwear wet weather boots or shoes.

This hub has now led up to dry weather boots or shoes, which is a term that I coined and made up all by myself. There's also a very good reason for the name dry weather shoes, and here's the very reason behind it. First off I'd like to say that all of this that you are about to read isn't some kind of fashion statement. It all started years ago with a pair of boots that I broke in, and was very fond of.

These boots were just about the most comfortable boots that I've ever come across in all of my life, and I really liked the way they felt on my big feet. I wore these boots to work, for play, and I had them on my two feet just about everywhere I went in life. However like so many other things in life all good things must sooner or later come to an end.

However I had other plans, and I wasn't the least bit ready to let go of my boots yet, which I now considered my two friends. So I approached a little Russian cobbler by the name of Ivan, who said that I brought my boots in just in the nick of time. Ivan said that if I would have waited much longer then he wouldn't have been able to fix them for me, and that he could only re-soul the boots this one time. After about a week Ivan re-souled my boots, charged me a hefty price, and I was on the road again with my comfortable old boots.

My favorite pair of boots now had a whole new life, and they went with me everywhere. They were on my feet when I traveled from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast. These boots even went down into the Grand Canyon with me. I also made a lot of money at work with these two boots on my feet, and now once again after many more years they are finally wearing out. They are still very comfortable, and I'm having a very hard time saying goodbye to my two old friends.

Special spray that helps control wetness
Special spray that helps control wetness

So since Ivan the little Russian cobbler said I couldn't get my boots re souled again, I decided to make them my official pair of dry weather boots. They have lasted a lot longer then I had ever hoped they would. They are still very comfortable, but the only draw back is I can't wear them in or around any type of a wet area. The boots are great inside, but once I go outside I have to avoid all wet areas. This includes water puddles, around swimming pools, early morning dew in grassy areas, marshes, riverbanks, and of coarse I have to stay indoors when it rains. I can't wear them either when I'm washing a car, but they are still very comfortable.

There are people out there who call me crazy for still hanging onto, and my attachment to these old boots. I'm just still not ready to give up on my two old friends yet, and I even found a special spray that helps control wetness on the inside of my old boots. I totally realize that the time will come someday for me to finally have to say goodbye to my old boots, but for now they are my designated ultimate dry weather boots!

My slightly worn dry weather boots.
My slightly worn dry weather boots.

Would you give up on these comfortable old boots?

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The original box is awaiting the day of my dry weather boots retirement.
The original box is awaiting the day of my dry weather boots retirement.


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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I had a pair of American Eagle boots for years that were so comfortable. I cared for them well, but in the end I had to toss them (after about 7 years). Love your boots!

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Really funny pic. And thanks for the repair tips.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I love your picture at the top :-)

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      denden mangubat 4 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

      you cannot give up on your weary boots haha maybe they have sentimental values.your boots have historical journeys.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hiking is my lifeblood. I love all my boots and store ones that are beyond repair or use and sometimes I just go out in the garage and recall all the miles they brought and troubles they saw me through.

      Thanks for a great read -- I am off to my garage now!