One of the most useful pieces of clothing or footwear I own is what I call my hog slopping boots. They are plain, they are black, they are easy to get on or off and they are perfect for going out in the snow and sleet we’ve been enduring for the past few weeks.
A few years back, I tired of having to put on my Rocky Boots and lace them up each time I went outside in the snow. Rocky’s are great boots with Thinsulate and Gortex, but what a pain to put on.
I happened to be in Southern States one day buying birdseed and saw the unpretentious boots. They were on sale, less than twenty bucks and I bought them.
They aren’t insulated but they are thick enough to keep my feet warm if I’m out for an extended time shoveling snow.
They fit perfectly. I love them. They are handy in rain or snow, for feeding dogs or birds, they are simply great. In the winter, they occupy a permanent place beside the door to on the carport and I slip them on or off as I come and go.
Next to my Bass Weejuns of 1962, they may be the best shoes or boots I have ever owned.