Much of the rest of the world is entering spring and I’m starting to see photos of puddles and mud. That means here in the frozen tundra of the Canadian prairies we can expect the spring thaw in another 2-9 weeks, depending on mother natures moods.
I have a pair of hunter brand ankle boots that I have used for the last three years. At some point last spring they sprung a leak and so I just dealt with wet socks instead of looking for a new pair. This year I’m thinking ahead and wonder if anyone has successfully repaired rubber boots that have a leak in the sole somewhere… or should I just go spend the $30-50 bucks for a new pair?
Note that I didn’t buy the hunters because I love the brand, but because they were on clearance for $30 at Costco when rubber boots were on my shopping list. I’m not dying to repair just to keep these ones around, but rather to reduce the environmental impact… Rubber boots only get about 3-4 weeks of wear each year in my area, so it feels so wasteful to allow them to age without use each year.
My other footwear for the other 45-50 weeks each year are blundstones, so they don’t satisfy the waterproof criteria.