I have two kids who just love to play outside. However, in the spring, when the ground is still wet, they go out and get their feet all muddy. I have solved that problem with a good pair of muck boots. Muck boots are waterproof rubber boots that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. They were initially invented for farmers and people who worked out in the field to keep their feet dry and comfortable in harsh weather and messy working conditions. But nowadays, they come in a variety of colors and styles to meet many lifestyle needs, including working in the garden, working on the farm or ranch, performing in outdoor sports, and equestrian uses.
In some parts of the world, you may hear a reference to Wellingtons or “Wellies.” This is just another name for this type of rubber footwear. This term comes from 19th century Britain. They can also be called rubber-boots, topboots, gumboots, barnboots, muckboots or rainboots. No matter what you call them, they all refer to a waterproof boot that keeps your feet clean and dry no matter what the ground conditions are like.
Children’s muck boots now come on all types of shapes and colors. My kids have several pairs. One pair is black and yellow with bulging eyeballs on top. They look like little bumblebees! Another pair is bright red with black spots to resemble a lady bug. I have also seen boots that look like frogs, dolphins, fish and turtles. And they are also available in a wide variety of colors as well. Of course, the girls like the pink and aqua blue, but you can also find them in a rainbow of other colors.
Today’s muck boots can be the most comfortable high-performance footwear available. They can feature absorbable liners that keep your feet dry and absorb sweat and moisture. They can be stylish enough to wear everyday, or rugged enough for use on the farm, worksite, or hiking. They are easy to clean and when they get very dirty, just rinse them off with water from the hose. You can find them at many local farm supply, sporting goods, and even general shoe stores. I have even seen them carried at superstores like Wal-Mart and Target.