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Been there R2, remember using SNO PROOF to try to get the boots waterproof. Didn’t work, we always had wet feet.

Also had the rubber boots the dairy farmers wore. They were waterproof, but COLD. When we got home from a trek in the woods (upstate NY) our jeans were frozen stiff up to the waist (OK so I have short legs). The leather straps on the TRADITIONAL skis/snowshoes would get wet, stretch, and they all fell off. No nylon straps, parkas, just cotton, and wool.