I love my rubber boots. I got them in Indonesia from my missionary and I have used them almost every day since then.
They are tall and green Wellingtons a solid rubber sole. Besides my wonderful work boots, these are my favorite shoes.
The problem is they are tall… and full of one long dark, cool crevice perfect for black widows and brown recluses.
I dread the day I shake them out and after careful perusal place my foot in a spider infested marshmallowy cushioned shoe.
This also applies to mailboxes, except with my hand…