They also need to not destroy every pair of tights I own, and they need to not screw up my back.
Price is, of course, a factor, so I'm not even looking at REAL wellies from England. (Sigh. The ones from France are even more expensive.)
Am I asking too much from what should be a supremely utilitarian piece of footwear? I hope not.
Here are the current front runners, even though I've never been able to try any of them on...
Steve Madden $40.00 from Amazon, no longer available?
Muck brand "chore" boot $79.00. (I wonder, how is this any different from their "hoser" style?)
Kamik "Durham" on sale at Sierra Trading Post $40.00. But they're ugly army green.
2 places to look for practical wellies online: