Rainboots are the most practical of shoe purchases. I bought these Steve Madden rainboots this year and wondered why it took so long to buy a pair. It's a gamechanger. I can stomp in puddles gleefully. And the orange stripe is super cute.

But there is a problem. The longer I wear them, my feet seem to conform to the boot and it's nearly impossible to take them off. Even with the zipper! Yesterday I had both boots halfway off, but neither would come all the way off, which was debilitating, and I was starting to fret that I might have to call someone to help. After some persistence, I was finally free. Phew!

So pluses and minuses to rubber shoes. Are Hunter boots any better?

Look, I got a shelf to get more organized. This is good and bad because now I have room for more shoes.