Unless you've been under a rock the past couple of days (lucky you), you know that Chicago got some snow dumped on us. If you live in Chicago, you know how disgusting and messy it can get. Slush, black snow, yellow snow, puddles that are deceivingly deep. Leaving the house is always a process when it's winter in Chicago.
Last night on my way home, I saw this family staring at a store front display of Hunter wellies. From what I could hear, it sounded like they had never seen them (clearly they don't live in Chicago). They also made comments about how they look like they are designed to go tromping through swamps and making other negative comments about their appearance.
As I looked down at my own Hunter wellies, slightly offended, I wanted to stop and say, "Hi - have you walked 20 feet in Chicago? This place IS a swamp of slush. And, your hounds tooth coat is offending my eyes." I think people that aren't from the city underestimate the need and importance for a good pair of wellies. We both have a pair of Hunter wellies. And we both agree it was a fabulous investment!