When we moved up here last July I bought a pair of cheap mud boots from TSC – Tingley brand, $15. I’ve used them a fair amount; whenever it’s wet out in the morning I wear them to walk the dogs around the north side, which is about 3/4 mi around. Last week I noticed a crack in the top of one of the boots, which otherwise look brand new – must be pretty low grade rubber. So I bought a nicer pair, Servus brand, for $35. We’ll see how long those last.