un-waterproof life

So, it’s raining. And I’m wearing Doc Martin boots (am I the only one left who wears these?). And a rain coat. An expensive, guaranteed for life raincoat. And you know what? Both of them are slowly but surely leaking water through them. My boots, they leak in 2 places. They both have cracks in the sole, where water comes in if I step into a puddle. Additionally, they leak along the front of the stitched seam at the base. The stitched-seam leak is new since the winter when I last wore them in the rain. My Raincoat? It just doesn’t seem to repel water anymore. At first, the water beads off, just like it should. But slowly, as I continue to walk, the water ceases to bead. Then the fabric darkens. Shortly after that, where there’s no lining, I feel a cold damp. By the time I’ve reached work, there are beads of water running along the mesh of the inner lining as well.

My regular shoes, day-hikers from North Face, are currently at the repair shop. Oh, how I long for a waterproof life again!

2 Replies to “un-waterproof life”

  1. I’m sure that you can relate to this: In montreal, the worst thing, the absolute worst thing, that you could do in the winter was accidently step into a puddle that you didn’t see. Your foot and part of your leg go under the water and then as you continue walking you get to experience first hand what it means to have water freeze around your skin. Water in shoes sucks.

  2. I’m sure that you can relate to this: In montreal, the worst thing, the absolute worst thing, that you could do in the winter was accidently step into a puddle that you didn’t see. Your foot and part of your leg go under the water and then as you continue walking you get to experience first hand what it means to have water freeze around your skin. Water in shoes sucks.

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