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I’d hazard a guess that at some stage in your life you’ve asked someone to wear a rubber… gumboot.

Sure they’re not for everyone, with many preferring to go barefoot because they believe it feels nicer, more natural.

But there’s something about wearing rubber gumboots; they just seem to open doors to places you might not otherwise be welcome at.

As well as coming in a variety of sizes and lengths, which is handy for those who are particularly big or small, there’s also ribbed ones.

Now I’d like to think of myself as someone who is reasonably on trend, but recently finding out there were dotted rubber gumboots was thrilling news to me!

I’ve always been more into spots than stripes, in my opinion stripes tend to make things appear wider than they actually are.

Speaking of variety, for those who want the protection of a rubber gumboot but don’t want to feel bogged down, there’s a range of ultra thin ones that aren’t just as light as a feather but fetherlite!

But traditionalists out there won’t be able to look past the original rubber gumboot. It’s slightly thicker but still easy to get on, and designed to be comfy thanks to a special coating.

Wearers who like to mix it up a bit might be more likely to buy rubber gumboots that are strawberry, banana, orange or apple flavoured.

I’m not sure why you’d want rubber gumboots to taste nice but I admit I often have a hankering for nibbling on strawberries in the morning.


Another surprise to me was that they now make a non-latex variety which is apparently the next generation that mimics the skin-on-skin feeling.

Who knew rubber gumboots could be so versatile?

I suppose variety is the spice of life, and much like contraception rubber gumboots are something you’d be silly to ignore, especially if you’re a fan of spots like me.

And remember it’s reckless to head into tricky terrain without proper protection, despite how familiar it might be to you, you just never know what, or who, might happen.

Do you have a favourite pair of gumboots?

Can you believe the variety in rubber gumboots these days?


WARNING: This is actually a post about condoms so don’t blame me if your local shoe/boot retailer looks at your funny when you ask for a dotted, ultralite, strawberry-flavoured rubber gumboot!


  1. So funny … the things you come up with. I can’t say rubber gumboots are needed in these parts, we go barefoot a lot in these parts and barefoot is the preferred by the other half anyway. I guess that is the case with a lot of long term couples. Working in a grocery shop, yes I am surprised with the variety. I also find it interesting when asked where to find the gumboots and which are the best … ahhh gumboot advice is not in my job description. The other day someone felt the need to illegally procure gumboots. Well at least they were being safe.

  2. Oh this is so clever and oh so hilarious! Xx

  3. My mum says wearing “gumboots” is like washing your feet with your socks on. I won’t ever be able to look at a pair of gumboots in quite the same way, ever again!

  4. Hee hee….

  5. Dots sound wonderful!

  6. Brilliant! I’ve never quite understood the flavoured gumboot thing either but hey, whatever feels right! I have no need for gumboots myself these days, but it’s so important to get the message out there to people who still casually mess around in muddy puddles 🙂 I have just packed up my family’s actual gumboots before heading off to a farmstay for a few nights. Suddenly I can’t look at them the same way…

  7. I had a pair of gumboots (just plain and boring black ones) when we built our last house! We were surrounded in mud/dirt and needed them to get to and from the house. When a work colleague was retiring a few years back, and moving to a country house in Toowoomba, part of her farewell gift was a gorgeous pair of gumboots with strawberries all over them. She absolutely loved them! She had plans for veggie gardens and chook pens and all things country and would get a lot of use out of them. No gumboots have donned my feet since back when we built that last house!

  8. I am a plain Jane gumboot enthusiast. I don’t care for the decorations. But I do insist that these gumboots cum complete with lubrication because that is the safest way to continue having fun.

  9. Sometimes it is nice just to play in your own backyard barefoot, you know. I’m a big fan. But I am also a fan of avoiding haveanotherchilditis so am keen to try the dotty style.

  10. Hilarious.

  11. No gumboots needed here, spotted or otherwise! I’m so glad I had a tubal ligation a few years ago. Of course my boys may need them one day but I don’t even want to think about that…EEEEEEEEK! Thanks for the giggles!

  12. Buying gumboots has become like milk – we are spoilt for choice and they all do the same thing. You end up standing in front of this section pondering the choice while every walks past giving you funny looks.

  13. I had spotty gum boots for work when working in the trenches to put in drainage. Although you definitely don’t want drainage through the spotty gumboots you speak of. This Is such a funny post. Very well written. And about condoms. Baha!!

  14. You are a crack up x

  15. That talent is oozing through your gumboots

  16. Tee hee hee…

    It’s been a while since I’ve been gumboot shopping but I’ll be on the lookout for the spotty ones!

  17. It’s been a long while since I needed to buy frangers. I can however vouch for the ribbed ones 😉

  18. These comments are nearly as good as your post. Hilarious!

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