Here's a hint that I've found to be real helpful. As a matter of fact, I make all my employees do this - because I don't want to hear any crying about wet feet and soaked socks in the middle of a 12 hour plow. I also don't want sick employees. Put your feet (after donning socks) in plastic bags before you put your boots on (like foot condoms!). Not only do your feet slide easier into your boots, they'll be bone dry (except for some sweat) all the time. My grandfather taught me this one years ago. I had the hardest time finding a waterproof set of boots. Finally I found some and plowed in them for years but found them quite large and cumbersome (especially in delicate situations where you need to be quick on the gas and brake!). Needless to say, I can now plow in boots that are much less bulky, more comfortable and stay bone dry while standing in puddles of slush! And all the while I feel like I've got a pair of Mario Andretti's driving shoes on.