You would expect that boots would last longer than a paltry ten or so years, wouldn't you?
Gumboots were among the very first purchases made when we moved to Braamekraal almost eleven years ago, when we realised just how muddy this place can get during heavy rains. They have served well, but disaster has struck: One of the boots has developed a crack or split on the side, rendering them useless. I don't see why this should have happened; the "rubber" is not particularly worn or perished, and the boots have not seen particularly hard use.
I guess I'll try and repair the split with the glue-gun.
Bah! Ill-made rubbish!