The Mud Room.
Your great grandfather wore these in the Adirondacks, tracking all sorts of prehistoric beasts. He returned with a thick, murky sludge covering the boot to its absolute top, clumps stuck between the thick rubber treads like a waffle iron. When he slid his foot out, a pristine and dry wool sock appeared, indicative of the man’s supreme sensibility.
Duck Shoes (No. 6041). Your father, clearly influenced by his father, wore the same kind of shoes, only this time they saw more refined surroundings, exploring the brutalist Valhalla of Yale’s Rudolph Hall. Waterproof leather upper, lightweight and waterproof synthetic rubber shell and outsole, moisture wick lining, and molded dual-density polyurethane foam insole with antibacterial treatment. Guaranteed for up to negative four degrees. For men and women. Made in Canada by Kamik.