Mud is a reality in excavation work, formwork, and landscaping. Muck’s waterproof Chore Cool Boots will protect your feet on even the hottest days. The lining — made of the company’s XpressCool fabric — absorbs moisture and creates a cooling effect as it dries. The lining also makes it easy to slip the boots on, while a nub at the heel helps with “toe-ing” them off. The boots come with a Vibram sole and a steel shank in mid and high lengths, with or without a safety toe. Price: $135–$160. COO: China. 800-777-9021. muckbootcompany.com.