Many of us have been out and about today checking out the flooding, shooting Instagram pix and generally being astonished by the massive amounts of water in certain areas. And for the third time in fewer years, I've wished that I had a pair of wellies for exploring my water-sogged Memorial Drive neighborhood.
Jogging shoes will take you only so far. And with 100 year floods happening every year, we all need footwear for rising water.
So, after working on plans to help those who have been flooded, I perused the internet for rain boots that would get me through my flooded neighborhood and into my office on Woodway.
Here are a dozen selections of fashionable rain boots priced from $45 to more than $500 and ranging from radiant orchid-hued crocodile-printed numbers to the classic black and white dot boot. You'll have to guess which pair I ordered today.
The final photo — High Tide Heels — is proving popular with water-logged Houstonians who have been splashing images of the bizarre footwear all over Facebook. The unusual works were created by Belgian artist Paul Schietekat and can be seen on the Virtual Shoe Museum website.