Questions about boots

Questions about boots

Well I thought I'd like to buy or more-to-the point ask for from one of my relatives for a present- a pair of Wellies (Wellington boots). But after looking at them online and seeing the prices and reading some reviews- I don't think so. They are too expensive and I found out they are now made in China. I do need a good pair of all-weather boots though. Can anyone suggest something comparable? Something that cost less but will still hold up to rain and/or snow? Also- do I need to buy a size larger than the shoe size I wear? I don't want to buy something (or have someone else buy something)and find out they are too small or whatever. Many thanks for your advice on this.
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