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.
I’m sure this isn’t new to you seasoned gardeners.

I’m sure this isn’t new to you seasoned gardeners.

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Help Request : Sunflowers

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african violet help!

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Gosh darn it all to heck!!

Gosh darn it all to heck!!