Ok, needed new pair overshoes. The $16 yellow china made overshoes at farm store just dont hold up and seem to dry rot within a year. The old rubber 5 buckle boots like we used on farm when I was a kid sell for around $40 now days. Got to looking on ebay and found these new army surplus overshoes/chemical boots: There were multiple sellers of these boots and one seller said to get couple sizes bigger than shoe size. Ok did that and got a pair for total delivered price of $11. However these will not go over shoe while on my foot even using the walmart plastic bag trick (lowers friction between rubber soled shoe and rubber boot). Today I needed the overshoes so folded my hiking boot flat as I could get it and stuck it in a walmart bag and with some manipulation got it into the overshoe. Pulled up the tongue and body of boot into normal position and was able to wiggle my foot into the hiking boot thats now inside the overshoe. This worked but cant believe this is the Army way of doing it. Bunch of military/ex-military types here. What is the Army way of using these overshoes? They are definitely overshoes and not boots one just sticks sock foot into as sole is too thin for any kind of protection if just worn as a "no shoe" type muck boot. If no other suggestions, I'll just look for a cheap pair of penny loafers to leave in these overshoes, would make getting foot in them lot easier than when using the hiking boots. By way these look to be pretty good quality. Guess Army only buys the best. I probably dont want to know what the government paid for these.