Boulder, Colorado, gives city residents 24 hours after a snowfall to get their sidewalks clear before someone starts walking around writing tickets. It isn’t a horribly totalitarian law, just occasionally inconvenient. But when you have a badass pair of boots like the Irish Setter Snow Claw XTs, wielding a shovel is almost enjoyable. These monsters are fully waterproof and packed with 2000 grams of insulation around the foot and ankle. Plus, the boots are 12 inches high and the soles have the same gel insulation used in NASA spacesuits so you can tromp through the deep and cold stuff without fear. The camo print adds to the toughness and if Red Dawnever actually occurs, you’ll be ready.