And that has to be one of the funniest names for a style of boots. Granted, the nickname comes from a reasonable origin, but it still makes me laugh.
Overseas, wellies are serious outdoor muckboots, not fashion accessories -- but I went ahead and chose a lovely violet for mine anyways. I plan to use them as they were intended, for trekking about in the rain.
So if a fun color is available, why not buy it?
Camera: Canon 40D with 430EX Speedlite, 1/125s, f/4 at ISO 500