Miss Baker here.Interesting shoe question Mrs Priestley.In the North Island of New Zealand, children don't often wear shoes. Especially in the country schools. Even here on the South Island some of my lovelies refuse to cover their feet - even now it is winter! Also we call Wellington boots - Gum boots. We sing a terrific song about gum boots in assembly sometimes. Find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rqZfTJN7d8&feature=related Enjoy!