Yeah, I always wear boots for mowing. Not the least because in my yard, the mower often leaves a trail of angry wasps and the occasional PO'd rattlesnake behind it.
But I have another problem with living on the sunny dry side of the mountains, but boating/diving over on the cold wet side. Twice, I've driven all the way over there and realized that I hadn't taken any shoes at all with me. Sunny and 90° when I left and drizzly 40's when I arrived. Did you know there is no place at all to buy shoes in Anacortes? (At least no place that was open before the boat sailed the next morning.) I walked around in wetsuit booties for a week.
I did it again Saturday but at least now that it's my own boat, I could buy an extra pair of sneakers and a change of clothes to keep on board.
Sort of the same thing happened a few years ago on a trip to Europe, but it was because the airline lost my luggage. I had to be out working the next day, in the rain, but the only thing I could find in the little village that would fit me was a plastic poncho. Later, I overheard some other guys talking "Those Oregon guys sure are tough. It doesn't matter how cold and wet it is, they just show up in shorts and sandals!"