Those were my Connistons to be honest; I've never waded in my Galways (though I have taken them salt water fishing).Unfortunately not. I have other, more rugged boots that do but I was on a trip and needed something I could also wear in a smart casual setting. We had a Dutch Stijlforum meetup but I got told off for wearing unpolished shoes. Don't think a bellows tongue would have helped here btw.Oh well, this is the damage. Time for some obenaufs.