We would wear these with shoes inside them. And in snow we would wear bread bags over the shoes but inside the boots! We had a boot room to remove the boots before entering school. It was a busy place in the winter time.
Remember saving and drying the wishbone at Thanksgiving and then making a wish before breaking it? The one who got the larger piece would get their wish. Well, actually, the Wishbone Fairy always gave both of us our wishes.