I was a bit surprised that she wanted to pack something quite so heavy. Nevertheless I did what i was told! She actually wore them on the 'plane.
So, it was good to get an SMS on her first day in the Big Apple saying "It was a good idea to pack the gum boots then!"
She's having a great time, seen Avenue Q (absolutely hilarious) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She's loving it! Gum boots and all. And why not?