Politicians and representatives from the Environment Agency have been keen to be seen showing their concern to those affected by the flooding which has hit parts of Britain.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson was heavily criticised for wearing city shoes as he visited flood-hit residents in the Somerset Levels two weeks ago.
As the crisis has escalated, so has the practicality of the footwear and clothing worn by the politicians.
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