One day as he walked back home from his paper route Walt kicked a big chunk of ice, but as he tried to pull back his foot he feles a big running pain in his foot. He looks closer and notices he hit a nail. He calls for help and is taken to the hospital. The doctors tell him they have to cut the boots, and he sadly agrees. His boots are now ruined and his foot is in a cast. These boots were Walt's very first nice present because Walt grew up very poor.