Derived from common slang (coon), the indigenous australian (aboriginal) population survived thousands of years without the need for enclosed footwear, using there 'boots' to tough the harshest surfaces.
The process in which to sculpt a demon pair of coon boots is a long and arduous journey which requires months (if not years) of exposing the soles of the foot to numerous surfaces; jagged rocks, dirt, gravel, barnacles, ice, hot coals and variations between these (i.e. ice cold jagged rocks), just to name a few. Once walking on a surface has been mastered, to truly have coon boots one must progress to running, carrying heavy loads and finally running whilst carrying heavy loads.
Ellaborations on the word include: coonies, coondoggers, coontizzles, teh coonz0rs and abo nikes.
>>> Fuck man, its cold as a mother out here, and these rocks are cuttin up my feet hardcore... Its about now I wish I had a phat pair of coonies to eat this terrain.
>>> Shit son... Thats quite a nice pair of coondoggers your sportin there... How long those bad mother fuckers take to wear in?