I finally wore out my gardening boots. Had those Australian pull on ones, Blundstones, and actually wore them out! They were good boots but not perfect: dirt was ALWAYS spilling down the top. So my question is: what does everyone else wear to garden in, boot-wise?
I have not found the perfect solution. Any suggestions?
In the heat of summer, I love wearing Crocs. I think they are ugly for everyday use, but comfy, breezy, and all the holes are perfect for letting your toes feel the dirt in the garden where fashion is not a concern (for me). Then when I am done gardening I spray them (my feet and all!) to rinse them off. Not good in the cold/wet spring or late fall, however. I’m still working on that aspect too.
I just had to post a reply to this because I have a pair of boots that I love! I used to wear cheap vinyl rainboots that I purchased at agway, until the year that I could only find them in black. I thought a dark color would be too hot, so I went online to find white boots. Since this time I was prepared to spend more money, I wanted them to last, so I also looked for rubber rather than vinyl, which never seems to last more than a couple years. After much searching I found a pair of hunter rubber boots in what I thought was white. Imagine my surprise when I opened the package to find silver boots! Well, despite the ‘bling’ they are the most practical boots I’ve ever had. They keep my feet very cool and the ticks are super easy to spot- actually I imagine most of them run away when they see my stylish tin man feet coming. lol
Wow, I had never seen these before but looked them up…and they are even for sale at Saks, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom…you are such a fashion pioneer, Leslie.(Tee hee.) Best photo I could find:
I love my Hunter boots. I recently saw a pair of Tretorn mid-calf boots that I also think I’m going to try. Seems like a shorter pair may come in handy sometimes too, no?
And look! A quick search for a link to share shows they come in SILVER too, amongst other nice colors.
I’m a BOGs girl when it comes to boots. Living in Wisconsin, I need something to keep my feet warm and dry. I own the Classic High and the Classic Mid. They also have some garden shoes which I have my eye on…the Rue or Burnside styles look like they would be great in the garden. I need something that is going to keep the dirt out and are easy to slip on and off. This year I purchased the Sloggers Rainshoe…wore them all summer long. I found them for $19.99 on line, so for the price they were a great shoe. They cost a little more if you get them directly from Sloggers.