ANEW TRADITION BEGINS: Each Thursday (until I forget or something else unfortunate befalls me) I’ll pick a fun or fascinating item from our new-and-improved Urgent Garden Question Forum and “tease” it here on the blog. This week, despite lots of “useful” questions and answers, the winner is obvious: our new Forum moderator Leslie’s silver Wellies. I kid you not. Silver. Wellies. Yup. Insane, but great, too. Gotta get me some. Come tell us what you think “best garden boots” means.
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I love them! So creative and unusual. I am considering decorating my plain black ones with painted flowers.
Now where did I put that can of silver spray paint?
Very cool — but I think I’ll stick with my old Bean boots. They’re already worn in and comfy.
I’ve been thinking about investing in some Hunters but the hardest part is choosing a color! Now that I know silver is an option, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to decide.
Hunter Wellies all the way, I have owned a pair since 1996 and have yet to wear them out. They can not be beat.
The Muck Boot Company Scrub Boot You won’t believe how warm and dry they keep you in the snow and how comfortable they are in the Summer. They are not quite mid calf so they are easy on and off and they don’t have those deep lug soles that collect mud. I wear them 365 days a year! LOVE THEM!
Love this cute post!
My Hunter’s in the wet spring, and my beat up Van sneakers the rest of the year.
I bought two pairs of rain/snow boots over the summer (red and black houndstooth and multicolored polka dots) but I WANT THOSE! adorable.
not for summer gardening, but good for winter snow shoveling and dog walks: Hot Pink (yes!) Uggs that we found for sales at Marshalls after Christmas. I love them, in the winter I don’t even need socks.
I wear those $5 zip-up water shoes all year, with socks in cold weather. They keep the mud out, breath, have good traction, and are easy to get off when going in the house for a “break.” One pair lasts all season — what more could you ask for!
I think a copper color would have been even more fantastic…AND give them a green patina around the toes! Now THAT would be an awesome pair of wellies!
My eleven year old got these for Christmas (in a size that will fit me when she outgrows/gets tired of them, no fool me) and they are GREAT!!I
My ancient Wellie’s, I think they might have to have a burial service this year. They let in more water than they keep out.
“And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Here am I floatin’ ’round my tin can
far above the world ”
The shorter version would be fine.
I belong to that small subset of aging gardeners with feet to match who had to skip the “cute” for the “sturdy”. Merrill’s high top hiking boots have saved me from more broken ankles and heel and arch problems this past season.
Love the silver boots, but I wanted Wellie’s so bad – that I flew to Scotland for a pair of authentics – and hand carried them back with me – green and beautiful.
Welcome, Jeff. Perfect! Another person (like me) who sees all of life in lyrics. Bowie at his best. Thank you.
Welcome, Mary. I used to garden in hiking boots, too, for many years. They finally deteriorated, as all good things will. :)
Welcome, Mimi. The real thing sometimes cannot be beat. I brought back waxed a “real” rain jacket years ago before they were sold here, so I hear you.
I hope to see you all soon again; nice to “meet” you.
I have a pair of green wellies that I love but I noticed at the end of last season that they
were slit between the body of the boot and the top of the rim of the sole and started letting in water. Any suggestions as to what I might use to seal them up again??
@Jean: I hate to confess mine are “mended” with silver duct tape. :) Not very permanent, but better than nothing.
jean- Before the Hunters I regularly sealed up my leaky vinyl boots with duct tape too. It works pretty well, so technically I probably didn’t need the Hunters… ( could have had the silver boots too, if I completely covered them in duct tape)
I live in a small community in British Columbia called Roberts Creek which is known as the Gumboot Nation. We use the gumboot as our official symbol and they’re everywhere! So, appreciated seeing the glam siver ones.
Welcome, Elaine, reporting in from the Gumboot Nation. :) Glad to share the glam boots with you, and hope we will be seeing more of our new BC representative soon, as spring progresses. Yes?
Mine are pink with roses.
I’ve become hooked on Lawn Grips and Garden Grips–I own about every model they make–just purchased the newest model this spring. Rubberized uppers are great for mud–excellent traction and com-fort-a-ble!
Welcome, Anne. I am fascinated. I have never heard of/seen them, but now I have, thanks. Hope to see you again soon.
So am I the only one who adores her Ariat green wellies with the arch support of a riding boot?
Welcome, pmp. Sounds fascinating…but when I looked at the Ariat site I could not find them. My sister loves Ariat for the support, too, but she has the clogs (not for gardening, just everyday). Maybe they no longer make them? Nice to “meet” you and do stop by again soon.
My boots are from the local Tractor Store. They are an appropriate mud brown and come high up on my calf. They were inexpensive and say Northerner, Made in USA. I will buy them next time too.
Welcome, Shirley. They sound divine, and like serious business. Are they rubber, with sort of corrugated soles? I am so fascinated to see all the footwear choices…makes me want to go buy new boots! See you soon again, I hope.
Here’s another vote for Muck boots and Muck shoes. I have both. I wear the boots for snow, but the shoes are for all-year-’round. With wool socks, cotton socks or no socks’ they are amazing.