What do you all wear around the yard? For the umpteenth time, DH wasn't watching his step and I want him to keep a pair of slip on/slip off type shoe in the garden for basic light work (of course good boots/shoes are worn when doing heavier chores).
We're in an arid location, so we don't have a selection of Wellingtons in stores. Is there a good online source for quality garden shoes? He won't wear clogs.This message has been edited. Last edited by: junk collector,
I'm in an arid client too. We wear Crocs and they are easy to clean. I have wondered if the Sloggers were any good.
I found an article online on azonline.com with a reprint of an article from the San Jose Mercury News reviewing garden shoes. - [URL=http://www.azcentral.com/style...5homgardenshoes.html]http://www.azcentral.com/style...5homgardenshoes.html[/URL]This message has been edited. Last edited by: still tryin,
I wear old comfortable sandles.
I wear a pair of cheapie clogs unless I am using the shovel..clogs don't work well with shovels. Then I switch to another cheapie pair of Walmart shoes that are washable (only once since I've had them).
I wear flip-flops, used to use the cheap ones but went thru them quickly so now have the more expensive ones that last. Sure my feet are filthy by the end of the day but it feels so good to be able to 'water' my feet when I am watering my plants! LOL
I have a pair of heavy leather boots if I am digging heavy soil for the first time but don't need to do that any more as I am NOT making any more new beds.
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I've been wearing my old work shoes (sorta like nurse shoes) to wear them out since I retired. I'm on my last pair & they are starting to split. Otherwise, whatever tennis shoe is starting to look ragged...then it gets turned into a "yard/garden" shoe. Or the cheap slip ons I bought in Hawaii....got them at Ross.
I think I saw some men's slip ons at Ross the last time I looked, might want to check there.
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I have some rubber shoes but lately I've been wearing some that are like keds that slip on. They are the most comfortable.
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I wear "muck" boots. Have two pair, one taller than the other. Harder to get in and out of so don't wear them as much. Was so happy when I actually saw a size 4.
I wear an old pair of athletic shoes. I keep 'em tied loosely so I can just slip in & out of them. I have a pair of rubber garden shoes, but they hurt my feet, so I don't wear them unless it's really wet out.
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Thanks everyone - he had an old pair of Keens, but they finally bit the dust and I don't want him to wear everyday shoes out there. I'll check the sloggers out for sure. We need something that can be hosed off and left outside on the porch.
Love my Crocs! They're rubber, so they clean up easily, slip on and off, and are more sturdy than sandals.
I have a very old pair of rubber Nike flip flops that I wear around the garden (unless I'm going to be doing a day of shovel duty. Then I will slip on an old pair of Keds, minus the shoelaces. The Keds are so old that I have no clue when the laces disappeared.
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I just bought a pair of Sloggers over the weekend at my local Ace Hardware - used them once...so far so good!
I wear flip flops for light gardening and cheap garden clogs for heavier work. The only trouble with the latter is that my feet get hot and sweaty in them. I've heard that true Crocs are more breathable...
I had a pair of "fake" Crocs, and I hated the way they made my feet sweat. Plus, don't you hate it when your toenails get dirt under them and you cannot get them clean? EWWWW! Gross, I know, but I have to wear toenail polish all summer (dark) or I'd be really embarrassed to wear sandals or flip flops!
I wear an old pair of Nike walking shoes that have gotten too worn to wear in public.. I do this with all my old tennis shoes...recycle!
If it's above 60 degrees I have to spray my shoes with deet everytime I go in the grass (chiggers) so I need something closed in...I wish I could wear open sandals or clogs.
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I wear my old sketchers after buying a new pair.Almost time for a new pair so I will recycle to the ones I am wearing now.
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