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What to Look for in Gardening Shoes

August 1, 2007 by  
Filed under Lawn & Garden

Comfortable Gardening Shoes for Men
Photo by Ron Miller

Gardening shoes are indispensable for people who have gardens. Regardless of size, a garden is a garden and one of the consequences having a garden is that you will have to get your feet dirty – maybe even up to your knees!

Gardening shoes are therefore a basic necessity even if gardening is only a weekend hobby for you. Gardening tools may be more important but it is essential that you have a good pair of gardening shoes to protect your feet not only from dirt but from possible injury that may occur while performing gardening chores.

What should you look for in gardening shoes?
Make sure that the gardening shoes you choose meet the following requirements:

Easy to put on and remove. This ensures that you will actually wear them because they are not bothersome when putting them on or taking them off.

Durable, lightweight and waterproof. Look for long-lasting gardening shoes that is not too heavy (so that they’re comfortable to wear) and very easy to clean by simply spraying them with your garden hose.

Do not trade lightness in weight for one that does not provide adequate protection for your feet. Make sure the garden shoes you buy offer adequate protection from thorns, branches and shrubs.

Although gardening shoes are not pretty to look at, the whole point is to have adequate feet protection. Besides, you certainly do not want to destroy a pair of sneakers every few months performing gardening chores simply because they look fashionable.

Depending on the type of gardening you want to do, you may want to choose gardening boots instead. These go up to just below knee level and provide more than adequate protection for your feet. The benefits this type of gardening shoes offer far outweigh the bother putting them on or taking them off. Besides they keep your feet dry all the time even when it rains!

Getting yourself a good fitting pair of gardening shoes will ensure that you will enjoy your gardening chores regardless of the weather and that your feet are safe from the accidental thorn or knobby branch that may cause potential injury.


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