Best (affordable) Garden Shoes

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The qualities you are looking for when buying garden shoes are: durability, that they are easy to clean, easy to put on and off and that they provide at least minimal comfort. And, of course, moderate price. Fancy shoes, old shoes you did not want to throw away, shoes you would use in the garden and when going for a walk – those are bad solutions and will give you additional work. It is always better to have shoes exclusively for gardening and other outdoor work. On the other hand, before buying garden shoes – or anything else for that matter – try to see what are your specific needs, what sort of garden do you have, what is the distance between garden beds etc.

Having all that in mind, we have selected several types of garden shoes which we believe are best, most affordable and well rounded solutions for any gardener:

1. Sloggers Women’s Rain and Garden Shoe

Slip-on garden shoes with all-day comfort insole and deep-lug tread for greater traction. They stay on your feet and don’t slip off, since the height of the back of the shoe is lower than a traditional shoe and higher than a traditional clog. Thanks to thick-in sole they are very comfortable and your legs don’t hurt even after a long day in the garden. They are waterproof and have great tracking for muddy land. As they are easy to kick off and slip on, it is a good choice for those who get inside and outside quite often. And a very important feature: although you feet can sweat in them, they will not smell,, which is the reason those shoes are the first choice for many gardeners. They come in various colors. With warm socks, you can wear them even in winter. For more information, customer reviews and prices click here.

2. Sloggers Men’s Premium Garden Clog

Washable natural rubber slippers you can wear in the garden, designed so you can easily slip into them and slip out and not track mud into your house. They are sized to your shoe size so they fit well. They’re comfortable and you can wear them for outdoor work and they are perfect for dirty muddy work in the garden. You can hose them off inside and out. The insole is removable. These amazing garden shoes are equally popular among men and women. For more information, customer reviews and prices click here.

3. Chelsea Rubber Boots

Whenever you can choose between natural rubber and synthetic material, choose rubber, because they are more durable, practically indestructible, softer and more comfortable. Those women’s ankle shoes are made of vulcanized natural rubber  with soft and flexible upper while the sole is firm and with good thread. They are light on your feet. With a pair of warm socks you can wear them in cold weather. They come in a palette of fashionable shades, and the price is more than moderate. Definitely one of the best and most versatile garden shoes out there. For more information, customer reviews and prices click here.

4. The Original MuckBoots Scrub Boot

Garden and rain natural rubber shoes, with the wide opening which makes them easy to slip on and off easily. The interior has a lining, and the insoles are removable. The sole is flat and thin which can be uncomfortable if you wear them the whole day, but very practical for doing work in the garden. Women find them a good choice as well as men. For more information, customer reviews and prices click here.

5. Baffin Hunter Waterproof Boot

A hundred percent water proof highly durable rubber boots for the dirtiest and heaviest garden and barn work, as well as for wearing when it is raining heavily. It seems that the customers service, though, is not as efficient as it should be, but the good news is that the only reason for complaints is the size: you should purchase two sizes smaller than you wear. Since women’s Hunter boots are much more expensive than the men’s, if you need them for gardening, we suggest female gardeners to wear their husband’s or buy their own pair of the same kind. For more information, customer reviews and prices click here.

6. Lawn Aerator Shoes

These strange looking garden shoes with metal buckles can be very useful for aerating your lawn while you are just walking through the garden or doing some other work. They are also great for seed patching areas. It certainly is a great idea, although it takes time to get used to them. Make sure you tighten the nuts with a wrench before first wearing them because they can loosen up and fall out. Do not use on muddy lawns otherwise you’ll be spending double the time to wash off the mud. For more information, customer reviews and prices click here.

7. Havaianas Sandal Flip Flops

Yes, you are still on the same page, but, as we repeated many times before, whatever you do, it is good to think out of the box! When the weather is hot and the garden soil is not (too) wet, it is highly comfortable and practical to wear high flip flops.  Especially if they are made of natural rubber, which makes them practically impossible to wear off and non slippery. They are so comfortable that you can wear them the whole day, and they are easily washed. If you are afraid of ticks and other insects, do not buy yellow ones and you can wear them in Japanese fashion, with thin socks. For more information, customer reviews and prices click here.

8. Mxson Men’s Flip Flops

The same goes for men too, although, women have a certain advantage, because they still don’t make men’s platform or high heeled flip flops. For more information, customer reviews and prices click here.