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Garden Shoes - A Tool Most Gardeners Never Consider

Mar 26, 2008
Many homeowners have a garden- even if it is a small one. When gardening, we're concerned with doing what we must to keep it looking good. Have you ever gone out and found yourself knee deep in dirt and mud, and regretted not wearing some type of gardening shoe on your feet?

If you wore your regular shoes for your gardening tasks, you likely got your shoes filthy, possibly ruined. Have you asked yourself- what can you wear on your feet in the garden? Time to check out the gardening shoes! They are typically far from attractive, but they have they will definitely protect your legs and feet from the dirt.

You'll have to consider what type of shoes you need. This depends on what type of work you'll be doing and the condition of the garden you're working in. There are two main types of footwear you can purchase. Your first choice is to purchase gardening shoes.

Gardening shoes are very easy to put on and remove. They are typically made from rubber, or some other waterproof material, as there are usually wet patches in your garden even on dry days. Waterproof shoes ensure that not only will your feet stay, but that your shoes will rinse clean easily.

You need to make sure that your new gardening shoes are made of sturdy material that will hold up to the mud that you can find in your garden. Sturdy shoes can prevent injury to your feet from branches, rose thorns, as well as from stray gardening tools.

The other type of gardening shoe that you can buy is that of boots. While you definitely will have to struggle a little to put the boots on, and to take them off, the benefits of gardening boots goes a long way.

Like the gardening shoes, boots should be made of a durable material that can withstand sharp objects. You should also aim to buy waterproof boots so you also have that protection.

If you choose a boot that extends beyond your ankles, you also have the advantage of having your legs protected. If step into deep muck, you will be protected farther up your leg.

Depending on what type of work you do and what condition your garden is in, shoes or boots can protect your feet while you do your gardening. The pricks and prods of nature should not be able to break through your new garden footwear, so be sure to purchase your pair!
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