Are you one of those people who wear their slippers outside and then regret it when they are wet and dirty? Why not invest in a pair of garden or yard shoes?
If you think it’s too much hassle to change footwear just because you have to nip outside for a few seconds, then a pair of slip on garden shoes are ideal. They save you wear and tear on your lovely slippers and you can keep them by the door, ensuring you don’t traipse dirt in throughout your house.
Now that you’re convinced, here’s our suggestions for the best garden and yard shoes:
Crocs have had a bad rap, and are kind of a marmite product, but for simple gardening tasks and keeping your feet dry and comfy they’re pretty good. You get a choice of seven different colours in the Crocs Jaunty Boot range, including yellow (shown), berry, navy, black, raspberry, bluebell and graphite. Lightweight and durable, these will last you years and they are cheap.
These easy-to-clean clogs are made from tough and durable rubber that are waterproof and really comfortable on the feet. Bargain at 25 dollars.
Eight colours to choose from here including orange (shown) yellow, purple, black, green and red. What we love about these clogs is that they are made from one piece of rubber so will never fall apart. Genius. The exaggerated tread on the sole gives you extra traction and they come with cork-lined insoles for comfort.
Durable rubber that has bio-technology to combat odours, perfect for keeping your feet dry in wet grass and customer reviews rave about how comfortable they are.
These mid-calf boots from Chooka are ideal for really muddy gardens where you want a little extra protection on your clothing. There’s extra traction thanks to the lug soles and inside is a moisture wicking cloth that ensures your feet don’t get too sweaty.
Joules are my second favourite wellington boot manufacturer so I’m glad I came across these new wellibobs designs. A kind of half ankle range that come in really lovely patterns (what else would you expect from Joules?) Lovely and warm and of course, waterproof too. These come in four different patterns including Black Dragonfly (shown).
- L.L.Bean Women’s Wellie Rain Boots – $69
These waterproof boots come in five different colours including persimmon (shown) green, blue, gold and black. They fit at the ankle and have a spongy cushioning for extra comfort, molded rubber soles for slippery surfaces and the vulcanized rubber keeps the upper dry.
For those who love Hunter wellies, myself included, you won’t be surprised to learn that these garden clogs are super-comfortable and have terrific grip, thanks to the treaded soles. Fully waterproof, as you’d expect, they also have, which is unusual, a lovely warm cloth lining.
These ankle boots will keep you warm and dry in the snow, slush or rain. They come with a slip resistant outsole compound so you won’t go over in the wettest of conditions, and there is a special lining that stops your feet from overheating.
- Dansko® Women’s Pro XP Grey Stripe Patent Leather Clogs – $149.95
These garden shoes come with memory foam foot beds that you can remove and slip-resistant rubber outsole pads. Designed specifically for people who stand for long periods, super comfy and would easily pass as a fashion shoe. Made from real leather.