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October 14, 2020
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Have You Considered Gardening Shoes?

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Many of us have a garden in our homes. Your garden maybe just a tiny little patch, but it is still a garden. With a garden there is a price to pay, and that is keeping it looking great. So you head outside armed with all of your gardening tools and suddenly you're knee deep in dirt, mud and some muck. What happened to your gardening shoes that were supposed to protect 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.

Therefore what type of shoes do you need? The answer to this question depends on the condition of your garden and what type of work that you will be doing. There are mainly two types of gardening footwear that you can get. The first choice is that of 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.

Make sure your new shoes are made of very sturdy material. You will want them to withstand the mud that you trudge through. Shoes that are sturdy will also help prevent injury to your feet from such things as branches, thorns, and even the unexpected gardening tool.

The second type of gardening footwear is a type of gardening boot. These are a bit more of a hassle to put on and off, but they are very beneficial.

Like your gardening shoes, the boot should be made of a sturdy material that can stand up to branches with sharp pieces sticking out, Rose stems and other garden menaces. You need to find out if your boots are of a waterproof material as well.

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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