Amy’s glove review got me thinking about my garden footwear problem. To wit: My favorite gardening shoes are falling apart and I can’t find them anywhere. They’re these torn and battered red clogs, having seen at least 10 good years. And here’s why they’re my favorites:
- They’re hard enough to do stand-up digging.
- They’re big enough to wear with socks.
- They’re full-size at the heel, which keeps them on my feet.
- The full heel height also keeps my feet dry.
Maybe these will do the job; they’re only 15 bucks.
Now I have Slogger clogs, too, and wear them when I can’t find my first choice. And unlike their Croc-type shoes that we gave away to our readers, Slogger clogs are hard and thick enough for any garden task. But they’re missing that high back. So you see that just like gloves, footwear for gardening is a highly personalized matter and we can be downright fussy about it. And I’m downright annoyed that no one’s making my favorites anymore and I have to adjust.
And btw, why do Klogs cost $54?
Then there’s my other favorite gardening footwear – none. Call me a Southerner (guilty) but this is my natural state. Bare, and filthy. And every spring when I first touch my pristine bare feet to the lush green lawn and the soft, leafmold-covered paths it’s a THRILL, I tell ya.
And btw again, taking pictures of your own dirty feet is just weird.Posted by Susan Harris on September 18, 2007 at 6:09 am, in the category Taking Your Gardening Dollar.