Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Loving My Sloggers Garden Shoes and Boots, A Great Gift.

Lovely And Practical Sloggers Garden Shoes

Sloggers Women's Rain and Garden Shoe with "All-Day-Comfort" Insole, Midsummer Black Print - Wo's size 8 - Style 5102BK08 

  I Love these beautiful and practical Sloggers Garden shoes. I have wanted some garden shoes like these for ages! 
Yes these are certainly more for the humans than for the wildlife, but if you are going to get out there, creating habitat for your garden wildlife and feeding the birds and all the other jobs then you will need a good pair of shoes or boots. 

They come in a huge variety of colours from reds to blues to greens and creams and a great selection of patterns and plains.

For me the florals are my favourite, but if you take a look down the page you will see a selection of the other colours and plains.There is also a good range of sizes so there should be one to fit for most people, although smaller sizes are more difficult to find. 

These are fun, stylish and practical waterproof shoes.
With the comfort insoles and soft flexible upper and made form 50% recyclable materials these are a great pair of shoes.

Sloggers Shoes In The Garden

I am a keen gardener and also always in and out to fill up feeders, clean the bird baths etc so I am often in and out of the garden. We have a front garden that looks out onto other houses and a secluded back garden.

Especially if I am going out the front I need something on my feet as we have gravel as well and that is no good for popping out in your socks or barefoot!

In the back garden we do have grass but I do prefer to wear something on my feet even when just going out to do a quick tidy up or just to look at the garden. Prior to Sloggers shoes I ruined many a pair of slippers as once wet or damp they never seem to really recover !

These Sloggers boots and shoes have great traction and therefore safety in mud and water due to their "Deep-Lug-Tread"

In warm weather I certainly prefer the shoes. There were so many times when I really didn't want to wear wellies and neither did I want to potentially ruin my normal shoes going out in to the garden.

However in winter the boots look like they would keep me dryer and a bit more able to cope with our often very muddy, wet soil and often deeper snow! 

We have heavy clay soil and it does hold water so any shoes going into the garden after a rain shower and all autumn and winter and spring are going to get wet and potentially a bit muddy.

Also in summer the shoes are so very handy then for just slipping on and going out, no fuss no hassle. In these garden shoes my feet stay dry and the shoes themselves can easily be wiped clean.

Tending The Garden

Source: Authors Own

Suitable For Which Jobs In The Garden?

I am not saying the Sloggers garden shoes are suitable for every single job in the garden.

Personally I would wear the boots if doing heavier work or especially digging. If it has been very wet or is raining I would put those to work. 

If its a job where my feet could be at risk from something very heavy dropping on them I would also wear a shoe or boot with a reinforced toe or top to it for my safety.

However, often like to pop out to tend to a few plants on the patio or in the bed near the house, feed the birds, make a bug hotel or many other little jobs, its not always necessary to put on safety boots.

These Sloggers garden shoes are ideal for ease of use, just popping on and out with no fuss.

So from now on they are used for when I am doing all those little yet time consuming jobs around the garden.

For me those are watering the garden, pruning the plants, washing the feeders, sowing seeds, doing some weeding, picking herbs for the table and tending the raised beds in particular.

Sloggers Cut To Fit Half Size Insole.

Sometimes you need a shoe or boot to fit just right and lets face it our feet do not always conform exactly to the sizes of shoes and boots. You may find this half sizer adjust insole is useful to you if you just need to adjust the fit by half a size.

Sloggers Ankle Boots

I also love these Sloggers Garden ankle boots. Just a little more secure if you like more coverage over your foot and with all the great designs of the shoe. Possibly more suited to Spring and Autumn gardening or if you just prefer an ankle 

They would provide more coverage and perhaps feel more secure. I would think about the ankle boots for gardening in the Spring or Autumn/Fall time I think when It would be nice to have a little more around the foot.

The ankle boot has an all day comfort insole for foot comfort and a heavy duty tread for grip and safety. Of course made from 100% recyclable materials and the sole contains 50% recycled material.

In terms of other uses for these shoes I have also been known to pop round to the nearby post box in these and bring the bin back in and all those little jobs where you want outdoor shoes but do not want to wear your normal shoes or heavy boots.

So whether its shoes or ankle boots they do the job, but its more than that.You also look stylish and fun!

Wearing these patterned garden shoes gives me comfort and practicality and I can wear them with pride!

No more tatty shoes than really have had their day and been consigned to be garden shoes but are not really made for that job at all.

Instead looking and feeling great -yes- even while enjoying my garden :)

I would love to hear if you have got these type of shoes/boots or are a keen gardener.


LisaMarieGabriel profile image
I like the look of the ankle boots, since I broke my ankle I appreciate any extra ankle support..

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Adventuretravels  London UKI don't have a pair of these but they sound perfect for all sorts of weather.

mel-kav profile image
I usually just wear old tennis shoes. I would love to have a pair of these - but unfortunately, I can't find any in my size. Yes - I have tiny feet - size 3 (US). 

I'm a barefoot gardener! My soil is so silky and soft that I love trotting around un-trod. However, it's not always practical, so I'm happy to read this shoe review. Sloggers look like a great shoe for me on days I need shoes, and I love the array of colors! 

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DawnRae64 USA
These are awesome! I especially like the ankle length pair!.

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Diana Wenzel Colorado
These shoes look just perfect. I could sure put them to good use. And what a great price, too.

Sylvestermouse profile image

Wow! These shoes sound totally awesome! I really do need them. I have lost count of how many pairs of tennis shoes I have ruined while gardening. Thank you for the recommendation. I had never seen these shoes before and you won me over big time with the comments about them just wiping clean and you feet staying dry..

Ruthi 18 months ago
I am thinking these Sloggers would be great for my beach walks too! Especially during low tide when I am walking in the mucky sand that sucks the shoes right off my feet. I want the paw print in green design! I also looked at the ankle boots, which might come in handy too.

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vegetablegardenh 20 months ago
Those look great. Our soil is heavy clay as well, it gets so sticky in the winter that I keep losing my gardening shoes, The Sloggers look like they would stay on your feet.

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