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The best gardening shoes for women, may be different for different individuals. Maybe you have feet problems and need extra support. Maybe you live in a wet climate and need shoes that keep your feet dry. Maybe you live in a hot climate and need good ventilation in your shoes so that your feet don’t sweat. Or perhaps you just want to clean you gardening shoes really easily!
Today I will cover all of the gardening shoes that I have used over the years and then some. Some of these shoes fall into multiple categories, so be sure to read all the way through to find your favorite shoe for your gardening or homesteading needs.
For most people, garden shoes really should have some of the same characteristics.
In choosing the best gardening shoe for yourself, consider your own gardening efforts. Are you a casual gardener with a small kitchen garden? Or are you a homesteader with a massive vegetable garden? Are you just needing to do some light weeding? Or are you doing animal chores along with your gardening chores?
Are you wearing the shoes from sun up until sun down? Or just slipping them on for an hour of afternoon watering? Do you only garden a bit in the spring and the summer? Or are you growing food year long and need to get out to the greenhouse in the snow in mid winter?
All of these types of situations need to be taken into consideration before choosing a shoe that works best for you. In fact, you may determine that you need more than one pair of gardening shoes to meet all of your gardening needs. This is what I determined for myself. I where a clog style in spring/summer and a boot style in fall/winter.
Top Picks for Spring/Summer:
1-3: OOFOS Shoes
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If you have sore feet, from being on your feet all day if you work in retail or are a nurse, or if you are suffering from plantar faciitis or other foot problems, these are the shoes you need. I suffered from plantar fasciitis for years, and these are the shoes that I give credit too for fixing that problem. I live in these, whether I am gardening, tending to the animals, canning/cooking or even crafting. Anytime I am on my feet for an extended period, I choose Oofos. They are considered Recovery Footwear for marathon runners, and absorb 37% of the shock of each step you take. That is the shock that would otherwise be absorbed by your feet and legs.
Top Pics for Fall & Winter:
5: BOGS Boots:
I bought myself a pair of these Bogs Mid Amanda Plush Snowboots last fall, and these are my go to fall and winter boots for any gardening or animal chores. I prefer the mid height boots for gardening, as they allow you to squat or kneel without getting in the way of themselves.
6: MUCK Boots:
Other Clog Style Options:
Other Shoe/Boot Options:
10 & 11: SLOGGERS Garden Shoes / Boots:
Sloggers shoes and boots have some really cute styles like these chicken prints! I had a pair of these boots, but they didn’t hold up to my heavy use of them. If you are looking for a cute light duty garden shoe, these would be great for you!