Inside girl versus mud.
April 30, 2014 7:44 AM Subscribe
What do people wear on their feet to garden?
posted by Kitty Stardust to Home & Garden (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm doing a yard project now (albeit slowly) and my footwear is not up to the task. I made the mistake of wearing my gym shoes (sneakers with mesh panels) and they filled up with sand. I have sandals, but I do not want my feet getting that dirty, plus I need some protection from ants. Oh, and I have I mentioned that it's already a million degrees even in the morning? Hence my slow progress, I'm limiting my time outdoors to early morning and dusk. Right now I'm wearing some Skechers walking shoes which are less than ideal, though they are lightweight and not too hot. Rubber boots will kill me and probably not fit over my enormous calves anyway. What other footwear can I try?
I'd really like shoes I can leave on the back porch so I don't keep tracking mud into the house, so something that's somewhat resistant to heat, sun & humidity.
Also, what kind of pants? Jeans? Are there pants for this purpose that won't be too heavy and hot?