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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Feb 18, 2016 6:12 PM CST
Altho I usually just wear my old birkenstocks. Moving an osmanthus today, all the dirt in them, when down in a hole, just wasnt working for me.
What do you wear when gardening?

If this has been discussed before, or elsewhere, just point me there.
Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Feb 18, 2016 7:52 PM CST
Old nasty tennis shoes that feel great but look and smell horrible. Hilarious! I also have old reebok clogs that I wear as house shoes and I will wear them gardening also if I'm feeling lazy and don't want to mess with tennis shoes.
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pirl
Feb 18, 2016 7:57 PM CST
Walmart sneakers. At $9.87 they're ideal for all outdoor work.
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daylilydreams
Feb 18, 2016 10:25 PM CST
I like sloggers garden shoes they are waterproof and have a comfy removable insole, so you can clean them up easily with a garden hose.
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Feb 19, 2016 8:57 AM CST
Thanks, and thats my problem, Im so tired of always having sand in my shoes, but I hate to take the time to have to lace up. Something more waterproof than birkenstocks is a must.
Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Feb 19, 2016 10:10 AM CST
They make waterproof booties for gardening that might work for you. Pretty easy to find these. Amazon has quite a selection also.

Here's an example. http://www.gardeners.com/buy/harper-womens-ankle-boots-by-bo...
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ViolaAnn
Feb 19, 2016 10:41 AM CST
Most of the time I wear a Crocs look-alike that I have. But when I need a bit firmer sole, I've got an old pair of running shoes that is repurposed for the garden.
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Feb 19, 2016 11:01 AM CST
O I like the booties. I have full on boots like that, but dont like to take the time to put them on, and they are hot in the summer. These look pretty easy to get in and out. Thanks

I do wear crocks when just watering or something.
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Frillylily
Mar 1, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Saucony tennis shoes, they are about $60 pr but I wear good quality supportive shoes when I work on my feet. Wear walmart cheapies in the house or out shopping.

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