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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 26, 2016 1:52 PM CST
I'm needing some new shoes for working in the garden. Want something that's easy to get on and off, water proof, light weight with some arch support if possible.

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pepper23
Apr 26, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Sloggers, MuckBoots and Bogs all have great garden shoes. I wear sloggers myself when I'm watering although if playing in the dirt it's just whatever I pop on.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 26, 2016 5:50 PM CST
Thanks Amanda .. I've been looking at those online.
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froggardener
Apr 27, 2016 9:11 AM CST
I have sloggers and put dr scholl's inserts in them. I love them and they clean up so easy
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Apr 27, 2016 9:29 AM CST
I also have sloggers, like that they are easy to clean up.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 27, 2016 10:13 AM CST
Do they have any arch support?
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 27, 2016 11:14 AM CST
I need arch supports, too. I swear by Allegria clogs. They are made for healthcare workers, waitstaff, etc. I can last all day in them with never and foot issues. I wear them everywhere.

Pricey at full price, $129. But ive never paid that. On sale if you dont care about the pattern for $69. Ebay if you're lucky, about $45. I but one pr/yr. Im on my 3rd pr. All leather, rubber soles tough enough to use a shovel, removeable/replaceable suede insole with arch support. [url=www.allegia.com]www.allegia.com[/url]. Here are my newest 6wk old shoes already looking not so new.
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plantmanager
Apr 27, 2016 12:51 PM CST
@ShadyGreenThumb
I tried that link for Allegia and it wouldn't work for me. Is it correct? They sound like what I'm hunting for.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 27, 2016 1:00 PM CST
Here's the right link - they are expensive but look sturdy.

http://www.alegriashoes.com/clogs/
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jmorth
Apr 27, 2016 11:20 PM CST
Here's my favorite garden shoe -
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 27, 2016 11:41 PM CST
Sorry @plantmanager Here is the link to the garden clogs that I use
http://www.alegriashoes.com/kayla/
There is only 1 pr in their "Last Call" section. You have to watch and catch them at the right time, I guess. again, also watch eBay for your size and a good deal. I always watch for 2 pr of my favorite shoes at a good price. One for work and one for the garden and try to have one extra pair in the closet ready to go. It's time to find a bargain on both shoes as I have started anew with both.
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Xeramtheum
Apr 28, 2016 6:44 AM CST
Lol .. that looks like a post pleistocene conglomerate shoe jmorth!

Do they run true to size Cheryl?
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plantmanager
Apr 28, 2016 9:19 AM CST

There is only 1 pr in their "Last Call" section.

@ShadyGreenThumb
Thanks, I like that style the best too, so I'll keep watch. The one in last call is way too small for me. Sad I'll also check ebay. I like the idea of having them in the closet in reserve. I do that with other types of clothing when I find something I really love..
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 28, 2016 10:19 AM CST
Yes, true to size for EU sizes. I buy a 37 but really need s 36.5 which is hard to find. They also come in wide widths at no extra charge. Plus you can buy replacement insoles. I find the outside wears out just as fast as the inside the way i wear it. Plus if they get wet, wet, treat them like good leather shoes and let them dry before wearing or they will stretch and misshapen.

Kayla style is very popular. Popular enough to have their own category.
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Frillylily
May 31, 2016 11:38 AM CST
Saucony
they are lightweight and wash well and dry fast, the insoles come out easily so you can switch them out if needed. I tie mine and then just slip them on and off after that. they have a great arch support, pricey but worth every penny. http://www.saucony.com/en/excursion-tr9/18976W.html?ref=Excu...
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keithp2012
Jun 1, 2016 12:55 AM CST
Whatever I'm wearing whether it be boots, sneakers, or sandals. Big Grin
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RpR
Jun 22, 2016 12:28 PM CST
Bare feet.
Easy to clean.
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plantmanager
Jun 30, 2016 1:07 PM CST
RpR said:Bare feet.
Easy to clean.

I'm usually barefoot, but have too much cactus in our yards to be out there that way.
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ViolaAnn
Jun 30, 2016 6:25 PM CST
I usually wear a pair of Holey Soles. No longer available as I think Crocs sued them but they were a Croc look-alike that fits my narrow foot better than Crocs. I wear an old pair of socks in them. But if I'm doing heavy digging, I wear an old pair of New Balance runners with an over the counter arch support.
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