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9 of the best gardening shoes

Get yourself kitted out for all seasons and gardening jobs with our pick of the best gardening shoes

 

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The classic easy slip-on

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These slip-on clogs are designed to be practical; slip-resistant so you can wear them on a range of different surfaces with confidence, and you won’t be weighed down either as they are lovely and lightweight to walk in. Perfect for keeping near the back door, simply slip these stylish clogs on and you’re good to roam freely in the garden. Soil, water, mud; just give them a gentle wipe down after to clean and have them looking as good as new.

Slip-on clogs, £12.95
Sarahraven.com

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Half-cut boot

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A cross between a shoe and the iconic chelsea boot, this original design is one of the most popular items at Poddy and Black. A step-up from a classic clog, the gripped sole and heel add height and strength, and the tough, durable waterproof upper parts provide extra grip and protection. The front lip is much taller and wider than other designs, and provides that added protection from any mud, water and soil, and helps prevent rubbing and blisters.

The Half Cut in Bish Bosh Black, £75
Poddyandblack.com

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Stylish weatherproof Wellies

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To jazz your gardening attire, this classic striped design pair of wellies is not only stylish, it comes with and the added bonus of resistant weather protection. Complete with a natural cotton lining for added breathability, comfortable cushioned footbed and made from 100% rubber, these classic boots are also vegan-friendly.

Kimberley Walsh Fairweather II Wellingtons Navy White Stripe, £34.95
Regatta.com

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Short wellies

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This stylish polka-dot number is a practical addition to your gardening footwear. Lightweight, yet sturdily made, the modern design makes a welcome update to your gardening gear. A low gripped heel, and elastic at the sides makes these comfortable to walk and bend in, and easy to pull on and off. They also come included with antibacterial padding, ensuring your feet stay fresh, making them ideal for use in the garden and allotment.

M&S Collection, £25
Marksandspencer.com

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Iconic mule

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Another bright, iconic design from Poddy and Black. Low-cut, strong rubber and waterproof, this mule can easily be slipped on and off and is a great essential item to keep by your back door. The bottom sole and heel have grip and height making them ideal to walk in and go about your gardening jobs. Plus, the soft, yet strong rubber has added flexibility, making them ideal for bending and reaching up on tiptoes in the garden. Their delicious shade of rose-red adds a stylish pop of colour to your essential gardening footwear.

The Stubborn Mule in English Rose, £70
Poddyandblack.com

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Adjustable wellies

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If you want to add some colour and pattern to your gardening wardrobe, then Joules have the answer. These bright coloured wellies come with a clever twist; an adjustable back gusset to cater to individual preference. This clever design helps provides added security and grip around your shin, which is much needed whilst working in the garden. The polka-dot pattern and bolt of yellow add an ultra-chic touch to an otherwise plain design.

Printed wellies with adjustable back gusset, in French Navy Spot, £49.95
Joules.com 

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Unisex

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Available in a range of colours and sizes, the versatile Super-Birki can be worn by anyone and everyone. Made from dirt-resistant polyurethane, with a fabric footbed lining and non-slip sole, these are both practical and durable. The super-resilient shoe can actually be washed at up to 60C. Plus, the removable, cork-latex footbed can be removed and popped in the washing machine. A practical addition to keep by your door or in your allotment or greenhouse for sliding on and off.

Super-Birki, £50
Birkenstock.com

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Flexible

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This unisex design is brilliant as a lightweight, waterproof garden shoe. Think of a mix between a welly and shoe, these are made from neoprene for comfort and warmth, come with a 6mm Nitrocell footbed for ultra-comfort and athletic benefits; slip them on and off with ease. The under-foot chassis provides ample added luxurious comfort, enabling you to walk with ease as you work in the garden.

Grubs Woodline 5.0 Gardening Shoes, in Moss Green, from £39.99
Charlies.co.uk

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Tropical

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An economical and super-stylish design from Crocus, these flexible and lightweight clogs add a boost of colour to your gardening routine. Perfect for popping in a bag and carry to the allotment or keeping as a spare pair at the other end of your garden in the greenhouse or shed, these plastic clogs are waterproof and come with removable insoles for added comfort.

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Sicilian lemon garden clogs, £11.99
Crocus.co.uk