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What are the Best Work Boots for Gardening?

Whether you’re a keen gardener, a professional, or have just moved into your first home with a garden, good footwear can make all the difference when gardening. While you might associate our safety footwear with construction sites, our work boots are actually incredibly popular with gardeners and landscapers alike – and for good reason!

Not only are work boots designed with a great amount of safety features –  great for preventing any accidents in the garden – but they can also be a good deal more affordable than boots marketed specifically at gardeners. When you break it down and actually take a closer look at the features of work boots and gardening boots/shoes, you’ll see there’s a lot of cross over.

Which features in work boots are beneficial for gardening?

  • Steel or composite toe cap
    The protective toe cap in a work boot provides optimum protection for gardening. Whether you’re using a lawnmower, a heavy shovel, or you have a wheelbarrow filled with heavy debris, it’s always wise to keep your toes protected from anything potentially falling on them.
  • Anti-perforation midsole
    If you’re prone to leaving your tools lying around, or you’re working in a particularly overgrown garden with plenty of thorns, then you’ll want to ensure you have a decent amount of protection between the sole of your foot and the ground.
  • Water resistant upper
    Even if you’re just a fair-weather gardener, it’s still a good idea to invest in a pair of boots which have at least some degree of water resistance. Long grass can hold a lot of dew and moisture, and they’ll also keep you dry when watering plants or jet washing patios.
  • Supportive sole
    Work boots are designed to offer unbeatable support to the arch of your foot, which in turn will help support your ankles also. Wearing footwear which is properly fitting and supportive is also known to improve your overall posture, lowering your risk of long-term injury or muscle strains.

Now we’ve covered the main benefits of wearing work boots, let’s take a look at which are the best work boots for gardening.

We’ve sorted them into categories as when it comes to safety footwear, there isn’t necessarily a one fit answer for everyone. Have a think about when you’re most likely to be wearing them and for how long, then prioritise the features that will make gardening more comfortable for you.

Waterproof Boots

If you’re working on your garden all year round, then investing in a pair of waterproof boots is essential. If you don’t plan on getting out too much in the rain, then water resistant boots will probably provide adequate protection (Look for boots with an S2 or S3 safety standard code, to learn more about these check out our helpful guide.) But if you’re not afraid of a bit of rain, then keeping your feet dry when gardening is important – not only for comfort, but for your own safety too.

These waterproof boots by Blackrock feature a leather upper and are a great option for gardening. Not only will they work hard to keep the water out, but because they feature composite safety features – including a toe cap and anti-perforation midsole – they’re a great lightweight boot.[porto_product view=”list” use_simple=”” id=”24253″]

Most Affordable Boots

Whether you’re new to gardening, or you’ve only got a small garden to get your hands dirty in, you might just be looking for an affordable pair of work boots to fit the bill! Luckily, you don’t have to spend a lot to find a decent pair with all the safety features you need to keep you safe while working in your garden.

This pair by Supertouch are a classic design, featuring a strong steel toe cap as well as a removable penetration resistant midsole. The sole is also anti-static and oil resistant, giving you great grip even on slippery surfaces. An all round great choice for any gardener![porto_product view=”list” use_simple=”” id=”44099″]

Most Comfortable Boots

Looking after a medium to large size garden can be very time consuming. Even if you decide to just get out to cut the grass, tidy up and water a few plants, before you know it you’ve spent several hours pottering in your garden! Which is why comfort might be top of the agenda.

These work boots by Herock are our best-sellers for a good reason. Not only do they combine style with safety, but they’re also incredibly comfortable and surprisingly lightweight. Try them for yourself![porto_product view=”list” use_simple=”” id=”3974″]

Best Gardening Boots for Winter

Planning on spending hours outside in your garden come Winter? Then you’ll want to make sure you find a pair of work boots which are warm and insulating, as well as water resistant. Working in cold temperatures for long periods of time can be really bad for your feet, it can have a negative effect your circulation as well as your skin. Which is exactly why finding a good pair of warm work boots is so crucial.

These winter work boots by Herock are perfect for gardening! Not only are they super quick and easy to pull on and off again, but their longer length design will help prevent dirt, debris and small stones being flicked into your boots while you’re working. They’re designed with a warm polyester faux fur lining, which will keep your feet warm for hours.[porto_product view=”list” use_simple=”” id=”4281″]Take a look at our full range of safety footwear here. If you don’t fancy wearing boots to garden in, we also stock a wide range of safety shoes and trainers too which benefit from all of the same excellent safety features.

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