Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Crazy for Paisley ... Boots! (A Review)

I'm such a messy gardener. My neighbor can't believe how dirty I get when I'm out there in my garden. He told me when he first met me (not in my gardening garb) that he thought I was a prissy girl. Ha! He knows better now.

I've learned to not wear anything I don't want to get dirty when going anywhere near the garden, because even if I'm only out there "just to check on the green beans," it never fails that I'll see something else that requires that I roll up my sleeves and get dirty. For this reason, I have a whole stack of clothes (and socks!) that I only wear when I'm in the garden. I don't need to worry about getting them dirty and for sure they'll never look clean again.

I've learned the same thing when it comes to footwear. There have been several gardening shoes and boots that I've worn over the last several years and while I like some and others not so much, my favorite pair of boots has to be the last ones I got (courtesy of GardenShoesOnline.com). They're the Bogs Women's Classic Mid Paisley. Besides being a big fan of paisley, I'm now a big fan of these boots!

And just why do I like them?
  1. Most importantly, they're comfortable. For some reason, other boots left my feet and toes sore at the end of the day. I can wear these all day and my feet feel fine.
  2. They're an attractive paisley print.
  3. They're easy to pull on and take off. Love the built-in  handles on the sides!
  4. They're paisley! Have I mentioned that I love paisley?
  5. They're waterproof. I've got other garden clogs that I like (Sloggers Uni Clogs), but if I'm in a wettish situation, these boots are my footwear of choice. They keep my feet dry and they're easy to hose off if they get dirty.
  6. They're high enough to keep errant dirt out of my shoes.

Right now, GardenShoesOnline.com has both the PAISLEY! boots and the Slogger Uni Clogs at special reduced prices. Need a gift or two for gardeners? What about yourself? Buy them both! :-)

My Bogs are heavy enough to protect my feet during digging, too.
Lily seems to be captivated by the paisley.

The Bogs Women's Classic Mid Paisley boots being reviewed in this blog post were the sole compensation for testing and reviewing the product. The Slogger Uni Clogs were purchased by me. All opinions expressed here are mine, with no suggestions whatsoever by the manufacturer or distributor. If I like it, I'll say so. If I don't, I'll say that, too.


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Wow, they look neat. Do they come in paisley?

Darla said...

The kids are wearing boots like these in the schools on rainy days. My girls have to have some, going to check out the sight now. I wonder if they come in paisley?

Eliza said...

I have a new criteria when I search for garden boots now -- PAISLEY! Haha! I'm glad they are also comfortable, it's so disappointing when boots seem to fit at the store but rub you raw when you're actually out working in them.

Kylee Baumle said...

Janet ~ They DO!! Isn't that great?! :-)

Darla ~ You're in luck! They come in paisley!

Eliza ~ Paisley is hot!

Donna said...

I have that same pile of clothes. My neighbors see me frequently covered in dirt from face to toe. I use my crocs since they are comfortable, but as you say the boots help keep your feet dry in wet conditions. I need that and the recommendation is great...I will go shopping for these boots but I hope they come in paisley..it's a must!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Kylee girl you sound like me .. even though my gardens are small I some how manage to get dirty no matter what I intended to do .. we are plain and simple GARDENERS that attract dirt ? haha
I love these boots and maybe I will just have to hunt them down here in Canada land too : p hehe
PS .. I also love Paisley !!

Anonymous said...

Are they easy to kick off or do you have to sit and pull? I've been eying these because they're short and look wide, therefore they may be short enough to not be encumbered by my ridiculously huge calves and wide enough to house all my toes ;-P

Kylee Baumle said...

Donna ~ I also wear my Crocs sometimes, but they fit looser than the Sloggers so I prefer my Sloggers for working in the garden when I'm not wearing my PAISLEY Bogs. :-)

Joy ~ A fellow paisley addict! Somehow, I knew you'd like paisley, too! And yeah, I love getting dirty in the garden, too!

snarkyvegan ~ No, I don't have to actually pull them off. I can use my left foot to hold the heel of the right one and pull my foot out. And I think you'd be fine as far as your toes are concerned. The toe box isn't as big as Crocs' are, but not as small as regular shoes either. It's just right for a boot!

Nutty Gnome said...

Haha - I'm such a mucky pup when gardening too. I swear the dirt just jumps up and lands on me!

I'm loving those wellies - especially the paisleyness! :)

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