5 Best Gardening Boots

Spring has sprung, the sun is out, and the air is alive to the sound of lawnmowers – cylinder, electric, petrol and even robotic.

‘Tis the season of the confused dresser – some still in coats, hats and gloves and others in shorts and t-shirts – neither looking particularly comfortable.

So, what to wear on your feet?

As ever, it comes down to 3 things – what are you doing? Where are you doing it? What are you doing it on? 

Gardening is a single word for a whole range of activities. For some it’s manicured lawns and delicate borders, whereas more and more are embracing the grow your own movement and have an allotment for peas, beans, brassicas, and potatoes.

Increasingly a garden is an extension of the home and is a space for relaxing, reading, eating, or just taking in the sights and sounds of nature. With a focus on lawns and borders, heavy footwear is less of a requirement. This is where our Muckster II boots for gardening collection comes in. 100% waterproof with a neoprene bootie construction and hand laid rubber overlays, the Muckster II gardening boot is an incredibly comfortable utility/ back door shoe. The outsole offers traction without carving up delicate planting and is available as a mid-height boot, ankle, and garden shoe formats.

For the more industrial inclined – installing rockeries, landscaping, managing the allotment – heavier duty gardening footwear will be more appropriate. The Chore is our classic work boot collection benefitting from a steel shank (ideal for digging tools). Whilst the Chore is more suited to firmer grounds, the Muckmaster is our work boot collection built for muddier conditions. A commercial-grade welly that has been serving farmers decades, the Muckmaster has been a mainstay of the Muck Boot portfolio for this reason. 

The Originals for example can also make great gardening shoes, so explore the full range online and in store and find the right gardening boot for you.

Our Top 5 Gardening Boot Picks

1. Muckster II Shoes

Best for keeping out unwanted soil, pebbles, and debris from going inside your shoes with its stretch-fit top-line binding.

2. Chore Work Boots

Best for heavy duty gardening work with layers of reinforcement around the heel and toe area. It also has a steel shank to protect your feet whilst digging and kicking down on garden tools.


3. Muckster II Short Boots

Best for versatility; you can wear them rolled up to keep dirt at bay or rolled down for when the weather warms up.

4. Muckmaster Work Boots

Best for muddy grounds with its MS1 bobbed moulded outsole which improves stability in the muddiest conditions.

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