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Can anyone advise on best footwear? Wellies just don't cut it. I need sturdy leather with rugged sole and good support as I have plates in my ankle from previous fracture. Thanks.

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th March 2013 08:02

Re: Best footwear for gardening

Reply from Valerie Munro

I wear a pair of walking boots; they have good tracks on the soles which prevent slipping and sliding, the soles are robust enough for digging, and the extended lacing up to the ankle gives good support.

Not only do my feet remain warm, but they are well protected from all of those mini hazards that you might meet.

That would be my best advice to you!

For quick trips into the garden, I have a pair of lightweight clogs -but these would not be suitable for serious digging - stick to leather walking boots!

  • Posted: Sun. 10th March 2013 09:11

Re: Re: Best footwear for gardening

Reply from MaggieD

Thanks. That's pretty much my thoughts. Seem to be having trouble sourcing leather ones though!

  • Posted: Sun. 10th March 2013 10:19

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Reply from Valerie Munro

Dare I suggest that you start looking in your local charity shops? No-one said that they had to be new!
Or, a quick look at eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1311&_nkw=leather+walking+boots&_sacat=0&_from=R40
where you will find quite a range of sizes.

Good luck!

  • Posted: Sun. 10th March 2013 10:54