Given the choice, I’d go barefoot. It doesn’t matter if it’s sand between my toes or fresh garden mud, I like the feeling of my bare feet planted directly on the earth. When I was younger, my sisters and I had contests to see whose feet were toughest; the test was walking barefoot across our gravel driveway without wincing.
Unfortunately rigorous gardening duties require shoes. Here are a few of my favorite ways to compromise, with clogs and low boots:
“Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts.