At first, they were a bit snug, but not uncomfortably so. I discovered I could remove the insole that came with them and put in my custom orthotic. After a few weeks, they really loosened up and I found I could put in my orthotic and then put the cushiony insole that came with the garden shoes on top of that, and they were quite comfortable. At the time, I didn’t realize GardenShoesOnline will let you exchange your footwear for a different size and pay the shipping for the return and the new pair. If I’d known that, I would have tried some garden shoes a lot sooner!My favorite time to wear them is early mornings in spring and summer when the dew is heavy on the ground. I can’t tell you how many times I have soaked my feet, even in supposedly waterproof shoes, just by walking around my garden taking a look at what’s blooming. They are great for any time you need to step outside in a hurry. Ask my daughter Cadie: she slips into them when she needs to harvest herbs, feed bread crusts to the chickens, or snap a picture of a bird at the feeder.
Eventually I figured out that Green Cure, which I had used on my peonies, and GardenShoesOnline have the same parent company: GEARCOR.com. Thanks to Teresa, I am going to be visiting the new Gearcor facility this Friday, along with a few other local bloggers. I’m looking forward to learning more about this local business, seeing the wide variety of products they offer and meeting Teresa’s fellow employees.
Because of my happy experience with Green Cure and the Muck Boots Daily Garden Shoes, I signed up for Gearcor’s affiliate program, which means if you go to their site from one of my links and buy something, I get a modest commission. Thank you to all who have already done so!