With seeds to sow and plants to care for, why not garden in comfort and treat your feet to a pair of gardening shoes? Practical and easy to slip on and off, they're ideal for wearing through the spring, summer and early autumn and are best left by the back door so you can slip them on whenever you need to nip outside. Most are lightweight and made from waterproof materials so they'll not only keep your feet dry but are durable and easy to clean.
For longer jobs or wetter days, see our review of the best wellington boots, and to keep your hands snug too, browse our expert test of the best gardening gloves, which includes styles for heavy duty work, wet weather, everyday use, light work and winter conditions.
And if you're looking for storage for muddy gardening shoes and boots, our guides to boot racks and boot scrapers and brushes for outdoor use, should come in handy.
With styles for warm days and rainy afternoons, muddy plots and slippery paths, browse our selection of shoes and clogs for gardeners, below:
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Dunlop Wellie Shoe | £15 £12.95 at Outdoor Gear (save £2.05 or 14%)
Crocs Unisex's Classic Clogs | £44.99 £29.99 at Amazon (save £15 or 33%)
The best gardening shoes in 2023
Merry People Billie clog
Made from natural vegan rubber these super comfy clogs have a distinct heel and good traction grip. With a neoprene lining for warmth and a bouncy sole with arch support they're ideal for slipping on and pottering around the garden.
Available in sizes 3-10 and four colours, including chilli red and sky blue
Buy the Billie clogs from Merry People
Muckster Lite Clog
Recently launched from Muck Boots and made from a single piece of lightweight foam that's certified to biodegrade in bioactive landfills these are 50% lighter than their previous clogs. With side holes for ventilation and to allow water to drain away they're comfortable and easy to wear and clean.
Available in sizes 4-13 and in three colours as well as a floral design.
Price: £60 (£70 floral)
You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic Crocs, available in both men and women’s sizes and a staggering choice of 38 colours. These ergonomically designed rubber shoes can be worn comfortably for as long as you need and will slip on and off easily with the help of a simple ankle strap. Breathing holes keep the feet ventilated so they’ll suit the warmer months of the year best.
Price: from £32.99
Backdoorshoes garden clogs
These slip on garden clogs come with vibrant horticultural patterns such as juicy berries and colourful tulip designs. Made from foam, they’re soft, lightweight and comfortable to wear and you can even remove and wash the insoles to help keep them fresh and clean. The wide footbed gives your feet plenty of room and they’re waterproof so your toes will stay warm and dry.
Dunlop gardening clogs
Dunlop’s unisex, closed slip-on shoes cover the foot completely and have a slight heel on the ridged sole. This sole is designed for extra grip to help keep you steady in the mud and they should also be able to cope with ice and snow, making them an investment pair to see you through to the colder months.
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Sloggers women’s garden shoe
Sloggers have created a bright and bold shoe that's perfect for working outdoors on rainy days. They cover the whole foot, have a comfort sole to help keep you gardening for longer and can be put on and off with ease. The moulded arch also supports your foot while the deep-lug tread should secure your grip on the ground.
Price: from £27.89
Buy Sloggers Women’s Garden Shoe on Amazon
Muck Muckster II ankle boots
These neoprene-lined ankle boots have been designed with avid gardeners in mind. A mesh lining makes them breathable, the rubber outer sole helps maintain traction even in the muddiest conditions and they’re 100-per-cent waterproof, so your feet will stay warm and dry whatever the weather.
Available in sizes 6 - 13 and in Moss, Bark and Black
This Product Guide was last updated in August 2023. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.