If you’ve been around The Kitchen Garten before, then you know that I love gardening. And while gardening can certainly take a toll on your hands, it also can require a good pair of gardening boots or shoes in every season. Here especially, because… ants.
A few months ago, Hisea reached out to me offering me a pair of boots in exchange for an honest review. I was happy to oblige because I liked the look of several styles of the gardening boots, but I also felt free to give an honest opinion since they weren’t sponsoring (paying for) the post. Here are my honest thoughts about the Hisea garden boots that I chose.
What to Look for in a Gardening Boot
Through my years of gardening, I’ve just so many different types of shoes for gardening, and depending on the weather and temperatures, I still have a small variety. That may sound like I have a shoe problem, but I literally keep some of these shoes for more than a decade, so I’m definitely getting my money’s worth.
When it comes to a pair of gardening boot or shoes, here’s what I’m looking for:
- Waterproof or meant for water (like crocs)
- Easy to slip on (no tying of laces)
- Low, ankle height is best
Let’s see how the Hisea boots measured up to these qualities once I received them and tried them on.
My Review of Hisea Boots
Hisea did let select the boots I wanted, and they had a variety of styles, so I chose the one that best fit the qualifications I listed above. Their options included:
- Mid Calf boots
- Ankle boots
- Slip Ons
- Tall Boots
- Farm Boots
I opted for ankle boots that looked a lot like my Xtra Tuff boots. They had a great slip on style and were surely going to be waterproof, right? Here’s the pair I received:
I was pleased with the way they looked, because gray goes with everything, right? And more often than not, I’ll wear my gardening boots to the garden center or hardware store in a pinch. A few things I noticed about these boots:
- Good fit: They actually fit more snugly than my Xtra Tuf boots (gasp!), but that’s probably because I sized down in these. That was a good idea.
- The neoprene liner was actually quite warm, which for fall and winter gardening, I liked.
- No big gapping at the top, which can let in water, soil, etc.
- Comfortable to walk in
I used the boots for several weeks before posting this review to make sure that I really did enjoy them. I have used a few different pairs of boots over the year, including some Hunter rain boots, Crocs, Xtra tufs, and even Bean boots for winter months, and I find these to be near the top for a few reasons:
- Affordable: The boots on the Hisea store on Amazon range from $35 to $70
- Tabs: The pull-on tabs made these boots fast to put on.
- Waterproof: I washed them off several times, and the feet stayed dry
- Durable-seemingly: While time will tell, the boots seem incredibly sturdy, with a thick sole that I imagine will hold up well.
Check out my full video review below, and you can snag yourself a pair of Hisea boots (or waders… my hubby actually had a pair way before the company reached out to me), and see for yourself!
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Here’s my full video review: