Shoes for Landscaping. Bogs

As an owner of a landscape design and installation company, there isn’t much that impresses me when it comes to work wear.  The truth is, I’m rough on clothes, especially pants and shoes.  From developing tears in the front of $100 Timberland boots in a matter of weeks to breaking zippers in not so cheap pants, nothing seems to last.  One thing that has impressed me lately has been my Bogs. 

Similar to Muck Boots, my Bogs have held up extremely well.  In fact, they made it through one planting season and they barely look broken in.  The main difference that I can tell between my Bogs and the similar shaped Edgewater Muck Boots is the sole.  The sole on Bogs is substantial, similar to hiking boots, whereas the Edgewater Muck Boots have a thin sole.  I’ve owned a couple of pairs of Edgewater’s in the past and each time they failed in the same place.  The sole cracks mid foot allowing water to penetrate the bottom of the shoe.  Because my Bogs have a thicker sole they have held up great while giving better support and more traction when compared to the Edgewater’s.  The best part though, in my opinion, Bogs are much more stylish and can be wore on sunny days to the mall without looking like a geek.

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Richard Schipul
Richard Schipul

For the last 30 years, I have owned the landscape company Designing Eden LLC based in New Milford, CT. We offer landscape designs, landscape installations and garden maintenance services in Fairfield and Litchfield County Connecticut. I am currently the only Nationally Certified Landscape Designer in Litchfield County and sit on the board of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and Mad Gardeners.


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