About the Landscape Juice Network

Founded in 2008. The Landscape Juice Network (LJN) is the largest and fastest growing professional landscaping and horticultural association in the United Kingdom.

LJN's professional business forum is unrivalled and open to anyone within within the UK landscape industry

LJN's Business Objectives Group (BOG) is for any Pro serious about building their business.

For the researching visitor there's a wealth of landscaping ideas, garden design ideas, lawn advice tips and advice about garden maintenance.

Warm Winter Boots

Looking for recommendations for winter gardening boots that will keep my feet warm and dry. I've been using Muck boots (usually Chore-Hi) but their durability is not what it was, and they are becoming expensive. I suffer badly with cold feet (and hands!) so any suggestions gratefully received.

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • PRO

    I like cofra boots, gortex and very light, had my . current pair 10 months and still watertight and warm,  I use the hurricane and brimin types.

     

  • Hi John ,

    I use Caterpillar navigator mid myself. Very please with them. More than a year out of them.. A mate of mine who sometimes does extra work on film sets swear by waterproof socks which I added a screen shot of. He too suffers from cold feet. Might help you out a bit..

     

    All the best 

     

    Paul8086600689?profile=RESIZE_930x

  • Water proof rigger boots and wheelie socks. Seal skin socks are really good, I use them for mountain biking.

  • Waterproof socks! I shall look into those.

    I've been wearing Viking boots for a couple of years now and find them good. The soles are very thick but comfortable and good for spending all day in the woods. Not cheap, but I've worn a lot of boots over the years and like these. https://vikingfootwear.com/products/women/hunting/trophy-4-0/green-36

    Kiwi socks are great for cold weather, really cosy https://www.kiwikit.co.uk/product-category/categories/clothing/socks/#

     

    Trophy 4.0
  • I have been making the same choice.  The two obvious contenders are Viking Icefighter & Dunlop Purofort Thermo.  I have decided on the Purofort as they have excellent reviews as working boots & the sole/heels of the Vikings seem to be soft.  I 

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dunlop-Purofort-Thermo-Wellington-Insulate...

     

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Viking-Unisex-Adults-Fighter-Hunting/dp/B0...

    purofort thermo safety wellington boots insulated: Amazon.co.uk: Shoes & Bags
    Free UK Shipping and Free 30-Day Returns on Eligible Shoes & Bags Orders Sold or Fulfilled by Amazon.co.uk
  • PRO

    I just bought some Hellly Hansen boots https://activeweargroup.com/helly-hansen-chelsea-safety-winterboot-...

    They are higher than my old Dickies ones which wear out after 11 months. They took a week of half time wear to get comfortable, after that they are fine.

    Thick wool socks are my other must have in the winter

    Chelsea Safety Winterboot 78301
    Helly Hansen Chelsea Safety Winterboot 78301 The Helly Hansen Chelsea Winterboot is a comprehensive S3 rated safety boot designed to ensure the cold…
  • Have a look on Engelbert Strauss website can't go wrong with the selection of boots & workwear very though long lasting quality

    Cheers Lee

  • PRO

    A customer gave me a pair of brand new work boots with a high ankle to give lots of support and protection to the ankles and lower legs.

    Lovely looking boots, but I could not bend my ankles to get down to work at a low level, so I only wore them to work once and struggled to do some jobs during the day.

    • PRO

      I have the same problem with the high ankle boots when kneeling down and i dont like the struggle to get them on and off . 

      I find any boots which repel water and merino wool socks such as ice breaker help but steel toe caps could  be the culprit when it comes to attracting the cold , composite  toe caps could be better at conserving heat as they are non metal but still offer safety protection . 

      I buy two pairs of cheap earthworks boots which cost around £45 in total and alternate them so always have a dry pair at hand and find they are as durable as the more expensive boots . Have soaked them on many ocassions but they altways seem to bounce back . 

      Never had cold feet but dont know if this is down to blood circulation or the boots and socks but do suffer with cold hands badly .

  •  Hi I wear Dewalt boots in the dry and for wet or muddy work I wear Buckbootz . They cost about £70 . I'm a commercial gardener and work all year and these are now in their third year of use. I would buy another pair tomorrow if they gave in . Steel toe capped and I think a steel sole plate . Very comfortable and warm 

    I hope this helps 🙏 

    Stay warm stay safe 

This reply was deleted.

Industry Jobs

Experienced gardener

EXPERIENCED GARDENER Full-time or Self-employed – Company based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Salary up to £25k, or self-employed £11/hour starting hourly rate, dependent on experience   The Role: Working as part of a team completing soft and hard landscaping duties for clients. Duties can include: • Hedge cutting • Weeding • Planting • Pruning • Border

Head Gardener for Private Estate

The role of the head gardener is the overall maintenance of the gardens, lawns and grounds. When the opportunity arises, parts of the gardens might be redesigned and replanted. The gardens form an essential and much loved part of a private estate. Main Responsibilities: Full management of 2 part-time assistants, including day-to-day supervision and working

Self Employed Gardeners

Grasstex are currently seeking to engage the services of local (West Sussex / South Surrey) gardeners. If you are a new start up looking for more work, or an existing business with the odd spare day to fill, we may have something for you. We have various types of work available to match your skills.

Gardener

Gardener required I run an established garden maintenance and soft landscaping business based in North London. I have a record of working in the industry and now work with fellow colleagues on domestic gardens. I’ve spent many years studying and training at Capel Manor. I’m looking to grow my business by taking on additional help
PRO Supplier

A NEW RANGE of biodegradable guards are now available, helping to reduce the environmental impact of planting new whips and improving landscape management.

WhiptecBio tree and hedge guards are made from recycled material and are 100%…

Read more…

Trade green waste centres

LJN Sponsor

Advertising

PRO Supplier

A NEW RANGE of biodegradable guards are now available, helping to reduce the environmental impact of planting new whips and improving landscape management.

WhiptecBio tree and hedge guards are made from recycled material and are 100%…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

More than just fencing...

With over 70 years in the industry, you would like to think Jackons were well known for one or two things: quality hand-made wooden fences and our 25 year guarantee for starters. But it doesn't stop there!

Sometimes it comes as a surprise…

Read more…
Comments: 0