I have several raised garden beds and a greenhouse in my back yard that require regular watering and tending, but it can get muddy during rainy spring months and I need footwear that slips easily on and can handle a bit of dirt. Enter Aldi’s Gardenline Ladies Garden Boots.
These are like rain boots, except they’re slightly shorter. These are actually ankle-high boots. At the time of purchase, my local Aldi sells these boots for $12.99 in women’s sizes 7-10. They come in a variety of floral patterns, including a pattern also featuring ducks.
The boots are made in China and feature a rubber upper and outsole, a textile lining, a flexible sole, a heel loop to make it easier to pull the boots on, and a 3mm insock “for all day comfort.” Aldi’s ad for these boots on its website even states these boots are “great for commuting,” which seems to be a somewhat odd claim, but now you know you can wear these boots to the office on rainy days.
The boots are advertised as waterproof, and they claim to be easy to wipe clean or even hose clean.
I typically wear an 8 or 9 in women’s shoe sizes, and Aldi’s footwear tends to run on the small side. I started by trying on the size 8 garden boots in the store, knowing I might need to move up to the 9s. However, the 8s were actually a perfect fit. My feet slid into the boots easily and I had plenty of room to wiggle my toes. They do feel a bit clunky to walk in, so I wouldn’t advise any long hikes in these, but I think that’s the case with most any type of rain/garden boot like these.
I’m looking forward to wearing these boots as I tend to my garden during the spring and fall months when it’s not warm enough to go barefoot or simply wear flip flops. They will have their own spot on the mat by my back door so I can quickly slip them on and head straight outside, and they should be great for rainy, muddy days.
Aldi’s Gardenline Ladies Garden Boots are like short rain boots. The ankle-high boots come in a variety of floral patterns in sizes 7-10 and are good for wearing on rainy days or for general garden and yard work. Much of Aldi’s footwear tends to run small, but these garden boots are pretty true to size. Recommended.