100% Waterproof, Hard Wearing & Comfortable The essential attributes of purposeful gardening footwear are: FLEXIBILTY. You need to bend and squat. The height of the boot is optional providing it is flexible. STRENGTH. A steel lugg under the arch and vulcanised rubber will last. Particularly for digging. WATERPROOF. You need a quality rubber with insulating lining. SOLE GRIP. Essential if you are on slippery grass or mud. COMFORT. If you are standing or wearing them for hours - arch support is a plus. VENTILATION. If you find that gardening is strenuous, ventilation that neoprene lined boots provide is an advantage. WARMTH. Even hosing can be chilly in winter. Neoprene insulates as well.