If you are looking for an affordable and durable farm and garden muck boot that doesn’t break the bank, keep reading. In full transparency, for the last six years, I have been a Muck Boot Company customer, buying boots only when they have sales or discount codes. The truth is my Muck Boots have never lasted more than one year each, and forking over $100+ every year was starting to get my goat (see what I did there?).
A few months ago, I was approached by the company HISEA Boots to try out their waterproof farm boots. I’ll be frank and say I usually don’t go for product reviews because I feel like it puts me in a tough position - I’m getting paid to share something with my followers that I otherwise may not have tried. Whether we as bloggers like to admit it or not - paid promotions can (and do!) shift opinions. I am happy to say that these boots have made their way up to my top choice for farm and garden chores - and even trips into town cause they are so darn cute and comfortable!
Let’s get into the details: I opted for the Women's Mid-Calf Barn Boots in Navy Plaid in a size 8. I usually run 7.5 in sizing, but I wanted to be on the safe side...
HISEA Boots Review
How do the farm boots fit?
Overall, the HISEA Barn Boot is true to size and even on the wide side. This is fantastic news for me since I am a 7.5 in length but always have to size up to an 8 thanks to how wide my feet are (thank you, pregnancy!). This muck boot has ample room without letting my heel or toes rub when I walk. If you are a barefoot shoe lover like me, finding a boot that has a wide enough toe box can be challenging - I’m pleased to report the HISEA Boot has a very wide toe box!
What breathability and wicking do the HISEA boots offer?
While the Muck Boot Company boots always leave me with swamp toes, the breathability of the HISEA Boots is incredible. I was so pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have sweaty socks or stinky feet after working outside or doing farm chores. You would laugh if you saw how many times I change socks in one day when I work outside - but I have no choice when my farm boots don’t breathe! Thankfully, this isn’t the case with the HISEA boots. I also love that the Mid-Calf Barn Boot allows you to fold down the sides to let your calves breathe when you are doing heavy work.
How is the durability and quality of the HISEA Boots?
Again, my comparison is the Muck Boot Company farm boot, which always seemed to crack in the soles after about six months of wear and started to let water seep in through the bottom of the boot. The HISEA Boots have a solid rubber sole with excellent traction and a neoprene upper, and I’ve had no issues so far. I’ve walked over broken glass and barbed wire and stepped on broken fencing with no punctures or tears. I even lost my footing while putting in electric net fencing and stepped on one of the ground spikes, and it didn’t even put a dent in the sole! I was honestly shocked. These boots are truly the bomb.
How does the waterproofing hold up on the HISEA Boots?
We had 4” of standing water this last month, and I walked through it in our paddock with no leaks or dampness. I also love wearing these boots into town on rainy days, thanks to how waterproof they are without giving me sweaty feet.
How is the overall style of the HISEA Boots?
I loved all the style options of the Mid-Calf Barn Boot, but I honestly just needed something that looked great with jeans and a sweatshirt (a real fashionista here, guys!). I have truly fallen in love with the Navy Plaid style because it tends to go with everything I throw on, not that I’m trying to win any fashion awards out on the farm by any means. HISEA Boots offers more kitschy options with chickens for all my yellow crazy chicken ladies out there, too!
How affordable are the HISEA Boots?
These farm and garden boots are so much less expensive than the Muck Boot Company Boots. While Muck Boots run you $120-$175, the HISEA Boots clock in between $25 - $90, depending on style. I know for myself I can’t be purchasing $100+ boots every year that don’t last and leave me with wet socks and swamp toes.
Overall, I recommend these boots to any fellow farmer or homesteader who needs a boot with a wider toe box that has excellent breathability and affordability. I am so pleased I decided to take this product review on because I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality and comfort of these boots. I definitely plan on buying a pair for my mom, who helps me in my market garden, as well as a second pair of the garden clogs and rain boots for myself.
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