Reviewed by Linda Curtain
When chosen to review a pair of Backdoorshoes, I was unsure what to expect, but what a wonderfully useful product this proved to be! The bright, cheerful appearance of the shoes – presented in a useful plastic storage bag – was immediately impressive. I had chosen the ‘Autumn Leaves’ design which was a lovely mix of rustic colours. Having quite wide feet, I was concerned that they may be tight but when I put them on, they were really comfortable and very light – just like slippers!
Being constructed of a special formula of expanded foam, these shoes are waterproof, washable and will not perish or crack – a great bonus when going out in wet, muddy gardens. I liked the fact that the top was totally enclosed with no ventilation holes – which some similar products have – as this can lead to wet feet!! The ridged soles make them non-slip and I found them great to wear on wet paths – I even felt safe when the ground was a bit icy. Being a clog design, they are ideal to slip on to go outside- much easier than tackling wellies!
Backdoorshoes is a family run business established in 2007 here in the UK. They have a very comprehensive website where all the wonderful designs can be seen with eye-catching patterns for men and women including chillies, nuts and bolts and grass to name but a few! All the shoes have removable, washable insoles – another great feature. The company also produce a funky range of laundry bags in matching designs.
As well as being able to purchase online, Backdoorshoes are frequently seen at various garden events and country shows.
I found these shoes extremely comfortable and will enjoy wearing them as I start I tackle the garden as spring approaches. With so many tempting designs I think I will soon be adding another pair to my collection!
Lovely to see such a useful, well-made British product.
A definite 5 star rated product.
Available to buy from Backdoorshoes here.