Thanks to HISEA for partnering with me on this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
A few months ago, a work boot company called HISEA (pronounced “Hi-Sea”) reached out to me about reviewing a garden boot of my choice. I wasn’t familiar with them so before agreeing, I dug into their background, read customer reviews and decided it warranted a deeper dive. So I accepted a pair of their waterproof mid-calf rain boots, no strings attached, and here’s what I think…
The price tag is a big deal. While I’m all for quality stuff, dropping serious coin on anything takes consideration. With two kids in college, two hundred dollar rain boots ain’t happening any time soon! At $26.99 for my mid-calf rain boots, no one’s going hungry for mama’s kicks. So from a cost perspective, these garden boots fall right in my budget sweet spot. I’ll admit when I saw the price, I instantly wondered about quality, because as the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.”
The flip side is that I have paid a lot for garden boots and been seriously disappointed with their craftsmanship. So the expression doesn’t always ring true. Straight out of the box, these boots appeared well-made and cute because cute counts and I LOVE the Flower Blue print on mine!
The garden boots are available in whole sizes and I always find that difficult to gauge. I rarely buy shoes online because of it. My foot is on the bigger side and while it isn’t technically wide, I can’t do anything that’s too narrow. The size nine fit perfectly with a thin pair of summer socks. I’d bump it up a size for thicker socks, particularly for fall/winter weather. The toe box was a little too snug for my liking with wool socks.
Easy to slip on and incredibly comfortable, I’ve worn my boots for hours on end in the garden and for running errands these last few rainy days. On really hot days, they’re a little too warm for extended wear.
I tend to avoid lug-soled shoes because I find them cumbersome and heavy, especially when they’re caked with mud which is inevitable in the garden. Despite the appearance, these garden boots were very lightweight and offered great traction in and out of the garden.
I beat the hell out of my gear so I don’t think it’s fair to vouch for the durability of a product I’ve only worn for two weeks. It takes time to determine whether or not a tool, and well-performing footwear is an important tool in the garden, can endure my daily abuse. Which means I can’t speak to the longevity of the garden boots, not yet at least, but I can tell you they come with a “100 Year with Your Lifetime Warranty” so if anything to do with the manufacturing or materials used fails, you’re covered, and I think that’s pretty cool.
I snapped all the pics for this post only after wearing them for two weeks. Despite being put through the paces, these garden boots look as good as the day they arrived. A quick wipe-down with a damp cloth and the high-gloss finish was like new. Speaking of finish, HISEA offers several colors. I have a lot of floral prints in my wardrobe so the Flower Blue print was an obvious choice. But they offer a chicken print, a glossy lipstick red, plaid and several others.
So if you’re on the lookout for something that’s easy to slip on, comfortable for hours and won’t break the bank, the mid-calf rain boot is a winner. It’s cute too and let’s be honest, cute counts!
HISEA gave me a 15% discount code to share with you too. Simply enter HereSheGrows at checkout and cha-ching! Click here to check out their complete boot lineup. Shop by function or style for men and women. They offer styles for everything from gardening and hunting to health care and food service.
Happy Gardening! Or hunting, fishing, nursing ; )