There are quite a few reasons why you might want to invest in the proper footwear as one of your staple tools for gardening. First, boots with the proper tread are going to prevent slips and falls. Second, easy-off boots are a great way to prevent mud from being tracked into your home. Finally, being able to take off your boots prevents any ground pesticides from coming into your house.
Frostproof Growers Supply has a great line of safety boots and footwear, including Servus PVC boots. Make sure garden protection means more than just protecting the plants!