These are not my working garden shoes. I wear something I can lace tight when I'm digging, raking, mowing, etc. Also, I wear socks when I'm pounding my feet a lot.
These shoes live by the patio door. I slip them on when I'm stepping out to put something in the composter, checking the rain gauge or cutting flowers for the dinner table. They are cheery. My last pair were green with white daisies. These are yellow with red lady bugs!
By the way, the first photo also shows the creeping thyme which grows around limestone stepping stones we have off one side of the patio. It's looking pretty good.