The garden gloves have been getting quite a workout lately, with all of the bamboo rhizome pruning and other garden cleanup.
They're not exactly falling apart yet, but they're oh so dirty and getting worn out. The weak spots on these seem to be the seams.
They're pristine compared to the work boots though:
Those things are really beat up, worn out! I expect the soles to crack and the seams to split at any time. Really need to find a new pair that I like. Here they are when they were new.
These are the tools I have worn.
(These were steel-toed hikers if anybody has any suggestions. Hikers have better tread than straight work boots I've found. A steel shank might be nice too.)