Xtratuf Shoes from Garden Shoes Online~and a Giveaway!

I like supporting local businesses when I can–and believe it or not Garden Shoes Online (which sells not only shoes but gardening products of all kinds) is from my local area!  A couple of years ago I got to tour the facility with some of my blogger friends–it was so interesting to see how a online retailer like that operates.  I admit it–I geeked out a bit on the logistics side of it.  Show me a conveyor belt and inventory system and I get all excited!

Garden Shoes Online has recently started carrying the Xtratuff line of daily shoes.  The offered me a pair to check out and share with you all–and to make it even better, they gave me a $25 gift certificate to Garden Shoes Online to give away to one lucky reader!  And everyone who enters will get a 10% off code :)


There were several styles of XtraTuf shoes to choose from, I chose the Chumrunner.  Now I know that sounds like an odd name–but the company was initially just for boots–specifically for fishing boats.  They expanded into “daily wear” shoes that double as boating shoes–hence the very “fishy” sounding name!

The Chumrunner looks like your basic old school tennis shoe–but it’s got a few differences from the old canvas tennie:

All XTRATUF® products are built with a Chevron non-slip, non-marking outsole. The Chumrunner’s sporty styling blended with it’s breathable mesh and neoprene comfort is designed to give you flexible, all-day comfort.

  • XTRATUF® Chevron non-marking outsole
  • Water resistant Nubuck leather uppers
  • Lightweight vulcanized construction
  • Cushioned removable insoles


xtra tuff shoes


xtra tuff shoes 3

And here I am wearing them:

xtratuf shoes Collage

These shoes do have a good non slip sole.  I especially like the fact that they come with removable insoles–which means that I can take out the factory insole and put in my orthotics.  (yeah-I’m broken like that) I have wide feet, and I felt that the toe box was narrower then what I would like–and since it’s not leather it won’t stretch over time–but I have worn them out for a full day of shopping without discomfort–so they weren’t TOO narrow.

And now on to the fun stuff–the giveaway!


This giveaway runs from Thursday May 31 to midnight EST Wednesday June 5th. The winner will receive a code good for $25 at Garden Shoes Online.  All entrants will receive a code good for 10% off their next purchase at Garden Shoes Online after the close of the contest.

This contest is open to US readers.

You have 4 opportunities to enter.

Each entry must be entered as a separate comment.

To Enter:

Go to Garden Shoes Online and browse, come back and tell me what item you would like to buy if you won the $25 Giftcard.

After you have completed the main entry you may also use any of the following additional entries

a) Subscribe to Frugal Upstate then come back and leave me a comment telling me so. If you already subscriber (Thank You!) just tell me that.

b) Follow me (JennFowler) on pinterest, come back and leave a comment telling me so.

c) Tell other’s about this giveaway, come back and leave a link showing where you did

Good Luck!

PS-Garden Shoes Online has a Facebook page, and they’d love for you to follow them!

****This is a sponsored post****
Disclosure: I received product samples from Garden Shoes Online to create this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. Sam Jones says

    I just reread how to enter again. I subscribed to your blog just this morning after hearing your podcast on The Survival Network. Thanks for all you do! Great Blog and interview!

  2. CatK says

    Oh, I’m already Subbed, but I’d get the light blue women’s deck shoes!! Aren’t they cute!! Or maybe a pair of those garden galoshes! I love the paw prints! My Gram used to wear her deck shoes everywhere up until she started wearing her moccasins. {{sighs}} those were the days!

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