Good work boots can make a huge difference for your work and especially at the end of a hard day. No matter if you work in construction, industrial work, agriculture or you go hiking, all these activities request a lot of standing and walking, so your feet need as much comfort and protection as they can get. And what is better than a great pair of boots to keep them dry and cozy?

Another reason to keep your feet safe is that injuries on toes and feet take longer to heal and most of them are because the workers do not wear proper work shoes that meet safety standards. The most often hazards that feet meet while working are impact hazards, electrical, slipping, hard objects, so it is very important to calculate the risks that threat you at your work place and decide what is better for you. Considering the risks, there are boots with soft toe or steel toe: the one with an interior steel construction protect you from hard falling objects and moving large objects or kicking and the ones with a soft toe are more comfortable, flexible and are still sturdy enough to offer protection. Also, you should consider if you’ll use your boots inside or outdoor, because you can find models that are strongly waterproof, other that are water resistant, models that are insulated or cushioned in order to keep your feet warm in wintery climate and protect from cold water. Rubber soles are great for flexibility and protection against slippery surfaces such as wet floors or oily floors. To help you choose the best work boot, we present five of the best models, with details about their characteristics in order to make it easier to find the perfect one for you.

Comparison

Product Rating Price
Irish Setter Men's Work Boot 4.5/5 $$
Wolverine Men's Moc-Toe Work Boot 4.2/5 $$
Timberland PRO Men's Pitboss Steel-Toe Boot 4.2/5 $$
Premium Leather Waterproof Work Boots Insulated Rubber 4.4/5 $
Pro-Series MMIG125 125 Amp Fluxcore Welder Kit 4.4/5 $

Irish Setter Men’s 83605 6” Work Booth

Made of quality full grain waterproof leather, with a soft toe for comfort, but also thick enough to keep you safe, these work boots are practical keeping your feet cozy for more than 8 hours of work. With a rubber sole for stability and flexibility, these boots also feature heat- resistant outsole that can resist to melting at minimum 475 Fahrenheit degrees. The boots are 6” lace-up, with a shaft measuring approximately 5.5” from arch and the boot opening measuring 13.5” around and have removable polyurethane sole. The laces strap up nice and tight, the lace- up system is durable due to eyelets made of hard metal and there is no chance for them to undo themselves, keeping you always ready without the worry you have to check them. Also suitable for harsh work surfaces such as rock uneven ground, slightly oily surfaces, cement and tile, these work boots meets ASTM F2413-11 Safety standards. Soft on the inside and hard enough on the outside surface to make them resistant to water and scratches, these boots can assure you won’t feel your feet weighted down even after hours of walking on hard floors. When you’ll open the box, you can notice the boots have cardboard shoe shape holder in order to maintain their dimension in transit to fit you perfectly.

Wolverine Men’s Moc-Toe 6 inch Work Boot

Very thick yet comfortable, these boots are made of full-grain leather and stood the test of time, proving their durability and great support. For more stability on work ground, the polyurethane wedge outsole resists water, oil and abrasion. Featuring lace-up vamp and contrast stitching, the boots offer a removable and replaceable full-cushion interior sole and rubber midsole for flexibility. The uppers are sewn to the sole and provide enough stability and non- slipping for roofs or oily floors. Equipped with nylon shank that will absorb shock, with padded collar, the boots are pretty thick, about 12 Inch in the forefoot and 1” in the heel area. Offering best quality they are lighter than other similar boots, feature that helps you wearing them all day long without having sore feet. Their durability even in conditions of moisture, mud, dirt and asphalt recommend them for any job. Ideal for construction and other jobs that require standing, walking and hard-working all day long, these work boots are capable to provide comfort in spots and places that seem tiring for your feet.

Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6 inch Steel-Toe Boot

Offering comfort and safety for your feet no matter what hard-work you have to do, these boots are made of quality leather and have a synthetic sole that gives you stability even on wet or slightly oily floors. The shaft measures approximately 5.5” from arch and the heel measures 1.5”, the booth is laced-up, with stitching, a padded collar and a logo patch on tongue. The interior sole is made of open-cell polyurethane that has an antimicrobial cover. These are steel-toe boots that meet ANSI safety standards and guarantee no feet pains even after a full day. The support in the middle of the sole stops the sole to put pressure on the arch of your foot when you need to walk up on a ladder. To give you more safety, the boots have traction-grip for slippery surfaces and they have electrical hazard protection, for maximum safety from open circuits. These boots also have a nice tread that holds up very well and does not trap ash or mud like other boots, so you can work without the worry of cleaning them during the day. Great for any labor intensive work, they will surely provide you all the comfort and protection you need.

Premium Leather Waterproof Work Boots Insulated Rubber

Light weight and flexible, these work boots are made of quality leather, helping you to keep your feet dry with their waterproof material. In order to keep your feet warm, the boots are insulated and they can be used for any heavy-duty work, such as construction, and even hiking, providing stability on wet floors, out of level ground and slightly oily floors. The boots are not heavy at all, even if they are considered wider than regular boots. The sole is flexible, bending, and there is a comfortable PU midsole. Even in conditions of snow, wintery climate and water, your feet will stay dry, being suitable for any hard labor working, outdoor activities, for walking and standing more than 8 hours a day, your feet will have plenty of room, avoiding pain, without the sense of a too large shoe, but you’ll have to pay attention when ordering, these boots run 12 size bigger. Stability, protection, support and good traction are the features that recommend this bots for a hard work.

Men’s Soft Toe Oil Full Grain Leather Insulated Work Boots

If you ever felt that your work boots need more than durability and a comfortable interior for your feet, now you can enjoy these fashionable Thank boots that will bring style to your outfit. Made of premium leather and having a rubber sole for flexibility, this pair of boots is durable and offers all the safety you’ll need. The sizing is bigger than other models- it runs 12 bigger. The boots have cushion insole with removable slip, speedy hooks and back loop for comfort and the certitude that your laces will stay knotted all day. There is steel shank inside to form the boots, but they are soft toe. Good for industrial construction and outdoor activities, they are water resistant enough to withstand snow and ice, and are also suitable for hiking or agricultural work. The shaft measures approximately 7” from arch and the laces go well in the metal clips being in between sets of lace holes. Ready out of the box, these boots offer you dry and pain-free feet for all day, no matter what work or activity you have to get done, providing comfort for more than 8 hours, even with a great amount of walking on a daily basis.

Conclusion

Comfortable and safe footwear- that is the most important for a worker that has to face so many work risks. The best boot should feel like hugging your foot without rubbing it wrong and without giving the feel that is too large, it has to keep your toes with enough space to avoid any pain, has to keep your feet always dry and warm, also breathable, have a shock-absorbing technology and to provide flexibility and durability. For safety toes incorporated in the boots you have to consider that the steel may keep your feet chill if you work in a cold environment and the boot with soft toe only have the quality leather to stop sharp, hot or medium hard objects to get to your toes. To avoid pain, choosing a pair with rubber soles is benefic, because you will need to have footwear that will follow exactly the moves of your step even when you are very hurry, so your boots won’t be a reason to worry while thinking, but, furthermore, they will represent the reason you can stand and walk more than 8 hours without fatigue. The models presented are able to provide all the solutions for any intrusive work factors.