Like any other occupation or job, maintaining high levels of safety is necessary. This means being as careful as possible and protecting yourself with proper personal protective equipment. However, try as your employer may, there is no way to make a workplace entirely safe and free from hazards. If you really want to be safe and protected, then the only way to do that is by going the extra mile with your work boots.
The good news is that since the advent of safety boots, more and more workers are protected from injury at the workplace. Employers have even reported that safety boots are directly responsible for reducing instances of workplace injury as well as sick days. If your job poses the risk of falling objects or moving heavy equipment, you may want to take a second look at your work boot. If you are not wearing one of the following best and most comfortable steel toe boots for the job, you might be putting your feet in harm’s way.
Some of the Most Dependable and Best Steel Toe Safety Boots for Work
Chippewa Men’s 8″ Waterproof Insulated Steel Toe EH 26330 Lace Up Boot
For over a century now, the Chippewa Boot Company has managed to remain an American tradition in active and outdoor lifestyle footwear. If you are looking for the most rugged, highest quality choice footwear, then your search ends with Chippewa. One of their proudest creations currently being hailed by millions of workers worldwide is the Chippewa Men’s 8″ Waterproof Insulated Steel Toe EH 26330 Lace Up Boot. These bad boys not only keep your feet safe during the job with their ASTM safety standard steel toe caps, but they also have a pretty mean look to back it up.
We start off our review from the top side of out logger boot which boasts of full-grain leather uppers. Thanks to the seam seal construction incorporated into the heavy duty oiled leather uppers; you get full waterproof protection. This means that your feet stay warm and dry even in the swampiest of conditions. Work can be hard and sweaty, and without the right footwear, you will end up with unhealthy and odorous conditions. This is precisely why the Waterproof Insulated Steel Toe EH 26330 Lace Up Boots from Chippewa include Dri-Lex moisture management lining system that allows for free circulation of air and breathability. We also liked the way the Vibram outsoles stood up to various slippery surfaces.
Timberland PRO Men’s 26078 Titan 6″ Waterproof Safety-Toe Work Boot
When it comes to ultimate comfort, it’s a tough enough task finding a pair of work boots that can compare to some of the beauties from Timberland. One particular pair that has been on everyone’s Christmas list has got to the Timberland PRO Men’s 26078 Titan 6″ Waterproof Safety-Toe Work Boot. This beautiful beast is so darn comfortable that it’s almost inappropriate to wear it to work. If you ask me, I’d say that it has to be the most comfortable shoe (let alone boot) that your foot will ever have the pleasure of slipping into. Boasting of premium soft full-grained leather that only gets more comfy with age, you get a record break in time.
The Waterproof Safety-Toe Work Boots from Timberland are made using the sturdiest cement construction for improved flexibility and weight. Even with a tough as nails attitude, these ASTM rated steel toe boots are also designed to offer extreme levels of comfort. This is all due to the PowerFit comfort system that combines all the essential features of an ergonomic design with key support zones for all-day comfort. While offering all the benefits of a waterproof work boot, the Titans are also surprisingly breathable. This is all credited to the moisture wicking mesh lining that keeps the conditions cool and fresh.
Wolverine Men’s Griffin 6 Inch Steel Toe Work Boot
In the old times, the only way you could get ultimate levels of protection in the workplace was by sacrificing every ounce of comfort. Traditional work boots were just made to ensure you do not break any bones on the job; nothing more. Fortunately for us, companies like Wolverine have revolutionized the footwear industry and shown millions of workers worldwide that it is absolutely possible to blend comfort with durability. The proof is in the pudding, and the company is serving up a massive dose of the Wolverine Men’s Griffin 6-Inch Steel Toe Work Boot.
The Griffin work boots utilize brown, tough leather that retains its softness and flexibility around your feet even when the conditions outside get wet and ugly. As for the protection, industrial and outdoor workers will especially be grateful for the inclusion of a thick, ASTM safety standard steel toe that protects the feet against sudden impacts and compression forces. They are also approved as safe to use for electricians thanks to the ASTM electrical hazard rating. It also features polyurethane outsoles that are held firmly in place using tough, glued, direct attach construction method for more durability.
Thorogood Men’s American Heritage 804-4200 6-Inch Steel-Toe Work Boot
Widely renowned for their vintage leather uppers, bold contrast stitching, and overall rugged looks, there’s a reason why plenty of men put their trust in a decent Thorogood boot. One strong reason could be the fact that these guys have been doing their thing for over a century with no complaints. Most recently, their classic release titled the Thorogood Men’s American Heritage 804-4200 6-Inch Steel-Toe Work Boot has been grabbing lots of headlines lately. Today, we find out why and how it made it into our list of the top most comfortable steel toe boots.
These miracle workers from Thorogood boast of tobacco leather uppers with precise storm welt stitching for some of the most durable uppers ever. The sturdy Goodyear storm welt construction attaches the ultra-flexible leather uppers of this brown beauty with slip-resistant Vibram outsoles. The outsoles also absorb the force and impact of your footsteps, so that your feet get used to the elevated levels of comfort. Underneath the uppers are thick steel toe caps that exceed the ASTM safety standard ratings. Even with such tough, manly materials making up the outside of this boot, the interiors provide for lightweight, soft cushioning for a free and comfortable fit.
Timberland PRO Men’s 47001 Power Welt Waterproof Steel-Toe Boot
Even when they first entered the scene, Timberland impressed with their new approach to the industry and fresh styles for everyone. With time, the company pushed the bar higher by setting all new standards for footwear craftsmanship, protection, and durability. Today, they still dominate the safety and fashion lines thanks to products like the Timberland PRO Men’s 47001 Power Welt Waterproof Steel-Toe Boot. With all the safety features you would usually expect from a leading brand, the Power welts are not here to mess around.
Starting off our review are the easily recognizable weatherproof leather uppers that offer an added degree of durability even in the most rugged conditions. In addition to containing a waterproof membrane, the ever guard leather uppers are also abrasion resistant. To ensure that you boot lasts longer than previous models, the manufacturer used Goodyear Welt Cast-Bond technology that holds all components together like crazy glue. The ASTM rated steel toe is only complemented by the anatomically contoured insoles that mold to the shape of your feet.
Skechers 77057 Goodyear Welt Steel Toe Industrial Work Boot
From the award-winning leader in the lifestyle work boot industry, Skechers have made their mark with some of the best apparel workers will ever get. As such, it is only fair that they get a spot on our list of the best and most comfortable work boots on the planet. Today, the brand is represented by the Skechers 77057 Goodyear Welt Steel Toe Industrial Work Boots. These boots are not only designed to help the modern man overcome all challenges at the workplace, but also look darn good doing it too.
We kick start our review from the top part of this boot. The 77057 Goodyear Welt Industrial Steel Toe Work Boots by Skechers boast of some pretty tough leather uppers with overlays for a longer lifespan. The more you wear these boots, the more comfortable they become. We also liked how Skechers incorporated a touch of character with the unique stitching detail style. When it comes to protection, workers can enjoy the ASTM rated steel toe caps as well as protection from electrical hazards. As always, you can recognize these work boots by the embossed Skechers logo on the side that makes the 77057 as authentic as it gets.
Wolverine Men’s Floorhand 6 Inch Waterproof Steel Toe Work Shoe
Every hard working dude deserves to own a pair of classic and durable work boots. Since you are already in the market for new work boots, why not get ones that are not only cozy and durable, but that will also provide your feet with superior protection? To top it all off, you definitely have to consider the affordability. All this and more is exactly what the Wolverine Men’s Floorhand 6 Inch Waterproof Steel Toe Work Shoe promises to deliver for an affordable price.
These specific Floorhand’s are jam packed with everything a modern worker needs to stay safe on the job. Workers can look forward to the incorporation of all-new technologies, a highly waterproof construction, as well as padding that will keep your feet warm all day. The uppers consist of full grain leather uppers that get more comfortable with use and age. Underneath them are steel toe safety caps that exceed ASTM safety ratings for impact and compression. Couple all these features with style and you have a very professional looking work boot fit for a king (or at least his staff).