Red Wing Heritage Iron RangerThe Iron Ranger work boot is a rugged 6-Inch boot, featuring premium Amber Harness leather, chrome hardware, speed hooks, Goodyear welt construction, triple stitched quality, plus a durable Vibram 430 Mini-lug sole for grip while maintaining the classic Iron Ranger construction and silhouette. This boots are easy to dress up or down featuring a great style and has contrast stitching along the toe and sides. According to Red Wing, the boot was originally made for iron miners in the early 1900s — hence the name. The boot's signature "double-layered" toe was intended to "protect the miner's feet."
Timberland PRO Men's Work BootThe Timberland PRO Men's Work Boot is a classic work boot. It's also one of Timberland's all-time best sellers. Each pair comes complete with the Power Fit Comfort System, designed to offer maximum support at key areas of your feet. They have absolutely no break in period which means you can wear them right out of the store. The safety toe is made from an aluminium alloy for protection. The soles are also oil, abrasion and slip resistant. The Timberland PRO Men's Work Boot is very long lasting and could go upto two years of daily use which definitely means they offer great value for money.
Caterpillar Men's Second Shift ST Work BootThe first thing that you'll notice about the Caterpillar Men's Second Shift ST Work Boot is the quality of the leather. The professional craftsmanship is immediately apparent and you get the impression that they're built to last. In terms of style, they also score highly. If you're looking for something that you can wear after work, they're spot on. They come in a wide range of different colors. Unlike most steel toe boots, once their break in period is over, these boots are also quite comfortable. The sole also has been designed with ergonomics in mind.
Danner Men's Quarry GTXThe Danner Men's Quarry GTX is an 8 inch boot with the additional length offering both extra ankle protection and more insulation. In terms of style, the black leather, white stitched seems and orange laces combine to surprisingly well. The boots have an elegant look to them that suggest their admittedly high price. Another quite unusual feature of these boots is their memory foam insert which when combined with the Vibram sole, the result is incredibly comfortable. Safety features on the other hand, include an alloy safety toe, electro hazard protection and a sole that's slip, oil and abrasion resistant.
Chippewa Service BootThe Chippewa Service Boot's profile is cleaner and more slimmed-down than most other work boots, so it's easier to dress up, too. Despite the more refined look, it's still a tough boot. It is made of a genuine leather upper which makes it a great quality boot. It is lightly padded collar for added comfort and also has a leather lining for a great in-shoe feel. The Chippewa work boot also features a contoured foot bed which offers light underfoot cushioning and in return providing greater comfort. The boot weighs approximately 1lb which is pretty light.
Dewalt TitaniumThe Dewalt Titanium safety boots (with steel toe caps) have a big focus here on comfort. The Dewalt Titanium is padded. So, you won't get rubbing, even if you’re standing up all day. There's a slightly wider fit. And, the fact that they're both breathable and waterproof means you'll be comfortable all day, even if you're working in hot conditions, or on a muddy site. You'll get plenty of durability too. There's a high quality (and protective) 200J steel toe cap, and a shock absorbing sole that's dual density. The mid-sole is steel penetration resistant, offering a rigid TPU heel guard, and plenty of ankle support.
Apache Safety BootsThe Apache Safety Boots are water resistant, so you'll stay dry and comfortable in anything but torrential rain. And, the padded collar and tongue, composite mid and shock absorbing sole all adds to that comfort. They come with a S3 safety rating and SRA slip rating, so they're perfect for construction sites where the site foreman is strict on what can and can't be worn. These boots are also chemical resistant, oil resistant and tough EVA rubber sole. Like the Apprentice, the focus is a middle-ground of durability and comfort.
DeWalt ApprenticeThe DeWalt Apprentice steel toe cap boots are among the most popular work boots. These boots are sweat proof and in the event that you still sweat, there's an anti-bacterial sole. That combined with the breathability on offer means that these boots are fresh, even at the end of the week. For protection, you’ll get a sole that isn't just dual density, it's shock absorbent too. The sole is made from EVA rubber, tested to 300 degrees and has a SRA slip rating thanks to being oil resistant, so they're safe for all types of site work, even roofing.
Scruffs OXIDEThe Scruffs OXIDE boots look cool, but they certainly deliver on all fronts including comfort, durability and protection. They are water resistant so if you're on a muddy site with light rain, there's a good chance your feet are going to stay dry, and that means you're comfortable when working. And on the note of comfort, you'll get soft leather and Suede on the upper part of the boot, and the normal padded tongue and collar. You’ll also get a sole to absorb shock. Durability wise, you'll get a sole that's pierce, slip and heat resistant, so these boots are going to last.
Scruffs SwitchbackIf you're looking for a set of work boots with steel toe caps that look cool and are lightweight, the Scruffs Switchback are a great option. They’re very lightweight and slim line. But built into the toe, you'll get a steel toe cap that's S3 rated. And for further protection, you'll get a durable midsole that's reinforced to protect your foot. The cushioned leather uppers and sports style inner sole means these are one of the most comfortable work boots. For durability, you'll get a heat resistant sole. The moulded protector keeps the boot intact, but it's also extremely comfortable; no rubbing here, means no blisters.