In today’s highly demanding work environment, the importance of having the right equipment cannot be understated. While more industry regulations are being put in place to keep the working man safe on the job, let’s be honest with ourselves here for a moment. There’s no such thing as a truly hazard free working environment.
You could be a manny (man nanny) working in a baby proof house only to slip on a small plastic toy. So, if your job involves a certain degree of danger, if you know your common daily interactions include heavy machinery, sharp objects, chemicals, extreme temperatures, electricity, slippery surfaces, or just brutal working conditions, then you need to be wearing one of our top 10 best men’s work boots.
10. KINGSHOW Men’s 1366 Water Resistant Premium Work Boots
Table of Contents
- 10. KINGSHOW Men’s 1366 Water Resistant Premium Work Boots
- 9. GW Men’s 1606ST Steel Toe Work Boots
- 8. EVER BOOTS “Tank” Men’s Soft-Toe Insulated Work Boots
- 7. Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Soft-Toe Boot
- 6. Maelstrom Men’s Tac Force 8 Inch Zipper Tactical Boot
- 5. Caterpillar Second Shift Work Boot
- 4. Timberland PRO Men’s Direct Attach Six-Inch Soft-Toe Boot
- 3. Skechers USA Men’s Mariner Utility Boot
- 2. Caterpillar Men’s 2nd Shift 6″ Steel Toe Boot
- 1. Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel-Toe Boot
When it comes to affordability, this boot definitely takes the cup as one of the cheapest boots on our list. But don’t get me wrong; the fact that the KINGSHOW Men’s 1366 Water Resistant Premium Work Boots are cost friendly does not mean that the manufacturer compromised on the quality. The 1366 Premium boots are some of the most popular work boots used all over the world, and for good reason! Let’s cast our camera lenses on what customers can expect from this work boot.
Durable Leather Construction
When it comes to uppers, leather is one of the most durable and low maintenance materials that a work boot can have. The KINGSHOW 1366 Water Resistant Premium Work Boots are crafted with premium, nubuck leather construction that provides a tough as nails exterior. So no matter how harsh or brutal your working environment is, you can rest easy knowing that these bad boys have your back no matter how hard you abuse them.
If you want to know how much flexibility comes with your boot, look at the type of toe used. The 1366 Premium Work Boots use a soft toe design that lets you get about more smoothly and without restrictions. Despite the shoes being soft toe and not having any steel reinforcement, they’re a pretty reliable pair that will keep you safe in the field.
9. GW Men’s 1606ST Steel Toe Work Boots
When you’re shopping for steel toe boots, there’s always a dilemma that you have to overcome. On one hand, the construction of these kinds of boots makes them a bit bulky and expensive. On the other hand, they offer unrivaled levels of protection in the workplace. Today, we’re checking out the GW Men’s 1606ST Steel Toe Work Boots and see why more and more men are steadily moving on to the steel side.
Contrary to what you may think, some work boots are made more equal than others. The GW Men’s 1606ST Steel Toe Work Boots boast of Goodyear Welt Construction that guarantees durability in the face of adversity. As is that wasn’t enough, the manufacturer went ahead and included a steel to cap that runs all the way into the sole to give you all-rounded protection. This means that you are safe from impacts from above, and punctures from below.
All Round Comfort
For a boot that is jam packed with a ton of steel and other protective features, GW Men’s 1606ST Steel Toe Work Boots have somehow managed to remain comfortable. From the plush, comfy interiors to the thick midsole, you can comfortably wear these boots all day long without fatigue setting in.
8. EVER BOOTS “Tank” Men’s Soft-Toe Insulated Work Boots
Much similar to some of the best men’s work boots on the market, the EVER BOOTS “Tank” Men’s Soft Toe Insulated Work Boots are also constructed from full grain leather. However, there is one particular aspect that sets these Tanks apart from pretty much all the other boots on our top 10 list. And this is the ability to blend insane durability with high-end hooks for even more rough housing. That’s where we’re starting off our review.
High End Accessories
The EVER BOOTS “Tank” Men’s Soft Toe Insulated Work Boots stand out for their bright, functional accessories. The manufacturer included a set of speedy hooks on the loop for an added touch of convenience and durability. Not only will you now be able to strap up much quicker, but you can work with the peace of mind that you have a secure fit.
Unrivaled Comfort and Support
While durability is what most men want is a work boot, a little comfort doesn’t hurt either. Think about it: you’ll be wearing your work boots for a very extended period of time. As a result, you want something that offers as much comfort and support as required. The EVER BOOTS “Tank” Men’s Soft-Toe Insulated Work Boots are definitely the most comfortable pair in their price range. This is all made possible by the comfort cushioned insoles that offer maximum support and all-day comfort on the job.
7. Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Soft-Toe Boot
For those of you who have been paying attention, you’ll notice that the prices keep on going up as we make it to the top positions in our list. If you’re expecting the quality to improve and the prices to decrease, you might as well end your search here because it only gets pricier. The Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Soft-Toe Boot is everything that a work boot deserves to be; that’s tough, safe, high quality and most importantly, comfortable. If you’re looking for more comfort and support at the workplace, then here’s why you need to be wearing these bad boys.
Soft Toe Design
While steel toe boots are ideal for most occupations, some guys just want something more lightweight and comfortable. The soft toe design really comes in handy if your primary concern is comfort. In addition to giving your forefoot a ton of flexibility, the soft toe also grants you more wiggle room in the toe area.
Durable, Stylish Exterior
Like all other masterpieces from Timberland, the Pitboss 6″ Soft-Toe Boot features high-end, leather construction that is as durable as it is stylish. The leather exteriors are full grain and have been well oiled for a polished look. Combine that with the fancy speed lacing system, and you’ve got one very convenient and stylish exterior.
6. Maelstrom Men’s Tac Force 8 Inch Zipper Tactical Boot
For those of you Sci-fi buffs and nerds among us, you’ll be especially pleased to hear about this one. The Maelstrom Tac Force 8 Zipper Tactical Boots look like something you would wear as part of a Star Wars enforcer uniform. However, the full capabilities of what this boot can do are real and should not be taken lightly. Let’s shed some light on the features that make the Tac Force boots a force to be reckoned with.
Built for Battle
The Maelstrom Tac Force Zipper Tactical Boots have been designed with law enforcement, military and tactical professionals in mind. From the construction itself all the way to the little protective and comfort features, you can tell that this is a tactical boot through and through. As you will see below, these boots are made with components that have been designed to enhance performance and comfort in the most diverse environments.
Packed with Modern Tech
From the uppers, the Maelstrom Men’s Tac Force Zipper Tactical Boots are made with polishable and water resistant leather and nylon uppers to keep you dry and looking your very best. Inside, a lightweight and shock absorbent synthetic compound is packed in the midsole for superior cushioning and re-bounce to your feet.
5. Caterpillar Second Shift Work Boot
By now, every single person on the planet knows who Caterpillar is. As the world’s leading producer of heavy equipment, CAT earthmovers are widely renowned as a symbol of strength, integrity and honest, hard work. It’s these same principles that guide their search for the perfect footwear. The Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot have gained the trust of men in all occupations for good reason. This includes:
Goodyear Welt Construction
As the most durable type of footwear construction available on the planet, most people prefer their work boots to have Goodyear construction. Not only is this type very durable, but it has several hidden benefits too. For example, it is the only type of structure that allows you to resole ant damaged outsoles or replace them entirely. Keeping in mind that these are some pretty costly boots, this is an excellent way to get more value for your money.
In addition to being super durable, the Caterpillar Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boots are quite packed with protective features. Starting us off is the steel toe cap that protects your toes from sudden impacts and compression forces. The others all lie under your foot in the form of a high traction, oil, and slip-resistant outsole.
4. Timberland PRO Men’s Direct Attach Six-Inch Soft-Toe Boot
Ah yes, another highly reliable work boot for our hard working boys. The Timberland PRO Men’s Direct Attach Six-Inch Soft-Toe Boot is molded from the brand’s classic style work boot to incorporate as much comfort as possible. With unrivaled levels of support and a few secret weapons hidden in there, this classy boot has a mind of its own.
PRO 24/7 Comfort Suspension System
The Timberland PRO Six-Inch Soft-Toe Boot comes with the manufacturer’s patented PRO 24/7 suspension system that keeps foot fatigue at bay, supports your arches and cushions each and every step you take. This is all made possible by contoured shock diffusion plates that stabilize your feet and disperse pressure while walking, standing, running or even climbing.
If you work in wet conditions, then you obviously need a boot that won’t let any water in. The Timberland PRO Direct Attach Six-Inch Boot is built with seam-sealed waterproof leathers that cause water to bead up and shed immediately. Combine that with the mesh lining, and you have an all-weather boot.
3. Skechers USA Men’s Mariner Utility Boot
Introducing what is possibly the only ankle high boot on our top 10 best men’s work boots, the Skechers USA Men’s Mariner Utility Boot definitely lives up to its name. It doesn’t matter if you’re facing a cold, rocky mountain or some tough concrete; you can rest much easier knowing that your feet are well protected. But is this just another knight in not so shining armor or is there more to it than meets the eye? Let’s dig a little more deeper now, shall we?
Heavy Duty Outsole
The Skechers USA Men’s Mariner Utility Boot might just have one of the hardiest and most functional outsoles on the market. Since they are designed on a wedge, heel and lug platform, the outsoles are also great when it comes to shock absorption. This means that you can work freely in the worst kinds of terrain without fear of slipping.
One of the most exceptional features of the Skechers USA Men’s Mariner Utility Boot I the ability to give one heck of a fitting. Thanks to the deeper toe box with a supportive instep, anyone who has a hard time finding a great fit will never have to worry again.
2. Caterpillar Men’s 2nd Shift 6″ Steel Toe Boot
We already told you all about CAT, but here’s a quick recall just in case you missed it. Now, as the world’s leading manufacturer of heavy equipment, CAT earthmovers are widely renowned as a symbol of strength, integrity and honest, hard work. It’s these same principles that guide their search for the perfect footwear. Today, we’re checking out the all black Caterpillar Men’s 2nd Shift 6″ Steel Toe Boot for that professional, polished look.
Steel Toe Safety Cap
With men’s work shoes, the most popular designs are usually soft toe and steel toes. Steel toe boots tend to have solid reinforcements in the toe area for ample protection. The Caterpillar Men’s Boots incorporate a solid steel toe that safeguards against crushing or compressing forces around the workplace.
The Caterpillar Men’s 2nd Shift 6″ Steel Toe Boots are well known for their extra comfort features such as the generously padded collars. Not only do these offer more comfort and support, but they also help you achieve a more secure and seamless fit. Combine that with the Climaspehere sock liner, and you just might have a winner.
1. Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel-Toe Boot
Finally, the long awaited hour is now upon us. Introducing the best men’s work boots on the planet, the Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel-Toe Boot. Aside from being robust, safe and super comfortable, these are some other reasons why this bad boy made it all the way to the top position on our list. It may be a tad expensive, but we all know that you get what you paid for, right?
The Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel-Toe Boot has been engineered to be as compliant as possible. The steel toe construction meets and exceeds all ANSI safety standards to guarantee the best conditions for a harsh environment. Not only are your feet kept safe from crushing forces, but they are also protected from stubs. I especially enjoyed the roomier toe box that makes the steel toe cap quite comfortable.
As if the above features weren’t enough, the Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel-Toe Boots take protection to the next level. For starters, the shoes incorporate a high traction outsole that won’t let up even in the most slippery conditions. To top it all off, the boots include electronic hazard protection to keep you safe from live wires and open circuits.