Dispose the stereotyping; most comfortable work boots for men does not just equate to construction jobs. In fact, they are one of the most underrated apparels needed by workers (except for the guys in line with construction, of course). Electricians need electrical hazard footwear. Janitors and fast food crews need slip-resistant boots. Those who work outdoors even in the coldest of winter need all-terrain or insulated shoes. With all these choices, which is the most suitable for you?
Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel-Toe Boot
If you want a great pair of steel-toe boots, check this one from Timberland. Aside from the guaranteed protection against lacerations and stray materials that can pierce your feet, it also boasts amazing features:
• Electrical hazard protection
• Cast metal top hooks for increased durability
• Goodyear welt construction for a durable mechanical bond
• Padded top collar which makes the shoes more comfort-friendly
• Fabric lining with antimicrobial treatment for odor control (admit it, you love this feature!)
Price: $83 to $124, which is a very good price threshold considering that good quality-boots’ prices range from $90 to almost a whooping $200!
Chippewa Men’s 6″ Rugged Handcrafted Lace-Up Boot
This pair of work boots is fashionably done compared to the traditional designs of work shoes. Handcrafted and as rugged as a Texan cowboy, you get a looker for a boot. Features include:
• Combination of leather and Vibram sole
• Removable cushion insert
• Lace-up with D-ring lacing hardware
• Boot in burnished leather featuring American Flag lace pin, orange contrast midsole, and debossed logo at side
The downsides to this work boots are: it’s not steel-toe and not waterproof. You can use mink oil to make the boots water-resistant, though.
Price: Quite costly at $116.06 to $165.95 considering its downsides.
Caterpillar Men’s Diagnostic Steel-Toe Waterproof Boot
As always, Caterpillar owns a spot on the “most comfortable work boots for men list”. Lining up with the most trusted brands, Caterpillar deserves to boast their newest creations: Diagnostic Work Boot, Edgework Pull-on Boot, Torsion, The Alaska FX boot, and Flexion Generator and Manifold. The features of this boot collection are:
• Has Cat’s ERGO comfort system
• Waterproof collection in line with style
• Breathable lining keeps feet dry
• Steel shanks for durability
• Some styles have steel toe for extra strength and protection
• No-slip design which works best even in oil-coated surfaces
Price: $105.99 to $150, and I’d say these boots deserve this price.
Thorogood Men’s 814-4200 American Heritage 6″ Moc Toe Boot
If you’re in love with Red Wing boots but couldn’t afford the price, check this one. Boasting lower price, good features and undeniable “resemblance” with Red Wing Moc Toe boots, this one’s a keeper. Features are:
• Goodyear Storm Welt Construction
• Cotton Drill Vamp Lining
• Removable Dual Density Ultimate Shock Absorption Foot bed on Poron 4000 Comfort Cushion Insole, Rubber Midsole, Fiberglass Shank, Vibram Christy Blown Rubber Wedge
• Tobacco Oil-Tanned Leather Upper
This isn’t waterproof, but treating it with beeswax will make it water-repellent.
Price: $99.99 to $165. Compared to its “almost” twin, I’ll get this baby instead, thanks so much.
Timberland PRO Men’s Soft Toe Boot
Holding up to Timberland’s promise of a good work boot, Timberland PRO Men’s Soft Toe Boot says much. Included in the Timberland PRO Direct Attach Series, here are this boot’s features:
• Leather upper, rubber sole
• Timberland PRO® Rubber for better traction on all surfaces
• Insulated and waterproof
• Oil resistant
• Antimicrobial treatment to prevent and control odors
• Has Timberland PRO® 24/7 Comfort Suspension™ that helps reduce foot fatigue
Price: $114.94 to $139.99, a price I can expect from high-quality work boots!
Wolverine Men’s W02421 Raider Boot
No, these boots aren’t Wolverine’s, but they are sure as durable as our Marvel hero. These pair of boots boasts good quality and equally good designs (it doesn’t shout, ‘I’m a work boot!’). Here are its features:
• Leather Nubuck
• Shock absorbing compression pads molded in the outsole
• Moisture managing mesh linings
• Wolverine multishox contour welt construction
• Removable full cushion footbed
• Nylon shank
• Rubber sole
This is not steel-toed, but for many who prioritize comfort, light weight and who are not into construction, this work boots are superb!
Price: $105.50 to $154.95, which is costly if you want a steel-toed boot.
Dr. Martens Men’s Fusion Safety-Toe Chelsea Boot
And of course, Dr. Martens will not let themselves absent in the list. Although this pair of work boots resembles rain boots and it look simpler than the other work boots above, it boasts comfort and durability. Here are its features that made it stand out:
• Leather Chelsea boot featuring 360-degree welt stitching, gored insets on sides, and pull-on loop at back
• Slip-resistant textured outsole
• Moisture-wicking lining
• Manmade sole
Price: $106.45 to $135, and lightweight considering that it’s steel-toe boots.