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Comfortable. Durable. Affordable.
Is that too much to ask from a work boot?
If you work in any type of industrial environment on your feet all day, great footwear is critical to your success. You need work boots that fit right, protect your feet and won't blow your budget.
Need help sorting through your options?
Factors to consider:
- Type of safety toe. Do you need steel toes, aluminum toes or composite toes? Each offers unique advantages in terms of protection against electrocution, impact, temperature and more. Know what the job requires before you shop for work boots.
- Construction materials and process. A boot's durability and comfort are largely determined by how it's made – and what it's made of. Evaluate the upper material, the quality of the insole, the tread thickness and how the upper is attached to the sole when weighing your options.
- Proper support. Great work boots should provide adequate foot and arch support, reduce stress on your legs and back and minimize your risk for injury. Consider what special needs you have or that the job may require before deciding which boots to buy.
- Comfort. The best-made work boots in the world won't benefit you on the job if they don't fit right. Always try work boots on before buying them. And if you're purchasing online, make sure the site has an iron-clad exchange/return policy – to avoid extra charges if the pair you order isn't a great fit.
Ready to shop?
High-quality work boots that won't break the bank:
Irish Setter 83608 Steel Toe Work Boot: $100 to $162 (electrical hazard safety)
Timberland PRO Ascender Alloy Safety Toe: $100 to $130 (alloy safety toe)
Wolverine Overman Waterproof CarbonMax: $117 to $180 (slip-resistant)
Carhartt Men's CMF6366 Composite Toe Boot: $106 to $173 (oil, slip and chemical resistant)
EVER BOOTS "Ultra Dry" Premium Leather Work Boots: $66.95 (waterproof)
Options for women:
Timberland PRO Women's Titan Waterproof Boot: 105 to $194 (slip resistant rubber outsole)
KEEN Utility Women's Detroit Mid Steel Toe Work Boot: $75 to $157 (waterproof and slip resistant)
Avenger Women's 7124 Leather Waterproof EH Work Boot: $90 to $107 (removable dual-density insole)
Looking for a great new job to go along with those great new work boots?
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