Wolverine Men’s Loader 6″ Soft Toe Wedge Work Boot Review

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Soft toe boots have become a stable in the industrial industry and since you will not be working with things that could damage your feet as much, these boots are the perfect addition to your working kit due to the lighter weight of the boot. However, finding the right one can be something of a daunting process and since many people do not put much thought into buying shoes aside from the look, you might end up with something you don’t really want.

That is where we come in and we have searched far and wide for the right boot that will give you this total comfort when it comes to buying boots. The Wolverine Men's Loader 6" Soft Toe Wedge Work Boot is a boot I spent a long time contemplating over but eventually decided to give it a try and find out if it is the ideal boot for the job.

Read on to find out if this is the ideal boot for you and your work!

Wolverine Men's Loader 6" Soft Toe Wedge Work Boot Features

Wolverine is a great boot that has been designed in the US and makes life easier for you when looking for work boots. One of their major attractions is the price tag and these boots are really affordable for the average person to afford. Here are a couple of features that you could expect to find when using one of these boots:

Materials:

The Wolverine brand has been built on the quality of their materials and these boots are no different. The boots have been constructed from premium full grain leather and the leather has also been tanned to make it last longer and more flexible. On the outer sole, you have a large lug outer sole and this is seemingly larger than most other boots but still soft and comfortable.

While the boots might lack some ventilation and the ability to wick away moisture, they are ideal for cold weather conditions. On the inside of the boot, you have a padded collar and this collar is designed to offer you the utmost in terms of overall comfort. It also eliminates the chances of ever having to deal with those stubborn abrasions that many seem to suffer from.

Inner sole:

On the inside of the boot is not much that will blow your feet away, but the boot is still rather solid on the inside with a decent footbed and a PU midsole that can be removed. The PU midsole is not the best option, but it is still decent if you do not have any foot problems. For those suffering from foot problems, you will have the ability to replace the inner sole with an EVA midsole if needed. 

One of the main features is the Goodyear welt construction and this enables the boots to fit perfectly tailored to your every need. This will give you a custom fit as well and should someone else try your shoes on with a different walking style, the shoes might not be the best for them and they might have some discomfort.

Additional Features:

This boot does not really excel in terms of additional features and you will only be graced by some of the basics. The taller design is certainly something that will be handy and this will enable you to walk in more environments and have the top end of your ankles protected as well. It also offers you some additional support from stepping on uneven surfaces and accidentally slipping.

Review

After receiving these shoes, I did not care much for the style and the style is definitely not the biggest draw. The one thing that caught my eye is the full grain leather and immediately signaled some great durability. I tested the shoes in numerous environments and also walked through some water to find out if the shoes are waterproof and how they will hold up.

Unfortunately, the shoes are not fully waterproof and from time to time, you will have water peering through. Thanks to the larger outer sole, this is also neutralized with the additional height and you could easily step over puddles. The white color also seemed somewhat like a problem if you love clean boots and you will need to wash them often to keep them this way.

The thing that I found to be most appealing is the fit of the boots and yes, these boots do fit like a glove without any additional sizing needed. They are perfect for wider feet and with my wide feet, I did not feel constricted in any way. However, it is worth mentioning that they have a small break in period that you need to deal with, but this will be over before you know it.

The one thing we would recommend changing is the inner sole and while PU does keep the price to a minimum; it is not the best option that you could choose. We would highly recommend EVA if you are looking for decent comfort, but if you have the money; memory foam will be your best option in terms of quality and comfort.

Pros and Cons

Having a great boot is something we all strive towards, but like with everything in life, you are bound to deal with a couple of drawbacks as well. Knowing these drawbacks beforehand will enable you to decide if the boots are for you or not and this can help you save some money. Here are the benefits and drawbacks of these boots:

Pros:

  • With the full grain leather construction, these boots are extremely durable and this will make them a great long-term option.
  • The large rubber lug is slip-resistant in all forms of the word and you will have the best experience walking on those slippery surfaces at work.
  • The padded collar on the inside is designed to keep you warm and while it does not wick away moisture, it could help you avoid any potential abrasions.
  • These boots are extremely affordable when compared to most of the other similar designs and brands. This makes them the ideal investment for anyone.

Cons:

  • Unfortunately, the boots do lack some additional features that could have been useful.
  • The PU cushioning is not the best and should be replaced if possible or uncomfortable.

Final Verdict

While not the best boots I have ever tested, these boots will certainly do the trick if you are in the lower income class or simply looking for something affordable to get you started at your job. These boots will definitely do the trick if needed and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for quality new boots.

We would definitely like to hear more about your comments on these boots and if you have had the opportunity of ever using them. Please let us know in the comment section if these boots are for you and if you would consider them a great option for other users.

Keen Utility Men’s Mt Vernon 6″ Waterproof Review

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At the beginning of the year, working shoes of all types are generally sought after and having a great working boot is not always easy to acquire. You will need to look for specific boots that meet the needs of your job and also have a few additional features that will give them some versatility and make them worth the price you pay.

The Keen Utility Men's MT Vernon 6" Waterproof work boots are considered to be one of the best when it comes to versatility and multifunctional use and after getting my hands on a pair of these boots, I set out to put them through as much strain as possible to find out exactly what they are made of. This was the ideal opportunity to see if these boots will be worth the price.

Read on to find out if these boots are for you!

Keen Utility Men's MT Vernon 6" Waterproof Features

As with all other boots, the KEEN brand has always tried to set themselves apart from the rest of the competition when it comes to boots and these features are quite common, but many of them can also only be found on KEEN work boots. Here are the top features in this specific model boot that you could benefit from:

Materials:

With premium grade leather used in the construction of the boot, this boot is one of the most comfortable and durable you could find. The outer sole is constructed from lug rubber, something that is extremely durable and will not allow anything to penetrate no matter the surface that you step onto. Additionally, a dry membrane has been added to the boot and this will allow the boot to evaporate moisture and keep you cool on the inside without having water penetrate.

Inner sole:

On the inside of the boot, you will find a durable PU midsole and this is combined with the EVA footbed. The footbed will mold to the shape of your feet, but the midsole might need some replacing. Fortunately, it can be removed if needed and you will be able to add something like EVA or memory foam if you feel the need.

The inner lining is also extremely comfortable and will keep the boot from ever causing any potential abrasions. It will also keep out some of the moisture while allowing some of the sweat to evaporate. When it comes to breathability, this boot is actually really functional.

Additional Features:

The boot includes a composite toe that has been constructed from aluminum and other materials. Both the left and right toe are asymmetrical and should provide some much-needed comfort to both sides of your feet. The outer sole has also been designed with KEEN grip and this is tested to be resistant to oil and water stains.

It is also worth mentioning that this boot does meet the ASTM standards for safety boots and with the addition of an electric-resistant outer sole, the boot is quite versatile and can be used in virtually any environment that you need to work in. The high-cut design is perfect for keeping out any unwanted creatures of visitors from getting into your boots if you are trekking through the wilderness in jobs like logging.

Review

Given the short testing time I had with these boots, it was quite exciting to put them through as much punishment as possible and find out if they are worth the price. The boots seem to hold up like most of the KEEN boots have in the past and this has made them one of the top brands that you could invest in when it comes to versatility.

Talking about versatility, the boot is designed for multifunctional use and can be used by virtually anyone in any type of job. I found the outer sole to be quite relaxing and comfortable, while the addition of the electric resistance, allows me to walk trough hazardous electrical areas as well. However, we would caution not to mix water and electricity, as this will always remain quite a bad combination that could surely cause you troubles and even death.

In terms of the design, the boot seems rather flawless and easy to put on and take off. I did not really have much in terms of break-in period and the boot seems to be short and you could walk it in within the day. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of the PU sole and have replaced it with a better EVA sole that molds to the shape of your feet. However, the EVA footbed is a great benefit.

One of the biggest problems that I found with these shoes is the narrow design and you might need to consider looking for a size bigger if you have wider feet. The shoes are extremely durable and tough and this will make them harder to stretch when forcing your foot inside. Eventually, the boots will fit perfectly, but you do need to endure some pain if you have narrow feet.

Pros and Cons

With each boot, you will see different pros and cons and even though the boot might be recommended as one of the best, nothing is perfect and there is a con or two that you will need to know about. Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks of the Keen Utility Men's MT Vernon 6" Waterproof boots that you need to know about.

Pros:

  • These boots are extremely durable and well constructed for long lasting efficiency.
  • The boots  are waterproof and abrasion resistant, while still allowing the moisture to evaporate
  • They are also electric resistant, something you might not find on boots every day.
  • No break-in period is present if you have the right size and the boots will also not constrict your feet.
  • These boots have passed all ASTM testing for quality and efficiency.

Cons:

  • Unfortunately, the boots are rather expensive and this does make them a tough decision when looking for new boots.
  • The PU midsole should be replaced with memory foam or EVA.
  • The overall design of the boots is also rather narrow, which means you could be left between sizes.

Final Verdict

If quality is one of your fortes, these boots will certainly be something to look at. They might be rather expensive, but when you have them, you will notice that they are definitely worth the price. We would like to highly recommend them to those looking for the best in every boot.

Please let us know in the comment section if we might have missed any of the other key features and if you believe that these boots are ideal for you.

Best Work Boots For Concrete Floors – Reviews, Ratings and Top Picks 2018

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Concrete floors can be quite strenuous on you and working on them all day will certainly take a toll if you do not invest in the right type of boots. Any boot won’t necessarily do the job and you could potentially be left with a few foot problems if you work for prolonged hours or periods in a day.

We have decided to look at the best work boots for concrete floors and how these boots could potentially ease the strain on your legs and feet. We have included a great buyer’s guide that should help you when it comes to choosing the right boots and ensure that you get the best possible value for your money.

Since we know how hard it can be searching for the best pair, we have included a few of the boots that we think will be perfect for the job. These boots have all been tested by our experts to ensure that you do get the best possible value for your money and your boots will last you for the longest time possible.


Best Work Boots For Concrete Floors 2018

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As we have already mentioned, any boot might not do the trick and you might need to search everywhere to find the perfect boot. Luckily, we have done all the legwork for you to ensure that you get the best possible value for your money and eliminate the time you will need to waste when it comes to searching. All of these boots have been carefully tested and met our judging criterion, ensuring that you get great value for your money.

#1 Timberland PRO Men's Pitboss 6" Soft-Toe Boot

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    Excellent durability
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    Moldable insole
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    Abrasion resistant
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    Really affordable

CONS

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    Not slip resistant

Starting our list is the Timberland PRO Men's Pitboss 6" Soft-Toe Boot. This affordable boot is designed to simplify your life and give you excellent durability. The boot is constructed from top quality premium leather and it has also been oiled to ensure your boots never dry out and crack when you are working outdoors.

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#2 KEEN Utility Men's Atlanta Cool Steel Toe Work Shoe

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    Extremely durable
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    Stylish design
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    Electrical and slip resistant
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    EVA midsole is included
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    Really affordable

CONS

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    These boots do lack ankle support

The KEEN Utility Men's Atlanta Cool Steel Toe Work shoe features a low-cut design. This might not be optimal for everyone, but the boot includes a multitude of features that will ensure you get the best use possible.

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#3 Timberland PRO Men's Barstow Wedge Work Boot

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    Extremely durable
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    Water and slip resistant
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    Includes anti-fatigue technology
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    Reasonably priced

CONS

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    Gets dirty quite fast

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    Sizes run a little large

The Timberland PRO Men's Barstow Wedge Work Boot is not the most stylish of work boots, but it certainly is one of the most effective on the market. The boot is made from tanned premium leather and this helps to keep the leather soft as well as keep the water out. This boot is definitely water resistant. The tanned leather does help the style somewhat.

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#4 Red Wing Heritage Moc 6" Boot

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    Durable and stylish
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    Comfortable fit
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    Water and slip resistant
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    Reduces fatigue with ease

CONS

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    Really expensive

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    Inner sole lacks comfort

Red Wing Heritage is certainly one of the most expensive brands on the market today. The boots are crafted in the USA and only top quality materials are used for the construction. The Moc 6” boot is one of these top boots that have been made from top quality leather. The leather has also been treated to ensure longevity and keep the water out.

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#5 Irish Setter Men's 83606 6" Aluminum-Toe Work Boot

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    Excellent durability
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    Flexible and moldable design
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    Reasonably priced
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    Lightweight

CONS

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    Has a break in period you need to deal with

Safety and lightweight have all been captured in the Irish Setter Men's 83606 6" Aluminum-Toe Work Boot. This boot is also designed from premium treated leather and the leather seems to be quite flexible and moldable as well. The mid-cut design has not only been padded on the inside but offers great ankle support.

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#6 Timberland PRO Men's Titan 6" Safety-Toe Boot

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    Perfect inner liner for moisture reduction
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    Meets most safety standards
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    Lightweight
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    Foot bed will regulate temperature

CONS

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    Not slip resistant

The Timberland PRO Men's Titan 6" Safety-Toe Boot is quite stylish and has also been designed from premium treated leather. On the inside, mesh has been used to help wick away moisture. This mesh has been treated with Agion, which has been designed to help keep your feet dry. These panels are on the inside and you might not have much ventilation.

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#7 Thorogood Men's American Heritage Plain-Toe Work Boot

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    Durable
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    Offers multifunctional use
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    Comfortable insole
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    Offers excellent support
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    Reasonably priced

CONS

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    The sizing is a little off

Last but certainly not least, we have the high-cut Thorogood Men's American Heritage Plain-Toe Work Boot. This boot is designed to offer you maximum comfort and allow you to trek through virtually any environment you need.

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Key Features To Consider Before Buying The Most Comfortable Work Boots For Concrete Floors

Now that you know exactly which shoes are the best for concrete, we have chosen a few essential features that you might consider before buying the best boots for concrete. These features are the most essential in helping you at your job, but we will show you some important features to consider when purchasing any boot:

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Support System

Having a support system is quite essential and it will definitely help reduce the strain put on your joints and provide you with more comfort. There are multiple support systems that you could potentially choose and these are nylon, steel, and even composite shanks. The nylon and carbon fiber shanks are generally much lighter, while the composite and steel shanks will spike the weight somewhat. Nylon also tends to be a good affordable option for those tight on a budget.

Fatigue Resistant Technology

Resisting fatigue is fundamentally important and being able to reduce the amount of fatigue placed on your joints will surely help you to work harder and be much more productive. Multiple boots have now incorporated anti-fatigue technology and it certainly has been extremely helpful to improve the overall quality of the boot.

Top brands that have included these technologies are Red Wing, Thorogood, Timberland, and KEEN has recently started to use this technology in some of their boots. The outer sole and the quality of it will also greatly affect the boots and the fatigue it provides.

Slip Resistant Outer Sole/Technology

The concrete floor is quite slippery from time to time and this might certainly require you to resist the spills. The quality of the outer sole is fundamentally important and with a larger outer sole, you will be much more resistant to falls and slips. Multiple brands have also started using new technology to incorporate and this will harden the outer sole. This also greatly helps in resisting possible slips. Finally, you should ensure that the boots are not only resistant to water, but to oil as well.


Important Features To Consider When Buying Any Great Work Boot

The above-mentioned features are greatly important when looking for boots to wear on concrete. These features are also important and having them in your boots or work shoe will ensure more longevity and help you to get the best value out of any boots for work. Here are the most important features to consider:

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Durability

Having your boots last a lifetime or even a decade is great and you will be saving a ton of money with them. The durability is directly linked to the materials, which consists of the upper and the outer sole. We generally recommend using leather for the upper and either rubber or synthetic for the outer sole. This combination is the most effective, but you could consider fabrics to save a few bucks.

Design

The design consists of the style and the cut of the boot and ensuring that your boots are cut to your liking and they have more of a modern design will give you multifunctional use. The high-cut and mid-cut boots are ideal for protecting your ankles, while the low-cut offer much more freedom and the ability to wear it with virtually any wardrobe.

Insole

The insole is part of the comfort and when looking inside the most comfortable boots, you will find the insole and the liner. The liner should help reduce abrasions and wick away moisture. Gore-Tex is generally perfect for these purposes.

When it comes to the insole, you will be looking at the quality and the cushioning it offers. EVA and memory foam are the best options on the market and they perfectly mold for pronation and supination, while PU foam offers decent com fort at an affordable price.

Protective toe

Depending on the nature of your job, you might consider the protective toe as important. Steel and composite are great options, although we generally prefer the lightweight composite toe. The steel toe is much more affordable and will certainly keep you protected. We also recommend finding asymmetrical toes that are found in the KEEN boots for their comfort.

Additional hazards

Should your job entail working outside or near any electrical surfaces, it will be a good option for you to consider having the added electrical hazard protection. Outdoor workers might find themselves in need of water protection and this is where the waterproof feature comes into play. Most treated leather boots are already waterproof and should keep you dry.

These features are quite common in boots and having them will certainly give you more value. We recommend looking for the key features and once you are done and your budget permits it, the common features will generally be a good bonus. Getting the best value for your money and the best work boots for concrete floors are easy with these features in mind.


Our Verdict

These boots are all really impressive and choosing the overall winner is certainly not the easiest of tasks to do. We have decided to choose the KEEN Utility Men's Atlanta Cool Steel Toe Work Shoe as it offers most features needed for the job. These shoes are also low-cut, which means that they work with virtually any wardrobe and should be a great addition to your collection.

We would like to thank you for reading this article and we would also like to encourage you to let us know if we have missed any of your favorites. Additionally, please feel free to let us know if you think we have missed any important features that you generally like in boots and we will certainly try and follow up on your suggestions.

What Are The Best Composite Toe Work Boots For Men? – Reviews, Ratings and Top Picks 2018

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Safety boots are highly recommended for tough working environments like construction sites and even in the factory, but often times the steel toe is a little too heavy. It is also something to get used to and many people aren't comfortable with wearing it.

We have decided to look at the best composite toe boots. These are not only designed to keep you safe, but they offer some additional comfort to keep you from experiencing any level of pain. Since comfort is something we all need in footwear, it should definitely be one of the main considerations for work boots.

To help you get started in the right direction, we have included a few of our favorite boots that we have tested and found to be really comfortable, but if you might need something else, we have also included a buyer’s guide that has been thoroughly researched and should help you in your shopping process. It is also worth mentioning that we used this guide in our selection process to ensure that the boots we share with you are worth their value


Best Composite Toe Boots For Men 2018

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Our comprehensive list of boots are by no means all of the available boots on the market and we have had the opportunity of testing these boots ourselves. This ensures a more accurate opinion and should allow you to get the best return for your money. Here are the 7 best composite toe boots of 2018:

#1 Keen Utility Men's Davenport Mid WP Industrial and Construction Shoe

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    Exceptional durability
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    Lightweight design
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    100% waterproof
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    Stylish design

CONS

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    The only real downside is the price

KEEN is one of the top brands when it comes to any type of work boot and since all of their footwear is crafted in the USA, it adds another level of trust.

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#2 Timberland PRO Men's 90665 Work Boot

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    Stylish leather design
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    ASTM compliant
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    Padded collar for comfort
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    Slip resistant outer sole

CONS

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    Expensive

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    Heavy

The Timberland PRO Men’s 90665 Work Boot is next on our list and it has been constructed from premium grade leather. This leather construction ensures that the boot will last you multiple years in terms of durability.

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#3 Skechers for Work Men's Vostok Comp Toe Work Boot

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    Good durability
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    Flexible outer sole
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    Tested for electric hazards
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    Lightweight
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    Really affordable

CONS

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    Not completely waterproof

Skechers is a very affordable brand that still offers quality but is great for the general worker. The Skechers for Work Men's Vostok Comp Toe Boot features a stylish black leather design. The boot is exceptionally durable for the price and the wider design also makes it ideal for those with larger feet.

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#4 Carhartt Men's CMF6371 Rugged Flex Six Inch Waterproof Work Boot

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    Stylish and supportive
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    Slip resistant and waterproof
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    Reasonably priced
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    Extremely comfortable inner sole

CONS

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    A little oversized

Featuring an extremely stylish design, the Carhartt Men’s CMF6371 Rugged Waterproof boot is designed to last. The boot is made from 100% pure premium grade leather and features a flexible, yet still durable outer sole. This boot just optimizes overall durability and style.

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#5 Thorogood Men's American Heritage 6 Inch Safety Toe Lace-up Boot

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    Extremely durable
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    Comfortable insole
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    Moisture wicking inner liner
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    Shock absorbing rubber midsole

CONS

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    Expensive

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    Heavy

As one of our favorite brands, we had to include a Thorogood boot. The Men’s American Heritage 6-inch Safety Toe Lace-up Boot is the perfect choice for us.

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#6 Bates Men's GX-8 Comp Toe Side Zip Work Boot

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    Flexible and really comfortable
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    Lightweight
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    Reasonably priced
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    Great inner lining

CONS

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    Lacks some durability

Bates is not the most popular brand, but with the Men’s GX-8 Comp Toe Side Zip Boot, they have certainly created something that is exceptional.

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#7 Danner Men's Vicious 8 Inch NMT Work Boot

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    Extremely durable
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    Lightweight TPU shank for support
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    Moldable EVA midsole
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    Absorbs shock
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    Gore-Tex liner is one of the best you could find

CONS

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    Extremely expensive

Last but certainly not least, we have the Danner Men’s Vicious 8-inch NMT Work Boot and this boot features an extremely stylish design.

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Key Features To Consider When Looking For The Best Composite Toe Work Boots

Now that you have an idea of which boots we would highly recommend, you should be able to make a decision. This buyer’s guide is designed to show you which features we took into consideration and why. If you do not like any of the boots we have chosen, you could still use these features as your judging criterion when selecting a different pair of composite toe boots. Here are the most important features you should know of:

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Durability

The durability is fundamentally important and this greatly comes down to the construction and the materials that have been used. The leather is the best material for work boots and it is quite durable as well, but might be a little pricey to buy. If you find synthetic or fabric, you could reduce the cost, but you will also give up some durability.

Weight

Since we are looking at the most comfortable work boots, the weight is something to keep in mind. If the boots are too heavy, you might not have great success when it comes to reducing fatigue. A lightweight boot does not mean it is less durable, it only means that the boot is more comfortable to work in.

Metallic or non-metallic materials

Metallic is not ideal for electric situations and if metallic is used in the composite toe; you might not have the ability to walk through electrical hazards. We highly recommend looking for non-metallic construction as it makes the boot so much more multifunctional.

Outer sole

The outer sole is fundamentally important for work. We generally recommend rubber with larger lugs as this ensures that you will not slip. Rubber also offers some more flexibility to the shoe and this should give you the opportunity to bend your knees without your toes getting hurt in the process.

Waterproof

We generally believe that any work boot should be waterproof. If the boot is waterproof, you could have so much more functionality. In the case of leather, it means the leather has been treated to keep water out, but other fabrics have also been proven waterproof. We would just like to mention again that leather is the most durable material you could find.

Inner sole

The inner sole directly corresponds to the overall comfort of the boot. PU cushioning is used for most boots, but it does need to be broken in. if you are looking for the maximum amount of comfort and an inner sole that molds to the shape of your feet, you should consider EVA or memory foam.

Design

Lastly, you should consider looking at the overall design of the boot. If it is stylish we would highly recommend it as you will be able to wear it with virtually any wardrobe, but practicality is also fundamentally important.

These are the 7 main features that perfectly go with the 7 most comfortable composite toe boots. They might not all be included in your boot as this will drive up the price significantly, but if you have them in your boot, you will have maximum comfort, durability, and the best possible value for your money.


Our Verdict

Since we have tested all of these boots and found them to be really effective, we would like to recommend them all as the best, but there was one that stood out and looked exceptionally well. We have decided that the Danner Men's Vicious 8 Inch NMT Work Boot offers the perfect combination of the features we are looking for. The boot might be a little expensive, but if you are looking for the best, you must also be willing to pay for it.

We would also like to thank you for reading this article and we do hope that you have found the best composite toe boots for your needs. Please let us know in the comment section below if you think we might have missed any of your favorites and we will be sure to check it out for you.

Looking For The Most Comfortable Steel Toe Boots For Men? – Reviews, Ratings and Best Picks 2018

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The most comfortable steel toe boots are an essential part of working safely. These boots are designed to be a little heavier, but they offer a ton of extra comfort as well. If you find your self in the line of construction, you might certainly need a pair of well-designed steel toe boots.

We have decided to look a little deeper at these boots and their construction. This also includes the most important features that you will need to take into consideration when looking for them. While there are many cheap knock-off brands available on the market today, we try to stick to the most well-known brands that have proven themselves in terms of quality. This might mean that the boot is a little more expensive, but you will definitely be getting better value in the longer run.

We have included a thoroughly researched buyer’s guide that should enable you to see which features are considered the most important. These features were also used in the process of selecting the best steel toe boots and by putting them through a strict vetting process, we also know that the brands and the boots are top of the range in terms of quality.


Most Comfortable Steel Toe Boots For Men 2018

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#1 Timberland PRO Men's Pitboss 6" Steel-Toe Boot

PROS

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    Durable and tough
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    Slip resistant
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    Reasonably prices
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    Decent ventilation
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    Comfortable inner sole

CONS

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    Not abrasion resistant

The Timberland PRO Men’s Pittboss 6” Steel-Toe boot features a mid-cut design and this is to help you when it comes to ankle support. The boot is also made from premium leather materials and it includes a synthetic sole. The sole might not be top of the line but will still ensure that you have some decent traction.

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#2 804-4375 Thorogood Men's Job PRO Safety Boots

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    Extremely durable
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    Includes shock absorption
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    Resists electrical hazards
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    Includes a great Drill Vamp lining

CONS

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    Expensive

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    Heavy

Thorogood is a true American brand and they also have a great reputation for making boots in all lines of work. The Thorogood Men’s Job PRO safety boot is another heavy, yet quite durable steel toe boot for construction workers.

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#3 Georgia Men's 6'' Wedge Steel Toe Work Boot

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    Extremely durable
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    Offers great safety
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    Has shock absorbing properties
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    Outer sole can be replaced if needed

CONS

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    Narrow fit

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    Lacks good ventilation

The Georgia Men’s 6” Wedge Steel Toe Work Boot is also designed from premium grain leather. The boot features a tanned color and the mid-cut design should be perfect for keeping your ankles protected as well.

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#4 KEEN Utility Men's Pittsburgh Steel Toe Work Boot

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    Exceptional durability
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    Stylish design
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    Offers great grip
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    Abrasion resistant
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    Comfortable EVA foot bed

CONS

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    They are quite expensive

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    Heavy design

KEEN is one of our favorite brands and they have a proven record of producing high-quality boots. The Utility series is one of their top ranges for those in the construction area and since they are designed from leather, they are durable as well.

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#5 Skechers for Work Men's 77009 Workshire Relaxed Fit Work Steel Toe Boot

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    Durable and waterproof upper
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    Does not conduct electricity
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    Includes a memory foam inner sole
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    Lightweight
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    Really affordable

CONS

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    The outer sole lacks some durability

The Skechers for Work Men's 77009 Workshire Relaxed Fit Work Steel Toe Boot features a very stylish design and the black color should go perfectly well with just about any wardrobe.

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#6 Timberland PRO Men's 52562 Endurance 6" PR Work Boot

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    Electrically resistant
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    Includes anti fatigue technology
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    Stylish design
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    Reasonably priced

CONS

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    Lacks some outer sole durability

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    Water seems to get it from time to time

Next, we have another boot from Timberland PRO. The Men’s 52562 Endurance 6” PR Work boot features a unique style and it is made from full grain leather. The dark brown color meets many purposes and while this boot is designed for tough outdoor work, it is usable on farms and for hunting purposes.

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#7 Stanley Men's Dredge Steel-Toe Work Boot

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    Durable
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    Extremely comfortable fit
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    Abrasion resistant
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    Odorless design with decent lining
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    Really cheap

CONS

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    Limits adjustability of the fit

Last but certainly not least, we have the Stanley Men’s Dredge Steel-Toe Work Boot. With this boot, you will not have any laces to worry about and the premium-grade leather design offers you maximum durability for any environment.

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Key Features To Consider When Buying The Best Steel Toe Boots

Now that you have all of the best options in the mid-cut range, you might need to know which features we focused on when choosing them. This buyer’s guide is designed to turn you into an expert yourself. You will know exactly which features sets apart the great boots from the average and ensure that you get great value for your money. Here are the most important features you need to look at the most comfortable steel toe boots:

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Safety Standard

The ASTM standard is one of the main standards used for judging boots and the quality of them. If you are working in a volatile environment, the steel toe might offer you some level of protection, but if the boot is not tested to be safe, you are taking a major risk. The safety standard of the boot can include the electrical rating and the ability to keep your feet safe from falling objects.

Durability

We do include this feature quite a lot, but it is one of the most important. The most comfortable work boots are not cheap and buying one every few months will become expensive. The materials are generally a good indicator of the overall durability. We love premium-grade leather uppers and rubber outer soles, but the synthetic outer sole also does the job. Unfortunately, you will need to pay more for quality, but it works out in the end.

Support

You will be on your feet for most parts of the day and accidents can easily happen. Whether you slip or twist your ankle, this could take you away from work for a long time. We love the idea of having a shank for added support. This offers stability and should you twist your ankle, the shank will keep it straight as much as possible. Steel is the best option for a shank, but nylon will also suffice.

Outer Sole

The outer sole closely links in with the support part of the boot. The outer sole should be slip resistant and this will not only mean for water spills but for oil stains as well. To determine the quality of your outer sole, you will firstly look at the materials. Next, you will look at the pattern and size of the lugs. Bigger lugs offer more grip and if they include those tiny spikes, you will never slip and fall.

Comfort

The comfort is important and this is generally found on the inside of the boot. Your lining should be thick and abrasion resistant, while the foot bed and inner sole molds to the shape of your feet. We love memory foam and EVA midsoles, but PU cushioning also works. The lining can be anything as long as it wicks away moisture and keeps your feet dry. If you add antimicrobial properties, you will have an odorless boot as well.

Additional Extras

If you have some extra cash to spare, these additional features should really be beneficial. By looking at the electrical conduction and the waterproof features, you will have a multifunctional and versatile boot. Versatility always comes in hand when you expect it the least.

These features might be a lot to take in, but they do make the boot and dictate the overall quality as well. To ensure that you do get great value for your money, it is imperative that you look at these features and ensure that your boot has as much as possible. Rather spend a large amount now that small amount over time.


Our Verdict

All of these boots are great in their own right and choosing the best one is not always easy. We have decided to stick with the KEEN Utility Men's Pittsburgh Steel Toe Work Boot. This boot meets most of the above-mentioned features and it is really affordable as well. KEEN is also made in the US and their friendly customer service will always have your back.

We would like to thank you for reading this article and we also hope that you have found the ideal boot to meet your needs. Please let us know in the comment section if we might have missed any of the most comfortable steel toe boots that you might like.

What Are The Most Comfortable Steel Toe Shoes? – Reviews, Ratings and Best Picks 2018

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Safety should be your number one concern when working outdoors or in construction. The quality of the toe of the boot will ensure that you not only resist any possible abrasions, but you are also capable of not getting hurt when accidents do occur.

We have decided to take a look at the most comfortable steel toe shoes of 2018 and find out exactly what makes these boots so unique. We have also looked at many of the key features that can be found in these shoes and this buyer’s guide should ensure that you are capable of getting the best shoes, as well as the best possible value for your money.

These shoes are not only comfortable, but they are designed with you the consumer in mind. This means that the boots we have chosen or our list will keep your feet protected without forcing you to break the bank.

That said, here are the top 7 steel toe shoes for work that you could find on the market in 2018:


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Before we simply dive into the key features of each shoe, you should know which ones we have chosen. If you are still not ready to decide, you could simply refer to the buyer’s guide to ensure that you are armed with the right knowledge when it comes to making your purchase. Here is our selection for the top 7 most comfortable steel toe work shoes of 2018:

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#1 Timberland PRO Men's Powertrain Sports Alloy Toe SD+ Industrial & Construction Shoe

PROS

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    Durable and flexible design
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    Lightweight
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    Stylish and fashionable
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    Includes anti-fatigue technology
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    Abrasion and slip resistant

CONS

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    Does not really protect the upper leg

The Timberland PRO men’s Powertrain Sports Alloy Toe SD construction shoe features a lightweight and sporty design. This design will ensure that you have decent comfort and protection. The shoe has been constructed from synthetic and textile fabrics. This ensures that you could have maximum flexibility, while still enjoying some decent durability.

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#2 KEEN Utility Men's Atlanta Cool ESD Steel-Toe Work Shoe

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    Excellent durability
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    Fashionable design
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    Lightweight
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    Reasonably priced

CONS

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    Lacks durability in the laces

KEEN is one of the top brands that many people gravitate towards in the US and the Utility Men’s Atlanta Cool ASD Steel-Toe work shoe is certainly a testament to their quality.

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#3 Timberland PRO Men's 53534 Titan Safety-Toe Slip-On

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    Durable leather design
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    Stylish slip-on
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    Lightweight
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    Offers great grip

CONS

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    Quite expensive for limited protection

Slip on shoes might not be for everyone, but repeatedly the laces turn out to be the weak part of the shoe. The Timberland PRO Men’s 53534 TITAN Safety–Toe Slip on shoe features a unique design that has been specifically designed to make your life easier when putting them on and taking them off.

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#4 Skechers for Work 77055 Cankton Athletic Steel Toe Lace Boot

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    Lightweight and flexible
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    Offers great ventilation
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    Great for pronation and supination
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    Really affordable

CONS

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    The boot does lack some durability

The Skechers for Work 77055 Cankton Athletic Steel Toe lace boot is also low cut like most of the other boots on this list, but we really love the outdoor-style design as well as the athletic edge that it has been given.

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#5 KEEN Utility Men's Braddock Low Steel Toe Work Shoe

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    Durable and lightweight
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    Waterproof
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    Includes a great PU midsole
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    Oil and slip resistant

CONS

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    Quite expensive

Next, we have another well-designed shoe from KEEN’s Utility series. The Men’s Braddock Low Steel Toe Work Shoe is designed to be one of the best steel toe shoes that you could wear in your construction line of work.

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#6 Caterpillar Men's Conclude Steel Toe Work Shoe

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    Durable and tough design
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    Slip-on feature
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    Moldable EVA foot bed
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    Water resistant
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    Really affordable

CONS

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    Not good for oily stains

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    Quite heavy

The Caterpillar Men’s Conclude Steel Toe Work Shoe Is a perfect example of the shoe that you should wear when going to work in the factory. The shoe features a stylish and modern leather design and this lends to the overall durability.

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#7 New Balance Men's MID627 Steel-Toe Work Shoe

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    Extremely flexible and stylish
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    Three colors combinations to choose from
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    Includes ABZORB shock absorption technology
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    Moldable midsole
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    Really affordable

CONS

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    Quite a narrow fit

When you think of New Balance, you might think of running and athletics, but the Men’s MID627 Steel-Toe Work Shoe is designed with these same basic concepts of comfort, it only includes a steel toe to make it safe for the average worker.

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Key Features to Consider When Choosing the Best Steel Toe Shoes

Now you should have a better idea of which ​work shoes/boots are the best that you can choose from to complement our list, we have also included the main features that you need to look out for in these boots. Our experts also used this buyer's guide to ensure that they choose the perfect shoes that should be ideal and comfortable for your feet, without forcing you to break the bank. Here are the most important features you need to look out for:

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Mid Foot Support

Having some sort of shank that offers you support is definitely something that you need to consider in these shoes. Since they all feature a low-cut design, this means that you will not have the luxury of the longer boots that could offer you some extra support. A steel shank is generally the strongest and most durable, but you could also consider using a normal TPU shank to keep you supported.

Inner Sole

The inner sole is certainly one of the most important parts of any shoe and you will need a sole that is perfect for your feet and walking habits. The PU and memory foam cushioning are generally the best and you will not need to worry as much about break in periods. EVA foam is a little thicker and should be much better suited for those suffering from pronation and supination.

Durability

Shoe must be durable if you are using it outside and in construction fields. The type of material that is used for the main construction will generally be the durability of the shoe and you should definitely try to look for leather or synthetic. Other textiles might be lightweight and flexible, but they will lack the durability that you need for long-term use.

Outer Sole

The outer sole should generally be slip resistant and you will need to ensure that you have decent sized lugs that will not only resist water spills but oil as well. We do not necessarily recommend synthetic soles and we believe that having a quality rubber sole will ensure that you are always protected from slips.

Ventilation

The ventilation will vary from person to person. If you are working in colder climates, you might not need this and would prefer something that keeps you warm, but since you will be on your feet all day and move a lot, having decent ventilation can definitely make a huge difference. You should also look for a balance, as there is no use in sacrificing the insulation. Having small mesh vents could certainly make a huge difference.

Slip-On or Laces

This might not be a feature, but it will definitely be something that you need to consider. The slip on design is hassle free and much easier to put on and take off, while the laces can be extremely beneficial in terms of providing you with the ideal fit and the ability to adjust the fit to your liking. We would not recommend one or the other and the choice would certainly come down to your personal preferences.

Suspension or Cushioning

Most of the shoes on our list have some sort of suspension or cushioning system. This means that the shoes are capable of absorbing some of the strain that you put them through. When combining this with a decent shank, you will find that the shoe is capable of reducing fatigue and ensuring that you are more comfortable when on your feet the entire day. This feature should be looked at carefully.

These seven features are highly rated and we used them as the criterion for our judgment of the shoes. We have not included the steel toe as they all have them, but you could consider reducing some weight and going from a durable steel toe to the alloy toe. We have also found that the alloy toe is a little better when it comes to protection and since it weighs less, you will have reduced weight. It is also worth mentioning that the alloy toe is a little more expensive.


Our Verdict

Choosing the best one out of all of these quality shoes is no easy task and we had to think really carefully about which one will be the best. The KEEN Utility Men's Atlanta Cool ESD Steel-Toe Work Shoe is certainly the one with the most features that will keep everyone happy. The shoe matches all of the criteria in our buyer's guide and even though it might be expensive, you will certainly get your money's worth.

We would like to thank you for reading this article and we do hope that you have found the ideal shoe for your needs. We would like you to drop a comment in the comment section below and let us know if we might have missed any of your favorite most comfortable steel toe shoes.