The best work footwear combines all-around protection, high-end materials, excellent traction, and good looks into a single, hard-working package. Whether you prefer full grain leather or high-performance synthetic material, you’re looking for a boot with a traditional steel toe or a combat boot for quick work, here are the best work boots available now.
EVER BOOTS 'Tank' Men’s Soft Toe Leather Work Boots
These 100-percent, full grain leather boots from EVER BOOTS require zero break-in time and they look great, but there’s serious construction under that pretty appearance. Goodyear welt construction ensures they’ll hold up on the job, the rubber outsole delivers stability, and the insole makes it all comfortable.
FREE SOLDIER Men's Lightweight Tactical Boots
These lightweight tactical boots from FREE SOLDIER are great for anyone working and moving fast. Thinner fabric than your average clunky boot and vented holes provide breathability on hot summer days, and at 1.54 pounds, they won’t weigh you down, all while still protecting your feet.
Timberland PRO Men's Boondock Composite Work Boot
Timberland may be popular among people of all walks of life, but the Timberland PRO Boondock proves the brand can stand up to hard wear and tear. The waterproof boots feature a composite safety toe, deep lugs on the outsole, and shock-absorbing tech that supports and delivers energy to your feet.
Timberland PRO Men's Direct Attach Industrial Shoe
You can’t go wrong with that classic Timberland look. The PRO Direct Attach shoe features the essential steel toe, insulation, and oil-resistant deep lugs that made the brand an all-star.
Under Armour Men's Valsetz RTS 1.5
Under Armour is synonymous with high-performance gear, and these military-style tactical boots live up to that reputation. A side zipper allows quick access, while lightweight synthetic material keeps you agile on the job.
Irish Setter Men's 83605 Work Boot
A spinoff of Red Wing, Irish Setter has been outfitting outdoorsmen and workers since the ‘50s. Their 83605 work boot proves why the brand has remained popular with active folks for generations. The rubber-EVA outsole is heat-resistant, a perfect pair with the 100-percent full grain leather that’s straight fire.
Caterpillar Men's Threshold Boot
With supreme traction on the sole, sealed seams to protect against wet environments, and rated protection against electrical hazards, the Caterpillar Threshold industrial boot will give you peace of mind in any conditions.
FREE SOLDIER Men’s Waterproof Hiking Boots
The durable combat boots from FREE SOLDIER would make a great choice for any tough job. The upper material is light but puncture proof, the TPU body is flexible but wear-resistant, the EVA midsole provides plenty of comfort, and reinforced toes and heels provide protection all around.
Thorogood Men's American Heritage Moc Toe Boot
Thorogood is another heritage brand, producing quality boots out of Wisconsin since 1892. Their American Heritage moc toe boot, with its polyurethane MAXwear wedge sole and shock absorbing footbed, it’s a sleek alternative to clunky newcomers.
Brahma Men's Iron Tough II Steel Toe Boots
The Iron Tough II boot from Brahma declares its intentions. The ASTM F2413-18 molded steel toe will keep your feet safe, even as the padded tongue and collar keep your feet comfy.
Interceptor Men's Force Tactical Steel Toe Work Boots
Steel toe, slip-resistant treads, full-grain leather and all-black nylon tops -- what more could you ask from the Interceptor Force Tactical boot? How about good looks and long-term wear. You can have those too.
Herman Survivors Men's Bison Steel Toe Wellington Boot
If you’re after a tall boot for extra wet work, consider the Wellington from Herman Survivors, which is rugged enough for a storm and sleek enough for everyday wear.
Wolverine Men's Floorhand Work Boots
Wolverine is another trusted brand worth investing in. The Floorhand boot features waterproof materials that are also water-wicking for sweat relief, cement construction for durability, and a full-grain upper for those dashing good looks.