No doubt, the most comfortable shoe in the world are sneakers. But when one is working in construction, demolition, architecture or roadwork the most important shoe to be wearing are work boots. Let us be clear that the boots we are describing are manly, bold and robust to have you safe and comfortable on the job. The following are seven work boots that we believe to be this season’s top styles for your everyday yard work:
Ariat Rigtek 8” H20, $169.95
This completely rugged-look work boot that is waterproof comes with Ariat’s special ATS technology, which sets this shoe apart from the rest. The ATS technology provides unbelievable stability and comfort. Within the sole of the shoe and the sides you will find cushions that move as you walk that helps promote good posture and reduce fatigue throughout the day. These cushions also provide a moisture-wicking foot-bed so your foot stays dry and comfortable throughout the day. They are extremely lightweight; can you say work hard, play hard? Sizes range from 7 to 14 with the option of different widths.
Ariat Workhog Trek 6” H20, $174.95
If your looking to do work in an area where being submerged in water could be the case than this is the work boot for you. The Ariat Workhog Trek 6” H20 waterproof work boot provides maximum shock absorption to have you feeling comfortable and dry all day long. This shoes outsole comes with an oil and slip durability technology designed to deliver wear and abrasion resistance. The Workhog model from Ariat is great for when replacing windows, doors or roofs at home. Comes in only one color, Oily Distressed Brown, along with different width choices.
Duluth Trading Co. Men’s 6” Contractor’s Moc Toe Boots, $189.50
Have you ever had a work boot that has a resoleable feature? Gentlemen, this is one of the only work boot shoes out there right now where you can replace the sole! Built with goodyear welt construction, this shoe’s sole can be replaced once you have worn it down. The insole that the shoe comes with is shock-absorbent and has that broken-in comfort feeling from day one of wearing them. These will be great for your backyard work when mowing the lawn or planting new shrubbery. With their “No Bull Guarantee” you can return the shoes at any time for a refund of its purchase price. The Moc Toe shoe comes in brown and black with a choice in width.
Duluth Trading Co. Men’s Grindstone 6” Waterproof Work Boots, Around $119.50
Looking for a shoe that is as light as a sneaker but has the beefy protection of a work boot? This is it. The Duluth Trading Co. Grindstone Work Boot comes with antimicrobial Dri-Lex® lining to stop the stink. The boot is built with a sweat control fiber to provide breathability for your foot along with preventing the growth of bacteria within the shoe, which is ideal when they get wet. These waterproof work boots will be used best in those wet conditions within areas that are humid like bathrooms and kitchens. Duluth apologizes about the delay, due to the great quality of the boot; the Grindstone will have all sizes available after January 21st, 2015.
Justin’s Original Work Boots Men’s Tan Premium Light Duty Work Boots, $114.95
In our list of favorite work boots this season, Justin’s Original Work Boot is the only shoe that is 8 inches tall to provide the upmost stability for your ankle. If you are one who looks for that extra support in a shoe than this is the best shoe for you. This work boot is great for men who are in construction who are looking for a non-safety toe and that extra support.
Wolverine Men’s Socket Waterproof Composite-Toe EH Work Boot, $130.00
The Wolverine Men’s Socket Waterproof Composite-Toe EH Work Boot comes in a wonderful dark brown color and ranges from sizes 7 through 14. This work boot has compression mold in the midsole that is used in modern day running shoes giving you the best comfort as possible.
Wolverine Men’s Cabor EPX PC Dry Waterproof 6” Boot, $160.00
This dark brown waterproof boot made by Wolverine has a slip resistant rubber lug outsole. With its waterproof membrane, this boot is perfect for any type of construction environment. Wolverine has free ground shipping and exchanges.
These seven styles will have your foot extremely protected while you are on the job and will make you look stylish amongst your competition. For those long days of repainting the exterior of your home or shingling your roof, these shoes will keep you dry, safe and comfortable.