There’s nothing worse than lugging around 5lbs on each foot all day. I used to be that guy, coming home with achy feet and calves every single day. I did some research and learned that the boots I was using were the likely cause of all my sorrows. My boots were nearly twice as heavy as the higher quality brands.
So, I spent a little extra money to purchase the best lightweight work boots I could afford. As simple as that, my foot aches were lessened and I was able to walk normally after extended shifts.
What Causes Achy And Sore Feet?
There are two primary issues that attribute to the issue of sore and achy feet.
Weight – While a pound here or there doesn’t sound significant, over the course of a day it will make a huge difference. Even shaving one pound off of each boot will have your feet feeling amazing.
Poorly Constructed – Boots that are poorly constructed are not going to form to your feet. This means you will be putting added stress on your joints, muscles, and bones of your lower legs and feet.
Low-Quality Materials – Poor materials are going to not only way more, but also be more abrasive. Their durability is shoddy at best and won’t last out the year.
The problem is, finding ‘the best’ of anything is a difficult process. Most brands try to claim the title but few actually stand up to the tests. That’s where I come in, I’ve done the ‘heavy lifting’ for you and reviewed the top brands and boots. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best lightweight safety boots.
Top 4 Lightweight Work Boots Reviews
Carhartt Men’s CMF6366 6 Inch Composite Toe Boot
First up we have these Carhartt composite toe boots. They’re incredibly lightweight while still offering the protection of regular boots. They have a shock-absorbing cushioning that displaces the stress. A heel inserts that give better arch support and comfort while moving on uneven terrain.
Carhartt insoles are also known to be very comfortable and reduce stress on the feet. It’s completely removable for easy cleaning or replacement.
What We Love: After a break in these forms fit extremely well. This gives an incredible amount of support to your feet and ankles.
Where We Think They Could Do Better: Firstly, these boots take quite a few days to break in. Give yourself at least 4 days of wearing these casually before you take them on a work run. Secondly, the shoelaces aren’t the greatest. They’re thin and may fall apart within the first few months of heavy use.