Feet are one of the most vulnerable extremities while working. That’s why you need work boots to help protect against falling, moving objects, slips, and other hazards. The problem is, most boots have a short life expectancy.
I know I don’t have the money to buy new boots every six months. If you’re anything like me, you want the most durable work boots that have a good balance with safety, comfort, and price.
What Makes A Boot Durable?
There are a few key features to look for in work boots.
Construction – Goodyear welt construction is the most durable and longest lasting construction method for boots. It has its drawbacks such as a longer break in times and most expensive but it will save you money in the long run.
Safety Toe – A good safety toe composed of either steel or composite is imperative while working. It should meet ANSI safety standards and protect your toes from 75lbs of impact and 2,500lbs of compression weight.
Materials – Quality materials are extremely important for the lifespan of your boot. Inferior products will use cheap materials to keep the price down. While they may look nice from the outside, they will be stiff, uncomfortable, and likely fall apart after only a few months.
Let’s take a look at the most durable work boots on the market.
Durable Work Boot Reviews
Timberland PRO Men’s CSA Boondock Boot Review
I wanted to start with this boot because it is all you will ever need. It has a composite toe for safety, it’s waterproof, and won’t ever fall apart. These things were built to last for five to ten years.
While the price point is high, the durability and function more than makeup for it.
These I recommend for anyone looking for a great boot, that’s built to last, and has all the required safety features and functions for most jobs.
Next up we have the pit boss. I can’t say enough about these boots. They are some of the most popular and widespread work boots in the world. They utilize many safety and comfort features, while still retaining a modest price.