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Top 10 Mens Work Boots 2016

Tough jobs require tough shoes. But you do not sacrifice style or comfort in the pursuit of protection on the work site. Our selection of impressive men's work boots is available a variety of rugged styles on the way to look just as excellent ins the bar or around town, yet nonetheless offer all the features you need, which include waterproofing, insulation, and steel toe caps.

Chippewa Men's 9Caterpillar Men's Revolver Pull-On Soft Toe Boot,Wellington Dark Brown,9 M USGeorgia Boot Men's Georgia Athens Wellington Work Boot Work Shoe, Brown, 12 M USKEEN Utility Men's Pittsburgh Steel Toe Work Boot,Bison,9.5 D USTimberland PRO Men's Direct Attach Six-Inch Soft-Toe Boot, Wheat Nubuck,9.5 MSkechers for Work Men's Workshire Relaxed Fit Work Boot,Black,11 M USWolverine Men's Raider GTX 6Irish Setter Men's 83606 6Georgia Boot Men's Georgia Giant G6274 Work Boot,Soggy Brown,9 MWolverine Men's W02165 Marauder Boot, Brown, 10.5 M US

Dinosaur Boots

The year that Jurassic Park came out–the original 1993 film, that is–a lot of the kids in my neighborhood went as Tim Murphy for Halloween. He was a relatable, young character who voiced all the nerdy interest in dinosaurs that the film would inevitably spark in us kids. I, however, wanted to be Dr. Alan Grant, Sam Neil’s character.

I had the denim shirt, the light hat, the red bandana tied around the neck like it was meant for a puppy. I even had a pretty approximate pair of khakis, a weapon much like the guns used in the film, and a little set of picks and brushes in case I came across any fossils worth excavating.

The day of my elementary school’s Halloween parade came along, and despite my efforts, there was still something missing: the work boots. Dr. Grant was a serious outdoorsman, a paleontologist with a wry smile and a half-way decent American accent (Neil, like so many actors invading American soil, hails from the UK). No footwear could be more appropriately American except, perhaps, for the cowboy boot. From a costuming perspective, though, the cowboy look might have detracted from Dr. Grant’s portrayed intellect.

The work boot has a deeper universality to it, at once demanding you recognize its strength while also implying its cunning with every use. Not only are modern men’s workbooks veritable tanks for your feet, they also benefit from decades of research into the science of standing and walking in difficult spaces like work sites and factories.

They boast features like waterproof leather exteriors, cushioned inserts, steel toes, quick laces, and gripping rubber soles for stability and comfort. All this they do while maintaining a specific and iconic form that works as well as a fashion statement as it does walking the beams of a skyscraper. The only thing left that could improve them would be if Dr. Grant could capture a triceratops or two instead of just hugging them. Then, we might have had work boots made of dino leather. There's always the sequels, I guess.

Working It Out


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Choosing the right footwear isn't always something you do from a dry, clinical perspective, preferring practicality over all other considerations. If that were the case, all our shoes would be the shoes of some Soviet-style dystopia, black blocks of reasonably inexpensive material permanently glued to our feet, indestructible and adaptable to almost any task. Well, any task in the factory or labor camp, anyway.

Fortunately, the capitalists won the Cold War, so we continue to have a bevvy of options at our disposal that are as eye-catching as they are body-caring. You'd be hard-pressed to find a pair of work boots on our list that isn't both comfortable and useful, but it's that another aspect, the catching of the eye, that makes the most difference. Let your sense of style guide you toward a few of the boots on our list, and start evaluating other variables from there.

To get to the heart of those other variables, you should consider your intended use for your future work boots to help you narrow down our list to your best options. For example, you might be a motorcycle rider. That immediately rules out any boots that have laces, unless you want to get your leg caught in the gears and be viciously thrown from your bike at 70 mph.

Then, there's the question of actual employment, as to whether your job actually requires that you wear a work boot. If you do any kind of contracting, construction, demolition, or anything that puts your feet in harm's way, you want a boot that's sturdy and strong, and one that you can stand in for ten hours without losing feeling in your feet. Look for features like steel toes, Vibram soles, anti-microbial linings, and additional cushioning to ensure the highest level of comfort lives beneath that rugged exterior.

Always Leather On The Feet


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The human foot has seen some grueling challenges of the course of its evolution. Everything from massive shifts in global climate, to a transition from nomadic to agricultural societies, and, my personal favorite, the timeless practice of foot binding, has shaped the way we stand and walk, and the way we think about standing and walking, for millennia.

Early footwear consisted of leaves or strips of hiding strong against the foot or the calf with reeds, tree bark, and other, thinner strips of skin. These designs led to the sandals of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquity that has made a slight comeback in recent fashion trends.

The thing about sandals, though, is that they aren't particularly safe. In the era of the industrial revolution, more and more factory workers utilized boots or wooden clogs to protect their feet from the dangers of the workplace. After the second World War, Germany developed a kind of reinforced boot meant to keep the toes safe from falling objects and to keep the soles from enduring any puncture damage.

These were the first work boots to meet the standards to which we hold the category today. Over the decades that have proceeded since then, the leather has gotten thicker and stronger; the soles have gained elasticity, grip, and functionality from the addition of rubber; and the style has reached out past the factory walls and in urban and millennial fashion.


#10.Wolverine Men's W02165 Marauder Boot, Brown, 10.5 M US


2 famed names double-team everything the day can throw at you! Wolverine 6" DuraShocks GORE-TEX Boots, now BIG BUCKS OFF! DuraShocks comfort bounce backed up by GORE-TEX waterproof, breathable protection! A dynamic duo to make sure you make it through work with your arches and your good spirits intact! GORE-TEX membrane keeps out wet and vents out foot moisture for 100% dry comfort; Waterproof leather uppers. Supple, rugged, great looking; DuraShocks oil and slip-resistant outsole; Repairable, stable Goodyear welt construction; Removable full-cushion, dual-density DuraShocks insole, loaded with supportive comfort; Moisture wicking nylon lining; 3/4 gusseted to keep out "intruders." Padded tongue and collar; Each approx. 6" h., 28 ozs. Rear pull-on loop. 4 eyelets / 2 speed laces to hold 'em firm and fast. Order yours ONLINE now with Close-Out SALE savings! State Width: medium or extra-wide; and Size. Men's Wolverine 6" DuraShocks GORE-TEX Boots, Brown


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#9.Georgia Boot Men's Georgia Giant G6274 Work Boot,Soggy Brown,9 M


Lightweight and low profile, the Georgia Giant lace-up work boot is a breeze to wear But don't discount its ruggedness. This hardworking boot features a soggy brown full grain leather upper. 6" lace-up shaft with unlined quarters. Attached insole. Repairable Goodyear welt construction. Internal padded collar. Pull hooks for each lacing.

You’ll whistle while you work in these rugged lace-ups from Georgia Boot. Full leather construction offers durability and flexibility, not to mention a comfy fit, while a moisture-wicking lining keeps you comfy and dry even after a long day on your feet. A cushioned insole, collar, and tongue look after your comfort, and a shock-absorbing rubber outsole takes the sting out of your every step.


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#8.Irish Setter Men's 83606 6" Aluminum Toe Work Boot,Brown,12 D US


Irish Setter partners with you to get the job done in this handsome work boot. The leather upper features a moc-toe for a classic look. A Goodyear welt adds durability while the aluminum toe offers lightweight protection.

In 1950, Red Wing Shoes introduced boot style 854, crafted with distinctive Red Russet leather which inspired the Irish Setter name. Irish Setter became the premier boot brand for generations of hunters and workers by proving itself in the field and on the job site. Today, more than 100 years of Red Wing work boot experience, combined with the over 60-year legacy of Irish Setter outdoor footwear, results in purpose-built Irish Setter footwear for the modern craftsman and avid hunter.


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#7.Wolverine Men's Raider GTX 6" Contour Welt Work Boot, Café, 11 M US


Ready to keep feet dry in extreme ground conditions, this GORE-TEX-lined work boot is built tough but flexible for comfort and confidence you can count on for long days on the job sites. Bending and flexing with you, the boot feels cushioned, energetic and athletic thanks to dual ContourWelt and Multishox construction. Grip wet cement and slick surfaces with the rugged, slip and abrasion-resistant rubber outsole.

Established in Rockford, Michigan in 1883, Wolverine is an iconic American brand that combines superior materials with timeless craftsmanship. Wolverine boots are built to withstand the toughest of environments and provide all day comfort. Today, Wolverine leads the industry with a relentless commitment to innovation and patented technologies including Wolverine Contour Welt, Wolverine MultiShox, Wolverine Durashocks, Wolverine DuraShocks SR and Wolverine Fusion.


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#6.Skechers for Work Men's Workshire Relaxed Fit Work Boot,Black,11 M US


Smooth, durable full grain leather upper. Lace-up front with durable metal eyelets. Reinforced tonal stitched seams. Steel safety toe Padded collar and tongue for comfort. Soft fabric lining. Cushioned fabric insole. Shock absorbing midsole provides arch support. Oil resistant traction rubber outsole. Toe safe tested ASTM F2413-2011 I/75 C/75 protection. Electrical Hazard design safe tested ASTM F2413-05. Imported.

Skechers is an award-winning global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry that designs, develops, and markets lifestyle footwear that appeals to trend-savvy men, women, and children. The company's success stems from its high quality, diversified, and affordable product line that meets consumers' various lifestyle needs. Since it's inception in 1992, the Skechers diverse product offering has grown from utility style boots to include seven Skechers brands and five uniquely branded fashion lines for men and women.


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#5.Timberland PRO Men's Direct Attach Six-Inch Soft-Toe Boot, Wheat Nubuck,9.5 M


Our famous six-inch men's boots - adapted for on-site survival. Featuring waterproof leather, seam-sealed construction, and Thermolite® insulation, they'll keep feet dry and warm, enabling you to focus on the job at hand.

Modeled from Timberland's classic style work boot, the Direct Attach has it all and then some. With all of its comfort and hardworking technology, you would think this rugged waterproof, leather boot had a mind of its own.


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#4.KEEN Utility Men's Pittsburgh Steel Toe Work Boot,Bison,9.5 D US


Keen is taking work and safety shoes to the next level Impress your coworkers with a shoe that look casual but is ready to take on whatever your workday brings (or drops on your toe). These Pittsburgh Mid waterproof steel toe boots feature many of Keen's technologies that are essential for a high-performance work shoe; Keen. Dry's waterproof technology provides you with a breathable membrane that will promote air flow but keep you dry. Keen. Protect is their patented wrap-around outsole that goes up and over the toe. The boots are designed to be oil- and slip-resistant to keep you upright even in the messiest of conditions for is key when you're on the job - these work shoes feature Keen's meta atomical footbed design which delivers excellent comfort as it contours and cradles your feet. Whatever line of work you're in, Keen has got you covered.


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#3.Georgia Boot Men's Georgia Athens Wellington Work Boot Work Shoe, Brown, 12 M US


Georgia® Athens waterproof Wellington work boot is the work boot you've been dreaming about. Made with Georgia® waterproof system, this brown work boot is incredibly comfortable and strong. The men's work boot stands 10 inches tall and has a 15-inch calf circumference (shaft height and circumference may vary by size.) created with an EVA midsole and a rubber outsole, this pull-on work boot will keep your foot very comfortable. Not to mention it has an amp (advanced memory polyurethane) footbed and a TPU shank for support. Need more support the men's waterproof work boot comes with an anchor disk by Georgia.

Rough, tough, and able to take whatever you dish out, Georgia Boot Men's offers the Athens work boot. Constructed of sturdy leather with soft suede accent panels, Athens pulls on easily and keeps feet dry courtesy of the Georgia Waterproof System. The advanced polyurethane footbed provides ample arch support, and when combined with the slip resistant outsole, keeps you comfortably on your feet all day long.


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#2.Caterpillar Men's Revolver Pull-On Soft Toe Boot,Wellington Dark Brown,9 M US


Caterpillar boots are trusted most by today's working men not only for their durability but for their comfort. These CAT work boots feature a genuine leather foot under a matching, pull-on leather shaft. Single stitched Goodyear welt. Easy-on pull straps and round toe. Imported.

Looking for a work boot that makes it easy to put it on and go? Look no further than Caterpillar's Revolver boot. The pull-on design is easy to wear, while quality leather and a tough rubber outsole promise durability. The soft toe offers metal-free safety.


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#1.Chippewa Men's 9" Waterproof Insulated Steel-Toe EH Logger Boot,BayApache,10 E US


A Chippewa work boot for the man who needs it all - a steel toe boot, a waterproof leather boot, and an insulated boot - all with a rugged logger boot design. The Chippewa Super Logger boot features true waterproofing with a waterproof, but sweat-permeable membrane. This lace-up work boot has a 9" oiled leather shaft over a matching leather foot. Removable Dixon 460 waterproof insole. Triple ribbed steel shank. Sturdy-footing Vibram Tacoma yellow plug logger sole. 2" logger heel. Goodyear leather welt. Speed hooks for easy lacing. Heavy-duty, stay-put waxed laces and tarnish-resistant hardware.

There's nothing getting through this hefty boot from Chippewa. The leather design is waterproof to keep you dry and protected, and its thickly tread rubber outsole makes for superior traction and durability.


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