It's that time of year. Either, your employer is paying for your work boot, or you're getting a tax break on your purchase*. Either way, someone else is footing the bill for your government-mandated safety gear. But that still leaves the question, "what do I buy?" Steel toe, electrical hazard, ANSM certification—we've got options. Shop our picks for reliable work boots packed with essential safety features that work as hard as you do.
The work boot of work boots, the Timberland PRO direct attach 6" Steel Toe Boot packs tons of features into a recognizable silhouette, including seam-sealed waterproofing, insulation, electrical hazard protection, and a steel safety toe. This guy has it all. It’s even antimicrobial.
Complies with: ASTM F2412-11, ASTM F2413-11 I/75, ASTM F2412-11, ASTM F2413-11, ASTM F2892-11, I/75, C/75
Bloodborne pathogen resistance is just the first in a long list of protective properties that make this Timberland PRO pair a premiere work boot. Slip-resistant outsole in all-weather conditions, lightweight composite safety toe, waterproof membrane, and Ever-Guard technology are also on its resume.
Complies with: ASTM F1671-07, ASTM F2412-11, ASTM F2413-11 I/75, ASTM F1671-07, C/75
The Wolverine Floorhand 10” Wellington boot stands out due to its pull-on feature. Whether working on site or in your own backyard, the tall shaft offers more coverage than the average ankle boot and the waterproof leather keeps you dry. Best worn with heavy work socks.
Complies with: ASTM F2413-11, M I/75, C/75, EH
Ariat may be better known for their rough and tumble western boots, but the Catalyst VX 8” Metguard Composite Toe Boot is a work boot that delivers from every direction. These boots boast waterproofing, Goodyear welt, composite safety toe, slip-resistant outsoles, and Cobalt XV technology for temperature management.
Complies with: ASTM3, ASTM F2413-11, M/I/75, C/75, EH
This women’s work boot from Dr. Martens is just as durable and hardworking as our men’s’ selections. The Arbor Chelsea Boot features a steel toe, electrical hazard protection, and SoftWair memory foam sockliners with a raised grip pattern to promote underfoot airflow.
Complies with: ASTM F2413-11, FI/75, C/75, EH
For quality performance and maximum comfort on a budget, turn to the Skechers Burgin Tarlac. It includes a steel safety toe, electrical hazard protection, a puncture-resistant insole, and a slip-resistant outsole. Plus, that classic Skechers memory foam comfort.
Complies with: ASTM F2413-05, ASTM F2412/2413-2011, I/75, C/75, EH