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Best Waterproof Work Boots

By: Daniel Smith

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Is it finally time to swap out your old workboots for a new pair of rugged, waterproof workboots? Well, we’re here to help find the best waterproof work boots for you!

There are plenty of workboots to choose from but finding the best can prove quite the challenge. We compared all the work boots currently out there and ranked them.

The best waterproof work boots

Cat Footwear Men's Diagnostic Steel-Toe Waterproof Boot

CAT Footwear Men’s Diagnostic 6″ Steel-Toe

our score: 9.4
  • Fully Waterproof
  • 100% leather
  • Steel toe
  • Thick rubber sole

The CAT Footwear Men’s Diagnostic Steel-Toe is our favorite waterproof work boot. This boot is made of high-quality leather and has an impact-resistant, rubber sole.

A great thing about this boot is that they do not need a long time to break-in. Usually, you will have sore feet for a couple of days but after this, they will feel great. You should always use a good pair of work socks. Read our guide for the best pair of work socks.

Overall, we believe this is the best waterproof work boot. It is rugged, well priced, and can be used for nearly every job! On top of all that, it looks great and can be worn under every pair of work pants.

Who should buy this work boot?

Is this the best waterproof work boot for you? Here are some examples of people that should buy this waterproof work boot:

  • Construction workers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Woodworkers

CAT Footwear Men’s Diagnostic 6″ Steel-Toe specs:

Toe6″ inch
Weight1.2 kg
Material100% Leather
WaterproofYes
SoleThick rubber
InsoleEVA foam
InsulationYes
Available sizes9 – 14

CAT waterproof work boot

Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift 6″ Steel Toe

our score: 8.6
  • Water-resistant
  • 100% leather
  • Steel toe
  • Most Comfortable

The Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe wins in our eyes the award for the most comfortable waterproof work boot. This boot is light, yet very durable. Even working long days in this boot will not give you sore feet.

Who should buy this work boot?

Is this work boot the best for you? Here are some examples of people that should buy this waterproof work boot:

  • Construction workers
  • Woodworkers
  • Homeowners and DIY’ers

Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe specs:

Toe6″ inch
Weight1.2 kg
Material 100% Leather
WaterproofWater-resistant
SoleSynthetic
InsoleEVA foam
InsulationNo
Available sizes9 – 14

Carhart waterproof work boot

Carhartt Men’s Traditional Welt 6″ Steel Toe

our score: 8.9
  • Water-resistant
  • 100% leather
  • Steel toe
  • Synthetic sole

TheCarhartt Men’s Traditional Welt 6″ Steel Toe Work Boot weighs exactly 1 lb 13 oz. This makes it the lightest work boot on this list. This is great if you have to cover a lot of long distances while at work.

this waterproof work boot is also great to use at home. It is so light it almost feels like you’re wearing a regular boot.

Who should buy this work boot?

Is this work boot the best for you? Here are some examples of people that should buy this waterproof work boot:

  • Woodworkers
  • Homeowners and DIY’ers
  • Plumbers

Carhartt Men’s Traditional Welt 6″ Steel Toe specs:

Toe6″ inch
Weight1.2 kg
Material100% Leather
WaterproofWater-resistant
SoleSynthetic
InsoleEVA foam
InsulationNo
Available sizes9 – 14

Timberland waterproof work boot

Timberland PRO Men’s Pit Boss 6″ steel toe

our score: 7.5
  • Water-resistant
  • 100% leather
  • Steel toe
  • Synthetic sole

This work boot has been on the market for a while now. It is a great classic boot that also features a 6″ inch steel toe. Made of 100% leather to ensure that water will not seep through the seems of this work boot.

The Timberland pro Pit Boss also has a rubber sole, making it a great match for people who work nearby electricity hazards.

It is equipped with Timberland’s unique Comfort suspension technology. Meaning that wearing this boot will minimize the risk of foot or toe injury.

Who should buy this work boot?

Is this work boot the best for you? Here are some examples of people that should buy this waterproof work boot:

  • Woodworkers
  • Homeowners and DIY’ers
  • Electricians

Timberland PRO Men’s Pit Boss 6″ steel toe specs:

Toe6″ inch
Weight1.2 kg
Material100% Leather
WaterproofYes
SoleSynthetic
InsoleEVA foam
InsulationNo
Available sizes9 – 14
The Author
Daniel Smith
My passion for power tools and work clothing started when I was a kid. My father and I used to build tree houses together, he taught me all the tricks of the trade! Meanwhile, I'm a 28-year-old with more than 7 years of experience on various job sites.
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