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Most comfortable work boots

By: Daniel Smith

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In theory, work boots are made to be comfortable. However, not all work boots do an equally good job at protecting your feet from impact and bad weather during a long working day. Good work boots should stay comfortable for at least 6 months of everyday wear.

High-quality work boots can be pretty expensive and buying a new pair is not something you do every week. Therefore, you want worth for your money. Boots that lose grip or suspension within the first months of using them are worthless.

Fortunately for you, with the help of more than 50 experienced construction workers, we’ve found what we believe to be the most comfortable work boots of this year.

Most comfortable steel toe work boots

CAT waterproof work boot

Caterpillar Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot

our score: 8.6
  • Thick rubber sole
  • Approximately 8″ inch shaft
  • Made from 100% leather
  • Steel toe protection

Steel toe work boots are notorious for being uncomfortable. These boots often have a long break-in time and are rarely comfortable out of the box. However, we believe a quality pair of steel toe work boots should fit comfortably the first time you put them on.

If you say work clothing the first brand that often comes to mind is Caterpillar. They are one of if not the biggest manufacturers of quality work clothes.

Caterpillar’s Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot is proof that less is more. With their simple yet efficient design, we believe these are the most comfortable steel toe work boots on the market today.

And the best thing about them? Well, they are comfortable straight out of the box. No need to break them in and have painful feed for a month!

  • Pros
  • Waterproof boot made out of high-quality leather.
  • Lightweight steel toe insert
  • Comfortable out of the box
  • Relatively cheap compared to others
  • Cons
  • Can be too heavy for some
  • Limited color options


comfortable lightweight work boots

Skechers Men’s Burgin-Tarlac Industrial Boot

our score: 9.1
  • Thick rubber sole
  • Low top lightweigth work boot
  • Made from 100% leather
  • Weight: 2.06 pounds or 934 gram

Are you working long days and you don’t care too much about impact protection? Then a lightweight pair of work boots are probably all you ever need. When this applies to you, congratulations since these work boots are often the most comfortable to wear!

Skechers is known for making great shoes for an affordable price. If you are looking for a great pair of work shoes on a budget these might be your best choice.

Weighing only 2.06 pounds or 934 grams these are incredibly lightweight. This means less protection but hey, if you are looking for a pair of shoes to walk on all day, who cares?

  • Pros
  • Water-resistant since they are made from 100% leather.
  • Lightweight yet protective steel toe
  • Electricity protection
  • Cons
  • A bit less durable
  • Minimal insulation


Most comfortable winter work boots

Carhartt 10″ Waterproof Insulated work boots

our score: 9.0
  • Very thick rubber sole
  • Approximately 10″ inch shaft
  • Made from 100% leather
  • Electricity protection up to 18000 Volts

Are you often wearing work boots in cold temperatures or even snow? Then having a pair of work boots that keeps your feet dry and warm is really important. I am pretty sure nobody likes having cold feet. right?

It is no secret, we love these work boots. Even though they might not be a perfect match for everybody we believe this could be the best industrial work shoe ever.

Protective yet very comfortable, the Waterproof Insulated PAC Composite Toe Boot from Carhartt has it all.

Are you looking for more waterproof work boots? Then you should read our detailed guide on the best waterproof work boots.

  • Pros
  • Most waterproof boots on this list. its waterproof membrane makes this shoe waterproof as well as breathable.
  • Warm insulating layer
  • Quick lace system.
  • Cons
  • This work boot is more expensive than other boots on this list.
  • Can be too heavy for some

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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