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Quick Buyer’s Guide

In a hurry and just want the best work boots that suit your needs? Use the quick buy guide below to head straight to the retailers. Alternatively, scroll down to read about each pair.

Comfortable

Wolverine Legend DuraShocks CarbonMax Boot

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Arch Support

Timberland PRO 6 Pit Boss Steel Toe

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Tactical

Timberland PRO 8 Valor Duty Composite Toe Boots

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Premium

Irish Setter 836046 Aluminium Toe

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Logging

Carolina Elm Waterproof Logger Boot

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Rigger

Dr. Martens Work 2295 Rigger Boot

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Chelsea Boot

Dr. Martens Work Fellside Chelsea Boot

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Ankle Boots

Keen Utility Flint Low Walking Shoe

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Budget Work

Caterpillar Threshold Steel Toe Boot

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Budget Tactical

Magnum Response III Side Zip

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What Are The Best Men’s Work Boots?

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1. Wolverine Legend Durashocks [Comfortable]

Wolverine Legend DuraShocks CarbonMax Boot
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Overview

We’re generally very fond of Wolverine and their work shoes are impressive to say the least. They’re particularly comfortable and offer all the key features you’d want from work boots.

Key Features

Comfort is ensured thank to H-Plate suspension that returns energy as well as shock-absorbing compression sidewalls. Furthermore, they’re waterproof full-grain leather and feature a nanotechnology CarbonMax safety toe for a lighter and more ergonomic fit.

Best Colors

We really love the two-tone brown boots but they’re also available in a darker brown as well as tactical matte black.

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2. Timberland Pro Pit Boss Steel Toe [Arch Support]

Timberland PRO 6 Pit Boss Steel Toe
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Overview

Timberland are renowned for providing solid footwear for work. The Pit Boss is no exception as well as being a stylish Nubuck leather 6″ boot.

Key Features

As well as meeting the ASTM standards mentioned above, there’s a very comfortable open-cell polyurethane footbed with antimicrobial treatment. Thanks to their Pro 24/7 Comfort Suspension technology, you can expect all-day comfort thanks to a nylon shock diffusion plate and a Goodyear welt.

Best Colors

Whilst we’re fond of the tan Nubuck leather, you can also opt for either the black or brown options instead. Each are very stylish with that iconic Timberland appeal.

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3. Timberland PRO 8″ Valor Duty [Tactical Boots]

Timberland PRO 8 Valor Duty Composite Toe Boots
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Overview

The most exceptional tactical boots that we’ve encountered, Timberland have surpassed themselves. Made with premium materials, expect the most protective and stylish high-quality boots.

Key Features

With the hazards faced by the military and emergency services, expect these boots to meet the majority of ASTM standards. Furthermore, these boots feature waterproof full-grain leather and ballistic nylon uppers, which are pathogen resistant. Meanwhile a composite safety toe provides protection whilst the moulded EVA midsole offers lightweight cushioned comfort.

Best Colors

Being tactical boots, it’s no surprise that these boots are only available in black. However, it’s unlikely that you’ll need them in another colour!

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4. Irish Setter 83604 [Premium Work Boots]

Irish Setter 836046 Aluminium Toe
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Overview

A utility brand owned by Red Wing, Irish Setter features some stunning and practical boots. We love the worn saddle full-grain leather and were impressed by the lightweight aluminium toe cap too.

Key Features

Besides adhering to the ASTM standards above, you can expect a steel shank for increased support as well as the aforementioned aluminium toe cap. Furthermore, a PU footbed offers all-day cushioned comfort. Similarly, there’s a Irish Setter’s unique ENDURANCE Arrowhead outsole for added traction.

Best Colors

Although only available in a deep Oxblood brown, we’re still in love with the worn saddle style that it creates. Even if there we other options, we’d doubt that we’d prefer them over this.

5. Carolina Elm Waterproof [Logger Boots]

Carolina Elm Waterproof Logger Boot
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Overview

If you work in the lumber trade, you’ll need boots that can handle nature’s obstacles but can provide the necessary protection the hazards ahead of you. We were unfamiliar with Carolina until we came across the Elm boots. They’re fantastic and very stylish as well as comfortable.

Key Features

With compression and impact ASTM standards, these are ideal for outdoor use. The steel toe is an added bonus as well as a triple-rib steel shank. The boots are also waterproof with a SCUBALINER system yet breathes thanks to Taibrelle lining.

Best Colors

Only available in Carolina’s so-called “Crazy Horse” leather, we love the style and colour. With a vintage effect, they’ll age well against the elements and look great even after years of punishment.

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6. Dr Martens Work 2295 [Rigger Boots]

Dr. Martens Work 2295 Rigger Boot
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Overview

Dr Martens have a well-established reputation for making work boots that are so stylish that they’re deeply ingrained into our popular culture. Today they’ve expanded into more specialised working shoes as well as their iconic ranges. Rigger boots were first used on oil rigs in the UK’s North Sea. They’re also fantastic safety boots for working on sites.

Key Features

As well as meeting all the necessary ASTM standards, these boots are like durable heavy-duty Wellingtons. Convenient to just pull on, they’re water-resistant, and non-slip as they were designed for oil rigs. Furthermore, the air-cushioned outsole and Smarmask insole ensure premium comfort.

Best Colors

Dr Martens realise that their shoes are fashion icons as well as utility boots. Therefore, several options are available, which all feature Dr Marten’s famous yellow stitching and soles. You can opt for either black, dark brown or even a weathered-looking vintage tan.

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7. Dr Martens Fellside [Chelsea Work Boots]