Posted July 11, 2013 by Kyle Holland in Clothing
 
 

Work Boots 101


Nothing Ordinary About These Boots

There’s nothing worse than a long day in an uncomfortable pair of boots. The difference between a good and bad pair of boots can make a significant impact on your work day and your safety.

Whether you work in extreme conditions or not, you want a boot that is going to hold up under any circumstances and provide the safety features you deserve. We can’t always predict the elements we’re going to work in, but you can at least be prepared with the right boot when the time comes.

The following six low-cut boots, are the best of the best when it comes to comfort and safety features like non-slip soles, electrical hazard protection, and toe protection.

 Carhartt

 6-Inch Work Boot With Heal Stabilizer Safety Toe – #CMW6250

Carhartt 6 inch Work Boot

Carhartt 6 inch Work Boot

 

  • Direct attached welt construction with duel density PU outsole
  • OrthoLite insoles and padded collars, OtrhoLite Comfort Tongue
  • Molded TPU Heel Stabilizer
  • Waterproof membrane
  • Oil, chemical and slip resistant
  • ASTM 2412-11, EH Rated

 

 

Red Wing

971 Red Wing Men’s 6-Inch Boot Black

Red Wing Boot

Red Wing Boot

 

  • Goodyear welt construction, full grain leather, waterproof
  • Defined 90 degree heel
  • Texon® insole, Vibram® lug TC-4 plus outsole
  • ASTM F2413-11, M 1/75 C/75, EH Safety Rating
  • Slip resistant, steel toe, electrical hazard protection

 

 

Timberland

Timberland PRO® Helix WP 6-Inch Composite Toe

Timberland PRO Helix Boot

Timberland PRO Helix Boot

  • Rugged full-grain waterproof leather with waterproof membrane
  • Mesh lining with Agion antimicrobial treatment for odor control
  • Active heel lock lacing system
  • Composite TITAN shaped safety toe for non-metallic comfort and protection
  • Timberland PRO rubber outsole is oil-, slip-, and abrasion-resistant
  • Anti-Fatigue Technology with conical midsole geopetry

 

Ace

Mercury by Ace Work Boots, style# 8304

Mercury By Ace Work Boots

Mercury By Ace Work Boots

  • Polycarbonate composite toe meets ASTM F-2413-11 standards bearing a class 75 rating
  • Waterproof– 360° thermal casing causing a 100% airtight waterproof seal
  • Breathable inner lining made of turlex, poly nylon and cotton for high quality comfort
  • Premium full-grain belting leather upper for comfort, durability, and abrasion resistance
  • SFC V-Grip™ slip-resistant outsole and electrical hazard protection

Danner

Quarry™ 6-Inch Alloy Toe, style# 14541

Quarry Boot by Danner

Quarry Boot by Danner

  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner
  • Memory foam insert and Fatigue Fighter™ footbed for all-day comfort
  • Exclusive Vibram® Quarry outsole with 90° heal, oil and slip resistant rubber compound
  • Alloy toe that meets or exceeds ASTM F2413-11 M1/75 c/75 electrical hazard standards
  • Steel shank and rigid platform

Georgia Boot

Georgia GORE-TEX® CT Comfort Core Low Heel Logger, style: g029

Georgia Work Boot

Georgia Work Boot

  • Composite Toe, ASTM F2413-11 I/75 C/75 protective toe classification
  • Armortex fabric made with kevlar provides abrasion-resistant protection
  • Exclusive low heal Vibram® oil and slip resistant outsole
  • Compliant with ASTM F2413-11 Electrical Hazard Standards
  • Guaranteed Georgia boot laces, solid brass milled hardware
  • Durably Waterproof and Breathable Gore-TEX® fabric


Kyle Holland

 

As a Content Developer for Creative Safety Supply, I pride myself on creating educational, well researched content to a niche audience of safety enthusiasts and safety managers around the globe. The philosophies and concepts of Kaizen, 5S, and Lean play a significant role in my own personal ideologies and help fuel the creativity behind my writing. Via the many communication channels offered by CSS, my goal is to help educate, motivate, and improve the safety of people, both at home and at work.