The logging industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the US, so its no surprise there’s a big fuss about safety gear.
When it comes to work boots, a stock standard pair of boots just wont cut it– you need something special- a real pair of logger boots.
There are a few brands out there who specialize purely in logger boots, and for this reason, you know your going to be wearing the best. Anything made by Chippewa, Carolina, Danner, or wolverine will usually be the goods.
Felling tress is risky business, so make sure your out of harms way, starting with your feet. We’ll show you what a great pair of logger work boots can do for you, and the most trusted logger work boots available.
|Carolina Mens Plain Toe Work Briar Man-Made Boot||-Leather|
|Chippewa Men's 25405 9" Waterproof Steel-Toe Super Logger Boot||-Leather|
-Waterproof (with bootie)
|Danner Men's Super Rain Forest 200 Gram Work Boot||-Waterproof|
-Extra heavy duty
|Men's Wolverine 8" Buckeye WP EH Boots||-Leather|
|Timberland PRO Men's Rip Saw Comp Toe Logger Work Boot||-Leather|
|Chippewa Men's Apache Steel Toe Logger Boot||-Leather|
|Men's Carolina 8" 600 Grams Thinsulate Insulated Steel Toe Logger Boots(D)||-Leather|
-very high insulating
|Danner Men's Quarry Logger GTX Work Boot||-Leather|
|Chippewa Men's 25411 Super Logger Boot||-Leather|
-Waterproof (with bootie)
|Timberland PRO Men's Rip Saw 9 Inch insulated work boot||-Leather|
How are logger boots different to normal work boots?
Logger work boots are designed differently from your standard work boots, they focus on a few features (which are important to loggers) are done extremely well. These are:
- Extra Traction– high levels of slip and oil resistance will ensure you get a good grip in all types of weather.
- A tall heel– you often step with your heel first when negotiating unknown terrain, so a higher heel than normal comes in handy
- Super Comfort– high quality comfort features because you will be spending long hours in your boots.
- 100% waterproof yet Breathable– the outside should be made from water resistant leather, but the inside should be made from a breathable material. You need to stay dry, but at the same time, your boots should be circulating air flow.
- Support– a high boot coupled with a good quality shank will provide much needed support over those harsh terrains.
Our vote for the top 5 (in no particular order)
Carolina boots are no rookie in the logger boot business, and these boots tick all the boxes, at an unbeatable price
You’ve got everything you need in a great logger boot- comfort, stability, traction and toughness, and did we mention the great price?
Lets talk comfort: unique internal cushioning which responds to the contours of your feet with every step, and eradicates all the sweat and slobber your feet produce throughout the day. And just to take things to the next level they are also lined with Cambrelle- which is regarded as the best shoe liner in the market for its comfort and absorbency.
Being comfortable is awesome, but what about toughness, traction and support? These logger boots are Carolinas best when it comes to abrasion resistance- they are made from Birch Hillbilly leather, which is just a fancy name for THE toughest leather in the USA. When it comes to support, your more than covered with the triple steel bars built into the shank- you could kick a shovel all day and you would not break these puppies. Finally, You needn’t worry about losing your grip in any condition as the rubber out-soles are slip,oil, heat and chemical resistant.
Chippewa started making only logger boots in 1901, so its fair to say they are the pioneers in this area. They claim to only use ‘the best materials, the best construction techniques and the most innovative technology’- and these boots are a prime example of that statement.
These boots are called super loggers for a reason, sure, they wont help you fly, but they are some of the best damn boots a serious logger can put on his feet- proudly made in the USA.
Super tough because they are made using Goodyear welt construction, which is basically just a fancy name for the toughest boot construction method around- guaranteed to last you for years.
Super supportive thanks to the triple-ribbed steel shanks and tough lacing system- you can count on great stability and control
And who would have thought, super comfortable, thanks to a whole range of features. 100% waterproof thanks to the Apache waterproof leathers and inbuilt signature Chippewa ‘chip-a-tex’ waterproof internal booties. To fight internal moisture, they are lined in Ruby Dri-lex 2000, which continuously wicks away sweat and moisture build up for a dry, blister-free fit. This means 100% waterproof, and comfort, no matter where your working. Just to take comfort to the next level, Every pair is now fitted with a removable and easy-to-clean orthodic insole…damn.
The super logger- some of the best footwear available to loggers.
These are really a pair of solid, hardcore logger boots. These have made the top 5 because they without a doubt are one of the toughest pair of logger boots available to man. If your looking for a straightforward, tough logger that will last the distance, these are for you.
Made in the USA (so you know they are quality), they feature extremely durable full grain double thick leather uppers, that are triple stitched with strong nylon thread. Just to add to the toughness are extra heavy duty lace eyelets and a fiberglass shank. In fact, these boots are so tough that they’ve been designed so they are re-sole-able, which means if you wear your sole down, you can send them off to have a new one fit, no need to buy a whole new pair of boots.
100% waterproof externals, and to eliminate internal moisture they feature a cambrelle lining as well as a waterproof gore-tex liner- guaranteed for at least one year.
Yes, they may be heavy, and yes, since they are so damn tough they have a longer break in period, but if your looking for an extremely tough boot that can take a battering in harsh conditions and still last you years, look no further than the Danner super rain forest boots.
Wolverine Men’s Buckeye EAA Safety-Toe EH Insulated Gore-Tex Logger 8 inch Work Boots – Black 11 – Regular
Another solid contender in the best logger boots are these bad boys by wolverine boots- a great all rounder, mid range pair of no-nonsense loggers
Made from full grain black leather uppers and durable good year welt construction- which we all know means some of the toughest, and longest lasting boots around.
100% waterproof thanks to the gore-tex membrane lining- but don’t take our word for it, wolverine have a manufacturer guarantee for a year on waterproofness alone.
To make sure you stay comfortable, there’s a removable full-cushion foot-bed, and multiple steel shanks to provide that much needed arch support and stability.
To top it all off the rubber out sole is nonslip, oil, water, chemical, abrasion and heat resistant.
This all translates to a great all rounder, solid logger boot. Looks pretty bad ass too.
If you don’t need all of the hardcore features of the Chippewa super loggers, the waterproof 9 inch logger is a great option and a cheaper price- which still comes with the Chippewa quality guarantee.
You don’t need to worry as all the vital features are still included- 100% waterproof, an internal signature ‘chip-a-tex’ bootie, internal moisture management, steel shanks for support and great internal cushioning for comfort.
A good old Chippewa logger work boot, that’s reliable, comfortable, and tough, at an affordable price.