And the best logger boots are…

Timberrrrrrr…..chippewa super logger boots

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.

Our Top 5 Logger Boots



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
  • 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 Mens Plain Toe Work Briar Man-Made Boot

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 Men’s 9″ Waterproof Steel-Toe Super Logger Boot

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.


Danner Men’s Super Rain Forest Work Boot

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.


Chippewa Men’s  8″ Logger Boot

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.


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Steven Buchanan

Where’s Georgia boots on your list……kinda offended

    Big Al

    They are great boots Steve I agree with you, however I have not included them as I have no experience with them as of yet! Will be doing a few Georgia boot reviews shortly so stay tuned!

    Any that you recommend??

    Tom Brugger

    Georgia Boot has THE BEST loggers!! Most comfortable than ANY other brandd.


I bought my first pair of Carolinas in November and it’s now March and they’re falling apart. I spent $135 for them what I was told would be a good work. Not just good but great they weren’t that comfortable they gave me crazy calluses on my toes and they’re falling apart inside come apart when I pull my boot off the toes have big holes in the threads are coming out in the threaded spots not such a great boot if you ask me. I am a groundsman for a high demanding tree company in Kansas City Missouri. as well as I do firewood during the winter. my boss recommended those boots to me don’t think I’ll be buying a second pair. any advice.?

    Big Al

    Carolinas are renowned for being great, so it surprises me to hear your story. Check your warranty as most good loggers will come with a warrantee on workmanship.

    My Favourite are Danners or Chippewa, so my advice is choose them for your next choice. And DONT FORGET to take care of your new boots, according to our guide here which will show you how to make your next pair of boots last.

      Bradford Couture

      Carolina and Georgia boots are junk, Chippewa, Wesco, and Whites have been around for over 100 years look it up, Nicks or Wranglestar as they are also known are made the same as Whites, there us a new comer in thecMarket that I have tried called the Justin Jmax logger which is as durable as Chippewas check them out.


        I would have to disagree, I am just now replacing my Gor Tex Georgia boots after 12 years and 2 sole replacements… The leather itself is finally failing. Best boots I have ever owned.


You didn’t mention wesco, hoffman Hawthorne,or nicks. In my experience Nick is by far the beat

Phil Blanchard

I have bought Carolina boots for few years now it makes a world of difference if there lace to toe or not ………lace to toe are amazing when you untie your boots they slide right off unlike standard laced boots .

John McKeag

These boots are junk – all trading on the name recognition of once respected makers. Poorer quality materials and build means boot will quickly break down and no longer support the foot. Better off spending on durable, rebuildable boots such as Wesco or Nicks that will fit better longer and outlast the trash reviewed many times over. The reviewer isn’t doing anyone any favor pushing such rubbish!


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