So you want to know what the best work boot brands are, do you?
You should have asked this question 50 years ago, because would have been a straight forward answer, a clear winner
SO MUCH has changed since then…
There are now dozens of decent boot brands, all competing to come up with the greatest work boots.
This means there are plenty of awesome work boots being made, and with a new pair being released pretty much every month, which brand is consistently coming through with the goods?
The winner of this title will be determined by a few things:
Have a think about what you need the most when it comes to your work boots:
- Do you need something that will keep your feet dry?
- Or maybe you spend long hours at work and you need the most comfortable work boots available?
- Maybe you work in harsh environment’s so a boot with a lifetime warranty is most important to you.
We’ve taken a look at a few of the big names in the industry (in no particular order), and revealed who does it best, what they do best, and why…
For almost 20 years, caterpillar has been making work boots, and they originally started out, and still are, in the earth moving industry. This industry is defined by harsh, raw working conditions, riddled with safety threats to anyone involved. Caterpillar has used there experience and knowledge in the field to design and engineer boots with features made to survive in these environment’s- which are protection, extremely durability and comfort.
- What they do best- Construction and safety work boots, that are durable.
- Our vote for caterpillars best work boot – The caterpillar diagnostics
The Timberland brand was originally established in 1952, and Its fair to say they are the trailblazers in the work boot industry- constantly coming up with new product innovations, models and features never seen or done before. They have a huge range high quality work boots, each with an emphasis on high levels of comfort and durability. You will know when you have spotted a pair of Timberland Pros by the trademark athletic look they boast- anything but normal looking work boots which add a flair of style to your working day.
- What they do best– Extremely comfortable work boots with innovative features.
- Our vote for timberland Pros best work boot- The Timberland Pro Hyperion work boot
The Muckboot company was born in 1999 and has evolved into the number one company producing work boots for the harshest working conditions. We define the harshest working conditions as situations when you find yourself working in the snow, or in lots of water, or Muck (which could be water, mud, concrete, sewerage, or all of the above).
If your going to be exposed to water, or very cold working conditions, Muckboots are your number one brand. There technology and construction methods set them apart, meaning their boots are extremely reliable: 100% waterproof, and guaranteed to keep you warm in even sub-freezing climates.
- What they do best– 100% waterproof, and highly insulating work boots
- Example of best boot- The original Muckboots high-cut
Chippewa have been making some of the best handcrafted USA work boots since the 1901, so they definitely get an honorable mention in the best work boot brands. They make high quality boots aimed at the outdoor world- think hunting, hiking and anything physical you could do outdoors. There number one strength, and focus for much of Their life, have been logger work boots, and they make the best logger work boots in the USA, hands down.
- What they do best– logger work boots- if you’re a logger, there is no other option
- Example of best boot- The Chippewa super logger
“Hand crafted, purpose built work boots, worn with pride”. The red wing shoe company makes extremely popular work boots which consistently perform in outdoor environment’s. They are a good old American work boot company which has been making some of the best quality work boots since the 19th century- so its safe to say that they know what they’re doing. When you purchase a pair of red wings, you wear work boots which will keep you safe, comfortable, and looking great- they are the most stylish work boots on the market in our opinion.
- What they do best– Comfortable safety work boots, That are SUPER high quality and long lasting. Made in the USA
- Example of best boot- The red wing Iron Ranger boot