Working for a living is no joke – we mean actually putting in work. We are talking about showing up at 3 PM for late nights shifts in a factory or warehouse, hauling cargo in and out of trucks, operating heavy machinery or driving commercial trucks interstate for hours. Working grueling hours usually means that you’re on your feet all day. If you are doing physically demanding jobs for a living, you need a versatile work boot. A pair of boots that will help you, not hinder you. When you want a good combination of comfort and performance from your work boots, the Men's Contractor LX might just be the pair you’re looking for.
Wolverine is not the most popular brand out there when it comes to heavy-duty footwear. However, the company has been putting out excellent models that one couldn’t help but notice. Let’s see if the Men's Contractor LX is worth your money.
Reviewing the Wolverine Men's Contractor LX
With the number of brands and models available, choosing a good pair of work boots can be downright overwhelming. If you are open to suggestions, the Wolverine Contractor LX from Wolverine is a good pair to start your search. Let’s talk about some of its key features:
Premium Waterproof Full-Grain Leather Upper
Not all leather is created equal. The feel and functionality of different leather types can vary greatly. The Contractor LX’s upper is made from full-grain leather – the highest quality leather available. Full-grain leather is made using a traditional process and aims to keep the leather as close to its natural state. This results in a more durable and long-lasting material. The Contractor LX will not only hold up against the toughest conditions, it will also improve its looks over time.
Leather by itself is already moisture resistant. The Contractor LX’s leather has been treated with waterproofing techniques, so it will not only keep your feet dry, they will also remain warm during colder temperatures. This is a great feature for workers who spend most of their time outside.
Breathable Waterproof Membrane
As mentioned, this is a solid waterproof boot, but it’s made better with the breathable waterproof membrane. Unlike many waterproof models, the Contractor LX is highly breathable. Your feet are kept warm and dry but will still get cool comfort during hotter temperatures. This greatly increases the comfort of the pair.
TPE Footbed with a Memory Foam Top
TPE (Thermoplastic elastomers) is now widely used for making safety footwear. The material is used as a footbed for the Contractor LX which gives the boot superior cushioning and stability. TPE is also quite tough so you know that these boots can take a beating.
In addition, the footbed is topped off with memory foam. This means that the footbed will conform to the shape of your foot, providing relief for your pressure points. Both these features significantly enhance the comfort and support of the Contractor LX.
Ultra-Light Compression Molded EVA Midsole
This is yet another material that is widely used for most performance footwear. The EVA midsole of the Contractor LX is tough and waterproof which is perfect for most outdoor conditions. The midsole does a great job of cushioning and shock absorption. Since EVA is quite a low-density material, it adds little to no weight to the pair.
The Contractor LX uses cement construction method for attaching the sole. For the uninitiated, cement construction is the superior method when attaching rubber soles. The cemented construction also allows for a leak-proof design, significantly helping the boot’s waterproofing potential.
Now that we have highlighted the key features of the Contractor LX, it’s time to walk you through at its other features.
Rubber lug outsole: Contractor LX is a tough and stable footwear, thanks to its rubber lug outsole. The grip of the outsole itself is quite good. The outsole is also resistant to oil which works well in specific work situations.
Advanced ladder shank: If you want to be standing upright while working, you need a stable pair of work boots. The ladder shank in Contract LX helps in stiffening the outsoles which give you a stable platform. They’re shaped to contour with your feet, so the boot will still feel comfortable and flexible.
Posi-fit heel: A positive heel is the rise under the heel that’s higher than the ball of the foot. The posi-fit heel guarantees good comfort and support.
The Men's Contractor LX from Wolverine is a solid pair of work boots that delivers on all fronts. It has enough comfort features so you won’t mind wearing it all day. In terms of performance and durability, the pair doesn’t disappoint. If this is your first-time shopping for a work boot, the Contractor LX is a solid choice.