Workboot Fashion: Rock Solid

The work industry is keeping it light for spring in low-cut boots and oxfords that place a premium on safety with waterproofing, steel toes and slip-resistant bottoms.

Clockwise from near left: CARHARTT’s composite-toe boot with waterproof membrane and EVA midsole; DICKIES’ ghillie-laced steel-toe style with mud guard; KEEN’s electrical-hazard safety-toe shoe with side mesh inserts; ARIAT’s 6-inch waterproof boot with triple-density polyurethane bottom; GEORGIA BOOT’s waterproof slip-on boot with mud and heel guard; WOLVERINE’s speed-laced steel-toe style with mesh liner for air flow