Having the right work boot can make a huge difference in your foot health. Callouses and blisters can make physically demanding jobs even more taxing. But there’s a lot to consider when shopping for the right work boot.
There are styles with steel toes, arch support and even waterproof materials. And you can even get boots that are slip-resistant on substances as slippery as oil. To make it easier for you, FN has rounded up some of the top styles to consider. Below, we feature looks from Keen, Skechers and Adtec. Read below for more information.
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1. KEEN Utility Women's Detroit Mid Steel Toe Work Boot
This industrial boot style provides excellent protection for construction work or any other type of manual labor, such as electrical work.
Pros: Made with leather and textile, this women’s work boot is tough. It features a protective steel toe and waterproof materials for durability. There is a rubber sole for traction, which makes it slip-resistant even on oil. They are not only performance-driven but comfortable, and they provide arch support. While they are waterproof, they are also breathable.
Cons: These are not lightweight.
2. Skechers for Work Women's Workshire Boot
Available in three colors, you can match this work boot with any uniform or outfit.
Pros: This boot is made with buffalo crazy horse leather and a synthetic sole. It features sturdy metal eyelets for its traditional lace-up design. It has a relaxed, roomy fit, with a soft fabric lining and a gel-infused footbed with memory foam cushioning.
Cons: Not ideal for narrow feet.
3. Adtec Women's Work Boots 9" Logger
Here's another work boot option that boosts the wearer's height. Its heel measures 1.5 inches, and it has a half-inch platform.
This goodyear welt construction boot offers excellent protection, keeping your feet safe. It’s made for navigating all sorts of materials on job sites.
Pros: These boots are made with 100 percent crazy horse leather, and there's a rubber sole for traction. They are roomy enough to wear thick socks with them. Since it is a high boot, this style can work for muddy or snowy areas.
Cons: The tongue is made with a thinner suede than the rest of the boot. The leather has to be broken in.
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