Best Men’s Boots for Work & Play

With so many different boot styles on the market, it can be overwhelming to narrow down your options. No matter what you’re looking for, though, a good boot should be endowed with sturdy construction and be comfortable to walk in for hours. It’s a plus if they’re waterproof so you can wear them rain or shine and if they’re treated to prevent odors. With this in mind, we compiled some of our favorite men’s boots for different occasions. We pulled models from popular brands like Carhartt, Clarks and Thursday Boot Co. for you to choose from. Each comes in multiple colors, and you’ll find two picks that come in wide-width sizes.

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1. Clarks Bushacre 2 Chukka Boot

These chukka boots come in a streamlined leather or suede upper and feature cushioned insoles.

Pros: They’re available in wide width sizes and a variety of colors.

Cons: They may run large.

clarks bushacre 2 chukka boot
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2. Thursday Boot Company Captain Boot

This lace-up boot is crafted with a premium leather uppers and a water-resistant Goodyear welt construction.

Pros: They’re offered in suede and come in five colors. Cork-Bed midsoles conform to your feet over time, while shock-absorbing insoles further enhance comfort. Bonus: The insoles are also antimicrobial to keep your shoes smelling fresh.

Cons: The toe box may be a bit narrow.

Thursday Boot Company Captain Boot
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3. Carhartt Wedge Work Boot

These Carhartt moc-toe boots also feature a Goodyear welt construction and breathable waterproof membrane to keep feet dry even in downpours.

Pros: A FastDry lining wicks away sweat and fights odors. Meanwhile, cushioned polyurethane insoles offer ideal support and shock absorbance. The leather upper is finished with a breathable, waterproof coating. These boots are available in standard and wide width sizes, and come in four colors. 

Cons: These may also run big.

Carhartt Men's 6-Inch Waterproof Wedge Soft Toe Work Boot
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