A good pair of boots, no matter the style, should provide slip-resistant traction on various surfaces to ensure safe footing. So, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect western boots, they better have grippy soles. Ahead, you’ll find a list including some of our favorite options on the market for men. Each of our picks is equipped with a full-grain leather upper, easy pull-on tabs and Goodyear welt construction, which delivers enhanced durability and optimal forefoot flexibility. They also all come up to mid-calf and are available in wide width size options. We pulled our picks from respected brands like Caterpillar, Ariat and Wolverine.
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1. Caterpillar Revolver Boot
These soft-toe boots feature a steel shank for stability, a breathable nylon mesh lining and abrasion-resistant T3 outsoles are designed to perform against oil and water.
Pros: Meanwhile, a Taibrelle and PU sockliner also boosts durability and provides extra cushioning. PVC midsoles supply shock absorbance, support and strength. They’ll protect against open circuits up to 600 volts in dry conditions.
Cons: These may be a bit stiff straight out of the box.
2. Ariat Workhog H20 Boot
This composite toe style also has an extra-wide stability shank for reduced foot fatigue and oil and slip-resistant Duratread outsoles that are self-cleaning.
Pros: These have a waterproof full-grain leather upper, a breathable mesh lining and shock-absorbing EVA midsoles. A patented U-Turn entry system makes pulling them on easy. These come in eight colorways.
Cons: Some wearers may find them on the heavier side.
3. Wolverine Rancher Boot
These steel toe boots have a removable OrthoLite cushioned footbed that molds to your feet and slip-resistant rubber lug outsoles for safe footing in slippery conditions.
Pros: They also feature a moisture-wicking mesh lining and a steel shank for added strength. These come in extra-wide width sizes.
Cons: They may run big.