If you’re someone who has a job that requires you to wear shoes with electrical hazard protection, look no further. There’s a variety of tactical boots on the market that are EH-rated to reduce the possibility of electric shock or electrocution. Here, we narrowed down the options for men. With some research, we formed a list featuring a few of our favorite styles from trusted brands like Danner, Reebok Work and Florsheim. All three of our picks are slightly different in terms of appearance but each offers toe protection and comes in wide width sizes for larger feet.
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1. Danner Trakwelt NMT Work Boot
These boots feature a nubuck leather upper with Goodyear welt construction for longevity and a Danner Dry waterproof barrier that allows moisture to escape without letting water in.
Pros: Oil-and-slip resistant outsoles have been certified to meet OSHA safety standards. PU midsoles with shock-absorbing zones under the heel and forefoot provide targeted cushioning. A composite toe offers protection.
Cons: These may run small.
2. Reebok Work Rapid Response RB Tactical Boot
This style has a resilient leather and ballistic nylon upper, a Foot Force F2A PU footbed with a shock-reducing heel cushion and a moisture-wicking nylon mesh lining.
Pros: These also have a composite safety toe, cushioned EVA midsoles and a sturdy YKK side zipper for easy on/off. Rubber outsoles offer aggressive traction.
Cons: Some may find it runs on the larger side.
3. Florsheim Steel-Toed Work Boot
The boots have a tumbled leather upper, safety construction around the toes and moisture-wicking Drilex linings.
Pros: They also feature a Poron and Memory Foam infused footbed with a removable, dual-density PU insert and a TPU heel stabilizer.
Cons: Some wearers may find them a tad heavy.