By Rehan Iqbal
Did you know that the average man owns about a dozen pairs of shoes? And that’s just a guy who works in an office. If your job involves getting down and dirty, you’re going to need at least six different work boots and shoes for variety.
Whether you are a construction worker, factory hand, traffic cop, nurse, chef and literally a million other occupations that call for long hours of standing and doing rounds, it’s no doubt that your feet try to tell you something at the end of the day. In fact, people who stand all day end up being more fatigued and cramped than people who walk long distances. But not to worry, if you’re looking for the most comfortable work boots for standing all day, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top choices that do more for your feet than any other styles.
1. Thorogood Men’s 814-4200 American Heritage 6″ Moc Toe Boot
Arguably one of the absolute best and most trusted brands in the professional industry, Thorogood has done it again with an incredible release. The Thorogood American Heritage 6″ Soft Toe Boot allow workers from all occupations to break away from the same old footwear and try something new instead. In addition to boasting of more style and swag than the rest, these bad boys are jam packed with features that are aimed at making life easier.
Let’s end our standing work boot review with this style. The highly notable white, wear max soles make these Thorogood boots stand out from any other pair in the market. Slightly higher are the removable shock absorbing inserts with a Poron 4000 cushion. Together, all these components minimize any shock to your feet while returning energy for less fatigue on the job. Consisting of tobacco gladiator oil tanned leather uppers with Goodyear construction, these babies are as durable as they are aesthetically pleasing.
2. Carhartt Men's Cmw6095 6" Casual Wedge Work Boot
Since 1889, Carhartt has been busy making work apparel and accessories built for the hardest of all jobs. Most recently however, they have begun producing boots for a particularly hard task that was neglected before. As we have already established, standing all day can be more tiresome that walking long distances.
And having the absolutely wrong pair of work boots can spell disaster for you during and after your shift is done. If you are tired of suffering day and night because your job requires you to be on your feet, what you need are the Carhartt work boots.
Boasting of brown oil-tanned premium leather uppers that only get more comfortable with age, these boots are just as durable as any other Soft Toe work boots. People who work in wet or hot environments will also appreciate the Storm Defender breathable membrane for more comfort. Even standing around can get really hot and sweaty. These boots give you more than enough airflow to move sweat of out the Carhartt boots and keep your footsies dry throughout the day. The PU strobe pad and cushion insoles also take the pressure out of standing all day.
3. Bates Men's 5" Ultralite Tactical Sport Military Boot
You hear the term tactical a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? Simply put; tactical means to show adroit planning or aim at an end beyond the immediate circumstances. If you consider yourself a tactical planner, then you need footwear that works as hard as you do.
The Bates Ultralite boot is right up your alley. These incredible boots are engineered and constructed for workers who think ahead and like to be ready for whatever situation may come up.
It doesn’t matter is you’re an outdoor junkie, a hard at work construction worker or a security guard standing on his feet all day; these boots show you’re ever ready. Starting our inspection from the tops, these bad boys are really built to last longer. The uppers consist of 1680 denier ballistic nylon textile uppers that combine with DRYGuard membrane waterproof technology to keep you well dry even in deep water puddles. From the inside, the EVA midsoles are well blended with reinforced TPU shanks for the utmost support and protection. With the manufacturers trademark cushioned removable insert for added underfoot comfort.
4. Wolverine Men’s Steel Toe Raider Boot
Coming from a brand that values comfort over everything else, Raider steel toe work boots are a great choice for making a mark without undergoing the pain that comes with it. Anyone who knows the feeling of pinched and cramped feet will appreciate the snug and warm feel of these boots.
Their burly MultiShox outsole does a great job of absorbing the sharp jabs of stepping on hard objects, while the Multishox insole serves to support and cushion the entire length of your feet, enabling equal weight distribution and negating the stress to the ankles.
The uppers are made of full grain, which makes the shoe extra durable and less prone to falling apart in the face of abrasion. There are rubber lugs inserted in the sole to ensure you maintain good footing and don’t slip or fall when the terrain gets bumpy. The welt construction makes it more flexible, while the wide interior coupled with the ventilated lining ensures that your feet stay airy and dry all day even if it involves quite a bit of standing. Of course, the comfort quotient of any shoe will depend on the way you move, but with the Raider Work Boots, you’re sure to get a cushiony ride every time. There are compression pads fitted on the insides to absorb shock and increase responsiveness on your heel and sole, thereby maximizing the comfort you can get from your regular slippers.
5. Skechers Men’s 77009 Workshire Relaxed Fit Work Steel Toe Boot
If you’re tired of being haunted by nightmares of hazard-packed workplaces, then you definitely need all the PPE you can manage to get your hands on. Skechers gives your feet some much-needed body armor in the form of their new Skechers Workshire Steel Toe Boots. These bad boys are not only built for some serious, back breaking labor, but they’re also easy on the eyes too.
Once you sliip into these work shoes on, there’s no mission you can’t compete or obstacle you can’t complete. Sturdy, well built and with a barrage of attractive features, let’s look at the key points on this tank. That’s right; I said Tank. With the thick and unbendable steel safety toe caps on the Workshire 77009, you might as well be in a desert storm vehicle or apache chopper. Sure, the steel might be a tad heavy, but the protection against sudden impacts and crushing forces is worth every extra gram. To compound to the protection, Skechers included EH safety ratings for safeguarding against potentially harmful electrical hazards. One of the strongest points of the 77009 Workshire work boots is the relaxed fit that gives you a roomier, more comfortable fit if your work involves some standing.
6. Red Wing Heritage Moc 6" Boot
Built and designed to withstand the daily rigors of a typical work day in the factory or on the farm, Red Wing Heritage work boots have started gaining a massive following that rivals even global brands.
Since you are in the market for a boot that will let you stand all day without feeling the pain, we’ll jump straight to the company’s best boots for the job; the Red Wing Heritage Moc Boots. Starting off from the top are some very tough leather uppers that may take a while to break in. But once they’re all broken in, you’ll be smiling all the way to the workplace.
As for comfort and style are these aspects are a big bonus for the Heritage boots. Lots of users agree that these work boots are not only stylish on the outside, but also comfortable on the inside. This is all thanks to some very generously cushioned insoles that are made to conform to the shape and contours of your feet for a customized fit. Having your foot dug into the insoles all day can really wear out your shoe at a quick rate. But let’s just see you try killing off the robust Goodyear welt construction on this bad boy.
7. Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Soft-Toe Boot
Ever feel like the entire planet is working against you while you just want to work? While it could be your boss, chances are that you probably got the wrong type of work shoes on. If you’re tired of your supervisor and would rather be your own boss, then check out the Timberland PRO Pitboss boot.
This bad boy is everything that a decent work boot ought to be; tough, reliable, comfortable and protective. For starters, you get an extra roomy, soft toe box without the bulk and discomfort of a steel toe cap to contend with. Let’s check out why this mean kid lets you become your own boss.
Starting off from the tops, the Pitboss 6″ Soft Toe boots consist of highly durable noninsulated rugged leather uppers for any type of working conditions. To ensure your boots don’t come apart for anything, the manufacturer utilized the best Goodyear welt construction. While the exterior is tough and rugged, the interior is really comfortable and geared to safety. In addition to an Ortholite foot bed that transports moisture and promotes breathability, there’s an antimicrobial lining to reduce foot odor. The Pro comfort suspension system supports the arches and cushions each and every single step you take for reduced fatigue.
8. Smith & Wesson Breach 2.0 Men’s Tactical Side-Zip Boots
Everyone already knows and trusts Smith and Wesson for their high standing in the firearms industry. What you didn’t know is that most recently, the arms giant has taken their high caliber craftsmanship to a unique and whole new line of footwear that offers durability, comfort, traction and insane levels of protection. Today, we’re interested in the Smith & Wesson Breach 2.0 boots that come complete with all the durability and reliability you’d expect.
But don’t be fooled by the strength of these mean machines, they’re actually more comfortable than they look. Constructed with high-quality craftsmanship and the utmost attention to detail, let’s see why everyone has been clamoring for one pair o’ these high and mighty boots. Starting off from the magnificent, 8-inch uppers, Old S&W combined leather and nylon construction for a light and breathable boot.
Even when toiling in hot and humid conditions standing guard, the rugged uppers promote airflow and ventilation to keep you fresh and cool. The cleanly gusseted tongue here helps to keep debris and dirt out where they belong. For protection, and support, the Breach 2.0 Men’s Tactical Side-Zip Boots by Smith & Wesson don’t miss a beat. These boots incorporate a steel shank for support and protection as well as slip resistant outsoles engineered to keep traction loss at a minimum.