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Updated 13 October 2018 by James

Best Work Boots for Men

After years and hundreds of hours of testing & reviewing, we have strong opinions about what makes the best work boot for men: comfort features, support & durability features, breathability.

The Rocky C5S Commercial (On special until end October 2018) has all those features and beats it’s competition hands down. It is lightweight, stylish and budget-friendly. It also has the soft perforations that make it the most breathable workboot. The EVA outsole also gives you excellent traction services thus enabling it to hold down well on any surface. The incredible boot is creatively designed and crafted for exceptional and strenuous missions, primarily military operations. It quickly transitions from Garrison to full combat operations. It is lightweight and cozy for those harsh training activities especially long distance runs.

We have just updated this blog post to include a bunch of latest releases that are trending right now. We hope that they will help you in your process to find the ideal one for your needs.

Top Work Boots For Men Overall

Thorogood 814 4200 Heritage 6" Moc Toe

Well-rounded, great value

Reliable
Durable

Our top pick

Rocky C5C

Awesome value

Lightweight
Stylish

* On special until end October 2018

Top Boots Review Table

Product

BEST CHOICE

Rocky C5S Commercial

Rocky C5S Commercial

  • Lightweight
  • Holds well on any surface
  • Soft perforation leather for breathability functions

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MOST DURABLE

Thorogood 814-4200 Heritage 6 Inch

Thorogood 814-4200 Heritage 6 Inch

  • Reliable
  • Durable
  • Affordable and sturdy

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MOST SECURE

Under Armour UA Valsetz RTS

Under Armour UA Valsetz RTS

  • UA Clutch Fit Technology for incredible foot support
  • Secure
  • TPU Shank for midfoot support

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MOST PROTECTIVE

Timberland PRO Direct Attach Six Inch

Timberland PRO Direct Attach Six Inch

  • Excellent traction and supportive
  • Steel safety toe for protection
  • Mesh lining for odor control

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BEST CONSTRUCTION

Smith & Wesson Breach 2.0 Tactical Side Zip

Smith & Wesson Breach 2.0

  • Solidly constructed
  • Incredible traction
  • Excellent arch support

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MOST COMFORTABLE

EverBoots Ultra Dry Premium Leather

EverBoots Ultra Dry Premium Leather

  • Perfect fit and easy on/off
  • Durable and comfortable
  • Incredibly priced

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BEST TRACTION

Skechers USA Mariner Utility

Skechers USA Mariner Utility

  • Warm and dry
  • Supportive in step
  • Lightweight and excellent traction

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FAIRLY PRICED

New Balance MID627

New Balance MID627

  • Fashionable
  • Steel toe caps
  • Warm and fairly-priced

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STYLISH

Rothco 8 Inch GI Type Jungle

Rothco 8 Inch GI Type Jungle

  • Durable laces to keep leeches and ants out
  • Fashionable
  • Optimal traction

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BUDGET FRIENDLY

Maelstrom Men’s TAC Force

Maelstrom TAC Force

  • Wicking liner for breathability
  • Dries and cleans up easily
  • High quality

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BEST CHOICE

Rocky C5S Commercial

Rocky C5S Commercial

  • Lightweight
  • Holds well on any surface
  • Soft perforation leather for breathability functions

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MOST DURABLE

Thorogood 814-4200 Heritage 6 Inch

Thorogood 814-4200 Heritage 6 Inch

  • Reliable
  • Durable
  • Affordable and sturdy

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MOST SECURE

Under Armour UA Valsetz RTS

Under Armour UA Valsetz RTS

  • UA Clutch Fit Technology for incredible foot support
  • Secure
  • TPU Shank for midfoot support

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MOST PROTECTIVE

Timberland PRO Direct Attach Six Inch

Timberland PRO Direct Attach Six Inch

  • Excellent traction and supportive
  • Steel safety toe for protection
  • Mesh lining for odor control

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BEST CONSTRUCTION

Smith & Wesson Breach 2.0 Tactical Side Zip

Smith & Wesson Breach 2.0

  • Solidly constructed
  • Incredible traction
  • Excellent arch support

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MOST COMFORTABLE

EverBoots Ultra Dry Premium Leather

EverBoots Ultra Dry Premium Leather

  • Perfect fit and easy on/off
  • Durable and comfortable
  • Incredibly priced

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BEST TRACTION

Skechers USA Mariner Utility

Skechers USA Mariner Utility

  • Warm and dry
  • Supportive in step
  • Lightweight and excellent traction

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FAIRLY PRICED

New Balance MID627

New Balance MID627

  • Fashionable
  • Steel toe caps
  • Warm and fairly-priced

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STYLISH

Rothco 8 Inch GI Type Jungle

Rothco 8 Inch GI Type Jungle

  • Durable laces to keep leeches and ants out
  • Fashionable
  • Optimal traction

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BUDGET FRIENDLY

Maelstrom Men’s TAC Force

Maelstrom TAC Force

  • Wicking liner for breathability
  • Dries and cleans up easily
  • High quality

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BEST CHOICE

#01. Rocky C5S Commercial

The incredible boot is creatively designed and crafted for exceptional and strenuous missions, primarily military operations. It quickly transitions from Garrison to full combat operations. It is lightweight and cozy for those harsh training activities especially long distance runs.

Its tongue is made of soft perforated leather to help ventilate and dry the boot. It also has the EVA outsole made of rubber that gives it the ability to handle any harsh terrains with its impressive traction capability.

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Product Specs:

  • Leather and CORDURA® combination upper
  • Rubber sole
  • Leather and CORDURA® combination upper. Padded collar. Rubber midsole
  • Removable Rocky Airport comfort insole. Aggressive multi-directional rubber outsole
  • GSA-approved item. Speed lace eyelets and NATO hooks. Lightweight: 18 ounces
  • Water-resistant and fast drying materials. Fully compliant with: DA PAM 670-1 (dated 31 MAR 2014)
  • Toe and Heel tread locks are reinforced with stitching and less than 2″ in height

We Like

It is lightweight, stylish and budget-friendly. It also has the soft perforations that make it the most breathable workboot. The EVA outsole also gives you excellent traction services thus enabling it to hold down well on any surface.

We Don’t Like

The workbook for men’s eyelets pop out, and it is tight in the top areas. Despite these minor tweaks, it is light, fashionable and has incredible traction.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

At the time of writing, the best work boot for men had 237 customer reviews and a 4.1 rating of out of 5 stars.

Conclusion

The military workboot allows you to get the best training experience while also enabling you to serve your country comfortably. It supports you no matter the challenges you face. You can rely on it to get the service you require from a boot.

PROS

  • Lightweight

  • Holds well on any surface

  • Budget-friendly

  • Soft perforation leather for breathability functions

  • Stylish

CONS

  • Eyelets pop out

  • Tight on the top areas

MOST DURABLE

#02. Thorogood 814-4200 Heritage 6 Inch

It provides you with durability on a silver platter. It has inbuilt systems, including the Dual Density Ultimate Shock Absorption Insole which offers high comfort.

It also has Rubber Wedge OutsoleMoc with high resistivity to any slips from oil spillage or wet grounds.

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Product Specs:

  • Leather
  • Made in USA
  • Polyurethane MAXwear Wedge sole
  • Ankle-length work boot with handsome moccasin toe and cushioning wedge sole
  • Slip- and oil-resistant outsole, Tobacco Gladiator Oil-Tanned Leather
  • Rugged metal eyelet and clamshell lacing , Rubber Midsole, Composite Shank, Soft Toe
  • Insole – Removable Dual Density Ultimate Shock AbsorptionnFootbed on Poron 4000 Comfort Cushion
  • Outsole -Single-density polyurethane MAXwear Wedge

We Like

The boot is the most durable work boot. It is also sturdy, attractive, affordable and lightweight. It is a boot that has excellent traction qualities.

We Don’t Like

It can at times be too narrow for an average foot. It also has an unstable heel. However, this boot is light and lovely.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

At the time of writing, there were 1045 customer reviews and a 4.4 out of 5 stars rating.

Conclusion

It is built with supreme craftsmanship and expertise thus making it one of the most trusted work boots on the market. You can always rely on it.

PROS

  • Reliable

  • Durable

  • Attractive

  • Affordable and sturdy

  • Lightweight and excellent traction

CONS

  • Narrow

  • Unstable heel

MOST SECURE

#03. Under Armour UA Valsetz RTS

These boots give your foot maximum comfort. They have the UA Clutch Fit Technology that wraps your ankle with a lightweight “second skin” for incredible support and fantastic feel.

They also have the micro-foam soft landings that ensure your foot is comfortable. They also have the TPU Shank for the right amount of rigidity and mid-foot support. They are a man’s best fit for walks on any terrain.

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Product Specs:

  • Synthetic, Textile
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately ankle-high from arch
  • UA ClutchFit technology wraps your ankle with a lightweight “second skin” for powerful support & incredible feel
  • Synthetic leather & textile upper with welded, abrasion-resistant film around the perimeter of the foot
  • Full-length Micro G foam turns cushioned landings into explosive takeoffs
  • Lightweight TPU shank for mid-foot support & the right amount of rigidity
  • Molded Ortholite sockliner is designed with a memory foam top & PU base

We Like

The boot has the TPU Shank for mid-foot support. It is also light, safe and the most comfortable boot with the micro-foam soft landings.

We Don’t Like

The shoe is not breathable, and it breaks off easily. It is not sturdy enough. However, it is safe, offers you support and is comfortable.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

At the time of writing, there were 450 customer reviews and 4.3 out of 5 stars rating.

Conclusion

The Under Armour Men’s UA Valsetz RTS Tactical WorkBoot offers your foot all the comfort and safety you need in a boot.

PROS

  • Lightweight

  • UA Clutch Fit Technology for incredible foot support

  • Secure

  • Cozy

  • TPU Shank for midfoot support

CONS

  • Not breathable

  • Not sturdy enough thus it breaks off easily

MOST PROTECTIVE

#04. Timberland PRO Direct Attach Six-Inch

It is an original, classic, unique, all-purpose work boot that has a mesh lining with anti-microbial treatment for odor control. It also has the steel safety toe for protection and a padded collar for superior comfort.

The boot also has a rugged rubber outsole that offers durable traction. It supports the arch and reduces foot fatigue while at the same time meeting the most rigorous worksite demands.

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Product Specs:

  • Leather
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 6 from arch
  • Lace-up boot featuring padded collar and hexagonal eyelets
  • Embossed logo at counter

We Like

It is a light and cozy boot. It also has the rugged rubber outsole that offers you incredible traction. It is also one of the most supportive work boots. It gives you ample ankle support.

We Don’t Like

The boot might fall apart at the sole and is not as waterproof as it should be, but it is comfortable and supportive.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

During the time of writing, there were 1504 customer reviews and a 4.4 out of 5 stars rating.

Conclusion

It is ideal and an excellent work boot. It is crafted to withstand all the technicalities in any work environment. You can expect nothing but the best with this product.

PROS

  • Comfortable

  • Lightweight

  • Excellent traction and supportive

  • Moderately priced

  • Steel safety toe for protection

  • Mesh lining for odor control

CONS

  • Falls apart at the sole

  • Not as waterproof

BEST CONSTRUCTION

#05. Smith & Wesson Breach 2.0

The Smith Workboot sets a new standard for construction, durability and high performance. It has the PU collar for easier cleaning, the gusseted tongue for keeping dirt and debris out and the EVA midsole for lightweight comfort and cradled support.

It also has the incredible steel shank for superior support.

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Product Specs:

  • SMITH & WESSON – Known for outstanding quality and attention to fine detail. We’re proud to introduce a boot that sets a new standard for construction, durability, and price. The Breach 2.0 is built upon years of top caliber manufacturing and industry experience.
  • TOUGH – The leather and nylon construction is made to provide full protection without compromising on comfort. A gusseted tongue keeps dirt and debris out.
  • COMFORTABLE ALL DAY – An EVA Midsole gives lightweight comfort and cradled support, and for added support we used a steel shank. Board-lasted construction creates a torsional rigidity that reduces foot fatigue during long work shifts.
  • SLIP RESISTANCE – The rubber outsole is engineered to minimize traction loss with an innovative pattern that grips dirt, waxed surfaces, fences and ladders, and anything the urban jungle can throw at you.
  • AFFORDABLE – Breach 2.0 provides high quality construction at a budget-friendly price, giving you the best bang for your buck. No matter your trade, if you require footwear you can count on, the Breach 2.0 works hard like you do to outperform and outlast. Direct Premium Buys donates a portion of the proceeds to Operation First Response, a wounded-warrior charity.

We Like

It is the most lightweight work boot. It has the gusseted tongue that keeps dirt and debris out. It also has excellent arch support, good traction and is solidly constructed.

We Don’t Like

It can be hot and sweaty at times, and it has no ample cushioning. However, despite these issues, it redeems itself with its lightness and durability.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

At the time of writing, there were 578 customer reviews and a 4.4 out of 5 stars rating.

Conclusion

It is known for its outstanding qualities and attention to detail. You get what you need with this marvelous workboot.

PROS

  • Excellent arch support

  • Incredible traction

  • Budget-friendly

  • Solidly constructed

  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Hot and sweaty; no cooling filters

  • No cushioning

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Extra Men’s Work Boots

Ever Ultra Dry Premium
Smith Wesson Breach 2
Thorogood 814 4200 American Heritage 6 Moc Toe
Skechers Usa Mariner Utility
Under Armour 2019S Valsetz RTS
Timberland Pro Direct Attach
Rocky C5C
Maelstrom Tac Force 8

Choose The Perfect Work Boot For Men in 2018

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Quick Summary of the Top Work Boots

A work boot is a covering of leather, rubber or the like for the foot and all or part of the leg. It is a style of footwear that employers offer to employees in the context of a work uniform. A good example of a place that demands these types of boots is the military, construction sites, and most fieldwork areas.

To come up with the best men’s work boots this fall, we did consider traction features like the treads and rubber sole of the boots. We also looked into the comfort features. These include the padding, foam lining, and collars.

Our Top Choices For Men’s Work Boots

To come up with the detailed list, we considered features like durability and comfort features. Our favorite boot is the EverBoots Ultra Dry Men’s Premium Leather WorkBoot. It consists of the lightweight, insulated, non-marking resistant rubber sole that gives you excellent traction. It combines durability with comfort and style, thus making it incredible for construction sites.

Our second best is the Smith & Wesson Breach 2.O Men’s Tactical Side Zip Boots. It has the EVA Midsole for lightweight comfort and cradled support. It also consists of the steel shank for superior support. It gives you excellent service. It is also durable thus making it an impressive choice.