What features should you look for in a quality construction boot? If you’re ever asked yourself that question, you’re in luck. It’s definitely a question we’ve asked ourselves a few times which is why we researched some of the most popular and best-selling boots around to find out what makes a boot the best one for the job. Before we get into our products, let’s take a look at some of the key features you should keep in mind.
Material: Leather is by far the best material for work boots. It’s tough, lasts a long time, and softens and molds to the shape of your foot over time. This provides you with the best comfort and support possible.
Gender: While we found one pair of boots made especially for women, the truth is anyone can wear any of these boots. Just be sure to choose the right size since men’s and women’s shoes are sized differently.
Color: A lot of these shoes are available in a few different colors but you’ll usually have to choose from standard neutral colors. We did find a handful of boots that come in different colors but they’re not the norm.
Sole Material: Most of these shoes have either rubber soles or a synthetic material designed to look and feel like rubber. A good grip is important on the worksite so a lot of these are also oil and slip-resistant.
Waterproof: There aren’t a lot of truly waterproof options on our list but we should mention that water-resistant and waterproof aren’t the same. Plenty of these boots are water-resistant and can deal with a little moisture.
Type: These boots are available in 2 different styles, pull-on and lace-up. Both have their pros and cons. Pull-on boots are really easy to get on and off while lace-up boots give you more ability to adjust the fit.
Now that you know a little more about how to pick a good boot, let’s get into our top picks. If you’re in a hurry, start right at the beginning with our top and budget picks. That’s the best way to get an idea of the variety that’s available. There are so many great options here, though, we hope you can stick around. So, what are the best work boots for construction? Let’s get started and find out.