Steel toe work shoes and boots are designed to protect your feet from being crushed by falling objects or being punctured by sharp objects.
Anyone who works in an industrial environment should be wearing safety shoes to protect themselves from injury and possible death. They are designed with reinforced toe regions and soles often made of steel.
Here we will discuss and review some of the most popular steel toe work shoes and boots on the market.
If you would prefer sneaker/trainer style, visit the recreational safety shoe section. All of the steel toe work shoes we look at here is rated at least 4 out of 5 by users.
Steel toe work shoes can be discreet. There are some great products on the market that look like regular shoes, but benefit from all the necessary reinforcements you might need, while still looking smart. Whether you are going for the executive look or are after shoes that work for both smart and casual, here are some of our favourite steel toe work shoes.
Dr Martens Original Lace Up
Classic design from a classic designer. Rubber soles & padded collar. Average rating 4/5
If you are after a pair of ankle high steel toe work shoes for that bit more support, have a look at these:
Timberland PRO Steel Boot
Premium waterproof leather. Anti-microbial lining, thinsulate insulation. Traction rubber sole. Average rating 4.3/6
CAT Second Shift ST Work Boot
Climasphere lining, slip resistance, electrical hazard suitable. Black, brown or honey. Average rating 4.4/5
Dr Marten Original ST Boot
Steel toe, lace up design. Light weight. Has a steel toe but not a safety boot. Average rating 4/5
If you are looking for more support and protection around the ankle and shin than standard steel toe work shoes, these combat style boots are the best option.
Caterpillar Indiana 8” Boot
Electrical hazard approved, slip resistant, removable insole, breathable lining. Average rating 4.3/5
If you are looking for high, waterproof boots that provide some protection, here are a selection of safety rubber boots aka wellies.
The Original Muck Boots
Steel toe and rubber sole. 100% waterproof. Achilles support panel. 4-way stretch nylon for ultimate flexibility. Average rating 4.6/5
Each country has different classification systems for the various types of steel toe work shoes. These look at the level of protection they provide in terms of puncture resistance, grade of protection, additional electric shock protection and many other features. You can find out more about these different classification systems for steel toe work shoes to help you choose the right style for you in the Safety Shoes Overview.
You can find out more about steel toe sneakers/tennis shoes in
the recreation safety shoes section.
Page Last Updated: 2019-07-02
Next Review Due: 2021-07-02
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