The Best Construction Work Boot

The Best Construction Work Boot

“A man is only as good as his tools.”


Construction workers acquire a large collection of quality tools throughout the years. They have certain tools that they use in just about every project they have. Along with the usual tools you would expect, construction workers often have a pair of work boots that they wear constantly. These boots have to be comfortable and offer much-needed protection to the worker and his or her feet.


We at Coastal Boot LLC understand that construction workers demand a certain quality out of their work boots. They want boots that are durable, comfortable, and have the level of protection they need to tackle their daily construction projects. In order to help you find the best pair of work boots for you, we’ve assembled this list of brands that you should consider when shopping for your next construction work boot. Here they are:


Chippewa is a very popular brand and when you look at their boots it’s easy to see why! They have been in the work boot-making business since 1901. Over the years, they have gained a reputation as one of the best work boots you can purchase. The quality is amazing. Their boots have thin soles and strong, durable stitching.  


Here’s the opinion of someone who owns Chippewa boots:


             “These boots up until recently have been worn 3-4 days a week, rain, shine, or snow. They have been through lots of dirty and muddy terrain from geocaching. These became so comfortable after breaking in that I kept them on instead of changing them whenever I played basketball or football, though they are much heavier than athletic shoes. That's cool though, just means you feel like superman the next time you run in running shoes.” Source - Reddit



The Wolverine brand is quite popular among construction workers. Wolverine boots come with durable soles and can be found in various styles. Whether you need waterproof work boots, EH work boots, or steel toe work boots, there is a Wolverine boot made for you. These boots are made to be comfortable, allowing construction workers to work on their feet all day.  


Here’s the opinion of someone who owns Wolverine boots:


“I have an unequivocal love for them that stems not only from the quality of the boot itself, but also from how much they lived up to, and even exceeded my high expectations for them.” Source - Reddit


Keen Boots

Keen may not have been around for as long as the other brands mentioned on this post, but they made the list because they are affordable and provide an unrivaled level of protection that construction workers greatly appreciate. Keen boots are not just made for working, they’re also made for fun! These boots are so comfortable that you can wear them out on your next long hike.

Here’s the opinion of someone who owns Keen boots:

 “I can't emphasize enough how much I love my Keen's. I've put average use on them for about a year and they're holding up fantastic. I have a pretty average arch but on the wider side of the foot. After several 10+ mile hikes, I'm the only one who doesn't complain about foot fatigue. I also invested in some good socks which are on the medium thickness scale that work great, keep me dry, and as a result, zero blisters.” Source - Reddit

Summing It All Up


We have only mentioned 3 out of the various different brands that offer high-quality construction work boots. Ultimately you should buy the ones that you feel most comfortable and safe in. Here’s what you’ll need to consider when purchasing work boots:


  1. Steel Toe – This is one of the most important safety feature a work boot can have if you work in a dangerous work environment. Construction workers are often required to wear steel toe boots because of OSHA regulations.


  1.     Sole Type – Depending on your work environment you’ll most likely need to get boots that are slip-resistant. If you work with electricity it’s important that you get the proper electrical-safety work boots.


  1. Comfort Level – You will be wearing your work boots day in and day out, so it’s important that you find a pair of boots that are really comfortable. It will be well worth the investment, trust us.


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We at Coastal Boot understand how important safety is, which is why we offer a wide selection of work boots (including safety toe boots) that are both stylish and comfortable. We have brands such as Georgia Boot, Timberland, Caterpillar, Chippewa Boots, Dan Post Boots, Danner, Dr. Martens, Harley-Davidson, Iron Age, Keen, Thorogood, and many more. Give us a call today at 1 (800) 972-7627 to place an order over the phone or go to our website, and place your order online.  

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