Boots without leather, practically unheard of, but the complication with work boots made from pure leather is that they are hardly waterproof. As footgear that ought to handle every kind of abuse thrown at it, work boots need to handle moisture just as well as they manage to provide comfort and protection against dangerous terrain. Modern technology now makes it possible to own leather steel toe boots that are completely waterproof. Here is our selection of the top 3 men’s waterproof work boots.
Timberland PRO Men’s 47001 Power Welt Waterproof 6″ Steel-Toe Boot
Made for the rugged worker, these premium grade leather waterproof steel toe work boots are protected against Electrical Hazards too. Made from Goodyear Welt Cast Bond using torsional stability, durable chemical bonds, these boots are ultra comfortable and rugged to the core. In fact, Timberland challenges anyone to find a boot that they feel is better suited to their workplace or comfortable than the Pro Men’s 47001. More exciting features include its contoured tongue, comfort engineering, steel toe front and premium full-grain waterproof leather exterior.
Pros – Rugged design lasts years at end, nominal wear on the sole, complete protection from the forces of nature.
Cons – A tad bit heavy, might take a week or so to get used to its feel.Buy Now
Caterpillar Men’s Diagnostic Steel-Toe Waterproof Boot
Always the reliable brand name, Caterpillar brings out the best waterproof work boots time and again. The CAT Men’s waterproof work boots make the cut here as a long-lasting and dependable waterproof work boot. EVA perforated sole with Gel inserts for added comfort, 400 grams of thermal packing to help keep cold, moisture and heat outside, rubber sole, complete weatherproofed leather exterior with a heavy steel toe, this CAT is just as nimble as any of its feline companions.
Pros – Can withstand 3 to 4 inches of water, comfortable for regular wear, lightweight and zero break-in period.
Cons – Not designed for narrow feet.
Danner Boots: Men’s 5 Inch Waterproof Corvallis GTX Work Boot 17601
17601 Danner boots, tagged the GTX Work Boots is a full grain leather offering that packs in breathability and comfort without sacrificing waterproofing. Somehow, this pair of boots actually offers up 100 percent waterproof assurance. Unlike the other two, this one doesn’t offer a steel toe. It uses an abrasion resistant toe and heel with triple stitching to help maintain longevity and endurance.
Pros – Made in the US, long lasting and heavy fabric with breathable inners does help keep the feet comfortable even in stifling weather or be it a wet day.
Cons – Laces tend to come apart quick, sags a bit to the side with time.
To start with all are equally capable of handling water but if it were purely about trudging into deep water logged areas, the CAT wins hands down. As for comfort, the Timberland PRO Mens waterproof work boots seem like a reliable choice. The Danner 17601 isn’t bad in either case but considering its slightly expensive nature it comes in close third in the list.