Top 3 Steel Toe Work Boots

Steel Toe Work Boots are a special breed of footwear designed to trudge over any surface, survive any kind of abuse and last a really long time while providing the wearer optimal comfort and protection from any kind of hazard. Quite naturally, the features you would ideally want in your boots have got a lot to do with ruggedness and usability. Here are three that are the best in this category.

Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel Toe Boot

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The Pit Boss is exactly what a work boot ought to be. It offers plenty of ruggedness, safety and is comfortable too. Steel toe 6 inch construction, traction enhancing sole and ergonomic design that protects against foot pain with extended use, the Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel Toe Boot is your daily abuse solution. Just flip them on and go anywhere, do anything.

Pros – Basic color palate, lasts well over 2 years with regular use, offers a comfortable fit regardless of pronation.

Cons – You may feel at times that these boots run a bit wide, suffers from slight wear issues.



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Caterpillar Men’s 2nd Shift 6″ Steel Toe Boot

Caterpillar 2nd Shift Steel Toe Boot

A good hardworking and comfortable boot for daily wear, the Caterpillar Men’s 2nd Shift 6″ Steel Toe Boot comes in two versions – either as steel toe work boots or with a soft front. Available in plenty of colors, tough and versatile, it is designed for heavy industrial purpose without sacrificing on sporty looks. Uses nylon lining, nubuck uppers, goodyear welt construction and sock liner for breathability.

Pros – Good strong leather, looks better with wear, steel toe is comfortable, ergonomic and good for long usage.

Cons – Requires a break-in period, lacks modest water resistance and gets wet too quick.



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Caterpillar Men’s Diagnostic Steel Toe Waterproof Boot

Caterpillar Diagnostic Steel-Toe Waterproof Boot

Assured to be waterproof no matter how you use it, the Caterpillar Men’s Diagnostic Steel Toe Waterproof Boot is a Cat specialty for all-weather regular use. It comes with steel shanks, breathable inner lining, non-slip outsoles and extra strength and durability. It will remain dry in all weather conditions, last really long and continue providing support and comfort regardless of the abuse you throw at it.

Pros – Totally water proof even in 3 inch deep water logged areas, long lasting and outersole lasts a lifetime. No break-in period required.

Cons – Might have to wear thicker socks to fit in perfectly, kind of feels heavy after a long day of work.

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Since all three steel toe work boots are priced similarly, there can be only one winner. However, reality is that all three have different positives and negatives. For those most affected by the weather or afraid of getting their feet wet, the Caterpillar Men’s Dianostic Steel Toe Waterproof Boot is perfect. Between the other two, we have to give the Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel Toe Boot top honors for its simple yet alluring look that lasts well over 2 years.

About the Author:

Michael Soze is a husband, father, traveler and worker. From treading on dangerous terrain to providing comfort through the coldest winters and wettest summers, work boots are indispensable and form the soul of my writing at, you can catch me at Google+.