Best Work Boots of 2024

The results are in, and our list of the best work boots of 2024 is here. Check out cutting-edge, industry-leading styles from top brands to be sure you're lacing up with the very best.

Best Soft Toe Work Boots

Best Soft Toe Work Boots


No safety toe needed? Keep light on your feet with our pick for the year's best soft toe work boots.

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Best Made in USA Boots

Best Made in USA Boots


Nothing beats American ingenuity, and these made in USA work boots are the best of the best.

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Best Safety Toe Work Boots

Best Safety Toe Work Boots


We take safety seriously, and our selection for best safety toe work boots will act like a fort for your feet.

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Best Soft toe Work Shoes

Best Soft toe Work Shoes


This is as light as it gets, but these soft toe work shoes still come with all the heavy-duty features you need.

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Best Western Work Boots

Best Western Work Boots


Better than the rest and best in the West: 2024's best western work boots have style without sacrificing safety.

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Best Met Guard Work Boots

Best Met Guard Work Boots


Your metatarsal bones are fragile, but our pick for best met guard work boots are anything but.

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Best Safety Toe Work Shoes

Best Best Safety Toe Work Shoes


Athletic agility meets job site stability. For a bit of everything, try out the best safety toe work shoes of 2024.

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Best Wedge Work Boots

Best Wedge Work Boots


The wedge boot is a classic look, and this year's best wedge work boots do it better than all the rest.

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Best Insulated Work Boots

Best Insulated Work Boots


Keep your toes toasty with our selection for the best insulated work boots of the year.

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Best Waterproof Boots

Best Waterproof Work Boots


The best waterproof work boots of the year are the perfect choice for working in wet conditions.

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Best Soft Toe Work Boots

The Carolina Elm Boots embody the perfect blend of rugged durability and timeless style. Crafted with high-quality leather and rated for electric hazard protection, it’s a no-brainer that customers keep coming back for them year after year. They feature a steel shank and oil-resistant rubber lug outsoles to provide excellent support and protection in any job. If you’re after a timeless, versatile pair of boots, these are the top choice.

Pros

  • Electrical hazard protection

  • Oil-resistant rubber outsoles

  • Leather uppers

Cons

  • Less breathable than similar boots

  • Potential for long break-in time

Best Made in USA Boots

American workers everywhere prefer boots made in the homeland, and the Danner Bull Run Chelsea Boots will make you proud to be from the USA. Not only are these boots protective and up to any job, their classic design makes them a timeless staple. With features like full-grain oiled leather uppers, electric hazard protection and a removable Ortholite footbed, these boots are ideal for work, leisure and everything in between. This one was an easy choice.

Pros

  • Slip-on design

  • Electrical hazard protection

  • Ortholite footbed

Cons

  • On the pricier side

  • Not waterproof

  • No protective toe

Best Safety Toe Work Boots

If your job requires a safety toe boot, look no further than our number one choice this year: the Timberland PRO 6” Pit Boss Steel Toe Boots! These boots have nubuck leather uppers, electric hazard protection and oil and slip-resistant soles for ultimate safety on any jobsite. It’s no wonder that they’re so highly-rated by our customers! But you don’t have to take our word for it. Try them out for yourself!

Pros

  • Steel toe

  • Nubuck leather upper

  • Odor-resistant

Cons

  • No pull tabs

  • Relatively heavy

  • Might run a bit small

Best Soft Toe Work Shoes

This list wouldn’t be complete without a Carhartt shoe! The Carhartt 3" Force Work are best-sellers for good reason. Whether you’re at work, on a hike or running errands, these shoes have all the features you need to successfully get the job done. These shoes have lightweight knit uppers, slip-resistant outsoles and FastDry technology for ultimate comfort and durability. You’ll be wearing them for years and years.

Pros

  • Slip-resistant outsole

  • Lightweight knit upper

  • FastDry technology

Cons

  • Not waterproof

  • No extra-wide option

Best Western Work Boots

Western boots never go out of style. The Georgia 11” Mini-Lug Pull-On Boots are no exception. For one, their pull-on design and Goodyear welt construction make them convenient and durable no matter what your job entails. Oil and slip-resistant outsoles prevent accidents and make it easy to navigate tough environments. These boots strike the perfect balance between work functionality and casual style, making them the obvious choice for number one.

Pros

  • Pull-on design

  • Goodyear welt construction

  • Oil and slip-resistant outsole

Cons

  • Extended break-in period

  • Not waterproof

Best Met Guard Work Boots

Not everyone's job requires a met guard, but if yours does, Volcom Evolve Composite Toe Met Guard Boots are the obvious choice. These skate-inspired boots are equipped with a mesh lining, slip-resistant outsoles and cushioned insoles for comfort. Plus, they’re ASTM F2413-certified and electrical hazard rated for ultimate protection on the job. Despite this heavy duty protection, these boots have a casual look and lightweight feel! After all, who says you have to compromise style for safety?

Pros

  • ASTM F2413-certified

  • Electrical Hazard protection

  • Slip-resistant outsole

Cons

  • Limited breathability

  • Outsole not oil-resistant

Best Safety Toe Work Shoes

Reebok has been a staple across industries for good reason. From professional athletes to blue collar workers, the brand makes reliable footwear built to last. Our pick for the best safety toe work shoe is a testament to that. The Reebok Sublite Cushion Work Alloy Toe maximizes flexibility and lightness for a work shoe that’s fit to take on any job. Moisture-wicking lining, removable cushion footbeds and ASTM F2413 protection all but guarantees safety no matter what your work environment entails. For those on their feet all day, there is no better option!

Pros

  • Alloy toe protection

  • Moisture-wicking lining

  • Extra-wide size option

Cons

  • Not waterproof

  • Mesh lining not antimicrobial

Best Wedge Work Boots

There's nothing like a good wedge boot, and there's no boot brand like Georgia. It should come as no surprise that the 8” Wedge Boots take the spot for the best wedge work boots of 2024. Reasonably priced and packed with protective features, these stylish boots are great for work, leisure time and nearly everything in between. The full-grain leather molds to your foot while the cushioned insoles absorb shock for ultimate comfort. Plus, the outsoles are built to resist chemicals, oils and abrasions. It’s no wonder they have dozens of five-star reviews.

Pros

  • Steel shank

  • Cushioned insole

  • Full-grain leather upper

Cons

  • Not waterproof

  • Heavier than similar wedge boots

  • Lack of breathability

Best Insulated Work Boots

There’s nothing worse than cold toes when you’re working through the winter months. Our pick for best insulated work boots takes care of that problem though — and plenty more! Featuring 200 grams of Thermolite insulation, the Timberland PRO 6” Direct Attach Leather Waterproof Boots are like a warm blanket for your feet. Not only are they seam-sealed and waterproof, these boots meet multiple safety standards to keep you protected on the jobsite. Cold feet are a thing of the past!

Pros

  • Waterproof

  • OrthoLite insole

  • Odor-resistant

Cons

  • No protective toe cap

  • Lack of breathability

  • Might not be warm enough for frigid climates

Best Waterproof Work Boots

And, finally, our best waterproof style of the year: the New Balance Calibre Composite Toe Waterproof Boots! These boots are durable, protective and built for virtually any environment. Not only do they hold up to rain and snow, they also have a composite toe and slip-resistant outsoles for top safety.

Pros

  • Electrical hazard protection

  • Composite toe

  • Puncture-resistant midsole

Cons

  • Complicated lacing system

  • Wider fit than similar options

  • Not very breathable