The Best Work Boots for Men: Keep Your Feet Safe and Comfortable

What comes to mind when you think of a pair of work boots? Rugged style? Comfort and design? Durable but fashionable? Well, you’re on the right track, as long as you drop all but the first word from each of those three questions. When it comes to a great pair of work boots, you need to think in terms of protection, comfort, and durability first; if they happen to look good, that’s icing on the cake. And if your work boots are uglier than an oarfish but they keep your ankles supported, your toes protected, and your feet warm and dry, then don’t you fret about the looks. Chances are, no one else on the worksite or the ranch is looking anyway. We have put together a list of 10 pairs of the best work boots for men, each of which will keep your feet safe when you drop a brick, step on a broken window pane, or send sparks showering down from that angle grinder you’re working. These surprisingly lightweight boots are some of the most comfortable I’ve ever slipped on, and that goes for the work boot category but also for boots in general. They feel as good as many pairs of hiking boots I have tried, yet they offer considerably more foot protection. A thick, high-abrasion outsole resists...

Super-Protective Gloves: Hammer-proof, Blade-proof and Fireproof

From a Chilean company called ATIKS comes these Mark VIII safety gloves, which aim to allow dexterity while protecting the fingers from grievous injury. Take a look at what they can do: It’s obvious they’re targeting the construction industry. What’s not obvious is if the gloves are actually in production or where they are available. The brand name appears to be ReSafe but at press time, their website was down. Those of you looking to pick up work gloves with similar functionality might want to check out Schmitz Mittz. While they don’t appear to offer the hammer protection on the fingertips, they do offer it over the knuckles and the gloves are both cut-proof and flame-proof: Schmitz Mittz were originally designed for first-responders rescuing people in crushed vehicles, and they’re surprisingly affordable, running from $44.95 up to $69.95 for the top-of-the-line gloves seen in the video. Engineering Working Safety Shoes It’s obvious they’re targeting the construction industry. What’s not obvious is if the gloves are actually in production or where they are available. The brand name appears to be ReSafe but at press time, their we...