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Best Work Boots For 2021

Work boots, what the nation is built upon so ideally you will want value for money when purchasing your best work boots. Of course there are things to consider before you buy your boot, what environment will you be working in. Do they have to have safety standards, steel toe caps, resistant to oils etc. 

Best Safety Work Boots (Laces)

Caterpillar Boots

The Caterpillar Holton Honey safety boots seem to have been around for generations. They have even found their way into becoming a fashion statement, some go for the pristine look. While others like to make them look used to complement their fashion sense. 

Thats why we may forget that the CAT Holton Honey is probably one of the best selling safety work boots of all time. Not only do they look fantastic but also keep your feet safe. These Holton Honey boots are tough and made to last and great value for money. Because they are tough you will need a few wears to bed them in, but once you do they are one of the comfy work boots of 2021. Make sure you are buying the real deal and not fake safety boots.

Caterpillar Holton Honey Safety Boot

  • Steel toecap
  • New soft welt construction for greater flexibility and comfort
  • Full grain water resistant leather uppers
  • Moisture wicking linings
  • Rubber outsole, heat resistant to 300°C
  • Anti-bacterial insole with added internal cushioning
  • Goodyear welted  
  • Conforms to EN345 SB HRO SRA

Hoggs of Fife Safety Boots 

Hoggs have been making safety footwear, amongst other outdoor wear since 1888. The have slowly gained an excellent reputation with the farming and fieldsport fraternity. We all know the weather up North is more extreme and Hoggs produce their work boots with this in mind.

Artemis Premium Safety Boot

This is a work boot that has your best interest at heart. The is the flagship safety boot designed to keep your safe. Superbly designed and packed full of technical safety features you won’t appreciate just how good these boots really are until you have a pair on your feet. The Artemis is not quite as popular as the CAT Honey, well I say that. In Scotland the Hoggs brand is very popular and of course the Scottish are very passionate about products made there. 

The Artemis comes in a little cheaper than the Holton Honey but still looks good and has great safety features.  

Hoggs of Fife Artemis Premium Safety Boot

  • Full Grain Crazy Horse Leather
  • Waterproof & Breathable Membrane
  • Removable Anatomic Antistatic insole
  • Oil Resistant and Slip Resistant
  • Durable lightweight flexible sole
  • Ribbed and reinforced external toe cap and heel protection
  • Steel Midsole & 200 Joules Steel Toe Cap
  • Certified to EN ISO 20345

JCB Safety Work Boots 

Another great brand and a contender for the best work boots of 2021. Better know for their heavy duty machinery but now they also make work boots. The design is not dissimilar from the more established brands especially with the honey look .

Offering affordable safety boots and a great price. Some of the reviews say that they are comfy from the first wear and that they actually out last some of the more better know expensive brands.

JCB Fast Track Honey Safety Boot

JCB Fast Track Honey Safety Boot

  • Steel Toe-cap & Midsole
  • W-Tex waterproof & breathable linings
  • Lightweight Phylon inner sole
  • Rubber outer sole
  • Outer sole unit is oil & slip resistant & heat resistant to 300°C
  • Energy absorbing heel
  • Antistatic
  • Conforms to EN345

Portwest Safety Boots 

Probably not as well know for their safety boots as the rest of the products. However Portwest has been mentioned as one of the fastest growing workwear manufacturers. The company is still run by the family which started way back in 1904. They now employ over 4,500 all around the world creating innovative workwear. 

Portwest Steelite Welted Honey Safety Boot SB (FW17)

These are probably the best looking design from Portwest as they have copied the honey look. The best part is the price of these work boots starting at £32 plus VAT. They have the standard steel top cap safety feature and the rubber sole is resistant to oils and acids

A great entry level work boot for 2021

Portwest Steelite Welted Honey Safety Boot SB (FW17)

  • Steel Toe-cap
  • Goodyear Welted
  • Featuring new ultra flexable Flexi-Welt sole for added comfort & wearability
  • Full grain nubuck leather uppers
  • Cambrelle linings for breathability
  • Padded collar & tongue
  • Rubber outsole is resistant to oils, acids, alkalis & tempertures upto 300°
  • Certified to EN345

Best Slip On Work Safety Boots (Riggers)

Sometimes you want a safety boot which is easy and quick to get your feet into. This where the rigger boots come in handy, just slide your feet in there and no laces. There is also the dealer boot that slips right on and it comes in the style of a Chelsea boot. 

Hoggs of Fife Thor Safety Rigger Boots

If your are looking for the best quality rigger boots then Hoggs of Fife may just have the answer. The Thor safety rigger boot not only looks hard wearing and tuff, it actually is. Designed for the harsh conditions in Scotland and to keep your feet from any falling object. The Thor rigger boot looks great with rugged style and built to last.

They might be a slightly higher price but the feedback on these boots has always been good. Comfy from the first wear and a perfect ft so make sure you order the correct size.

Hoggs of Fife Thor Safety Rigger Boots

  • Full Grain Crazy Horse Leather
  • Waterproof & Breathable Membrane
  • Removable Anatomic Antistatic insole
  • Goodyear Welted Construction
  • Oil Resistant and Slip Resistant
  • Durable lightweight flexible sole
  • Heavy duty scuff cap protection
  • Reinforced heel with Hoggs branding
  • Steel Midsole & 200 Joules Steel Toe Cap
  • Certified to EN ISO 20345

Budget Samson Safety Rigger Boot (7025)

They may be the best budget rigger boots around and there is a good reason for that. Go onto any construction site any heavy working environment and at least 1 person will be wearing the Samson safety rigger boot. Probably the best selling rigger boot of all time.

They may not look like the most stylish in design but they keep you safe and your feet warm with the synthetic fur lining. Sturdy and will last a long time in tough conditions. A good investment if you are looking for work boots on a budget.

Samson Safety Rigger Boot (7025)

  • Quality tan leather upper with synthentic fur lining
  • SAMSON dual density PVC / rubber, heat, oil and acid resistant sole
  • Deep cleated sole is anti clogging and provides contact heat resistance to 300’C
  • Scuff resistant toe covering 200 joules steel toe cap
  • Penetration resistant steel midsole
  • Conforms to EN345

Hoggs of Fife Zeus Safety Dealer Boot

The Zeus dealer boots looks more like a timeless classic regular boot rather than a safety boot. he full grain crazy horses leather and the waterproof breathable membrane, what else could you wish for. Oh the removable Anatomic Antistatic insole is another great feature on these premium work boots.

Hoggs of Fife Zeus Safety Dealer Boot (Crazy Horse Brown)

  • Full Grain Crazy Horse Leather
  • Waterproof & Breathable Membrane
  • Removable Anatomic Antistatic insole
  • Goodyear Welted Construction
  • Oil Resistant and Slip Resistant
  • Durable lightweight flexible sole
  • Pull on tabs
  • Steel Midsole & 200 Joules Steel Toe Cap
  • Certified to EN ISO 20345

Best High Ankle Work Boots (Ankle Support Boots)

High side work boots are great for additional ankle support on uneven work terrain. Ankle support work boots offer the same excellent safety features as regular work boots but with the added support for the ankle.

Portwest CompositeLite Traction 10 inch Safety Boot S3 (FD01)

The Portwest Traction ankle support safety boot is a premium work boot built to last. Specially designed PU/Rubber outsole with Green Diamond technology™ for superior slip resistance & stability. 

This high ankle work boot has a long list of safety features designed to meet the most demanding working environments. The feedback from these boots has been around how comfortable they stay all day long and actually worth the price tag.

  • Premium safety boot, constructed using only the finest materials & components throughout
  • Waterproof & Breathable Membrane
  • Composite toe-cap & midsole
  • Specially designed PU/Rubber outsole with Green Diamond technology™ for superior slip resistance & stability
  • Lightweight & comfortable with a YKK side zip for easy access
  • S3 E-Leather – water resistant smooth leather that incorporates downward facing seams for water runoff
  • Triple row of heavy duty stitching to main seam area
  • Ankle support
  • Energy absorbent heel
  • Oil/Heat resistant soles
  • Anti-Static
  • Moulded heel kick off pad for easy removal
  • Wide fitting
  • Scuff cap
  • EN345 S3 HRO CI WR

The Best Budget Ankle Support Work Boot

If you need a pair of ankle support work boots but working within a budget there are still great options out there. Of course budget boots does not have to mean poor quality in todays marketplace. You just have to do your homework and decide what safety features you actually need for your working environment. 

You do not have to have every safety feature in the high ankle work boots. Just the ones you need. 

Portwest Steelite TaskForce Safety Boot S3 (FW65)

These Portwest Taskforce safety boots could possibly be the best budget high ankle safety boot on the market. There is no compromise in the quality of these budget work boots. The water resistant leather upper combined with the breathable inner lining ensures maximum comfort for the wearer even when worn for long durations.

Ensure that you order the correct size with these high ankle boots, thee only negative on these boots were the quality of the laces. This is easily fixed if the boots last longer than the lace. 

Portwest Steelite TaskForce Safety Boot S3 (FW65)

  • Suitable for military and security personnel
  • Steel toe-cap & midsole
  • Ankle support
  • Energy absorbent heel
  • Oil/Heat resistant soles
  • Slip resistant
  • Anti-Static
  • EN345 S3 SRC HRO

Best Budget Safety Shoe 2021

Now if you are really on a tight budget and have a large team of employees to kit out then these budget safety shoes could be for your business. They may not look the prettiest safety work shoe but they offer all the protection you will need. Steel toe cap. All the feedback on these safety shoes have been positive and buy on a regular basis.

Comfy, practical and a great budget work safety shoe, once great comment was that they are also perfect for ladies. 

Portwest Steelite Protector Safety Boot S1P (FW10)

  • Steel Toe-cap & Midsole
  • Spilt Buffalo Leather
  • Dual density PU/TPU sole
  • Energy absorbent heel
  • Oil & Slip resistant outsole
  • Outsole is resistant to heat upto 200°
  • Anti-static
  • Certified to EN345

 

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