Best Foot Forward: Which Work Boot Is Right For You? 

Work boot that is right for you

Did you know that the right work boot can make all the difference in a shipyard? You need to take into consideration all of the aspects from comfort to safety when you buy your next pair of work boots. Does your employer require steel toe or other boot materials? Will you have good back support? And are they durable?  

Considerations for Shipyard Boots 

The hazards in a shipyard aren’t unlike those in any other manufacturing or fabrication environment. The biggest concern for foot safety is still the equipment used and working in tight, confined spaces. Electrical current, water, and fire can also pose a danger to you on the job.  

Here are the Top-Rated Boots for 2020 

1. Timberland Pro Titan 

If you want comfort and fit, this leather work boot is a good all-around match. They’re durable and have a good, long life.   

2. Carhartt Men’s CMF6366 

For oilresistant, slipresistant, and chemicalresistant boots, these Carhartt’s are a great choice  

3. Timberland Pro Powertrain 

Breaking in new boots can be the most challenging aspect. A pair of these boats a shorter break-in time.   

4. Irish Setter Ashby 83605 

For shipyard workers in high-heat environments, these are a great fitThe materials are resistant to melting at temperatures as high as 475 Fahrenheit.  

5. Wolverine Men’s Edge LX Nano 

Steel toe shoes can restrict movement. These offer the protection of steel toes but not the restriction.   

6. Carhartt Men’s Work Safety-toe NWP 

More electrical hazard protection can be found in these safety-toe boots.  

7. Carhartt CMF6371 Rugged Flex 

For wet environments, this waterproof boot is a great choice. The fit and comfort are also highly rated.  

8. Irish Setter 83608 

For steel toe, this boot is suitable for anyone who works in close proximity to electrical current. A pair of these meets the OSHA electrical hazard safety standards.  

9. Timberland Pro Ascender 

Different alloys for the toe of your boost might be a better match than steel. These Timberland boots might be a good alternative.  

10. Thorogood American Heritage 

Slipresistant soles are perfect for warehouse and shipyard environments to prevent slipping.   

Do you want to know more about safety for your next shipyard job? Contact Hutco today.