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15 Advanced Work Boots for Every DIY Project
It may be surprising to discover that work boots are much more than steel-toes and laces. There are specialized boots for almost any DIY job, and we’ve rounded up 15 of the best.
With their puncture resistant steel shank and mud-shedding design, these muck boots are the perfect choice for jobs that require getting dirty. Suitable for year-round wear, these work boots will keep you comfortable and dry as you create the garden of your dreams.
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When the going gets heavy, smart DIYers get Metatarsal guards. These boots provide steel reinforcement to protect the delicate top bones of the foot and feature open-cell padding for added comfort. Perfect for heavy lifting, these work boots can protect your feet while you sharpen your tree pruning techniques.
Puncture Resistant Work Boots
Slip-resistant and waterproof with an attractive leather upper, these work boots do it all. Most importantly, they are puncture resistant. This means they can help protect your feet from the hazards of a worksite, such as errant nails. In fact, you can break them in while you follow our guide on how to use a trim-nailer.
When there’s a chill in the air, but work to be done, an insulated boot—like this one from Timberland—is the smart answer. These work boots aren’t just water resistant, they have a water-impenetrable membrane which means your foot will stay warm and dry on a chilly day. Try these on a fall day while you remove a tree stump from the ground with ease and your feet will thank you later.
These boots have a tactical flair that means business. The side-zip allows you to don these boots quickly when you’ve got a DIY job on the go. And the patented, moisture-wicking lining makes for a comfortable fit. They are also slip resistant and waterproof, making them an excellent choice for winter jobs like snow blowing.
Composite Toe Boots
These Wolverine women’s boots have substance and are a perfect all around construction boot. Made with composite safety protection, these boots are lighter than the steel-toed variety, which helps reduce fatigue. You can even take a hint from your boots and use them to build a composite deck in your yard.
Work to Play
Light, fast and breathable, these Adidas hiking shoes offer premium comfort for everyday tasks. These work boots are good enough to wear while getting organized with our list of 51 brilliant ways to organize your garage. They even look good enough to grab a bite to eat to celebrate your newly organized space.