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Most Comfortable Safety Shoes

No one should ever feel unsafe at work, but if you work in a hazardous environment, it takes proper training and protective equipment to ensure your safety. If you work in construction or operate heavy machinery, one of the best warehouse safety tips is wearing proper footwear to protect you from injury. With the right safety shoes, you won’t have to worry about a foot injury putting you out of work, not to mention the medical expenses and pain you would have to endure because of it. But, footwear shouldn’t just be protective. It should be comfortable too. Read on for the most comfortable safety shoes—you may never want to take them off!


Most Comfortable Safety Shoes


Before we dive in, let’s discuss the key features you should look for in work shoes that are both comfortable and adhere to the guidelines of your workplace environment.

  • Durability

  • Supportive insoles

  • Mobility

  • Soles with slip resistance

  • Insulation

  • Safety toes such as an alloy, composite, or steel toe

  • Puncture protection

  • Waterproof or water-resistant material

  • Appropriate shoe for the need/use which would include... type of construction, sole material, sole design, height, indoor or out use, torsional rigidity, EH, ESD, linings,

  • Appropriate slip resistance based upon surface material and texture and any possible contaminants , etc

  • Special needs of EH or ESD

  • Puncture resistance?

  • Temperature issues?

  • Past Issues?

For Men


1. Keen Sparta Safety Toe


Best For: These light-duty indoor shoes work great on smooth surfaces such as warehouses, distribution centers, or for those standing on hard surfaces over long periods of time. Super lightweight with lots of cushion and plenty of style.


Safety Features:

  • Electrical Hazard Rated

  • Left and Right Asymmetrical Steel Safety Toes for a Roomier Toe Box and Maximum Comfort

2. Timberland Pro Disruptor Chukka Safety Toe


Best For: A versatile alloy safety toe work boot. The Disruptor offers increased ankle support and protection with great comfort thanks to a padded collar, tongue, and an anti-fatigue underfoot cushioning insole. It’s also built with cement construction for flexibility and has a short break-in time. Plus, the polyurethane sole offers unmatched slip resistance on wet surfaces.


Safety Features:

  • Electrical Hazard Rated

  • Alloy Safety Toe

  • Meets and/or Exceeds Impact and Compression and EH Rated Safety Standards

  • Electrical Hazard Rated

3. Wolverine I-90 DuraShock Composite Safety Toe


Best For: Light to medium-duty work. This 6” safety boot is flexible, waterproof, and features Wolverine’s legendary comfort and lightweight maximum toe protection. This shoe features Wolverine’s latest Carbon safety toe technology called CARBONMAX .

  • Waterproof Membrane

  • Oil & Slip-Resistant TPU outsole for long wear and extreme flexibility

  • Composite Safety Toes

  • Electrical Hazard Rated

4. Wolverine 6” Moc Toe Wedge


Best For: Construction, indoor or outdoor use, landscaping work, and a great all-purpose choice. These work shoes are made of genuine, ultra-soft leather and are-unlined and cushioned for exceptional comfort.


Safety Features:

  • Steel Safety Toe

  • Oil and slip-resistant, highly cushioned polyurethane soles

  • Composite shank

  • Electrical Hazard Rated

5. Timberland Pro Boondock


Best For: Highly-protective medium to heavy-duty work requirements. With oil-resistant lug outsoles, this safety boot is extremely durable and remarkably comfortable considering its brawny appearance and heavy-duty construction.


Safety Features:

  • Composite shank for arch support, structural support, and stability

  • Deep cleated long-wearing rubber outsoles are heat, oil, and slip-resistant for grip and traction on loose surfaces

  • Composite aafety toes

  • Electrical Hazard Rated

For Women


1. KEEN Utility Sparta Aluminum Toe ESD Work Shoe


Best For: This shoe is a great athletic option for women working in manufacturing settings. As a safety shoe, it is both comfortable and safe, thanks to a lightweight and breathable fabrication.


Safety Features:

  • Electro Static Dissipating Technology Absorbs and Neutralizes Static Buildup

  • Aluminum Safety Toes

  • Meets and/or Exceeds Impact and Compression and ESD Rated Standards

  • Meets and/or Exceeds Non-Slip Testing Standards

2. Timberland Pro Titan Alloy Toe Work Boots


Best For: These light weight boots are great for both indoor and outdoor work. They are made with a powerfit comfort system that uses ergonomically designed elements to supply movement and provide critical support and long-lasting comfort.


Safety Features:

  • A nylon diffusion shank fights fatigue and provides torsional rigidity and lateral support

  • Polyurethane cushioned midsoles provide shock absorbance and energy return

  • TITAN® Last Asymmetrical Alloy Safety Toes

3. Dr. Martens Maple 7 Eye Side Zip Safety Boot


Best For: Long days spent on your feet. This comfortable safety shoe is nice and lightweight, thanks to Dr. Marten's classic construction and polyurethane insole.

Safety Features:

  • Slip, oil, petrol, alkali, and fat resistant high traction classic Dr. Marten’s AirWair™ outsoles for traction and cushioning on all surfaces

  • Electrical Hazard Rating

  • Steel Toes

  • Side Zipper for easy and quick on and off

4. Wolverine I-90 EPX CARBON MAX Romeo


Best For: This lightweight slip-on work boot delivers style, slip on and off ease, great comfort, and high-quality construction for long days to make them feel as short as possible.


Safety Features:

  • Composite safety toe boot

  • Injected TPU outsole for extreme flexibility and high abrasion resistance for long wear

  • Waterproof

  • Electrical Hazard Rated

5. Women’s KEEN Utility Detroit XT Steel Toe Waterproof Mid Boot


Best For: Warm weather and wet working conditions. These boots feature dual-density cushioning and a waterproof, breathable membrane and a comfortable fit all day long.


Safety Features:

  • Reflective webbing for increased visible safety

  • KEEN Protect toe protection for increased durability

  • Contoured heel lock adds stability by keeping heels locked in place

  • Left and right asymmetrical safety toes

In an effort to maintain workplace health and safety, keep your feet secure from the impact of weighty objects, extreme temperatures, slippery surfaces, and more with these forms of protective footwear. If your company is part of the Boot World Corporate Footwear Program, these comfortable safety shoes can be yours at a discounted rate as part of the Employee Benefit Service.


Plus, Boot World can bring the Boot World Mobile Footwear Store on-site to your business to fit you and your colleagues with the right safety footwear. If your company isn’t a part of the program, encourage them to join today so you can be properly outfitted at work. We'll help you select the best shoe, whether it be an athletic shoe or work boot that has the ideal toe cap/toe box, insole, outsole, as well as other safety footwear features that meet or exceed established standards.


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