Part of on-the-job training is finding out that your men's boots do not cut the mustard. If after wearing a pair of boots all day you experience wet feet, bruised toes, and your feet are uncomfortable and slip around when walking, then it is time to purchase another pair of shoes. Find out the most important considerations when buying work boots that feels good on the feet and keep you safe while working.
Protects Your Toes
Purchase steel-toe boots to avoid serious injury to your feet and toes. Your toes should have plenty of room to move and not feel bunched up so this is not the time to scrimp on sizing. Purchase either a half or full size larger giving your toes room to spare. Look amongst eBay sellers for men's steel-toe cap work boots for a variety of ankle and above-ankle shoes. Buy work boot socks with extra cushioning on the heel and toe areas.
Keeps Your Feet Dry
Some boots let water and moisture inside which is unpleasant, and you do not need to put up with it. Purchase men's waterproof boots so your feet stay dry when working outdoors. These waterproof boots include a surface treatment of rubber, PVC, or a substance that keeps water out. Waterproofed boots do not allow water in, at all. On the other hand, water-resistant and water-repellent shoes limit water from entering somewhat, but there is no guarantee that water does not penetrate the outer material.
Guards Against Falls
A slippery surface may put you at risk for falling and is a danger you cannot afford. You may work on oily and wet surfaces such as a kitchen restaurant floor that requires non-slip safety shoes with special non-skid soles. Make sure your men's work boots have the right traction to keep you from sliding.
Lasts a Long Time and Comfortable
If your work shoes are uncomfortable, then the other considerations do not mean much. It may take several weeks before the shoes conform to the shape of your feet. Make sure to research the boots' track record as to durability when worn day in and day out. Online reviews are a good resource.
Offers Quality Material
Men's work shoes are available in a variety of materials such as leather, waterproof leather, and nylon mesh. When deciding on which material you prefer, try to find work boots that feature your other considerations as well: waterproof, non-slip soles, steel toes, comfortable, and durable.