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The Best Work Boots for Concrete Surfaces

What are the best work boots for concrete surfaces? When it comes to picking the best boots for working on concrete all day, finding a pair that reduces the impact of each step is key.

As versatile and ubiquitous as concrete may be, it’s not fun to walk on all day, especially when you’re hard at work. Unlike other surfaces such as grass or carpet, concrete doesn’t have shock-absorbing properties to mitigate the impact from your footsteps. In short, all the energy from each step you take goes right back into your joints and can cause discomfort.

If you work on concrete, wearing proper footwear can help minimize daily wear and tear on your joints and keep you comfortable all day. Opting for lightweight boots that offer advanced cushioning and impact-reducing technologies will help prevent you from feeling every footstep.

While we offer a wide selection of work boots for any surface, here are a few of our favorites for concrete.

Rebar Wedge Moc Toe 6” Waterproof Work Boot

Rebar Wedge Moc Toe 6” Waterproof Composite Toe Work Boot

Don’t let the classic style of Rebar Wedge work boot fool you – these boots are designed to keep you comfortable all day whether you’re on the job or out after work. With a wedge sole and flat-bottom design, these boots offer 4LR™ technology to provide lightweight support during long hours on your feet, especially on hard surfaces like concrete.

Women’s Rebar Wedge Moc Toe Waterproof Work Boot

Women's Rebar Wedge Moc Toe Waterproof Composite Toe Work Boot

Blending a trendy moc toe look with a high-performance waterproof work boot, the Rebar Wedge is a fan favorite for good reason. Featuring composite toe protection and a flat-bottom wedge sole, the Women’s Rebar Wedge provides superior cushioning and support all day long, no matter the surface. Fitted with 4LR™ technology for lightweight support during long hours on your feet, the boot also offers a removable All Day Cushioning insole and mesh lining for added comfort.

WorkHog XT Waterproof Work Boot

WorkHogXT Waterproof Carbon Toe Work Boot

With a classic Western appearance on the outside, the WorkHog XT is as strong as the rest of our performance boots on the inside. Wearers love our WorkHog XT boots because they combine the best of both worlds by delivering stability, cushioning, and shock absorption without sacrificing style. A patented, flexible U-Turn® Entry System allows easier entry, making these a great choice for wearers with high arches. ATS® Max technology disperses pressure to keep you as comfortable at the end of your day as you were when you started.

What Makes Our Boots the Best for Concrete Surfaces?

Ariat offers a wide selection of work boots for any job, but we’ve designed some of our work boots with hard surfaces like concrete top-of-mind. Our highest-rated work boots for concrete surfaces are lightweight and offer a wedge sole. Lightweight boots keep your steps from being heavy, reducing the amount of impact on your joints and muscles, while a wedge sole absorbs some of the shock of your steps, rather than transferring that motion into your body.

Of course, impact from walking isn’t the only concern when it comes to concrete. If the concrete you’re working on isn’t stamped or textured, it’s possible that it’s slippery. In this case, opt for a boot with a non-slip sole. Our ATS® Max technology offers all the comfort and cushioning of our beloved ATS® boots plus an extra-wide shank for maximum support and less fatigue. ATS® Max boots also come equipped with oil and slip-resistant outsoles to keep you safe on slippery surfaces like concrete.

Building a Better Boot

We understand that workers needed better protection for their feet, that’s why we made it our goal to create technologies that keep your feet safe and comfortable all day. Our steel toe work boots, carbon toe work boots, composite toe work boots, and lace-up or pull-on work boots all offer our cutting-edge and patented technology, meaning the options you have to protect your feet are endless.

Find the right pair of work boots for your needs here.

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