Steel toe work boots feature reinforcement in the toes to protect them from being crushed or punctured. Some work-heavy jobs require steel toe work boots, while others simply want the peace of mind that this high level of protection provides. Whether you are required to have a steel toe work boot or not, read on to learn more about our top-of-the-line options, available in Western boot and lace-up boot styles.
Impact & Compression Resistance
Men’s steel toe work boots offer two forms of protection: impact resistance and compression resistance. Ariat men’s steel toe boots meet the highest standard for both impact and compression to ensure your toes are safe while you’re hard at work (ASTM F2413-11 MI/75 C/75 EH rated). Our steel toe technology also allows for optimal fit and volume with certain toe shapes.
Durability & Performance-Minded
Ariat men’s steel toe boots are designed to perform no matter what kind of beating they have to endure. With durability and performance in mind, we offer steel toe work boots for men that feature technologies like heavy-duty, oil- and slip-resistant Duratread™ outsoles. There are waterproof work boot options with Waterproof PRO™ construction with full-grain leather. Footbed support technologies, like ATS®, give you all-day stability and comfort.
Steel Toe vs. Composite Toe
Composite toe work boots are also designed to protect your toes, but as the name suggests, rely on a composite material for protection rather than metal. Some jobs may specifically require steel toes, like machine operations. Composite toe reinforcement may be better for certain jobs, like electronic security conditions. In most cases, it comes down to the worker’s preference or requirements, and how the shoes feels. Both Ariat styles feature full, wrap-around coverage and unsurpassed impact and compression protection.