The Top Work Boots for Winter 2022

The Best Work Boots to Get the Job Done

Those who work hard and play hard know just how important it is to have the right tools for the job. Rain and snow are no joke on the job site, so investing in quality work shoes is essential. But you also want to know which are going to be the most comfortable work boots. Boots that will stand up to being on your feet all day or defying the weather. You want boots that can keep feet warm, dry and protected. And safety boots with features like steel toes and boots that give you traction on slick surfaces. We’ve got all that and more from the brands you trust in the toughest conditions.

Finding the perfect pair is all about knowing your needs: does your job require full reinforced steel toe shoes, or just a pair that’s sturdy and secure? What about electrical hazard protection? Do you work on asphalt, or on trickier surfaces like slippery mud and slick metal platforms? Is warmth and insulation a top priority in your climate? Whether you spend your days out on a ranch or high on a rig, our boot roundup will point you in the right direction for pro-grade footwear that’s comfortable, durable, and safe.

Top 5 Winter Work Boots for Men

Caterpillar Tracklayer Work Boot

With a 100-year history in heavy machinery and quality work goods, it’s no wonder the Caterpillar brand is a go-to for serious boots. The steel-toe Tracklayer model is ready for tough work and tough weather with a waterproof full-grain leather upper and Thinsulate lining for comfortable, breathable warmth. Electrical hazard protection makes these a smart, safe choice when working with power equipment, while ERGOlite cushion technology in the insole provides an added layer of comfort for long days on your feet. Shop Now

Skechers Workshire Work Boot

This wearable pair provides the steel-toe safety and weather protection you need on the job site, with the comfort of a relaxed fit and lower, ankle-skimming profile. Count on nitrile rubber lug soles for ultimate traction and oil resistance — a must when weather and corrosive elements team up to make a rough job even rougher. Shop Now

Muck Chore Hi Steel Toe Boot

There’s no job too dirty, wet, and ugly for this high-profile pair. With a 16-inch shaft and steel safety toes, you’re ready to step into just about anything. A rubber-nylon upper and rubber sole make these boots 100% waterproof. But thanks to a special airmesh lining, your feet can breathe and feel fresh all the way to quitting time. Shop Now

Timberland Pro Powertrain Toe Men’s Safety Shoe

Your feet will stay comfortable for hours in these Timberland Pro Powertrain ESD work shoes. When your job requires ESD footwear, you still want comfort along with the safety features. Electro Static Dissipative shoes help protect against the dangers of static buildup by conducting static electricity through the insole, linings, cement, outsole, and into the ground, helping regulate the buildup of electrical charge. These shoes also feature a nylon and mesh fabric upper with an alloy toe for protection, plus a mesh lining with an antimicrobial treatment and an oil and slip resistant rubber outsole. Shop Now

Itasca Camo Sloped Neoprene Boot

Great for ranch and farm work, this trusty boot from Itasca is ready to help you cover some serious ground — even if that ground just got hit with a blizzard. With a neoprene upper and unique, high-rise rubber outsole, icy water crossings are basically a walk in the park. We especially appreciate the sloped construction at the upper cuff, which allows an extra-high shaft without compromising walking comfort. Shop Now

Top 5 Winter Work Boots for Women

Caterpillar Dryverse Work Boot

It’s hard to beat a Caterpillar boot for performance and durability on the job site. This rugged pair is weather-ready with a waterproof leather upper and high-traction rubber outsole. Plus, it’s got all the essential safety features you need for heavy work, including a reinforced steel toe and electrical hazard protection in the sole. But what about comfort? It’s got that too — just give the ERGOlite cushioned insole a squeeze and you’ll see what we mean. Shop Now

CAT Abbey Steel Toe Boot

Score professional safety features (we’re talking steel toes and electrical hazard protection) without all the bulk of a conventional, lace-up work boot. This pair provides slip-on ease and a more streamlined silhouette, but still keeps your feet dry and comfortable, thanks to a waterproof leather upper and ergonomically molded EVA footbed. Shop Now

Wolverine Rancher Aztec

All-day ranch work calls for a heavy-duty, steel-toe boot. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! We love this waterproof, full-grain leather pair from Wolverine for its perfect blend of performance and looks. Classic cowboy boot proportions rise high on the calf, so you’re ready to take on the deepest mud and muck. And you’ll do it in total comfort with full-footbed cushioning and a moisture-wicking mesh lining. Shop Now

Merrell Erie Mid Waterproof Brindle Hiking Boot

When the job keeps you out on your feet all day, but doesn’t call for technical safety features, reach for the Merrell boots. Halfway between a work boot and a sneaker, this pair gives superb waterproof protection and full-foot support in a streamlined, easy-to-wear style designed for covering long miles in comfort. You’ll feel extra secure with a top-of-the-line, all-terrain outsole specially designed for maximum traction in every condition, from gravel to mud to ice and beyond. Shop Now

Bearpaw Desdemona Hickory Waterproof Boot

Big snow calls for big boots — especially if you’re working outdoors. The Desdemona from Bearpaw delivers with a waterproof leather upper and snuggly, ultra-warm sheepskin lining. Built for major drifts, these boots rise high on the calf and cinch tight to keep snow at bay.  We especially love how the rubber traction outsole wraps around the toe for an extra boost of security and slip-resistance on tough terrain. Shop Now

When rain, sleet, snow, and ice are all just part of a day’s work, you deserve gear that’s as tough as you are, especially when it comes to footwear. After all, there’s only one thing better than working the job in dry, warm, comfortable boots: taking those bad boys off at the end of the day.