Five of the best work boots for construction sites

By RSEA Safety

When you’re on the job all day, a top-quality work boot makes all the difference. We’ve looked into the best work boots for construction sites that will provide you with ultimate safety and comfort. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from a wide range of designs, including ultra-lightweight, waterproof and heat-resistant options.

Our 5 best tough-as-nails, heavy-duty work boots are made by the experts, with comfort high on the priority list. These boots for both men and women are available from one of the leaders in the industry, RSEA Safety.

1. 312658 Steel Blue Parkes Zip Steel Toe Safety Boots

If you’re looking for easy movement in a heavy-duty work shoe, then the Steel Blue Parkes Safety Boots are a must. You’ll still get maximum protection with their steel toe cap but with double the comfort because of their low-cut ankle and padded collar. The lightweight design and industrial-grade zipper mean you can take them on and off super-fast and don’t have to worry about doing your laces every time. It’s no surprise they’re a standard boot across many job sites and the popular choice for warehouse staff, construction workers and courier drivers. These boots are available in black, wheat and a lighter sand colour. And here’s the specially designed women’s equivalent.

  • Made from premium New Zealand water-resistant leather
  • 200 joule safety steel toe cap
  • Soles are heat resistant to 130ºC
  • Lined with a soft, hydrophobic material, so skin stays cool and dry

2. 553322 Oliver AT 55 Zip Sided Safety Boots

For those who like more ankle protection, the 150mm high Oliver AT 55 Safety Boots are a perfect choice. They’ll give you all the safety and confidence you need to get the job done with a toe bumper, steel toe cap and heel protection. You’ll get the perfect fit and comfort all day while you work with a fully lined interior, padded collar and an impact-absorption insole that massages your feet as you walk.

  • Made from water-resistant nubuck leather
  • Soles are heat resistant to 300ºC
  • Resists exposure to most acids and chemicals

3. B992 Blundstone Unisex Zip Up Safety Boots

The Blundstone Safety Boots are jam-packed full of safety and comfort features and are a construction site go-to for both men and women. They feature cutting-edge thermal-regulating bamboo lining that’s specially designed to keep your feet cool and comfortable. At the same time, the arch footbed is anti-bacterial, washable and breathable, so you stay fresh all day long.

  • Made from water-resistant nubuck leather
  • Electrical hazard resistant
  • 200 joule safety steel toe cap
  • Rubber outsoles are oil, slip-resistant
  • Heat-resistant soles up to 300ºC

4. MPN150 Magnum Precision Max Zip Sided Safety Boots

You’ll get maximum performance from the Magnum Precision Safety Boots. A waterproof outer and high traction rubber soles deliver superior grip and heat resistance. If you’re after a durable, low-maintenance work boot, this one won’t disappoint. It features rustproof hardware and a stain-resistant i-shield that repels water and dirt, so you don’t have to waste time cleaning. You can fly in and out of job sites with your composite toe cap boots that are airport scanner-friendly.

  • Made from waterproof and breathable microfiber
  • Heat-resistant soles up to 300ºC
  • Airport scanner safe composite toe cap

5. W219100 Wolverine Grayson Zip Sided Steel Toe Boot

The Wolverine Grayson Steel Toe Boot ticks all the boxes when it comes to comfort and safety. Made from premium waterproof leather from an ISA gold-approved tannery, this versatile work boot will stand the test of time and keep your feet dry, even in wet conditions. The ultra-light, fully-cushioned footbed moulds to your feet, ensuring a perfect fit. The footbed is removable and can be replaced with the Wolverine anti-fatigue insole to help sore feet feel re-energised.

  • Made from waterproof full-grain leather
  • Moisture-wicking lining
  • Rubber Outsole For Maximum Grip


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