5 Best Minimalist Boots for Work

Work hard--while keeping your feet relatively pain-free.


While some boots are made for walking, the ones you often use are the ones needed for working. Working all day long in an uncomfortable show, especially when you have a labor-intensive job, can really do a number on your feet. If the work you do all day require a boot, you need something that isn’t to clunky or cumbersome to deal with. Protection, water resistance, anti-slip gripping are all things you need in a light weight boot. Luckily, it’s totally possible to have all of those requirements and a few bonus features too in your work boot. Here are a few beloved minimalistic boots that have all the things you need without the bulk.

ROCKROOSTER Work Boots for Men

Slip these bad boys on and just go! Made of thick leather that is resistant to wear and tear, these work boots have a 180 day warranty. The lightweight boot has a shock-absorbing footbed to keep feet comfortable, and also has moisture-wicking fabric to keep them cool and dry. Even though the toes are steel, they are soft for maximum comfort and protection. Plus, they’re pretty stylish if you want to clean up and wear on a non-work day!

Sorel - Men’s Madson Moc Toe Waterproof Boot

Claiming to have the comfort of a moccasin with the durability of a work boot these shoes can easily transition from work site to happy hour while still looking stylish. Don’t let the comfort fool you, these shows are totally waterproof with a grippy outer sole to keep the wearer fry and comfortable. However, a few reviewers warned that this boot really only stands up to rain, as ice and snow tend to not do well with the shoe’s soles.

6” Men’s Soft Toe Work Boots

It doesn’t get any more classic than a Timberland boot. Though these shoes are often purchased more for their aesthetics than their function, it should be noted that they are actually a great boot to work in. Timberlands are designed for comfort, offering padding and support wherever they can while also being 100% waterproof to keep feet nice and dry.

EVER BOOTS “Weldor Men’s Moc Toe Construction Work Boots

This stylish boot was made for maximum durability and comfort. Filled with a soft lining and made with an oil-resistant “shell” they offer everything one could hope for in a work boot. The color alone is pretty striking, but it is also offered in a light gray if this one doesn’t tickle your fancy.

Skechers for Work Men’s Workshire Condor Work Boot

With more of a chill fit, these work boots have a memory foam insert to keep feet at their comfiest. The shoe is made out of 100% leather so it’s look is premium and ability to hold up is top notch. It’s a relaxed fit too , so you won’t feel super constricted in these shoes.