Best boots for walking/working on concrete. Construction site work is a real nightmare!

Those who work at a construction site have a really unforgiving job when it comes to maintaining a healthy functioning body. Even though concrete is a very hard, strong and versatile material, the ill effects of working all day long on concrete are seriously concerning.

It is definitely not the best surface to walk on all day long because the hardness of concrete and its stiffness due to its composition makes it dangerous for your feet, as well as every single joint in your body.

But when it comes to working it has to be done no matter the cost because money doesn’t grow on trees. You have to work hard to earn your share for a living.

People who work in the construction industry have to suffer from various joint pain issues in the entire body. Poor body posture, pain in the lower and upper back, and various other joints are common issues.

So let’s dive into the world of work boots that are perfect for working on concrete surfaces all day long and will make your work time more comfortable and enjoyable.

1. Irish Setter Men’s 6″ 83605 Work Boot – One of the flagship product from the house of Irish setter

A friend of mine works in the construction industry and is a civil engineer by profession. He spends almost 12 hours of his work time on a construction site and has a lot of back pain and joint pain issues.

Over a couple of months, he has been spending more time on concrete surfaces, which we all know is a real devil for the body health. It was only when he started using the Irish Setter Men’s 6” 83605 work boots, his health began to improve and the major issues of back pain and joint pain were all gone in a couple of weeks.

Surely this gem from the house of Irish setter has something special in its kitty. Let’s find out

Irish Setter Men's 6" 83605 Work Boot

 

Usability

The fit expectancy is 81% which is quite impressive in terms of usability. One of the most comfortable work boots that will relieve you from every single type of pain in your body if you spend all day long on a concrete surface.

Material/Built Quality

The built quality is excellent. It is made up of high-quality leather and most of the components are imported in order to assemble this piece of comfort.

Look and feel

Available in brown color looks pretty much elegant and stylish. No compromise on in terms of style statement even though you are going to wear it on the construction sites. Can be worn normally in everyday use.

Key features and Specifications

  • Excellent design and construction: The sole is made up of rubber and the distance between the shaft and the arch is approximately 5.5 inches. When it comes to the measurement of the boot opening, that figure is close to around 13.5 inches. Antique brass eyelets make up the other hardware of the boots. The product dimensions are 12 x 8 x 4 inches and it weighs less than 2 pounds
  • Waterproof Boots: It is made up of waterproof Trout brook leather. The outsole is made up of rubber. The rubber outsole can be cleaned easily using soap and lukewarm water. The lining of these boots are made up of non-woven nylon material.

 

Pros
  • One of the most affordable work boots that you can buy to get rid of body pain issue if you work in the construction industry.
  • These boots are waterproof
  • They are 6 inches lace-up work boots.
  • The leather is made up of a full grain material from Vietnam. Hence the quality is one of the best in its segment.
  • The footbed is removable and is made up of a polyurethane material.
  • Designed specially to protect workers from any kind of electrical hazards. Meets all the safety standards as per industry norms.
  • The outsole being made up of rubber is resistant to heat. Hence these boots are a perfect choice for working in hot areas with high temperatures. It is resistant to a minimum heat of 475 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Cons
  • These are soft toes boots not steel toe boots.
  • These boots are not entirely perfect for those suffering from plantar fasciitis.
  • These boots are not insulated and become prone to the excessive temperature beyond a certain limit.

A perfect choice to go with in any case. These boots won’t disappoint you ever. Complete value for money boots, they offer the best user experience and lives up to the Irish setter brand. One of the best boots to use in summer and hot areas. One of the best boots for monsoons as well.

Irish Setter Men's 6" 83605 Work Boot

2. Wolverine Men’s W02421 Raider Boot – The best boots for any die-hard fan of Wolverine.

My brother works as a project supervisor in the Govt. sponsored subway station construction project. Even though he is the project supervisor for the construction of metro infrastructure, he has to spend a lot of time with the workers and by that, I mean staying for long hours on concrete surfaces.

At times working constantly working on concrete surfaces becomes a pain in the ass because your body is constantly subjected to harsh surface conditions which eventually affects your body posture and muscles and joints.

My brother too started developing pain the back as well as joints of the feet. Being a die-hard fan of Wolverine shoes he decided to give this piece of handcrafted beauty a shot. Let’s see what he has to say about the Wolverine Men’s W02421 Raider Boot.

Wolverine Men's W02421 Raider Boot

 

Material/Build quality

The build quality of the boots are excellent and it is one of the finest pieces of footwear that you can find in the market. Built from high-quality leather and rubber sole it is one of the most comfortable boots that you can buy from the house of Wolverine. No doubt about that.

Look and feel

When it comes to the look and feel of these boots, I must tell you they are really impressive! The elegance they offer and the style statement they have even though they are designed for workplaces, I am simply surprised how much they have to offer. Available in brown color they look simply amazing and will woo anyone who is a die-hard fan of boots. Being an imported product it sticks to its quality parameter and the finished product is an indication that the company never compromises when it comes to quality product.

Usability

These boots are really comfortable and will easily let you work for long hours on that hard concrete surface. When it comes to fit expectancy, these boots have a correct fitting rate of 87 percent. They are available in the US shoe size of 7 to 14 and can fit a wide variety of foot sizes. I am simply amazed at how someone can offer such good quality at such an affordable price.

Unique characteristics

  • Shaft and heel: The shaft of these boots are placed at a distance of 5.5 inches from the arch. The measurement of the heel is around 1.25 inches while the platform measures approximately 0.75 inches
  • Removable insoles: The insoles of these boots are removable. They are full cushioned multishox insole. The product dimensions are 2 x 10.8 x 5 inches and the shipping weight is around 4 pounds
Pros
  • The presence of multishox insoles provides an enhanced layer of comfort and all-day support. I would recommend these boots to anyone who is a hardcore fan of Wolverine.
  • The grip provided by these boots are superb and it’s for sure that you will never be disappointed on the front of having a good user experience.
  • These boots are oil-resistant as well as abrasion resistant. The rubber outsole is made from one of the highest quality rubber you can find in the market. The lugged rubber outsole makes these boots simply the best choice for any working conditions.
  • They have a mesh lining as well which a breathable CK mesh is lining. Hence it provides enhanced air breathability inside the boots and prevents the feet from foot fatigue and bad odor.
  • These boots are really cheap and affordable. One of the best boots you can buy for under 100 dollars.
  • Highly durable boots that are perfect for long walks on the concrete surface as well
  • Great pair of boots that can easily last for more than 3 to 4 years.
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Cons
  • They are not steel toed boots
  • They are not waterproof boots but they are water repelling boots.

Surely one of the best product that anyone can own at a very cheap and affordable price. For all the Wolverine fans out there go buy this product and have a great experience. Foot hygiene is a key parameter that should not be neglected at any cost and these boots completely take care of that. Value for money product.

Wolverine Men's W02421 Raider Boot

3. Timberland PRO Men’s 6″ Pit Boss Steel Toe – The best steel toed boots from the house of Timberland

My dad is an architect by profession and has been working in the architecture industry for the past 15 years. Even though a big part of his job is to design the architecture of the buildings that are to be constructed, still a major part of his job is to visit construction sites twice every week to coordinate with the supervisor and construction workers.

His typical on-site stay varies anything between 6 to 8 hours and over the past few months, he has been complaining about the body and joint pain issues a lot.

The major reason is spending more than 5 to 6 hours on the concrete surface at the construction sites. A big part of his job is to inspect all areas and take long walks. So, in a nutshell, he was in dire need of a big solution to this ever-lasting problem.

I suggested him Timberland PRO Men’s 6″ Pit Boss Steel Toe Boots and let’s see what he has to say after using them for the past 3 months:

Timberland PRO Men's Stockdale 6" Alloy Toe Waterproof Industrial and Construction Shoe

 

Material/Build quality

The build quality is fantastic. They are made from one of the premium quality leather and one of the best steel toed boots available in the market. You won’t be disappointed by the fact that these are affordable steel toes boots.

But they are one of the finest you can find in this category.

Look and Feel

The look and feel are excellent and quite impressive. The boots are one of the classiest product that you can find in the market. Available in a plethora of colors such as wheat, black and brown, you can choose from anyone that suits your needs.

Quite impressive in terms of design and also in terms of the design aesthetics which have been taken good care of while designing these boots.

Usability

These boots have a fit expectancy of 80 percent and are available in shoe sizes of 7 to 15 on the US shoe size scale. Really comfortable to use and gives you a great user experience.

Key features and characteristics

  • Sole, Heel and shaft: The soles of these boots are made up of rubber. The measurement of the shaft from the arch is approximately 5.5 inches. It comprises cast metal top hooks that provide enhanced durability to the boots. The total weight of the boots is close to 3.2 pounds.
  • Polyurethane insole: The insole is made up of a polyurethane material that provides an additional layer of comfort and durability. It has nylon shock diffusion plates.
  • Goodyear welt construction: The presence a Goodyear welt construction is an added advantage with these boots. The product dimensions are 12 x 9 x 6 inches and the shipping weight is 2 pounds.
Pros
  • The nylon shock diffusion plates provides an extra layer of support as well as torsional rigidity
  • It also features a rugged nubuck leather which further increases the durability of these boots
  • It has a cambrella fabric lining that provides an antimicrobial treatment for controlling bad odor.
  • Goodyear welt construction adds another extra layer of durability
  • These boots are heat resistant and are made from a special type of rubber compound.
  • Provides the finest resistant to slippery surfaces having oil spills and other such substances.
  • They provide resistance to abrasion as well and provide a lot better traction on all different types of surfaces.
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Cons
  • These boots are not water proof
  • They do not have a metatarsal guard.

Timberland PRO Men's Stockdale 6" Alloy Toe Waterproof Industrial and Construction Shoe

For all the timberland lovers, if you are in dire need of a work boot that will solve your issues of long work hours on that painful concrete surface, this is the ultimate option to go with. For those who haven’t tried boots from Timberland, it’s time to check them out.

Product Build quality and usability Key characteristics Pros Cons
Irish Setter Men’s 6″ 83605 Work Boot Excellent fit and built quality

 

Elegant and stylish

Rubber sole

 

Waterproof

 

Has antique brass eyelets

 

 

Affordable

 

Full grain leather construction

 

Provides protection against electric hazards

 

Perfect for hot areas

Soft toe boots

 

Non insulated

Wolverine Men’s W02421 Raider Boot Excellent fit and built quality

 

Elegant and stylish

Removable insoles

 

Multishox insoles

 

Oil and abrasion resistant

Comfortable, long lasting and durable

 

Cheap and affordable

Not waterproof

 

Steel toed boots

Timberland PRO Men’s 6″ Pit Boss Steel Toe Excellent fit and built quality

 

Elegant and stylish

Rubber soles

 

Has cast metal tops

 

Nylon shock diffusion plates

 

Polyurethane material soles

 

Goodyear welt construction

Comfortable, long lasting and durable

 

Heat resistant

 

Slip resistant

Do not have metatarsal guards

 

Not waterproof

 

Working on construction sites can be fun. Just you have to go with the right choice of boots that can improve your working condition and doesn’t let you feel a burden while you are working. These are a couple of option that will surely give you a great user experience.