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5 tough women’s work boots for 2020

Chippewa's L73050 Tinsley steel toe logger boots.
Chippewa's L73050 Tinsley steel toe logger boots.

Whether you're on your feet all day, or getting in and out of the cab, work boots are an essential piece of PPE for staying safe on the jobsite. A good pair of work boots protects the wearer from impacts, punctures, falls and slips. Thick outer soles are engineered to shield the wearer from electrical hazards, extreme temperatures, and everyday weather conditions, and steel toes are usually mandatory on construction sites. Check out our roundup of some of the most durable women's work boots that are on the market in 2020.

Chippewa's L73050 Tinsley steel toe logger boots

The Tinsley insulated waterproof steel toe is an 8-inch-tall women's boot with a steel toe that exceeds ASTM F2413-11 and ASTM electrical hazard rated safety standards. The boot has Texon insoles and features 3M Thinsulate ULTRA Insulation to keep the wearer warmer in cold temperatures, in addition to a Vibram Tacoma Yellow Plug Logger outsole.

Redwing's King Toe work boot

Redwing's King Toe work boot

This medium-duty boot features electrical hazard and non-metallic safety toe protection that offers 44 percent more toe room than standard work boots. The waterproof leather upper is oil/gas-, chemical- and abrasion-resistant, keeping the wearer protected in almost all aspects of the jobsite. Both the non-metallic toe and the electrical resistant soles meet ASTM Safety Standards.

Blundstone's 167 work and safety boot.

Blundstone's 167 work and safety boot

While the steel toe protects the wearer's feet, a rubber toe cap protects the boots and extends wear life. Blundstone's 167 boots have no laces for added safety, while still offering over-the-ankle protection. The weatherproof leather is 2.5 mm thick, but remains breathable for added comfort. A dual-density polyurethane midsole and TPU outsole makes the boots weatherproof, puncture proof, durable, lightweight and provides reliable certified traction.

Cat's Excavator Superlite NanoToe work boot.

Cat's Excavator Superlite NanoToe work boot

The Excavator Superlite is lightweight, while also offering 360-degree protection to the wearer. The NanoToe composite safety toe protects against impact or compression, while waterproof full grain nubuck leather keeps feet dry and protected. The SRX slip-resistant rubber outsole is also abrasion resistant, providing traction on slippery surfaces. Ergonomic ankle pods offer protection and stability, while seamless flex point at the toes prevents premature breaks and tears.

Keen's CSA Oshawa work boot.

Keen's CSA Oshawa work boot

These waterproof work boots have an oil- and slip-resistant non-marking rubber outsole, while the 8-inch collar is ideal for jobs that require full-height protection. The Oshawa boot utilizes a proprietary waterproof, breathable membrane that lets vapour out without letting water in, while also featuring a lining with hydrophobic/hydrophilic 2-zone comfort technology.

You can see our list of men's workboots here.

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