Best Welding Boots – Reviews & Buyers Guide
Speciality Welding boots may sound like something that is easy to overlook when it comes to establishing your welding accessory list, am I right?
The truth is, just about every professional welder knows how important a solid pair of welding boots truly is. Just ask any welder who has had to weld overhead, I can almost guarantee you when they speak in saying that they were or were almost burned, it’s from experience not hearsay. This is where having one of the best welding boots comes into play. You need to have something that can withstand the heat, stay durable, and not reduce your efficiency on the job.
A couple key things you need to make sure your choice boot has:
- A metatarsal guard – protects the top of your foot and laces
- Steel to cap – protects against any bump you may encounter
Our Top 4 Welding Boots
Dr. Martens Men’s Ironbridge MG ST Met Guard – (Best Editor Rating)
Extremely tough and rugged, these are sure to last. They have specifically been built with a tough sole to prevent slippage in damp working conditions. The Dr. Martens MG ST are built with double stitching and heavy duty laces and lace eyelets. Shall we go on?
The uppers on these boots are water resistant, and built of full grain leather designed to withstand the elements that mother earth gives us. Expect a nice bit of ankle padding and a removable insole designed to provide that extra comfort that you wouldn’t expect. A steel toe guard rounds out the list of awesomeness about this particular welding boot.
Developed specifically for welders, this Timberland 53530 as a fantastic metatarsal guard that provides exceptional protection. Designed to conform to the wearers natural foot shape, they’re much more comfortable than what you’d expect from a welding boot. Waterproof and high quality kevlar stitching help to round out the fantastic characteristics of this boot. Roomy steel toe caps help keep your toes safe in a violent and dangerous work environment, and rubber sole makes this great for working in wet and oily work spaces.
These boots are a bit heavier than others on the market, but it’s because they’re designed to be so durable. A downside to these boots is that users have reported of the back stitching slowly coming apart, causing them to have a shorter lifespan than some are hoping to achieve for the price.