* Stylish work boots with serious capabilities
* From brands including Timberland and Dr. Martens
* Notable features and style guide for each boot
You’ll find a great pair of work boots in every handyman’s closet, and in 2018, you’ll find a pair in every fashionista’s closet too. But whether you’re buying work boots for style or for utility, finding the right pair can be tough. To help find that perfect pair, we rounded up some of the best work boots that offer both style and real working capabilities.
1. Skechers Work Watab Steel Toe
These Skechers might look like beefy skate shoes, but they’re actually tough-as-nails work boots complete with a steel toe, extra durable leather, and slip resistance. Plus, they’re highly affordable at just $70.
2. Skechers Work Mohall
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more versatile shoe than these Skechers Work Mohalls. They’re tough enough for all-day work with an air-cooled memory foam sole and a durable, full-grain leather construction, but their sleek all-black look can be worn with everything from jeans to a full suit.
3. Skechers Work Pettus Kirkaldy
A shock-absorbing midsole, thick leather upper, and cushioning make these boots tough by any standards, while a minimal pull-on look scores serious style points. Plus, they’re more affordable than similar boots that only provide style or utility.
4. Thorogood Work Boot
For a more classic work boot, go for these Thorogoods. They feature a steel toe, a Goodyear storm welt construction, superb grip, and a timeless style that can be expertly used with streetwear for a rugged fall look.
5. Timberland PRO
Another no-frills, classic work boot is none other than the Timberland Pros. As you’d expect from Timberland, they can take a serious beating on the construction site, but they also look great walking around the city too.
6. Dr. Martens Work Service Boot
These Dr. Martens offer a more punk-rock look but also feature just as much working capability as any other work boot. They feature a tough-as-nails Goodyear upper and PVC commando outsole that will keep out water, oil, and any other work-site gunk.