Top 3 welding boots for this year

Feet protection is absolutely important for a welder to keep ankles and feet safe from burns caused by frequent heavy sparks. Whether you run a welding workshop or a welder yourself, you should be extremely careful about getting the right welding boots for a safe working environment. Now, there is no dearth of welding boots around but then not all would be equally great for you. However, no worries, here is a list of some of the best boots for welders.

Timberland Pro

You have a sturdy welding boot here which boasts steel-toe and has been developed in strict compliance with ASTM standards. The boot further sports rubber and leather sole construction which is strongly resistant to oil, slipping and abrasion. Despite such a heavyweight design, the Timberland number is pretty lightweight as well as flexible to ensure maximum comfort and operational efficiency for the wearer.

It’s to note here, the boot also houses a smart antimicrobial lining, metatarsal shield and super comfy polyurethane footbed in closed-cell design. Yes, the price point is slightly on the higher side but when you look at the advanced design, every penny is worth for this boot.

Major pointers about Timberland Pro:

  • Strong rubber and leather construction
  • Breathable and lightweight
  • Metatarsal guards
  • Polyurethane footbed that promises added comfort

Iron Age IA5016 Ground Breaker

Talk about the best of welding footwear in the market and the Iron Age IA5016 makes its mark with élan. Both users and experts have talked at length about the solid durability and protection the boot offers to ensure optimum feet safety in a high-intense welding environ. The Iron Age number sports a bunch of advanced protection features, including steel-toe cap, 100% leather on upper front, slip-resistance synthetic sole, electric hazard insulation as well as metatarsal guard. And yes, the boot is fully compliant with the ASTM-F-2413 standards. 

To ensure superior durability, the Iron Age boot is backed by premier Goodyear welt backup as well as Kevlar stitching. Thanks to its 6.5” of arc, users will always get good ankle support here and the gel pads inside assure great cushioning. 

Major pointers about Iron Age IA5016 Ground Breaker

  • Designed especially for solid injury protection
  • Excellent durability
  • Metatarsal guard
  • Compliant with OSHA standards

Caterpillar Second Shift

The list would be incomplete without the mention of this macho from Caterpillar. 

To start with, this is one among the versatile welding boots you will find in the market today. It’s backed by cutting-edge Goodyear welt design which assures 100% full-grain leather, steel-toe guard as well as slip-resistance traction sole. 

Then, it’s to note here, the boot is lined by nylon mesh to ensure added comfort and breathability. Additionally, it assures breezy odor control with Climasphere insole. Thanks to the boot’s conventional outlook, you can also double it up as your everyday boots- apart from sporting it for your welding workshop. The boot has received brownie points for solid durability and protection.

Major pointers about Caterpillar Second Shift

  • Metal toe-guard assures solid protection
  • Versatile welding boot
  • Slip-resistance traction sole

So, which one would be your pick?



Julia Arostegi lives in California USA. She took Developmental Communication at the University of California and finished her studies in 2012. She is currently the managing director of California Magazine. She is also a blogger, content enthusiast and a photographer.