Everyone knows that boots are a winter footwear essential. In the cooler and wetter months, knowing how to wear boots and which styles to invest in for longevity and comfort will give you a step-up in your weekend wear and a leg-up in the office. Plus, you’ll be protected against the weather — be it rain, wind or snow.
These are our picks for the best men’s boots that are tough-as-nails for work but still totally stylish for after-hours.
For the ultimate in utilitarian aesthetic, we trust in Creative Recreation’s Torello boot. Made in a two-tone woven upper, this boot is water-resistant, set on a comfy EVA midsole with a high-top cuff, rubber outsole treading, and mesh lining to keep you comfortable and fresh. Finished with hiking-specific laces and neutralized colorways, you’ll dominate the elements.
They just don’t make them like the used to, unless they’re Caterpillar work boots. CAT’s commitment to quality, durability, and comfort has put their footwear at the forefront of excellence in the field of work boots. For more than 20 years, the lovingly crafted boots have proved to be a formidable force in men’s fashion, especially the signature Colorado style with its PVC midsole and goodyear welt construction. Goodyear welting is the most labor-intensive, durable method of construction and the two-level stitching makes it incredibly easy to resole a goodyear-welted shoe. Go ahead, wear them down all you want!
If you encounter sludge or snow daily, UGG has you covered. Their selection of waterproof footwear for the season is more plentiful than ever, including the Hendren TL Boot. Its waterproof construction, sealed seams, and plush wool lining are ideal for freezing temps. Not to mention, the innovative Treadlite by UGG™ outsole grips exceedingly well on both wet and dry surfaces. You can venture out into slick floors and icy parking lots with confidence.
For a more outdoors-inspired silhouette, we suggest checking out what Sorel has to offer. The Ankeny Mid Hiker Boot is expertly crafted in full-grain waterproof leather with a focus on comfort and durability thanks to the rugged vulcanized rubber sole. Perfect for men who aren’t afraid to get their boots dirty.
If temps don’t drop quite so low where you live, opt for a more fashion-forward work boot. This choice from CAT is loaded up with comfortable features, like a PU foam sockliner and breathable mesh lining. The full-grain leather upper and dressy round laces add a polished sense of charm.