Best Men’s work shoes

  • Supportive work shoe featuring lace-up vamp, logos on...
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Memory foam padded insole insert
  • Lace-up sneaker featuring mesh upper with supportive...
  • Cushioned mesh tongue
  • Memory Foam Insole
  • Supportive work shoe featuring lace-up vamp, logos on...
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Memory foam padded insole insert
  • SOLID PERFORMANCE: Durable leather and synthetic overlays to...
  • SUPERIOR TRACTION: Solid rubber slip resistant outsole -...
  • ALL DAY COMFORT: Memory foam sockliner and midsole for...
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Men's Granite Ridge Waterproof...
  • HANDY FEATURES: Treacherous days out on the trail are...
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This waterproof hiking boot features a...
  • KEEP IT COMFORTABLE: Athletic styling gives these men’s...
  • SAFETY AND COMFORT: Built on a tradition of craftsmanship &...
  • A SOURCE OF PRIDE: We know you take pride in your work, so...

Our Top Men’s work shoes Pick

Skechers for Work Men's Felton Shoe, Black, 12 M US
  • Supportive work shoe featuring lace-up vamp, logos on tongue/side, and reinforced stitching
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Memory foam padded insole insert
  • Soft fabric shoe lining with shock absorbing midsole
  • OSHA-complaint nitrile outsole

DIY articles: Men’s work shoes Video Guide

A work shoe, especially for men who work in the construction industry or other “dangerous” areas, must not only protect the foot from injuries, but also meet the requirements in the work area. The carrier must also be protected from chemical or thermal influences such as extreme heat or cold. These special requirements are listed by means of the so-called “safety class” in which the shoes are subdivided. Altogether there are safety classes in the levels SB, S1, S1P, S2, S3, S4 and S5. This rating is also noted on the work shoes themselves and serves for safe orientation when purchasing the work shoes. Which safety class the respective shoe must have is determined by the special professional regulations, or safety regulations, which every employee can inquire at his workplace. In addition, the safety/work shoes must comply with the European standard EN ISO 20345:2004.

These special work and safety shoes can be worn as low shoes as well as boots. The most striking difference to “conventional” work shoes, however, is the reinforced toe protection flap, which is made of either metal or plastic. This is intended in particular to protect the toes. Depending on the safety class, the toe protection is precisely defined, as are the other characteristics that a shoe of this class must have. In the “simple” self-service safety class, the toe flaps must withstand an energy absorption of 200 joules, the toe area is closed, but the heel area may be open. – The next higher class S1 stipulates that the shoes must be closed in the heel area, the shoes as a whole must be antistatic, shock-absorbing in the rear area and must protect the wearer from power spills such as oil and petrol. Accordingly, the regulations become harder from class to class and the shoe must be manufactured accordingly. In addition to these requirements, shoes (depending on the working environment, etc.) must also have other properties: – Protection of the metatarsal bone (here indicated by the abbreviation M) – Insulation against cold and heat (CI or HI) – A cut-resistant shaft (CR) – Water-repellent properties (WR) or water-permeable properties (on the shaft) ( WRU) The list is longer and the examples listed are only intended to provide a brief overview.

First of all, you should inform yourself about the exact requirements and the safety class that the shoes must have. Even professions that are not directly associated with work shoes must in some cases have special shoes, such as kitchen/cooking staff. Information can also be provided by the employers’ liability insurance association. When it comes to buying shoes, the following conditions apply here: the shoe must have a comfortable and firm fit, the weight of the shoe must not be too heavy, the entire workmanship of the shoe must be of high quality, safety can be given here the CE mark. The padding on the inside of the shoe must adapt comfortably to the foot. In the event of foot problems such as flat feet or splayfoot, it is advantageous to consult an orthopaedist and describe the situation to him so that insoles adapted to the shoe can be made etc.

There are sometimes some manufacturers who specialize in the sale of these work shoes. On the Internet you should take a close look at the page and check whether the dealer really has an “idea” of his material. If you want to buy a work shoe for the first time, you should do so in a nearby shop that focuses on work clothing. In the shop you can try on your shoes in peace and quiet and have a specialist in the immediate vicinity. You can also ask colleagues who have been with the company for some time for information or business to be on the safe side.

TOP 5 Men’s work shoes Bestseller

Skechers for Work Men's Felton Shoe, Black, 12 M US
  • Supportive work shoe featuring lace-up vamp, logos on tongue/side, and reinforced stitching
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Memory foam padded insole insert
  • Soft fabric shoe lining with shock absorbing midsole
  • OSHA-complaint nitrile outsole
Skechers Men's AFTER BURN M.FIT Memory Foam Lace-Up Sneaker, Black, 11 4E US
  • Lace-up sneaker featuring mesh upper with supportive overlays and padded collar
  • Cushioned mesh tongue
  • Memory Foam Insole
Skechers Men's Cessnock Food Service Shoe, Black, 11 M US
  • 100% Mesh
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
  • Breathable mesh; 1 1/4 inch built in heel
Fila Men's Memory Workshift-M, Black/Black/Black, 13 M US
  • SOLID PERFORMANCE: Durable leather and synthetic overlays to meet your occupational needs
  • SUPERIOR TRACTION: Solid rubber slip resistant outsole - tested in accordance with the applicable industry standards, including: ASTM F2913-11; though designed to help prevent slips, you should always exercise caution on slick surfaces
  • ALL DAY COMFORT: Memory foam sockliner and midsole for additional comfort
  • RELAXED STYLING: Perforations for breathability and a lace up front closure for relaxed fit
Columbia Men's Granite Ridge Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Dark Grey, Golden Yellow, 11 D US
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Men's Granite Ridge Waterproof Boot is crafted of our signature waterproof and breathable construction to help keep you dry and comfortable during rainy trail days.
  • HANDY FEATURES: Treacherous days out on the trail are comfortable and worry-free with this boot's waterproof full-grain leather and suede bootie construction. Its durable mesh tongue adds breathability.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This waterproof hiking boot features a lace-up closure for an adjustable, secure fit.
  • MIDSOLE SUPPORT: Our signature midsole support provides superior cushioning and high energy return for comfort on any terrain.
  • OMNI-GRIP: This multi-terrain traction system matches specially formulated compounds and treads to specific environments. A dual-zone winter tread pattern ensures solid footing on surfaces such as ice and snow.