Some basics for bootmen
||Work boots can be defined in a variety of ways. A broad
definition includes any type of boot that a man wears when he does work, usually
physical labor, in different settings. Since the boots listed below are
covered elsewhere in this "basics for bootmen" series, we'll define work
boots here as boots worn by men who work on construction sites, in the
skilled trades, on the factory floor, and around the home. The boots should
be able to withstand the elements on a construction site or in a factory, but
also be stylish and comfortable.
|WORK BOOT CHARACTERISTICS|
|"Men look for durability in a work boot, comfort second. If
it isn't comfortable, he figures he can just break it in."
according to an article in Footwear News.
Most modern workboots, though, are comfortable right out of the box. Different
work boots have different features, and none are the same. But most work boots
share one or more of these features:
Height ranging from 5" to 10", with most being a mid-size (about 6")
Colors of tan, brown, and black. Tan boots are common on construction sites
Laces from toe to ankle. Typical tan work boots use tan laces.
Soles are rubber, tread, or Vibram, usually 1/2" high with a heel no higher than 1".
Abrasion-, slip-, oil- and fuel-resistant
Goodyear welt construction for durability and water resistance
Steel toes for safety
Electrical shock resistance
Padded ankle collar for comfort
|WORK BOOTS COVERED ELSEWHERE IN THIS "BASICS FOR BOOTMEN" SERIES:|
Police Patrol Boots
Wildland Firefighter's Boots
Content from Footwear News and Booted Harleydude.
Tutorial - Types of Boots
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