Before heading out into the woods or the desert for your next big adventure, make sure that you have the right tools and equipment. Whether your equipment list is lengthy or relatively brief, having the appropriate attire and boots, in particular, can ensure that you are protected from the elements and harsh terrain. The idea of a perfect boot is subjective. While everyone has a personal esthetic, they engage in activities requiring differing levels of protection and flexibility. These are some of the best boots around.
When you are searching for an attractive, yet hard core hiking boot, look no further than the Columbus G053 from Georgia Boot. With a full grain leather construction, the upper and collar are padded for comfort and protection. The boot is waterproof and features an ASTM rated steel toe cap. It is also EH rated for electrical protection. A steel shank provides stability. Did we mention, it’s also waterproof!
The Thorogood 804-4020 composite toe Gravity Sport hiking boot provides the durability and safety that you are looking for with sporty styling. It’s EH rated for electrical safety and has an ASTM rated composite toe to protect against crushing accidents. The outsole uses Welt Net Gravity technology to make it oil and slip resistant. The heel design utilizes stabilizing features and a bar to prevent rolling and support the heel. Sporty, protective and hard working…that’s a lot from a boot.
The Chippewa 55203 bring the best of several technologies together into one ideal boot for outdoors. With a lightweight composite safety toe, the boot also has a steel shank for protection against stepping hazards. The interior is padded for comfort and features a waterproof bootie to keep feet dry. The outsole is both slip resistant and EH rated for electrical safety.
When they need heavy duty, hard wearing protection, many experts turn to Dr. Martens. Whether you are facing a grueling work day or your next big adventure, the Ironbridge from Dr. Martens will keep protected and comfortable regardless of how long your day is. The full grain leather upper is durable, water resistant and still breathable to ensure comfort throughout the day. A ballistic mesh collar keeps feet cool and dry. The boot features an ASTM rated steel toe. For all day comfort, you’ll enjoy the AirWair outsole for its softness and energy return.
Sometimes to be tough, you have to look tough. The military tactical styling of the Belleville Khyber 660 says it all. The durable, yet breathable, leather and mesh upper keeps you comfortable. The lacing system ensures a perfect fit. This boot is lightweight and flexible. The Vibram IBEX sole is designed to handle any terrain and any environment with graceful ease. This boot’s versatility says, ‘Bring it on!’
Before you head out on your next outdoor adventure, protect yourself and your feet with the right equipment.