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Safety First: The Top-Rated Work Boots on the Market

When searching for warehouse jobs hiring in Reading, PA, you need a great pair of work boots. If shoes aren’t really your passion, you might not put a lot of thought into this process — and that’s a mistake. 

Generally speaking, the benefits of proper footwear cannot be emphasized enough — for example, it helps alleviate back and foot pain — but this is even more important for warehouse work. A good pair of work boots can also make all the difference in helping you avoid slips, trips, and falls. Here are a few great options to get you started. 

Wolverine Men’s Raider 6” Work Boot 

This 100% leather work boot has a rubber sole and a removable, full-cushion Wolverine Multishox insole, for all-day comfort and support. It features breathable CK mesh lining and a reliable grip from slip and has an oiland abrasion-resistant Multishox lugged rubber outsole.  

Prices for the Wolverine Men’s Raider 6” Work Boot vary by store but can be found on Amazon for $105.48$134.95. 

Timberland PRO Men’s 6” Pit Boss Soft Toe 

Designed to be safe, comfortable and tough, this 100% leather work boot meets ANSI safety standards and includes slip-, oil- and abrasion-resistant outsoles. Its pro 24/7 Comfort Suspension technology is a unique comfort feature that helps reduce foot fatigue, provides arch support and cushions your step. 

Prices for the Timberland PRO Men’s 6” Pit Boss Soft Toe work boot vary, but can be found on Amazon for $81.64-$149.95. 

Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot 

This ankle-cut work boot is equipped with a steel toe and features a padded ankle and oil-resistant outsole. The material is 100% leather, complete with a synthetic sole, a shaft that measures roughly 6” from the arch and a platform that measures approximately 0.75”. 

Prices for the Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot vary but can be found on Amazon for $71.96-$110.00. 

KEEN Utility Men’s Pittsburgh 6” Steel Toe Waterproof Work Boot 

A medium-duty boot recommended for masonry, energy, construction, utilities, landscaping, transportation and maintenance, this waterproof work boot is designed to keep your feet safe. Featuring a steel-toed design, KEEN proudly goes the extra mile to make sure materials used to construct its boots are safe and have a minimal impact. 

Prices for the KEEN Utility Men’s Pittsburgh 6” Steel Toe Waterproof Work Boot may vary but can be found on Amazon for $179. 

Carhartt Men’s CMF6380 Rugged Flex 6” Waterproof Work Boot 

A premium leather work boot with composite toe protection, this boot features breathable waterproof protection designed to keep your feet dry. The lace-up closure includes a six-eyelet design with speed hooks. Among several other benefits, it also includes a rubber heel and toe for extra support and durability. 

Price for the Carhartt Men’s CMF6380 Rugged Flex 6” Waterproof Work Boot vary but can be found on Amazon for $115.97-$150. 

Looking for a warehouse job in the Lehigh Valley? HTSS, Inc. is here to help you find an opportunity that checks all your boxes. Contact us today to connect with a top Lehigh Valley employer ready to meet talent like you! 


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