Whether you are working hard in the fields, or mucking around the horse stables, a good rubber boot is always in need. But even better are steel toe ones. No matter how mucky and dirty things get, these steel in the toe boots, simply rinse clean and are ready for another day. The added protection of the toe, can be a plus in any harsh working conditions.
They have the protection and support to keep your feet safe while on the job. These are the best type for mucky and sloppy conditions. Many shorter ankle ones just don't hold up in those conditions, and are hard to clean.
By purchasing a pair, you will be able to handle the sloppy environment and steel gives you the protection of a work boot. You can get these insulated for the winter months as well, to keep your feet warm.
These are taller than your average boot, therefore giving your shin and leg some protection from the wet, mud and the cold. You just never know what you are going to step on or have fall on your feet, so if you have been resorting to simple ones, then maybe you should consider upgrading for your line of work or hobbies.
Being able to rinse them off is also bonus, because lets face it, mucking around in a stable is something you are going to want to be able to rinse off! Rubber boots have come a long way. There are designed for a better fit, and no slip soles for comfort and safety. Insulation has been added to many styles so they can be worn right through the winter. No need for any other footwear. Many brands will also have removable linings that can be washed.
If you work in sloppy, mucky and wet conditions, then this type would be great for you. Tall ones with insulation that is not bulky make great outdoor work wear.
You can purchase these and many other styles in most work wear stores, and department stores and shoe stores. But quite often the selection can be limited. It may be worthwhile to check out styles and any hard to get sizes online at such stores as Amazon.
Amazon Price: $139.95 $103.50 Buy Now
(price as of Mar 30, 2016)
Amazon carries many brands, but they also carry the line of "Muckboots" which is a quality boot, as well as other styles. (pictured)
They are quality built and will go from season to season. They also carry other lines of insulated ones and more. So, do some comparison shopping online. If you have a hard to find size, then check online for these too.
Getting a good pair, should last you a few seasons. If you take care of them by rinsing them off if they get really dirty, then the rubber in these boots will protect your feet for a good long time. These make a good investment, and yet are affordable foot wear.
If your hobby or job has you out in the elements, especially in the wet and squishy weather, and you are concerned for the safety of your feet, then you should seriously consider these with the steel toes, and keep your feet warm, dry and safe.