Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review8.8(out of 10)
Wolverine Contractor LX

Wolverine Contractor LX CM Safety Boot

A tradesman’s body takes a beating. The constant moving, lifting, bending, climbing, and handling of rough, heavy, and sharp materials can really take a toll. And that’s to say nothing of actual injuries; I’m strictly talking about the day-to-day wear and tear on your body. Although there’s a toughness that comes along with the work, […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Keen Utility Baltimore Steel Toe Work Boot Review

Keen Utility Baltimore Steel Toe Work Boot Review

The Keen Utility Baltimore Steel Toe Work Boot is technically a Spring 2018 initiative, but it’s hitting retailers early. Keen tells us that “the Baltimore blends classic work boot style with rugged construction and best-in-class comfort.” Doing what we do, I have plenty of work boots to choose from, but the look is what really […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Keen Men's Davenport Mid AL Waterproof Composite Toe Boot

Keen Utility Davenport Mid AL Waterproof Composite Toe Boot

Like every other tradesman on Earth, I’m on my feet all day. And it’s not as if I’m walking around on soft carpet or rubberized floors, either. No, I’m on concrete, asphalt, up and down ladder rungs, squatting, bending, and kneeling – not what anyone would consider easy on the feet or any other body […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Georgia Boot Carbo-Tec Wellington Work Boots

Georgia Boot Carbo-Tec Wellington Work Boots Review

Good work boots are important—particularly when you spend all day on your feet. They have to endure mud, rain, sand, oil, and anything else the job site throws at them. Just a cursory glance at the Georgia Boot Carbo-Tec Wellington work boots piqued our interest. These are boots made with supple leather, and they have a more natural […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Keen Atlanta Cool ESD Soft Toe

Keen Utility Atlanta Cool ESD Soft Toe Work Shoe

Finding the right balance of work shoe comfort and ruggedness isn’t easy. As Family Construction Coordinators for the self-help non-profit Florida Home Partnership, my colleague Gaspar and I find ourselves replacing our footwear often after a few weeks’ or months’ wear and tear. From sneakers to Wellington-style boots and everything in between, we’re always on the lookout for the […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Wolverine Legend DuraShocks CarbonMax Boot

Wolverine Legend DuraShocks CarbonMax Boot

Shopping for work boots might be one of the most frustrating aspects of the job. We’ve all had the experience of suffering through the life of a pair that felt good in the store only to be garbage on the jobsite. If you’re like me, you’re not afraid to go buy an extra pair or […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Oliver Western Work Boots

Oliver Western Work Boots Review

I’m a big fan of cowboy-style work boots. You can often find them with and without steel toe, as is the case with a pair of Oliver Western work boots I received for review. My pair was in the soft toe format, but you can get these Oliver cowboy boots with a steel toe option […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Keen Utility Braddock boots crouch

Keen Utility Braddock Boots Review

The first time I walked around on a jobsite without good quality work boots I lifted up my foot only to find a small piece of nail-embedded wood attached. Fortunately, the nail had penetrated the sole only to the point of touching my foot. It didn’t break the skin—but it got my attention. Wearing work […]

Wolverine Drillbit Work Boots Review with BOA

Wolverine Drillbit Work Boots Review with BOA

Oil Rigger – just the name inspires an image of toughness and that’s exactly what the new Drillbit Oil Rigger Work Boots from Wolverine are designed to be. The Wolverine Drillbit work boots are made from waterproof leather and 1000 Denier upper with Wolverine’s Armor Tek overlay that adds a layer of protection to areas […]

HexArmor Yuleys Work Boot Covers

HexArmor Yuleys Clean Step System Reusable Work Boot Cover

The HexArmor YULEYS Clean Step System is a reusable work boot cover. With an ever-increasing awareness on environmental responsibility and landfill use, this idea definitely grabbed my attention. The concept is fairly simple: make a work boot cover that is durable enough to be washed and reused to avoid throwing away a set of covers every […]