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April 15, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


safety boots

Kodiak Quest Bound Hiker Work Boots

New Kodiak Work Boots are Trail Inspired, Worksite Ready So many people wear sneakers and hiking boots to the jobsite that shoemakers have started to capitalize on the trend. Kodiak is one of those shoemakers. It pairs an aesthetic beauty inspired by hikers with the build-quality needed to protect your feet. Overall, the Kodiak Quest […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Wolverine CarbonMax I-90

Wolverine I-90 EPX CarbonMax Boot Review

The Wolverine I-90 EPX CarbonMax Boot won the 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Award for Best Boot so there must be something special about it. I laced up a pair to find out exactly what Wolverine did so well. PROS CarbonMax safety toe and nylon shank protect feet and keep boot light Waterproof upper Comfortable, removable footbed […]

Review9.0(out of 10)

Grundens Safety Toe Deck Boss Boot

I had to get my own Grundens Deck Boss Boots after Luis and Rita had a great experience with the pair they reviewed. However, the boot might be out of its element on a some job sites no matter how well it does in wet conditions. But now, the company has introduced a more appropriate […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Keen Detroit XT

Keen Utility Detroit XT Waterproof Steel Toe Boot Review

Even though I’ve traded field work for shop work, I still need a solid pair of safety boots. The shop has plenty of heavy, sharp, and potentially slippery stuff. Plus, I need something sturdy for kickin’ when Kenny edits something snarky into my reviews. In any event, it’s time to retire my old pair of Keen […]

Review8.7(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, […]

Review8.6(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 you. 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 […]

Keen Utility Work BootsKeen Utility Work Boots

Keen Utility Work Boots: Spring 2017 Update

Keen Utility Work Boots recently announced several new styles ranging from indoor light duty to all-terrain heavy duty boots. The Asheville and Raleigh comprise the light duty items, the new Davenport safety boot fills the medium duty slot, and new colors for the Mt. Vernon Mid as well as the new Mt. Vernon Met are the […]

Keen Utility Tacoma Work Boot

Keen Utility Tacoma Work Boot

If your work involves being on your feet, then you have to protect them. That’s Keen Utility’s business and the Keen Utility Tacoma Work Boot series was designed to do just that. The Tacoma is a non-metallic safety boot with asymmetrical composite toes, metal-free eyelets and an undetectable, puncture-resistant midsole plate. It’s crafted from barnyard-proof leather […]