How do I know my boot size?
If you’re not sure about your work boot size, start by measuring your foot. You can do this by placing your foot on a piece of paper, tracing around it, and then measuring the length and width. Compare these measurements with a size chart to determine the appropriate size.
Trying on work boots in store
If you’re trying on boots in store, here are some key points to remember when fitting:
First, consider the time of the day. Our feet tend to swell throughout the day. Try on boots in the afternoon or evening for the most accurate fit.
Next, wear the type of socks you'd normally use at work. They impact the fit of your work boot.
When you try on the boots, walk around the store. Check the overall comfort. There should be no pinch points or slipping. Make sure your heel stays in place with each step.
What should work boot laces be made of?
Work boot laces contribute significantly to the overall comfort and safety of your footwear. They should be made of durable materials that can withstand wear and tear. Materials such as nylon or polyester are often used due to their strength and durability.
Can I use regular socks with work boots?
While you can wear regular socks with work boots, it is highly recommended to use the best quality, cushioning socks you can. The best work boot socks will provide additional support, moisture management, and durability, enhancing overall comfort during long hours of wear.
Work boot safety
When picking a work boot, consider safety requirements. Various industries have different needs. For instance, steel-toe boots provide protection in heavy-duty work. Boots with slip-resistant soles are crucial for jobs involving slick surfaces. Make sure the work boot you choose meets the safety needs of your field.
Made to the highest standards and built with the way you work in mind, Timberland’s PRO® collection is designed with safety at the forefront.
How weather affects your work boot choice
Climate can significantly influence your work boot selection. In cold environments, insulated boots help keep your feet warm. In warmer areas, opt for breathable materials to avoid overheating. Boots with waterproof features are essential for damp or rainy places.
Taking care of your work boots
Proper care can extend your work boots’ lifespan. Clean your boots regularly to remove dirt and debris. Use a conditioner to prevent leather boots from drying and cracking. And finally, replace your work boot laces when worn out, ensuring a secure fit.
See our full guides on:
How to clean, protect and remove stains
How to remove strains from leather or suede boots
In short, choosing the right work boot boils down to understanding your individual needs and work environment. Comfort and safety should be your topmost priorities.
At Timberland, we offer a broad range of men’s work boots, work boot laces, work clothing, and other workwear, so you have the perfect gear, no matter your needs.