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The Best Steel Toed Boots Under $100

Updated on December 3, 2014

Choosing the Best Steel Toed Boots

If you are looking for inexpensive steel toed boots, hopefully that's good news. Maybe it means you have a job that pays decent bucks, you're doing renovations, or doing some serious hiking.

It pays to shop for quality when you're buying steel toe boots for work or hiking. They should be well constructed and fit comfortably.

You don't have to spend a fortune on work boots or hiking boots. There is some great sturdy footwear for men and women available that cost less than one hundred dollars.

When my son came home and announced he had taken a job in a mining exploration camp I was surprised. I had always thought he would spend his career in an office or retail setting, but he was ready for the hard work and high pay of drilling.

The first hurdle was to get him outfitted in work clothes and tops on the list was a pair of steel toe boots. We shopped around to find the best pair for the best price.

I admit I was pretty impressed when I saw the shiny, heavy boots he had selected.

Three years later I'm even more impressed. The boots are no longer shiny. They've been soaked by rain, covered in mud and drenched in diesel fuel. They have taken the wear and tear of tough work over twelve hour days in rough terrain.

They're not pretty, but they still work just fine!

Steel Toed Hiking Boots
Steel Toed Hiking Boots

Tips on Selecting Saftey Boots

Decide which style of steel toe boots are right for you and your needs.

Military boots rise higher above the ankle and provide extra protection.

Standard boots are cut a little lower and often resemble hiking boots. In fact, some of these footwear do double duty.

Steel toed boots aren't just for people who work in construction or mining jobs.

They should be a part of the wardrobe for anyone who hikes in rough terrain or does home renovations. They are a good investment because they offer safety and last for years.

Choose only products made from leather. Synthetic materials will wear out much quicker.

Look for double or triple stitching across the seams.

Buy a pair that allow for an extra pair of socks, but don't buy them too big. There's not a lot of give to these boots until they are well worn and extra large boots will be uncomfortable.

If you are working in cold temperatures choose a pair with pull-out and replaceable liners.

Look for a pair with thick non-slip soles

Affordable Steel Toed Boots

Don't see the right style or size? Click on any item and you'll see more options.

DeWALT Men's Truss Heavy Duty 6" Steel Toe Work Boot,Brown,13 W US
DeWALT Men's Truss Heavy Duty 6" Steel Toe Work Boot,Brown,13 W US

These are awesome!

eather

Rubber sole

Removable, moisture-wicking, memory foam insole

Acid, oil, and slip-resistant high-abrasion outsole

Steel shank for extra support

Steel toe for maximum protection

 
Rugged Blue MS001 Nubuck Leather Steel Toe Waterproof Mens Work Boot, Size 11.5M, Tan
Rugged Blue MS001 Nubuck Leather Steel Toe Waterproof Mens Work Boot, Size 11.5M, Tan

Leather; 100% Waterproof Membrane

Steel Shank; Steel Toe

Durable Laces

Rugged Blue® Logo

Color: Tan

 

Steel Toed Rubber Boots

Often construction workers, fishermen, drillers and oil rig employees are working in very wet conditions.

Safety rubber boots rubbers boots rise high up on the calf and are made of a thicker and more durable rubber than regular rain boots.

Here are some of the best and most affordable options. Click on any item to see more choices.

Tingley Men's PVC Steel Toe 15" Knee Boot,Black,US 10 M
Tingley Men's PVC Steel Toe 15" Knee Boot,Black,US 10 M

Flexible Upper

Fit: True to Size

Features of this item include: Waterproof

 
Cordova Safety Products BST-10 Steel Shank Rubber Steel Toe Boot, Cotton Lined Black, Size 10
Cordova Safety Products BST-10 Steel Shank Rubber Steel Toe Boot, Cotton Lined Black, Size 10

100% Cotton Liner coated with Rubber

Snag, cut and abrasion resistant

Cotton lined with black ribbed sole

Bright yellow toe design

Black upper to conceal dirt/grime

Steel toe & steel shank

 

Steel Toed Boots For Women

Over the years an increasing number of women have entered the workforce in what were once male dominated professions.

Footwear manufacturers have responded with an ever growing selection of steel toe safety specifically designed for a women's smaller and usually more delicate foot.

Work boots, hikers and gum boots are all available.

They even come in pink!

Ladies Steel Toe Boots

SafetyGirl GS002 Nubuck Leather Steel Toe Water resistant Womens Work Boot, 6" Height, 8M, Light Pink
SafetyGirl GS002 Nubuck Leather Steel Toe Water resistant Womens Work Boot, 6" Height, 8M, Light Pink

Nubuck Leather; 100% Waterproof Membrane

Steel Toe - Color: Pink

Durable Laces

SafetyGirl Logo

Attention: When ordering these boots, we advise the customer to order a half size up from what you normally wear.

 
SafetyGirl Steel Toe Waterproof Womens Work Boots - Tan (6.5M)
SafetyGirl Steel Toe Waterproof Womens Work Boots - Tan (6.5M)

Nubuck Upper; Waterproof Membrane

Steel Toe - Tan

Durable Laces

SafetyGirl® Logo

Attention: When ordering these boots, we advise the customer to order a half size up from what you normally wear

 

Do you own a pair of steel toe boots? If so, what's your favorite brand?

Steel Toe Boots

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      Old Navy Guy 4 years ago

      I can see you are still working on this one, but you are off to a start. I'll stop back by later.