Finding the right Rocky boot for you is a matter of choosing between the different features and designs they offer. Depending on your job and work environment, you might have different priorities when it comes to the characteristics of the boot. You can use our handy filters to narrow down your selection to the boots with the features you are looking for.
If you are working in a hazardous environment where foot injuries are a concern, you will probably want a boot that will provide you with maximum protection. Our collection of Rocky work boots includes several models with a reinforced toe box and a metatarsal guard that will meet your needs in terms of safety on the job.
When it comes to safety boots, there are three types of reinforced toe boxes, made from different materials. Apart from the toe box, some Rocky men’s work boots also have a metatarsal guard for additional protection. In case you aren’t sure about what type of protection you need, we will explain the differences and benefits of each below.
Steel Toe – Steel is the oldest material used in the production of safety boot toe boxes, and many still prefer this classic option because of its resilience. While Rocky steel toe work boots may be somewhat heavier compared to other materials, steel offers maximum protection from impact and compression, as well as cuts and lacerations. On the other hand, the downsides of the steel toe are its heat and cold transmitting properties. Steel will also trigger metal detectors, so it may not be the ideal solution if you are scanned for metal objects when entering your workplace.
Composite Toe – In contrast to the steel toe, composite toe boxes are made of lighter materials like carbon fiber, fiberglass, and kevlar. Since it is not made of metal, a composite toe is better suited for very hot or cold environments, as it won’t heat or cool as easily, and will not trigger metal detectors. While composite materials are not as resilient as steel, composite toe boots still meet all safety standards and provide the wearer with enough protection without adding significant weight to the boot.
Alloy Toe – Made of light metal alloys such as aluminum and titanium, the alloy toe is similar to steel in terms of properties, but is lighter and tends to be more expensive.
Metguard – A metatarsal guard is designed to cover the top of the foot and protect the metatarsal bones from crushing and compression injuries. Since the materials used in its production are both lightweight and sturdy, a metguard provides your feet with extra protection without sacrificing comfort and mobility.
If you spend most of your time in a cold environment, getting yourself a pair of well-insulated Rocky work boots is probably one of your top priorities. Insulated using ThinsulateTM technology, Rocky boots will keep your feet warm regardless of the external temperature. Depending on just how cold of an environment you work in, we offer boots with different insulation thickness, ranging from 200G to 1600G.
If wet terrain and liquids are also a concern, we suggest browsing our collection of waterproof boots.
What are the Best Work Boots?
The answer to this question depends on several factors, including your personal taste, as there is no single work boot that performs best for every profession and in all environments. For this reason, our collection of Rocky work boots includes a wide range of different footwear to suit different people.
With a variety of features and designs, from western slip-on boots to duty boots with side-zips, you can find the right pair of Rocky work boots for any job.
Are Rocky Boots any Good?
Rocky boots are some of the best high-quality outdoor, western, public service and military footwear, boasting a long tradition. Made with dedication, using top-grade materials, Rocky boots promise durability, comfort, and safety throughout the day and in all types of weather conditions.
Are Rocky Boots Steel Toe?
While not all Rocky work boots have a reinforced toe box, those that do are either steel toe or composite toe. In addition, there are several Rocky work boots that also feature a metatarsal guard for some extra protection. Whichever you opt for, you should be aware that all Rocky safety boots meet the standards when it comes to personal protective equipment.
Where are Rocky Boots made?
Rocky boots are currently produced in two manufacturing facilities: in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. However, all footwear produced in their facility in Puerto Rico is made in the US and is Berry Compliant.