You always want to use the right tool for the job, and this is exactly how you should think when it comes to footwear. What boots are right for you depends mainly on your workplace or hobby, and the weather conditions you are exposed to.
If safety is a concern for you, getting a pair of work boots with a reinforced toe box should be your top priority. Thorogood offers a wide selection of safety boots for any job with different levels of protection. Basically, there are three types of toe boxes, depending on what materials are used in their construction. Below, we will give you a short overview of their differences:
Steel toe – The steel toe is the classic feature of safety boots. While the additional weight can often be felt when wearing a steel toe boot, it offers unmatched protection against all types of foot injuries, from impact and crushing to cuts. However, due to its properties, steel tends to get hot or cold quite quickly, which makes it less than a perfect option in environments where your feet would be exposed to extreme temperatures.
Composite toe – Since it is made of non-metal materials such as carbon fiber, kevlar, and plastic, this type of toe box is comparatively lighter. Although the materials it is made of can’t quite match the resistance of steel, the composite toe still provides the wearer with enough protection from both compression and impact injuries. The main advantage of the composite toe is that it does not transmit heat or cold, which makes it the go-to option when the temperature is an issue.
Alloy toe – Made of metal alloys (primarily aluminum and titanium), the alloy toe offers similar levels of protection to steel, with considerably less added weight.
Some of the other useful features certain Thorogood boots models offer are ThinsulateTM insulation (with different fabric thickness for all, including the coldest environments) and a wedge sole for some extra slip-resistance both indoors and outdoors.
You can use the filters to help you find the perfect pair of Thorogood boots with all the features that are important to you. Having the right boot for the job can make it a whole lot easier, and there is a right pair of Thorogood boots for every job.
Are Thorogood Boots any Good?
As many user reviews have confirmed, the short answer is yes, they are. Generally speaking, all Thorogood boots are made of high-quality materials in a production process involving excellent craftsmanship. They are built to last and provide their wearer with comfort, support, and safety in all types of environments, from wet woodlands to hazardous construction sites.
In order to get the most out of a pair of boots, you need to choose the right model to match your professional or recreational needs. With the numerous features Thorogood boots come with, finding the perfect boot for yourself shouldn’t be a challenge at all. Experience everything Thorogood boots have to offer first-hand at an amazing price.
Are all Thorogood Boots Made in the USA?
While some Thorogood boots are made offshore, a large percentage of their production is still based in Wisconsin, where dedicated workers have been crafting some of the best heavy-duty footwear in the USA since 1892.
If you are a strong believer in supporting American artisans and the quality of their work, you can use our filters to browse American-made Thorogood boots. With more than 40 made in the USA models we have to offer, you are bound to find a pair to suit all your needs and personal taste, while also knowing you have invested in lasting quality.
Are all Thorogood Boots Waterproof?
Not all Thorogood boots are waterproof. However, most of them are water-resistant. There is a significant (but often overlooked) difference between the two terms and people tend to confuse them.
While a water-resistant boot will keep your feet dry when exposed to rain, moisture, and even brief submersion, they are not meant to be drenched in liquids, as the materials will start soaking them in after a while. On the other hand, most waterproof boots have an additional layer that does not allow water through even after prolonged exposure.
If you are looking for a pair of boots to keep your feet dry in all conditions, browse our selection of waterproof Thorogood boots and feel confident that no moisture will get through, no matter how hard you push them.
How do Thorogood Boots Fit?
Thorogood boots are true to standard footwear sizes, so there will be no surprises when getting the same size you usually wear. However, they do come in different widths (from medium to extra wide), so you have three options to choose from.
On the off chance that the boots you have ordered do not fit you as well as you had expected, you can return or exchange them for another pair, through our simple and hassle-free exchange process.