Fitting Boots Properly
Several factors are of utmost importance when choosing boots. These keys to choosing the best pair of work boots include durability, quality, and comfort. A good idea would be to try on a variety of brands and several different pairs and before deciding on the boot that will best suit your needs. Some shoes vary greatly in size but this is not the case for lace up work boots. However, when purchasing an insulated boot, it may be important to go up a half-size to make space for heavier socks.
For indoor workers or those who are in warm weather most of the time, it might be preferable to purchase boots that are constructed from a combination of both leather and nylon-mesh. These combination boots seem to be less water-resistant than all leather varieties of boots counterparts, however, are also lightweight and flexible — which is ideal for hot and dry summers. Leather boots require a longer break in time and are not as breathable as boots constructed of a combination of materials, however, they are highly water-resistant and provide a good deal of support. Moreover, they will usually last longer than other boots. Some options to consider for boots include padded insoles and waterproof liners.
Work Boot Construction
Work boots are constructed through various processes. Some boots have stitch-down construction. This means that the upper part is attached to the outsole by sewing. These are the only type of boot that can be resoled. Cement construction boots that have the upper glued to the outsole are less expensive but usually of less quality. Direct attach boots seem to last longer than other boots. This type has the strongest bond between upper and the outsole, with the two portions are molded together.